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Canada Lee (1907–1952)

Canada Lee was born on March 3, 1907 in New York City, New York, USA as James C. Canegata. He was an actor, known for Lifeboat (1944), Cry, the Beloved Country (1951) and Body and Soul (1947). He died on May 9, 1952 in New York City. See full bio »

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 1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
Police Officer
- Oropalo (1950) ... Police Officer
- The Final Bell (1950)
 1949 Lost Boundaries
Lt. 'Dixie' Thompson
 1947 Body and Soul
Ben Chaplin
 1939 Keep Punching
Speedy Joe Williams (Henry's Trainer)
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 1944 Lifeboat (performer: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" (1942), "Du, Du, Liegst Mir im Herzen" - uncredited)
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 1947 The Roosevelt Story (Documentary)
Narrator - Voice of the Depression (voice)
 1945 Ask the OPA (Documentary short)
 1942 Henry Browne, Farmer (Documentary short)
 1937 We Work Again (Short documentary)
Banquo (uncredited)
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 1998 Classified X (TV Movie documentary)

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Other Works:

Stevedore (1934). Drama (revival). Written by Paul Peters and George Sklar. Scenic Design by Sointu Syrjala. Directed by Michael Blankfort and Irving Gordon. Civic Repertory Theatre: 1 Oct 1934- Nov 1934 (closing date unknown/64 performances). See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Lost to world champions Jack Britton, Tommy Freeman, and Lou Brouillard. See more »


Lional Canegata

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