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Will Lee (IV) (1908–1982)

Will Lee was born on August 6, 1908 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for As the World Turns (1956), Little Fugitive (1953) and Ball of Fire (1941). He died on December 7, 1982 in New York City. See full bio »

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Known For

As the World Turns
As the World Turns Grandpa' Hughes #1 (1956) (original cast) / Will 'Pa
Little Fugitive
Little Fugitive Photographer
Ball of Fire
Ball of Fire 'Benny - the Creep'
They Live by Night


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 1983 Daniel
The Judge
 1980 Playing for Time (TV Movie)
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Enemies (1974) ... Kon
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
- The Influence of Fear (1965) ... Kurawicz
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Nat / Schultz
- Don't Grow Old (1964) ... Schultz
 1963 An Affair of the Skin
 1950 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Decoy (1950)
 1950 Dick Tracy (TV Series)
Reg Rof
- The Mole: Part 1 (1950) ... Reg Rof
 1950 Shakedown
Cabbie (uncredited)
 1950 Backfire
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1949 The Lone Wolf and His Lady
The Waiter (uncredited)
 1949 The Life of Riley
Waiter (uncredited)
 1948 Force of Evil
Waiter (uncredited)
 1948 Casbah
 1947 Brute Force
Convict in Chow Line (uncredited)
 1942 Saboteur
Rogers (uncredited)
 1941 Babes on Broadway
Shorty, drugstore waiter / cook (uncredited)
 1941 Ball of Fire
'Benny - the Creep'
 1941 Whistling in the Dark
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Stage Play: The Shrike. Drama. Written by Joseph A. Kramm. Scenic Design by Howard Bay. Lighting Design by Howard Bay. Costume Design by Edith Lutyens. Directed by Joseph A. Kramm. Cort Theatre: 15 Jan 1952- 31 May 1952 (161 performances). Cast: Judith Evelyn (as "Ann Downs"), José Ferrer (as "Jim Downs"), Somar Alberg (as "Dr. Schlesinger... See more »

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He was blacklisted in the early 1950s, primarily for his involvement with the Federal Theatre Project, the West Coast Actor's Lab and other theatrical groups alleged by various right-wing organizations to be Communist "fronts" during the McCarthy-era witch-hunts of that time. He worked through the 1950s and 1960s as an acting teacher, with James Earl Jones being one of his students. See more »

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