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Johnny Lee (I) (1898–1965)

Johnny Lee was born on July 4, 1898 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Dotson Lee Jr. He was an actor, known for Song of the South (1946), The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951) and Boarding House Blues (1948). He was married to Jenrive. He died on December 12, 1965 in Los Angeles. See full bio »

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Known For

Song of the South Br'er Rabbit
The Black King Count of Zanzibar


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 1962-1963 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Mr. Tibbitt / Johnny the Locksmith
- A Tax on Cats (1963) ... Mr. Tibbitt
- The Treasure Chest (1962) ... Johnny the Locksmith
 1960 North to Alaska
Coachman (uncredited)
 1960 High Time
Servant at Judge Carter's Ball (uncredited)
 1960 The Rat Race
Janitor (uncredited)
 1958 Hot Spell
Colored Man (uncredited)
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis
Jess - Cook at Louie's Shack (uncredited)
 1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
- The Return of the Alcibiade (1956) ... Israel
 1956 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
- The Greater Magic (1956) ... Kamele (uncredited)
 1956 The First Traveling Saleslady
Amos (uncredited)
 1951-1955 The Amos 'n Andy Show (TV Series)
- The Meal Ticket (1955) ... Calhoun
- Story of the Invisible Glass (1955) ... Calhoun
- The Kingfish Becomes a Press Agent (1955) ... Calhoun
- Kingfish Teaches Andy to Fly (1955) ... Calhoun
- The Insurance Policy (1955) ... Calhoun
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
- Lincoln's Doctor's Dog (1955) ... Simon (as Johnny Lee)
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series)
Chief Warren
- Savage Fury (1953) ... Chief Warren
 1952 The Narrow Margin
Waiter (uncredited)
 1951 My Forbidden Past
Toy Vendor (uncredited)
 1948 The Return of Mandy's Husband (as John D. Lee Jr.)
 1948 Boarding House Blues
Stanley (as John D. Lee Jr.)
 1946 Mantan Runs for Mayor (as John D. Lee Jr.)
 1946 Song of the South
Br'er Rabbit (voice)
 1943 Stormy Weather
Lyles (uncredited)
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Shantytown Carpenter (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
 1936 The Green Pastures
Angel (uncredited)
 1932 The Black King
Count of Zanzibar
 1929 St. Louis Blues (Short)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

John D. Lee Jr.

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His body was donated to University of California at Los Angeles for medical science.

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