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Canada Lee (1907–1952)


Lee played Danny (opposite of Hilda Simms, who played Anna) in Anna Lucasta on Broadway in 1944. Anna Lucasta was the first non-black written play performed by an all black cast on Broadway. He became an actor after careers as a jockey, boxer and musician. Lee was a civil rights activist, following in the footsteps of Paul Robeson. See full bio »

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Known For

Lifeboat
Lifeboat Joe Spencer
(1944)
Cry, the Beloved Country
Cry, the Beloved Country Reverend Stephen Kumalo
(1951)
Lost Boundaries
Lost Boundaries Lt. 'Dixie' Thompson
(1949)
Body and Soul
Body and Soul Ben Chaplin
(1947)

Filmography

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 1951 Cry, the Beloved Country
Reverend Stephen Kumalo
 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
 1944 Lifeboat
Joe Spencer
 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)
Narrator
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 1998 Classified X (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1998 Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist (Documentary)
Stephen Kumalo
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Macbeth. Tragedy. Written by William Shakespeare. Arranged in three acts and eight scenes by Orson Welles. Scenic Design by Nat Karson. Costume Design by Nat Karson. Lighting Design by A.H. Feder. Directed by Orson Welles. Lafayette Theatre: 9 Apr 1936- May 1936 (closing date unknown/56 performances). Cast: Abdul (as "Witch ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

Father of Carl Lee. See more »

Nickname:

Lional Canegata

Star Sign:

Pisces

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