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Overview (5)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameLeonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata
Nickname Lional Canegata
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Professor Miller Lucky

Spouse (2)

Frances Pollack (March 1951 - 8 May 1952) ( his death)
Juanita Eugenia Waller (December 1925 - 1942) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (6)

Father of Carl Lee.
Victim of the blacklisting era of the 1950s.
Fought as a professional boxer from 1926-1933.
Compiled a professional boxing record of 33-31-7 with 13 knockouts.
Lost to world champions Jack Britton, Tommy Freeman, and Lou Brouillard.
Boxed a 10 round draw with Middleweight champion Vince Dundee in 1928.

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