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Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameNapoleon Bonaparte Kukuck
Height 6' (1.83 m)

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Lee Phelps was born on May 15, 1893 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Napoleon Bonaparte Kukuck. He was an actor, known for Anna Christie (1930), Desperadoes of the West (1950) and Scouts to the Rescue (1939). He was married to Mary Warren. He died on March 19, 1953 in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Mary Warren (1916 - 19 March 1953) ( his death) ( 2 children)

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Father of actress Marilee Phelps and grandfather of music supervisor Madeleine Smith
With over 600 confirmed film appearances over a 35 year span, Lee is near the top of the list of Hollywood's most prolific but virtually unknown supporting players.
He appeared in four Best Picture Academy Award winners, the last two of which were in consecutive years: Grand Hotel (1932), The Great Ziegfeld (1936), You Can't Take It with You (1938) and Gone with the Wind (1939). Lionel Barrymore also appeared in both of the first two films.
Along with appearing in four Oscar Best Picture winners, he also appeared in nine other Best Picture nominees: The Divorcee (1930), The Champ (1931), She Done Him Wrong (1933), The Thin Man (1934), A Star Is Born (1937), The Philadelphia Story (1940), The Talk of the Town (1942), Anchors Aweigh (1945) and Father of the Bride (1950).

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