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Canada Lee


American jockey, boxer, and musician turned actor who helped pioneer assignments for African Us citizens. He arrived what could be his most appreciated role being a sailor in the Alfred Hitchcock film Lifeboat. Beginning simply because concert violinist when he was just 12, he afterwards tried his hands at boxing after developing too large to be always a jockey and sported a profession record in the rink of 38-36-10. Using the Hollywood blacklist completely golf swing, he still were able to land a job alongside Sidney Poitier in Cry, The Dearest. He wedded first wife Juanita Waller in 1925 plus they acquired a son called Carl Vincent Lee. He also acquired a career in the stage including a functionality in the Lee Strasberg aimed play South Pacific.

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Full Name Canada Lee
Date Of Birth March 3, 1907
Died May 9, 1952, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Frances Pollack Lee, Juanita Waller Lee
Awards Bell Media Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Movies Lifeboat, Body and Soul, Cry, the Beloved Country, Keep Punching, Henry Browne, Farmer
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1Boxed a 10 round draw with Middleweight champion Vince Dundee in 1928.
2Lost to world champions Jack Britton, Tommy Freeman, and Lou Brouillard.
3Compiled a professional boxing record of 33-31-7 with 13 knockouts.
4Fought as a professional boxer from 1926-1933.
5Victim of the blacklisting era of the 1950s.
6Father of Carl Lee.



Cry, the Beloved Country1951Reverend Stephen Kumalo
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1950TV SeriesPolice Officer
Lost Boundaries1949Lt. 'Dixie' Thompson
Body and Soul1947Ben Chaplin
Lifeboat1944Joe Spencer
Keep Punching1939Speedy Joe Williams (Henry's Trainer)



Lifeboat1944performer: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" 1942, "Du, Du, Liegst Mir im Herzen" - uncredited



The Roosevelt Story1947DocumentaryNarrator - Voice of the Depression (voice)
Ask the OPA1945Documentary short
Henry Browne, Farmer1942Documentary shortNarrator

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Classified X1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist1998DocumentaryStephen Kumalo

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