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Leadbelly (1976)

PG 05/28/1976 (US) Drama 2h 6m
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You can't bury a black legend like Leadbelly!


The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he had composed and sung during and before the time he spent there.

  1. Gordon Parks


  2. Ernest Kinoy


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  1. Roger E. Mosley

    Roger E. Mosley

    Huddie Ledbetter

  2. Paul Benjamin

    Paul Benjamin

    Wes Ledbetter

  3. Madge Sinclair

    Madge Sinclair

    Miss Eula

  4. Alan Manson

    Alan Manson

    Prison Chief Guard

  5. Albert Hall

    Albert Hall


  6. Art Evans

    Art Evans

    Blind Lemon Jefferson

  7. James Brodhead

    John Lomax

  8. John Henry Faulk

    Gov. Pat Neff

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Original Language English

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