Canada Lee

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Known Credits 7

Gender Male

Birthday March 3, 1907

Day of Death May 9, 1952 (45 years old)

Place of Birth Manhattan, New York, US

Also Known As

  • Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata

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Canada Lee (born Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata; March 3, 1907 – May 9, 1952) was an American professional boxer and then an actor who pioneered roles for African Americans. After careers as a jockey, boxer and musician, he became an actor in the Federal Theatre Project, including the 1936 production of Macbeth adapted and directed by Orson Welles. A champion of civil rights in the 1930s and 1940s, Lee was blacklisted and died shortly before he was scheduled to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee. He advanced the African American tradition in theatre pioneered by such actors as Paul Robeson.

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