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Canada Lee (James C. Canegata)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
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. Read more...

Actor

Character: George 'Joe' Spencer

Lifeboat 1944

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Character: Ben Chaplin

Body and Soul 1947

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Character: Lt. 'Dixie' Thompson

Lost Boundaries 1949

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Character: Stephen Kumalo

Cry, the Beloved Country 1951

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Character: Himself

Classified X 1998

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