Canada Lee

American politician Canada Lee

Canada Lee was an American actor who pioneered roles for African Americans. A champion of civil rights in the 1930s and 1940s, he died shortly before he was scheduled to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee. He became an actor after careers as a jockey, boxer, and musician. Lee furthered the African-American tradition in theater pioneered by such actors as Paul Robeson. Lee is the father of actor Carl Lee.
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Deceased
09 May 1952
home town
New York City
Death Place
New York City

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Launch Global Listening Party for New Album I'm With You - Newsday (subscription)
Google News - over 6 years
Here is the event schedule for the Global Listening Party launching at redhotchilipeppers.com London, England @ Zigfrid: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST Toronto, Canada @ Lee's Palace: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST New York, NY @ House Of Vans: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
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Moviecity exhibe ciclo dedicado a Alfred Hitchcock en su señal Citystars - TransMedia.cl
Google News - over 6 years
“Náufragos” (Lifeboat): Protagonizada por Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Hume Cronyn, Mary Anderson, Henry Hull, William Bendix, Canada Lee y Heather Angel, esta película que recibió tres nominaciones a los premios Oscar transcurre en un bote
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[Editorial] Lackluster investigation - The Korea Herald
Google News - over 6 years
Referring to Park Tae-gyu, a key lobbyist for Busan Savings Bank who has escaped to Canada, Lee asked his aides, “Which is the case ― Is the prosecution really unable to bring him here or is it just unwilling to do so?” As neither lawmakers nor
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TOMMY LEE Won't Be 'Dancing With The Stars' - Aug. 2, 2011 - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 6 years
According to a new tweet from MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee, he was just offered a spot on the next season of "Dancing With The Stars", a reality show which airs on ABC in the United States and CTV in Canada. Lee writes, "I've never hit the PASS button
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T. rex specimen is a coup for Casper College's Tate Geological Museum - Casper Star-Tribune Online
Google News - over 6 years
Every book you've read about T. rex, every movie you've seen, has been based on just about 50 discovered specimens, most of them in Montana, South Dakota and Canada. Lee is the seventh Tyrannosaurus rex unearthed in Wyoming, and none of those are more
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Enova Financial Promotes Fred Lee to Senior Director of Information Technology - PR Newswire (press release)
Google News - over 6 years
The Chicago-based online subsidiary of Cash America International, Inc. (NYSE: CSH) employs 825+ team members and has served more than 1.6 million customers in the US, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. Lee, 37, joined Enova in 2008 to serve as
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US Government Wants Randy Quaid - CFJC TV Kamloops
Google News - over 6 years
American prosecutors are taking steps to request the extradition of actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi from Canada. Lee Carter with the district attorney's office in Santa Barbara, California, says the office has asked the US Department of Justice
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Kitsap Briefs: Junior rodeo this weekend - Kitsap Sun
Google News - over 6 years
Silverdale's Erynne Lee tied for fourth in a Canadian Women's Tour event at the Beloeil Golf Club in Quebec, Canada. Lee shot a 1-under 70 on Wednesday and finished with a 143 total, five back of winner Katy Harris of the United States
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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated] - Los Angeles Times (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
[Update 3: BOSTON -- The time-honored procedure of makeup of the minstrel was reversed recently by Negro actor Canada Lee who made up in "whiteface" for his part as Daniel De Bosola in the revived Elizabethan drama "The Duchess of Malfi
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Lee 'Memphis' King and PJ Proby head to The Brindley in Runcorn - Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News
Google News - over 6 years
Named the best Elvis tribute artist in the world at the 2005 Collingwood Elvis Festival in Canada, Lee 'Memphis' King will recreate the legend's iconic Vegas years at the Runcorn venue on Friday, June 24. Born in Wrexham, Lee has been obsessed with
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ShoeDazzle Walks Away With $40 Million from Andreessen Horowitz - All Things Digital (blog)
Google News - almost 7 years
Today, it operates in the US and Canada. Lee also expects to grow the size of the company from its current base of 135 employees. A “tiny” amount of the round was used to cash out the stock of the founders, Lee said. Lee previously co-founded
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Civil Rights Movement Comes to Life in Second Life Simulation - Newswise (press release)
Google News - almost 7 years
He also is the co-author of “Blacklist: Investigating the Life of Canada Lee,” an independent film selected for presentation at the Angelika Film Center's Independent Feature Project Market in 2008. He has developed nine computer games,
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Une femme de C.-B. veut faire décriminaliser le suicide assisté au Canada - The Canadian Press
Google News - almost 7 years
VANCOUVER — Une femme de Colombie-Britannique qui avait accompagné en Suisse sa mère atteinte d'une maladie incurable afin qu'elle puisse obtenir l'aide d'un médecin pour mettre fin à ses jours relance le débat sur le suicide assisté au Canada. Lee
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Lawsuit to legalize assisted suicide filed in BC - CBC.ca
Google News - almost 7 years
A BC woman who escorted her ill 89-year-old mother on a trip to end her life in Switzerland last year is challenging the law that makes the same act a criminal offence in Canada. Lee Carter and her husband filed a suit in BC Supreme Court Tuesday
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What's On Today
NYTimes - about 8 years
8 P.M. (CBS) YES, VIRGINIA After a playground bully spoils her illusion, 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon heads to New York City with her friend Ollie to search for verification that Santa Claus does exist. Her exploration inspires her to write a letter, above, to The New York Sun, where, after a little persuasion, the editor Frances P. Church responds
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LETTER; The Ones Who Came First
NYTimes - about 9 years
To the Editor: This insightful look at actors and their influence on the election of President Obama does not go back far enough. The theater and film career of Canada Lee, a terrific actor and theatrical producer, laid the groundwork for those to follow. And before Lee there was Charles Gilpin in the Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's
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RITUALS; When 'Home for the Holidays' Involves Two Homes
NYTimes - about 10 years
THE white-on-green names slip past the car on my habitual route from Boston to my family holidays in Canada. Lee and Concord in New Hampshire. White River Junction, Burlington and Swanton in Vermont. The Quebec farm towns of Philipsburg and Iberville. Then I reach Pont Champlain, the bridge spanning the St. Lawrence, and see the searchlight on the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Canada Lee
    FORTIES
  • 1952
    Age 44
    Lee died of a heart attack at the age of 45 on May 9, 1952, in New York City.
  • 1951
    Age 43
    In March 1951, Lee married Frances Pollack.
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  • 1950
    Age 42
    At the height of the Hollywood blacklist, Lee managed to find work in 1950 as the star of a British film Cry, The Beloved Country, for which both he and Sidney Poitier were smuggled into South Africa as indentured servants in order to play their roles as African ministers.
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  • 1949
    Age 41
    In 1949, the trade journal Variety stated that under no circumstance was Lee to be used in American Tobacco’s televised production of a radio play he had recently starred in because he was "too controversial".
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    In 1949, he took another supporting role in Lost Boundaries, a drama about passing.
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  • 1948
    Age 40
    In 1948 Lee played his last stage role, that of a devoted slave in Set My People Free, Dorothy Heyward's drama based on the aborted 1822 slave revolt led by Denmark Vesey.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1947
    Age 39
    In 1947, he had a supporting role in Robert Rossen's Body and Soul, another boxing picture.
  • 1946
    Age 38
    In the autumn of 1946 Lee made American theatre history when he portrayed the villain Daniel de Bosola in John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi.
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    In 1946, Lee played a principal role in On Whitman Avenue, a drama about racial prejudice directed by Margo Jones.
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  • 1945
    Age 37
    He became the first African American to play Caliban, in Margaret Webster’s 1945 Broadway rendition of The Tempest.
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  • 1944
    Age 36
    Lee's successful radio career continued with New World A-Comin, which made its debut in March 1944.
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  • 1943
    Age 35
    In 1943, he took a lead role in a production of the race-themed drama South Pacific, directed by Lee Strasberg, concerning a cynical African-American soldier who had racially based reservations about fighting the Japanese.
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  • 1942
    Age 34
    During World War II, Lee continued to act in plays and in films. In 1942, he played in two comedies by William Saroyan; Lee earned approving reviews despite the generally negative response to these plays.
  • 1940
    Age 32
    Lee played the lead role in the 1940 revival of Theodore Ward's Big White Fog.
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  • 1939
    Age 31
    In January 1939, with the end of the Federal Theatre Project, Lee won a role in Mamba's Daughters, a Broadway success that toured North America and returned to Broadway for another brief run in 1940.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1934
    Age 26
    In 1934, Lee began a love affair with publisher and peace activist Caresse Crosby, despite the threat of miscegenation laws.
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    In October 1934 Lee succeeded Rex Ingram in the Theatre Union's revival of Stevedore, which toured to Chicago, Detroit and other U.S. cities after its run on Broadway.
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    His acting career began by accident in 1934.
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  • 1933
    Age 25
    His career as a bandleader peaked in 1933 when his group played at the Lafayette Theatre in Harlem.
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    He quit professional boxing in 1933.
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  • 1929
    Age 21
    During his victorious 10-round bout with Andy Divodi at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 1929, Lee was dealt a blow over his right ear that detached his retina.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1927
    Age 19
    Boxing historian Donald R. Koss documents Lee having 60 bouts 1927–31, the majority of them taking place 1927–28.
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  • 1926
    Age 18
    Lee turned pro at age 19, in October 1926, and became a favorite with audiences.
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  • 1925
    Age 17
    In December 1925, Lee married Juanita Eugenia Waller. On November 22, 1926, they had a son, Carl Vincent Canegata, who became actor Carl Lee. The couple separated while their son was young, and they were amicably divorced in 1942.
  • 1923
    Age 15
    Lee returned to his parents' home in Harlem in 1923 with no idea what he was going to do next.
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  • 1921
    Age 13
    In 1921, aged 14, Lee went to Saratoga Springs, New York, and began a two-year career as a jockey.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1907
    Born
    Canada Lee was born Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata on March 3, 1907, in the San Juan Hill neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.
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