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Also Known As: Died: May 8, 1952
Born: March 3, 1907 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Grew up in Harlem, friends with Adam Clayton Powell
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Changed name to Canada Lee
1936:
Joined the WPA's Federal Theater Project in Harlem
1936:
First stage performance as Banquo in Orson Welles's all-black "Macbeth"
1941:
Starred on Broadway in Orson Welles' production of Richard Wright's "Native Son"
1941:
Charged with larceny for alledgedly trying to sell an automobile that he had not made a payment on just as he was about to embark on national tour of "Native Son"; Welles's lawyer Arnold Weissberger kept him from prison after a protracted court battle
1944:
Film debut in "Lifeboat"
1946:
Starred in white-face on Broadway in "The Duchess of Malfi"
1947:
Signed with Enterprise films
1950:
Sole TV appearance on "Tele Theatre"'s "The Final Bell"
1952:
Underwent a sympathectomy (surgical interruption of sympathetic nerve pathways) to relieve high blood pressure

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