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Canada Lee
Birth: Mar. 3, 1907
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: May 9, 1952
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Actor. A boxer in his youth, he adopted the name "Canada Lee" for the championship. He became an actor with the Harlem YMCA and won critical success in plays like "Othello," "Macbeth," and "Body and Soul." In 1939 he went to Hollywood and appeared in "Lifeboat" (1944) and "Body and Soul" (1947). He was a member of left-wing groups that were blacklisted during the 1950s. He died of a heart attack, a few days before another blacklisted actor, John Garfield, his co-star in "Body and Soul." His real name was Lionel Canegata. 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Section Cosmos
GPS (lat/lon): 40.88242, -73.87691
 
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Jul 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6625217
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