Canada Lee Edit Profile
Student in public schools, New York City.
1 son, Carl Vincent; divorced January 1942. Married second Frances Pollack, March 1951. Studied violin, age 7 to 14.
Ran away to become jockey, at 14. Rode until 16, then exercised horses until 18. Went into boxing at 19.
Won Metropolitan Inter-city and Junior National championships. Turned professional at 20 and became leading contender for welterweight championship. Eyes failed at 23; stopped fighting at 26.
Organized a band, playing for dances and at theaters. Became interested in theater and secured part in Meek Mose. Stevedore at 28; played in Orson Welles’ Negro Macbeth.
With Rex Ingram in Haiti, doing Christophe. Season with Ethel Waters doing Drylon in Mamba’s Daughters. Later narrator on “Flow Gently, Sweet Rhythm” program with John Kirby and Maxine Sullivan, Columbia Broadcasting System.
Selected for part of Bigger Thomas in Native Son, director by Orson Welles on Mercury Productions. Appeared in Anna Lucasta, The Tempest, On Whitman Avenue (star and co-producer), The Dutchess of Malfi, Set My People Free. (films) Lifeboat; Body and Soul.
Cry The Beloved Country.
Represented in Baptist churches are equally diverse worship styles, cultural mores and approaches to Scriptural interpretation. The resulting challenges and opportunities have made the believers stronger —through fellowship, respect, mutual support and dialog, all based on a belief that unity in Christ involves growth and understanding.
Married Juanita Waller, December, 1925.; married second Frances Pollack, March 1951.