He was active for some twenty years. His name is sometimes written as Ski-Hi Lee, Sky Hi Lee, Sky-Hi Lee or Sky High Lee. The pronunciation is "Sky High" rather than "Skee High".
Lee was usually billed from Texas and wrestled as a cowboy.
He had a 54 inch chest, 87 inch arm reach and was said to be 6"8" tall. Leedy began wrestling in the mid-1940s, always working as a bad guy, or Heel, because his towering presence made him easy to fear.
He has been described as a "country bumpkin version of Jaws from James Bond". The name Ski Hi Lee is a play on the name of wrestler Sky Low Low, a midget wrestler from Quebec.
Lee was almost always promoted as a "special attraction" in the territories he worked.
Lee was not a very technical wrestler, resorting more to brawling and cheating than to finesse. Nevertheless he was clearly not without talent, for in 1951 he defeated First Rate (at Lloyd's) Mills for the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship, a feat he"d repeat in 1952. Some of Lee"s most memorable matches were against other big men such as Killer Kowalski, whom he wrestled in many promotions all over the United States and Canada.
In the 1960s Lee went to the United Kingdom because of income tax issues, where he wrestled part-time, the physical strain on his body having become too much to allow this huge man to maintain a full career in the sport.
His health eventually forced him to retire and to become hospitalized. His death soon followed.
NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version) (2 times)
Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame.