Carl Lee

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Birthday
22, 1926
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 17, 1986 (59)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1926
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 17, 1986 (59)

About

Remembered for his roles in such 1960s and '70s films as The Landlord, Gordon's War, and Superfly, Lee also appeared in episodes of the television series Good Times, The Defenders, and Mannix.

Before Fame

He began his screen acting career with an uncredited appearance in the 1954 film Human Desire.

Trivia

Tragically, he died in his late fifties after overdosing on heroin.

Family Life

Born in New York City as Carl Vincent Canegata, he was the son of Juanita Waller and civil rights activist, boxer, and actor Canada Lee (born Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata).

Associated With

He and Cicely Tyson were both in the cast of the 1966 feature A Man Called Adam.