Death of actor Canada Lee (45), New York City.
Former boxer-turned-actor Canada Lee makes a strong impression in the 1944 Alfred Hitchcock thriller Lifeboat (FoxVideo). In the 1947 John Garfield boxing classic Body and Soul (Republic), Lee gives a sensitive performance as a dying boxer. He also excels as a small-town minister in the 1951 adaptation of Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country (Monterey Home Video). Like Robeson, Lee's film career ended when he was accused of being a Communist.