Duke R. Lee

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Duke R. Lee
Duke R. Lee - In the Days of Buffalo Bill (1922).jpg
Lee in In the Days of Buffalo Bill (1922)
Born(1881-05-13)May 13, 1881
Prince Henry County, Virginia
DiedApril 1, 1959(1959-04-01) (aged 77)
Years active1913–1946

Duke R. Lee (May 13, 1881 April 1, 1959) was an American actor. [1] [2]


Lee's career began when he performed in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and he later played Buffalo Bill on film. [3] He appeared in 99 films between 1913 and 1946.[ citation needed ] In the mid-1910s, he had a vaudeville company, The Duke R. Lee Road Show, that played throughout the western United States. [4]

In 1935, Lee was announcer and master of ceremonies for Tom Mix's traveling show. He also had a radio program that was broadcast on NBC and CBS. [5]

He was born in Virginia and died in Los Angeles, California.

Selected filmography

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  5. "Gossip of the Dressing Rooms: Tom Mix" (PDF). Billboard. June 1, 1935. p. 41. Retrieved July 26, 2021.