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Lee Dixon (actor)

This article is about the actor. For the footballer, see Lee Dixon.
Lee Dixon
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Lee Dixon sings and plays the accordion between scenes of the comedic musical Ready, Willing and Able
Born (1914-01-22)January 22, 1914
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died January 8, 1953(1953-01-08) (aged 38)
New York City, New York, USA
Occupation Stage & vaudeville actor
Years active 1932–1947

Lee Dixon (January 22, 1914 – January 8, 1953) was an actor in 1930s and 1940s. He appeared in Hollywood musicals and other films, as well as on the Broadway stage.

Career

Lee Dixon is best remembered for creating the role of Will Parker in the original Broadway production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! In the summer of 1942, Dixon created the role of the Scarecrow, at The Municipal Opera Association of St. Louis, in the first ever stage production of The Wizard of Oz to use the songs from the 1939 MGM film. Evelyn Wyckoff played Dorothy Gale, Donald Burr played the Tin Man, Edmund Dorsey played the Cowardly Lion, Helen Raymond played the Wicked Witch of the West, Patricia Bowman played the Sorceress of the North, aka Glinda, and John Cherry played the Wizard of Oz.

Filmography

Broadway

External links

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