Lee Dixon (actor)
Lee Dixon sings and plays the accordion between scenes of the comedic musical Ready, Willing and Able
January 22, 1914|
Brooklyn, New York, USA
January 8, 1953 (aged 38)|
New York City, New York, USA
|Occupation||Stage & vaudeville actor|
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.
- A Modern Cinderella (1932, short subject)
- Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)
- Ready, Willing and Able (1937)
- The Singing Marine (1937)
- Varsity Show (1937)
- Billy Rose's Casa Mañana Revue (1938, short subject)
- Double or Nothing (1940 film) (1940, short subject)
- Double Rhythm (a.k.a. Musical Parade: Double Rhythm) (1946, short subject)
- Angel and the Badman (a.k.a. The Angel and the Outlaw) (1947)
- Lee Dixon at the Internet Movie Database
- Lee Dixon at the Internet Broadway Database
- Lee Dixon at Find a Grave
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