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Rowland Lee

Rowland Lee

D.O.B.: September 6, 1891 (Findlay, OH)

D.O.D.: December 21, 1975 (Palm Desert, CA)

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Location: Forest Lawn Glendale

Biographical Notes:

Coming from a show business family (his parents were stage actors), Rowland Lee began his career as a child actor in stock and on Broadway.

Lee didn't specialize in any particular genre in the many films he directed, but several of his lower-budget horror films were especially effective in their grim, gritty atmosphere.

His last film, "Captain Kidd" with Charles Laughton, had the potential to be a first-rate adventure yarn, but was hampered by its low budget

Appeared In:

"Captain Kidd" (1945)

"Powder Town" (1942)

"The Son of Frankenstein" (1939)

 

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