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About Will Lee

I was looking over the Wikipedia article on Will Lee and it said that he also did commercials for Kleenex Tissues. Is this true and accurate? Did he really do spots for Kleenex? Thanks for any answers. Frschoonover 00:48, November 6, 2009 (UTC)

Like many character actors, especially in New York, he did a lot of commercials, so it's possible, likely even, but it's not something we'd include here without a better source than Wikipedia (most of the article is otherwise copied and pasted from here with only minimal adjustments). I don't particularly doubt the claim, though, we'd just need direct confirmation (a clip or something, as we had with the Atari spot, or a Newspaper article). -- Andrew Leal (talk) 01:35, November 6, 2009 (UTC)

They Live by Night

I just spotted Will Lee in the film They Live by Night (1948). He plays a watchmaker who sells Farley Granger a watch and accompanies him to a bank. He's credited in the film as Will Lee, but IMDB unfortunately lists the part under another actor "William A. Lee." The critic who does the DVD commentary says that Lee was a friend of the director Nicholas Ray who was also involved in the Theatre of Action, but doesn't mention his later role as Mr. Hooper. --Jmb 02:19, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the head's up! Judging from Andrew's info below, he's been credited as such more than once. —Scott (talk) 04:06, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Cite

This is really for myself as much as anything, but I thought I'd stick it here anyway. Sesame Street Unpaved and the NY Times obit both mention that Will Lee was in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur. Ever fallible IMDb ascribes the part to a "William A. Lee," who would have been 18 years older. The role (Rogers, a plant worker) isn't billed, so it's a little hard to confirm. Either is possible (our Will Lee was acting in two Broadway plays in 1942, but Hitchcock shot several scenes in New York City), and the record is vague, so comparing based on appearance is the best bet right now. I have a copy back in El Paso, so I'll try to check it myself. I'm sticking this here just on the off chance we have any Hitchcock fans with DVDs handy, though, who'd like to beat me to it. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 02:35, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

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