The Albany Journal publishes “Vintage Albany” photos, many of which can be found on Facebook, weekly. Pictured is 10-year-old actor Billy Lee autographing the first ball and throwing out the first pitch at Albany’s professional baseball stadium in 1940 while promoting “The Biscuit Eater”, a Paramount Pictures movie filmed on location Albany. Lee starred as Lonnie, who along with his best friend Text (Cordell Hickman), who is black, trained an unwanted dog into a champion bird hunter. Lee, whose first role was in “Our Gang”, retire from acting four years later. He died in 1989 at the age of 60.
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- Published: 1556 days ago on August 21, 2010
- By: Tom Knighton
- Last Modified: August 22, 2010 @ 5:47 pm
- Filed Under: Vintage Albany
- Tagged With: Albany History