Lee Chamberlin (born Alverta LaPallo; February 14, 1938 – May 25, 2014) was an American theatrical, film and television actress.
Chamberlin was born in New York City, attending elementary school at Our Lady of Lourdes in Harlem, and Cathedral High School in Mid-town Manhattan. Later she studied at NYU and the Sorbonne in Paris. She went on to study acting at HB Studio in New York and with Uta Hagen.
Lee began her career in 1968 in Slave Ship, a stage production based on the outline of LeRoi Jones later known as Amiri Baraka. She appeared at The Orpheum Theatre in a musical production called Do Your Own Thing, based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and in an off-Broadway production, The Believers. She played Cordelia opposite James Earl Jones’s King Lear in 1974 in the Delacorte Theatre at the New York Shakespeare in the Park Festival.
She went on to win six AUDELCO Awards for Excellence in Black Theater on November 21, 1988, for her musical play Struttin’, performed at the Rosetta LeNoire AMAS Repertory Theater. She also appeared in the play Hospice produced at The Henry Street Settlement Theatre in Lower Manhattan. –Wikipedia
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