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Sammy Lee (VII) (1920–2016)

Sammy Lee was born on August 1, 1920 in Fresno, California, USA as Samuel Lee. He was married to Rosalind M. K. Wong. He died on December 2, 2016 in Newport Beach, California. See full bio »

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You Bet Your Life Himself - Olympic Gold Medal Diver


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 2014 Back on Board: Greg Louganis (Documentary)
 2001 ESPN SportsCentury (TV Series documentary)
- Greg Louganis (2001) ... Himself
 1956 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #9.47 (1956) ... Himself
 1956 You Bet Your Life (TV Series)
Himself - Olympic Gold Medal Diver
- Episode #6.30 (1956) ... Himself - Olympic Gold Medal Diver (as Dr. Sammy Lee)
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 1954 The Bob Mathias Story
Sammy Lee - Olympic Diving Champion (uncredited)

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Dr. Sammy Lee


5' 1" (1.55 m)

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Lee, an Asian-American, overcame prejudice and discrimination on his way to Olympic gold. He was forced to practice at the Brookside Pool in Pasadena only on Wednesdays, when it was open to non-whites on the day before it was drained and refilled. See more »

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