Is Bill Lee (musician) Married? His Bio, Age, Wife and Net worth (Spike Lee’s Father)

Is Bill Lee (musician) married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Susan Lee. From their conjugal life, the couple welcomed a son named Arnold Lee, who is known for playing alto saxophone. Before Susan, Lee was married to his college sweetheart Jacqueline (Jackie) Shelton with whom he had four children. 

His first child was born as a son named Spike Lee (1957) who is a famous film director by profession. In 1961, Bill and Jacqueline welcomed their second child together named David Lee who is a still photographer. They expanded their family life by welcoming a third child as a daughter named Joie Lee in 1962 who is an actress and filmmaker. Their fourth child was born as a son named Cinqué Lee in 1966.

1991 Arrest

Lee was in the news media and talk of the town when he was arrested during a police drug sweep of a park near his house in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn on October 25, 1991, for carrying a small bag of heroin.

Who is Bill Lee (musician)?

Born as William James Edwards Lee III, he is an American musician whereas many people recognize him for being the father of popular names from the entertainment industry like Joie Lee and Spike Lee.

Bill has worked for his son’s movies by composing original music including the Black-and-White comedy-drama film She’s Gotta Have It (1986), musical comedy-drama film School Daxe (1988), comedy-drama film Do The Right Thing (1989) and musical comedy-drama film Mo’ Better Blues (1990). During his long successful professional musical journey, he has been involved in multiple releases from the Strata-East jazz record label. He has also directed the album titled The New York Bass Violin Choir (1980).

Spike Lee's Father

How old is Bill Lee?

American musician Bill Lee was born on July 23, 1928, which makes his age be 84 years old as of 2022. His place of birth is in Snow Hill, Alabama, the United States.

Early Life and Education

Lee was born in 1928 in Alabama. He was born to parents named Alberta Grace (Edwards) Lee (mother) and Arnold Wadsworth Lee (father). He was highly inspired by his parents where his father was a musician and his mother used to work as a concert pianist by profession.

Moving towards his education and academic achievements, Bill went to Atlanta, Georgia-based Morehouse College from where he graduated in the year 1951. At that time, his girlfriend Jacqueline (Jackie) Shelton was enrolled at a neighboring college at Spelman College who graduated in 1954.

Career and Professional Life

Lee has experienced a long successful musical journey during which he has worked with multiple celebrities from the industry. Some of them are Jazz pianist Chis Anderson, British singer/ multi-instrumentalist Cat Stevens, singer/activist/actor Harry Belafonte, North-American vocal group Chad Mitchell Trio, Canadian singer/ guitarist Gordon Lightfoot, Aretha Franklin, actress/ guitarist/ lyricist Odetta, American folk-rock duo Simon and Garfunkel, folk and country music duo Ian & Sylvia, blues singer/ songwriter Tom Rush, composer/pianist Duke Ellington, composer/ record producer Burt Bacharach, folk-group Peter, Paul and Mary, influential Irish folk music group The Clancy Brothers, singer/ author/ visual artist Bob Dylan and many more.

Moving towards his film music career, he has worked as the music director and performer for She’s Gotta Have It, Island’s song “Nola”, music conductor of Natural Spiritual Orchestra (1988) and Mo’ Better Blues, Universal (1990). He also worked for the short film Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop as a composer.

Wikipedia and Social Media

One can explore William James Edwards Lee III,’s biography on various wiki sites including IMDb and Wikipedia. There are no verified social media accounts like Instagram, Twitter on  BIll Lee (musician) name.

Net worth

From his long professionalism, Bill Lee as a musician has garnered an impressive amount of net worth amounting to more than US$2.22 million. He has also earned prestigious awards and recognition and is credited in several hit projects.

Quick Facts

Birth Name; William James Edwards Lee III

Date of Birth: July 23, 1928

Place of Birth: Snow Hill, Alabama, the United States

Profession: Musician

Nationality: American

Wife: Susan Lee

First Wife: Jacqueline (Jackie) Shelton

Children: 5

Net worth: US$2.22 million (estimated)

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