- Category : 1924-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Demands 2
American child actor who appeared in six feature films between 1928 and 1930. Brother of another child actor, Frankie Lee (1911–1970), Davey was taken out of films by his mother so that he could have a normal childhood.
At the age of three Lee made his screen debut in one of the early talkies, The Singing Fool (1928) starring Al Jolson, in which he played the part of Sonny Boy. The Singing Fool remained the most successful film until Gone with the Wind (1939), produced by MGM. The theme song "Sonny Boy" became the first film song to sell over a million copies.
Davey Lee also played the title role in the film Sonny Boy (1929), starring Betty Bronson. He returned to play opposite Al Jolson in Say It With Songs (1929). His other films were Frozen River (1929), in which he played opposite canine film star Rin Tin Tin, Skin Deep (1929) as the son of John Bowers, and The Squealer (1930) as the son of Jack Holt.
After suffering a stroke, Davey Lee later died from natural causes in Los Angeles on 17 June 2008 at age 83.