Leadbelly (1976)

The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he had composed and sung during and before the time he spent there.

Directing:
  • Gordon Parks
Writing:
  • Ernest Kinoy
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  • Release Date: 1976-05-28
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 126
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Ernie Hudson

Archie (as Earnest L. Hudson)

Madge Sinclair

Miss Eula

Albert Hall

Dicklicker

Roger E. Mosley

Huddie Ledbetter

Paul Benjamin

Wes Ledbetter

Art Evans

Blind Lemon Jefferson

John Henry Faulk

Gov. Pat Neff

Lynn Hamilton

Sally Ledbetter
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