Personal Info

Known For Acting

Known Credits 149

Gender Male

Birthday 1894-03-26

Day of Death 1962-06-19 (68 years old)

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA

Also Known As

  • William Henry Wright
  • William H. Wright

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Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

William Henry "Will" Wright (March 26, 1894, San Francisco, California - June 19, 1962, Los Angeles, California) was an American character actor. He was frequently cast in westerns and in curmudgeonly roles. Over the course of his career, Wright appeared in more than 200 film and television roles. He started his acting career in vaudeville and later moved to the stage, then on to movies, radio, and television.

Among the films in which Wright appeared are Shadow of the Thin Man (1941), The Major and the Minor (1943), So Proudly We Hail! (1943), Road to Utopia (1946), Mother Wore Tights (1947), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), Little Women (1949), Walk Softly, Stranger (1950), Sunset in the West (1950), People Will Talk (1951), The Happy Time (1952), River of No Return (1954), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Jeanne Eagels (1957), and Gunman's Walk (1958). One of his most famous and memorable film roles was corrupt city official Dolph Pillsbury in the Academy Award-winning All the King's Men (1949).

Wright provided the voice of Friend Owl in Walt Disney's animated film Bambi (1942). He guest starred on several television series.

Will Wright died of cancer in 1962.

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