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Will Wright

Will Wright

  • Born on
    • March 26th, 1894
  • Died on
    • June 19th, 1962
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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Filmography

Acting (60 Credits)

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1962Cape Fear as Dr. Pearsall
1961The Deadly Companions as Doctor Acton
1960Inherit the Wind as Bible Salesman (uncredited)
1959Alias Jesse James as Titus Queasley
1959The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock as Pentagon General
1958Gunman's Walk as Judge
1958Rock-a-Bye Baby as Fire Chief (uncredited)
1957The Wayward Bus as Van Brunt
1957Johnny Tremain as Ephraim Lapham
1957Jeanne Eagels as Marshal (uncredited)
1956These Wilder Years as Old Cab Driver
1955The Kentuckian as John Decker
1955The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell as Admiral William S. Sims
1955The Tall Men
1954River of No Return as Trading Post Proprietor
1954The Raid as Josiah Anderson
1954Johnny Guitar as Ned - Bank Teller (uncredited)
1953The Last Posse as Todd Mitchell
1953Niagara as Boatman
1953The Wild One as Art Kleiner
1952The Las Vegas Story as Mike Fogarty
1952The Happy Time as Family Doctor
1952O. Henry's Full House as Hotel Desk Clerk (segment "The Clarion Call") (uncredited)
1951My Forbidden Past as Luther Toplady
1951Vengeance Valley as Mr. Willoughby
1951People Will Talk as Uncle John Higgins (uncredited)
1951The Tall Target as Thomas Ogden (uncredited)
1950A Ticket to Tomahawk as Marshal Kit Dodge
1950House by the River as Inspector Sarten
1950Walk Softly, Stranger as Jake, Poker Player (uncredited)
1950No Way Out as Dr. Cheney - Coroner (uncredited)
1949The Green Promise as Mr. Grenstedt
1949All the King's Men as Dolph Pillsbury
1949Adam's Rib as Judge Marcasson
1949Lust for Gold as Parsons
1949Little Women as Mr. Grace (uncredited)
1948They Live by Night as Mobley
1948An Act of Murder as Judge Jim Wilder
1948Act of Violence as Pop
1948Whispering Smith as Sheriff McSwiggin
1947Cynthia as Gus Wood, Thatcher's Real Estate Rep
1947Mother Wore Tights as Withers (uncredited)
1946The Blue Dahlia as 'Dad' Newell
1946Blue Skies as Dan - Stage Manager (uncredited)
1946The Hoodlum Saint as Allan 'Knucklehead' Smith - Times Editor (uncredited)
1945Bewitched as Mr. Herkheimer
1945The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry as Mr. Nelson (uncredited)
1945Rhapsody in Blue as Rachmaninoff
1945Scarlet Street as Globe Loan Office Manager (uncredited)
1945Road to Utopia as Mr. Latimer (uncredited)
1943In Old Oklahoma as Doctor
1943So Proudly We Hail! as Colonel Clark (Uncredited)
1942Bambi as Friend Owl (voice) (uncredited)
1942The Major and the Minor as Ticket Agent #1 (uncredited)
1941The Tell-Tale Heart as Second Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
1941Maisie Was a Lady as Judge Thatcher (Uncredited)
1941Shadow of the Thin Man as Maguire
1941Nothing But the Truth as Mr. Bart Prichard (uncredited)
1941Blossoms in the Dust as Senator
1941Honky Tonk as Townsman at Meeting House

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