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Cobina Wright (1921–2011)


Cobina Wright came from a wealthy aristocratic family from New York City and started her show business career as a model, being in the top ten at John Robert Powers (the most sought after agency at that time). Bob Hope used her as the basis for character Cobina on his radio program in 1939. She was friends with Dolores and Bob and appeared on his ... See full bio »

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Known For

Charlie Chan in Rio
Charlie Chan in Rio Grace Ellis
(1941)
Week-End in Havana
Week-End in Havana Terry McCracken
(1941)
Moon Over Miami
Moon Over Miami Connie Fentress
(1941)
Something to Shout About
(1943)

Filmography

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 1943 Something to Shout About
Donna Davis (as Cobina Wright Jr.)
 1942 Footlight Serenade
Estelle Evans (as Cobina Wright Jr.)
 1942 Small Town Deb
Helen Randall
 1942 Right to the Heart
Barbara Paxton (as Cobina Wright Jr.)
 1941 Week-End in Havana
Terry McCracken (as Cobina Wright Jr.)
 1941 Charlie Chan in Rio
Grace Ellis (as Cobina Wright Jr.)
 1941 Accent on Love
Linda Hyndman
 1941 Moon Over Miami
Connie Fentress (as Cobina Wright Jr.)
 1941 Murder Among Friends
Jessica Gerald
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 1942 Footlight Serenade (performer: "Except with You" - uncredited)
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 1952 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Herself in Dinner Sketch
- Telephone Trouble (1952) ... Herself in Dinner Sketch
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 1964 The Judy Garland Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #1.16 (1964) ... Herself
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Cobina Wright Jr.

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

It is not just the singing and the acting that I miss--it's the people. I loved all the people I worked with. CW Jr., regarding her retirement

Trivia:

Her husband, Palmer Beaudette, was an Army corporal at the time they married in 1941. He butted heads with Cobina's assertive mother about the direction of his wife's/her daughter's career. Cobina Jr. retired in 1943. See more »

Trademark:

The song My Funny Valentine and the non profit organization Happy Endings Animal Rescue Sanctuary in the Santa Ynez Valley, California

Star Sign:

Leo

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