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Richard Wright (IV) (1908–1960)

Richard Wright was born on September 4, 1908 in Roxie, Mississippi, USA as Richard Nathaniel Wright. He was a writer and actor, known for America's Dream (1996), Native Son (1986) and Native Son (1951). He died on November 28, 1960 in Paris, France. See full bio »

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(age 52) in Paris, France

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Known For

America's Dream
(1996)
Native Son
Native Son Writer
(1986)
Native Son
Native Son Writer
(1951)
La passerelle
La passerelle Writer
(1988)

Filmography

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 1996 America's Dream (TV Movie) (story "Long Black Song")
 1988 La passerelle (novel "Savage Holiday")
 1986 Native Son (novel)
 1976 Almos' a Man (TV Short) (story)
 1967 Domingo salvaje (novel "Savage Holiday")
 1951 Native Son (novel)
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 2003 Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man (Documentary)
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 1995 Richard Wright: Black Boy (TV Movie documentary)
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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote (w/Paul Green; based on Wright's novel) "Native Son", produced on Broadway. Drama. Scenic Design by James Morcom. Directed by Orson Welles. St. James Theatre: 24 Mar 1941-28 Jun 1941 (114 performances). Cast: Jacqueline Ghant Andre (as "A Neighbor"), Frances Bavier (as "Peggy"), John Berry (as "Reporter"), C.M. Bootsie ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »
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Trivia:

An African-American writer whose works were blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios in the 1950s because of his membership in the American Communist Party. He traveled to France and eventually settled in Paris. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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