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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 »


(age 52) in Paris, France

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Known For

America's Dream
Native Son
Native Son Writer
Native Son
Native Son Writer
La passerelle
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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)
 1995 Richard Wright: Black Boy (TV Movie documentary)

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Other Works:

His play, "Native Son," was performed at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Canada Lee in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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He died in Paris, France and is buried there in the famous Pere Lachaise cemetery. See more »

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