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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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 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:

Native Son (1941). Drama (revival). Written by Paul Green and Richard Wright. Based on the novel by Richard Wright. Scenic Design by James Morcom. Directed by Orson Welles. Majestic Theatre: 23 Oct 1942- 2 Jan 1943 (114 performances). See more »

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

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Virgo

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