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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 Native Son (1951), Domingo salvaje (1967) and Native Son (2019). He died on November 28, 1960 in Paris, France. See full bio »


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 2019 Native Son (based on the novel by) (completed)
 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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 1951 Native Son
Bigger Thomas
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 2003 Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man (Documentary)
 1999 I'll Make Me a World (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- The Dream Keepers (1999) ... Himself
 1995 Richard Wright: Black Boy (TV Movie documentary)

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Stage Wrote (w/Paul Green, based on Wright's novel) "Native Son", produced on Broadway. Drama (revival). 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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