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Wright King


Born - 11 January 1923, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
Died - 25 November 2018

Genial American supporting actor of fresh-faced friendliness, mostly on TV. Born Thomas Wright King, he began acting after war service and became a jack of all trades, often to be spotted in westerns. Not too many films, though, and mostly in the mid to late 1950s: Pinky (1949), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), The Sioux City Story (1954), Friendly Persuasion (1956), The Bold and the Brave (1956), The Young Guns (1956), Hot Rod Rumble (1957), The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959), Cast a Long Shadow (1959), Dangerous Charter (1962, completed 1958), King Rat (1965), Planet of the Apes (1967), Finian's Rainbow (1968), Journey Through Rosebud (1972), House Made of Dawn (1987), his last, and more. His wife of 60 years died in 2008. He died from natural causes a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday.