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William Wright (I) (1911–1949)

Handsome actor William Wright's mid-film 1940s career was pushed with a wave of Columbia Studio publicity promoting him as World War II's answer to Clark Gable. The push ultimately did not work and Wright's rather obscure career faded within a decade. The Utah-born actor moved to California after his schooling and studied at the Pasadena Playhouse.... See full bio »


(age 38) in Ensenada, Mexico

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 1949 Air Hostess
Fred MacCoy
 1949 Impact
 1949 Daughter of the Jungle
Carl Easton
 1949 Rose of the Yukon
Tom Clark
 1948 King of the Gamblers
Dave Fowler
 1947 Doctor Jim
Dr. Sylvester
 1947 Gas House Kids Go West
Jim Kingsley
 1947 Philo Vance Returns
Philo Vance
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Col. John Lansdale
 1946 Nocturne
Mr. Billings (scenes deleted)
 1946 The Reckless Driver (Short)
Wally Walrus (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Down Missouri Way
Mike Burton
 1946 Lover Come Back
Jimmy Hennessey
 1946 The Mask of Diijon
Tony Holiday
 1945 Eve Knew Her Apples
Ward Williams
 1945 Escape in the Fog
Barry Malcolm
 1945 Eadie Was a Lady
Tommy Foley
 1944 Dancing in Manhattan
Steve Crawford
 1944 One Mysterious Night
Paul Martens
 1943 Saddles and Sagebrush
Krag Savin
 1943 Murder in Times Square
Det. Lt. Tabor
 1943 Reveille with Beverly
Barry Lang
 1942 A Night to Remember
Scott Carstairs
 1942 Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood
Slick Barton
 1942 The Daring Young Man
Sam Long
 1942 Lucky Legs
'Pinkie' Connors
 1942 A Man's World
Dan O'Driscoll
 1942 Parachute Nurse
Lt. Woods
 1942 Sweater Girl
Announcer (uncredited)
 1942 Night in New Orleans
George Wallace
 1942 Henry and Dizzy
Announcer (uncredited)
 1942 Meet the Stewarts
Winkie Rogers (uncredited)
 1942 Sweetheart of the Fleet
Lt. Philip Blaine
 1942 Not a Ladies' Man
John Keen
 1942 True to the Army
Lt. Danvers
 1942 Fly-By-Night
Intern (uncredited)
 1941 Louisiana Purchase
Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
 1941 Glamour Boy
Hank Landon
 1941 The Devil Pays Off
Christopher Waring
 1941 World Premiere
Luther Shinkley
 1941 Kiss the Boys Goodbye
Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 Rookies on Parade
Bob Madison
 1937 Blazing Barriers
CCC Boy (uncredited)
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low
Attendant (uncredited)
 1936 China Clipper

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