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Will Wright
Birth: Mar. 26, 1894
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 1962
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. He was born in San Francisco, California. He was a familiar character actor, who appeared in over 200 films. He played in "The Richest Man in Town" (1941), "Bambi" (1942) (voice of friend owl), "Rhapsody in Blue" (1945) as Rachmaninoff, "The Blue Dahlia" (1946), "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" (1948), "They Live By Night" (1948), "Little Women" (1949), "All The King's Men" (1949), "Adam's Rib" (1949), "People Will Talk" (1951), as the miser uncle of Jeanne Crain, "Niagara" (1953), "The Wild One" (1953), "Johnny Guitar" (1954), "The Man With the Golden Arm" (1955) and "Cape Fear" (1962), his last film. Also he had a recurrent role as Ben Weaver in "The Andy Griffith Show." He died of cancer in Hollywood. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Wright (1859 - 1925)
  Louisa Anna Pohlmann Wright (1864 - 1908)
 
 Spouse:
  Nell Ida Peabody Wright (1893 - 1980)*
 
 Children:
  Betty J Pearce (1921 - 1998)*
 
 Siblings:
  Will Wright (1894 - 1962)
  Louise Anna Wright Gee (1896 - 1985)*
  John Pohlmann Wright (1898 - 1960)*
  Margaret Agnes Wright (1899 - 1971)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery
Fairfield
Solano County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Apr 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13964927
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- The Dotzlers
 Added: Dec. 25, 2015
You played a great Ben Weaer on the Andy Griffith Show. Thanks and R.I.P.
-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 15, 2015

- Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
 Added: Sep. 12, 2015
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