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Encyclopedia > Ben Wright (actor)

Ben Wright (May 5, 1915July 9, 1989) was a British actor in radio, film, and television. He worked extensively in American radio, supplying crisp, erudite diction as the radio incarnation of Sherlock Holmes (19491950) and Inspector Peter Black on Pursuit (19511952). However, he considered himself a dialectician, playing Indian servant Tulku on The Green Lama, Chinese bellhop Hey Boy on the radio version of Have Gun Will Travel, and various dialect roles on the anthology Escape. His roles in the latter ranged from the Cockney protagonist of "The Man Who Worked Miracles" to the famed Arabian hero of "The Voyages of Sinbad." Other radio credits included work on Gunsmoke, Crime Classics, and Suspense. May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as—in metonymy—the field in general. ... Sherlock Holmes as imagined by the seminal Holmesian artist, Sidney Paget, in The Strand magazine. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Have Gun, Will Travel was a popular American television Western that aired from on CBS 1957 through 1963. ... A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος, dialektos) is a variety of a language used by people from a particular geographic area. ... An anthology, literally a garland or collection of flowers, is a collection of literary works, originally of poems, but in recent years its usage has broadened to be applied to collections of short stories and comic strips. ... Escape was radios leading series of high adventure, airing on CBS from July 7, 1947 to September 25, 1954. ... Cockneys are, in the present-day sense of the word, white working-class inhabitants of London. ... The Arabian Peninsula The Arabian Peninsula (in Arabic: شبه الجزيرة العربية, or جزيرة العرب) is a peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia consisting mainly of desert. ... The name Sinbad when used alone refers to more than one personage, place, or thing. ... The cast of radios Gunsmoke: Howard McNear (Doc), William Conrad (Matt), Georgia Ellis (Kitty) and Parley Baer (Chester) Gunsmoke was a long-running old-time radio and television Western drama created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. ... Crime Classics was a U. S. radio docudrama which aired over CBS from June 15, 1953 to June 30, 1954. ... One of the premier programs of the Golden Age of Radio (now known as old-time radio), Suspense advertised itself as radios oustanding theater of thrills and was heard in one form or another from 1942 through 1962. ...

In film and TV, he was busy on and off-camera. He was seen as the Nazi Herr Zeller in The Sound of Music, and had small roles in Billy Wilder's The Fortune Cookie, Judgment at Nuremberg, and My Fair Lady, amongst others. On TV, he guested on such series Hogan's Heroes (as various Nazi officers), Combat Get Smart Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone and The Rockford Files. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Sound of Music is a Broadway musical and film based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. ... Billy Wilder Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was a screenwriter, film director and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... The Fortune Cookie is a 1967 film with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. ... Maximilian Schell and Richard Widmark in Judgment at Nuremberg Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 film which gives a fictionalized account of the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials. ... The original poster for the Broadway production of the show designed by Al Hirschfeld My Fair Lady is a 1956 musical theater production with lyrics and book by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederic Loewe. ... Hogans Heroes was an American television situation comedy that ran from 1965 to 1971 on the CBS network. ... Combat, or fighting, is purposeful violent conflict between one or more persons or organizations, often intended to establish dominance over the opposition. ... Get Smart was an American comedy television series that ran from September 18, 1965 to May 1970; a revival of the series ran from January to February 1995. ... The Bonanza logo was superimposed upon a map of a wild west frontier area. ... The cast of radios Gunsmoke: Howard McNear (Doc), William Conrad (Matt), Georgia Ellis (Kitty) and Parley Baer (Chester) Gunsmoke was a long-running old-time radio and television Western drama created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. ... The Twilight Zone original opening The Twilight Zone was an anthology series created (and often written) by its narrator and host Rod Serling. ... The Rockford Files was an American detective (private investigator) television drama that had its first run on the NBC television network between 1974 and 1980 and has been in constant syndication to the present day. ...

Wright also worked heavily as a voice actor, and was often heard on The Outer Limits, as various alien voices, and also appeared on-camera. Other voice work included playing the narrator in Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor, the BBC announcer in the film version of The Diary of Anne Frank, and featured animation roles in several Disney movies: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (as Roger Radcliff), The Jungle Book (as Mowgli's wolf father, Akela), and The Little Mermaid (as Grimsby). Fox and the Hound as Val the Hawk Todd's ForestMate The latter was his final role. A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... The Outer Limits is a television series from the United States. ... It has been suggested that Third person limited omniscient be merged into this article or section. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Elizabeth Taylor in 1948 Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (born February 27, 1932) is an iconic two-time Academy Award-winning actress. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, invariably known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest public broadcasting corporation in the world. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Cover of the diarys Definitive Edition, 1995. ... 12 frames per second is the typical rate for an animated cartoon. ... One Hundred and One Dalmatians (often abbreviated as 101 Dalmatians) is the seventeenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... The Jungle Book is the nineteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... The Little Mermaid is the twenty-eighth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... The Fox and the Hound may refer to: The Fox and the Hound (novel) The Fox and the Hound (film) Category: ...

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