Ben Wright Movies and Career Information

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May 05, 1915
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Ben Wright (5 May 1915 – 2 July 1989) was an English actor in radio, film and television. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Wright worked extensively in American radio, supplying crisp, erudite diction as the radio incarnation of Sherlock Holmes (1949–1950) and Inspector Peter Black on Pursuit (1951–1952). 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, various dialect roles on Nightbeat and 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 Gunsmoke, Crime Classics and Suspense. He achieved worldwide fame when he was seen as the Nazi Herr Zeller in The Sound of Music, and he had small roles in Billy Wilder's The Fortune Cookie, Judgment at Nuremberg and My Fair Lady. On TV, he guested on such series as My Three Sons, Hogan's Heroes (as various Nazi officers), Combat!, Get Smart, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone, It Takes a Thief and The Rockford Files. Wright also worked as a voice actor. He was often heard

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