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Gary WRIGHT

American Gary WRIGHT

born Gary Malcolm WRIGHT

American singer, songwriter and musician

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on April 26, 1943 in Cresskill, New Jersey, USA


Biography

Gary Wright was born and raised in Cresskill, New Jersey. A child actor, he made his TV debut at the age of seven, on the show Captain Video and His Video Rangers, filmed in New York. Among other acting work, he appeared in TV and radio commercials, before being offered a part in the 1954 Broadway production of the musical Fanny. Wright played the role of Cesario, the son of Fanny, who was played by future Brady Bunch matriarch Florence Henderson. He spent two years with the production, during which he performed with Henderson on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Having studied piano and organ, Wright led various local rock bands while attending high school at Tenafly, New Jersey. In 1959, he made his first commercial recording, with Billy Markle at NBC Radio's New York studios. Credited to "Gary & Billy", the single "Working After School" was released on 20th Century Fox Records in 1960.

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- Category Singer & Musician