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Samuel E. Wright
Background information
Born: November 20, 1946
Camden, South Carolina, United States
Died: May 24, 2021 (age 74)
Walden, New York, United States
Cause of death: Prostate cancer
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Occupation(s): Actor and singer
Years active: 1973-2008
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Samuel E. Wright  (born November 20, 1946-May 24, 2021) was an American film and theater actor and singer who was best known as the voice of Sebastian in Disney's The Little Mermaid, for which he provided the main vocals to "Under the Sea", which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Wright also played the part of Mufasa in the original cast of The Lion King on Broadway for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor.


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