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Editorial: Sam Wright

Posted: April 9, 2018 3:44 p.m.
Updated: April 10, 2018 1:00 a.m.

We would like to join the community in celebrating the achievement of one of Kershaw County’s most famous sons, Mr. Sam Wright.

Mr. Wright, who grew up in Camden, graduated from Jackson High School in 1967 and attended S.C. State College before moving to New York to pursue a career in the theater.

Wright has enjoyed a long and successful career. He was nominated for a Tony award for his work in the long running Broadway show, The Tap Dance Kid, in 1983. He is known for a wide variety of roles in theater, television and movies. He is probably best known for such iconic roles as Mufasa in the first Broadway production of The Lion King, for which he received a Tony nomination as well as for his portrayal of Sebastian the Crab in the 1989 Disney movie, The Little Mermaid, for which he won an Academy Award.

Mr. Wright will be coming home to make a special appearance/meet and greet April 21 at the Fine Arts Center. Camden City Council and Kershaw County Council will both be considering passage of proclamations celebrating Mr. Wright and his achievements during tonight’s meetings. We will be running a story/interview with Mr. Wright in Friday’s C-I.

Most important, we would like to add our thanks and a hearty “welcome home!” You make Camden and Kershaw County very proud, indeed.


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