Who is Amanda Wright? Broadway actor Samuel E Wright and wife would have been married 49 years in June

Wright created the Hudson Valley Conservatory in 1994 with his wife Amanda and Pamela A Murphy


                            Who is Amanda Wright? Broadway actor Samuel E Wright and wife would have been married 49 years in June
Samuel Wright and his wife Amanda (Getty Images)

Samuel E Wright, who played Sebastian the Crab in Disney's 'The Little Mermaid,' and played Mufasa in the first Broadway run of The Lion King has passed away. He was 74 years old at the time. His death was announced by his hometown of Montgomery, New York, in a Facebook post on Tuesday, May 25. Wright died peacefully on Monday night, May 24 at his home in Walden, New York, after a three-year battle with prostate cancer, his daughter Dee said. “He was the brightest light,” she said.

"Today, the Town of Montgomery mourns the loss of Sam Wright,” the post read. “Sam was an inspiration to us all and along with his family established the Hudson Valley Conservatory. Sam and his family have impacted countless Hudson Valley youth always inspiring them to reach higher and dig deeper to become the best version of themselves. On top of his passion for the arts and his love for his family, Sam was most known for walking into a room and simply providing PURE JOY to those he interacted with. He loved to entertain, he loved to make people smile and laugh and he loved to love.”
 

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Who is Samuel E Wright's wife?

Wright was married to Amanda Wright, and he is survived by their three children, Keely, Dee, and Sam. Not much is known about Amanda, for it seems like she enjoys staying off the grid, but the couple would have been married 49 years in June.

Wright had led a standard sort of life in this village, 75 miles into the cold of the Hudson River Valley, the Los Angeles Times reported. He lived there with Amanda and their three kids in a Victorian home decorated for Christmas in evergreen garlands and big red bows. His crustacean character Sebastian's alter-ego seems almost out of place in such a traditional environment, which is a testament to his and Disney's animators' abilities.

Wright, then 42, along with Amanda and the kids lived in “a little town in Upstate New York, so beautiful you think you’re living in a Disney cartoon. Tree-lined streets, a little river below the hill--my heart breaks whenever I leave it.”

“Every time I pass one, I genuflect and say, ‘Thank you for the house, my kids' education, and the fact that we don't have to eat cheese grits anymore,” Wright says of the collection of little red crabs he keeps inside the house, another Los Angeles Times report stated.

Wright created the Hudson Valley Conservatory in 1994 with his wife Amanda and Pamela A. Murphy, which offers acting, music, and dance classes in the Hudson Valley area. Today, the school is still going strong, The Disinsider reported.

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