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Barbershop actor Carl Wright dies
Carl Wright
Carl Wright made his first film, Soul Food, in 1997
Actor Carl Wright, who starred in Barbershop and Big Momma's House, has died of cancer at the age of 75.

He passed away at his home in Chicago on Saturday, according to his daughter, Kia Wright.

Before launching his film career in the 1997 movie Soul Food, he travelled the world working as a tap dancer. He was also a comedian and songwriter.

"He's done so many things," Ms Wright said. "He worked with everyone from Elvis Presley to Frank Sinatra."

Wright is survived by his wife, Shirley, by three daughters and one grand-daughter.




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