Robert Wright

Robert Wright


Composer-lyricist Robert Wright who, with writing partner George Forrest, penned lyrics and wrote music for Kismet, Grand Hotel, Song of Norway and other musicals, died at his Miami home of natural causes July 27, 2005, at the age of 90. Wright and Forrest were collaborators since the 1920s, when they were in high school together. They both played piano, and both wrote music and lyrics. The team was still active at the time of Forrest's death in 1999, refining a longtime project, a P.G. Wodehouse-Guy Bolton musical, Betting on Bertie, and developing another long-aborning project, a musical version of Eudora Welty's novella, "The Ponder Heart."

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  • Born: Sep 25, 1914 in Daytona Beach, FL, USA
  • Death: Jul 27, 2005 in Miami, Florida


Drama Desk Award
1990 Outstanding Lyrics Grand Hotel Nominee
1990 Outstanding Music Grand Hotel Nominee
Tony Award
1990 Best Original Score Grand Hotel Nominee