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"The Warriors," one of the most important cult films of 1979, launched actor Dorsey Wright's career. The Bronx-born Wright played Cleon, the co-founder of the Warriors and identifiable by the leopard-skin do-rag he wore on his head. The role was an important one, and many of the actors from the film would go on to enjoy prolific film careers, but soft-spoken actor Dorsey Wright would play his final film role only five years later in the 1984 film adaptation of John Irving's novel "The Hotel New Hampshire." Following "The Warriors," Wright played Lafayette in a film adaptation of "Hair," and two years later the decidedly small part of Gang Member #4 in "Ragtime." In addition to his film career, Wright was also a part of a theater group based in Long Island City, Queens. The group was called "Theater for the Forgotten" and the project was designed to create performances for shut-ins and others confined to their homes. As part of Theater for the Forgotten, Wright traveled around, putting on plays in New York and New Jersey. While he vocally reprised his role as Cleon for the 2005 video game adaptation of "The Warriors," Wright followed his career as an entertainer with a job working for the New York Transit Authority, while also lending his voice to television and radio commercials.
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