Now Wright shares the story of being reunited with actress Lynne Moody after 50 years in what reads like a perfect Hollywood ending, according to NBC’s “Today”.
“I grew up watching my mom on TV and didn’t even know it,” Wright said on the morning show. “’This is my mom’ – that was our must see TV. We all sat down and watched ‘this is my mom’ every week, and who knew?
The series ran for two seasons on ABC from 1974 to 1975.
Wright said she knew very little about Moody, who was 18 when she gave birth and had a closed adoption.
But encouraged by her son a few years ago to do genetic testing, Wright first tracked down an uncle who told her the family had been looking for her for all these years and brought her to Moody, who like her daughter, lived in Los Angeles.
Moody called his biological daughter.
“A voice on the other end said, ‘Is this my daughter?’ And then I just said, ‘Oh, my God, is that my mom?’ Wright said. “And then she said, ‘Yes, honey, she’s your mother.’ It was just the most indescribable feeling. “
It was a deep connection for Moody, who never had any other children and never thought she would reunite with her beloved child.
“When I found out that she was my daughter, at that point, it was like I was giving birth,” Moody said. “Because I lost my legs, I was on the floor in a fetal position, screaming and crying. I didn’t know how deep this hole was. “
And the actress best known for her roles in the “Roots” and “Knots Landing” television series had a message for Mother’s Day for everyone.
“Life is full of surprises sometimes, so hang in there no matter what your situation is,” she says. “Be open to miracles, be open to surprises, and keep the faith. “