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Fay Wray

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Source: Wikipedia

Vina Fay Wray (September 15, 1907 – August 8, 2004) was a Canadian-born American actress most noted for playing the female lead in King Kong. Through an acting career that spanned 57 years, Wray attained international renown as an actress in horror movie roles. She was one of the first "scream queens".

Fact file

  • Born: Vina Fay Wray September 15, 1907 Cardston, Alberta, Canada
  • Died: August 8, 2004 (aged 96) New York City, New York, USA
  • Resting place: Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1923–80
  • Spouse(s): John Monk Saunders (m.1928-39; divorced) Robert Riskin (m.1942-55; his death) Sanford Rothenberg (m.1971-91; his death)
  • Children: Susan Saunders Victoria Riskin Robert Riskin, Jr.

Read more about Fay Wray at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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'It was beauty killed the beast': 'King Kong' back on the big screen
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-03-11 19:21:30
Starring Fay Wray and a giant, brilliantly rendered stop-motion ape, 1933's "King Kong" returns as part of Fathom Events' TCM Big Screen Classics series.

Beyond King Kong: Victoria Riskin shares untold stories of her parents Fay Wray and Robert Riskin
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-03-08 16:00:00
Victoria Riskin's new book, "Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir, shares an inside look at the lives of her famous parents.

Review: 'King Kong,' a giant animatronic ape with soulful eyes, crashes down on Broadway
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-11-09 03:00:00
“King Kong,” the stage animal first seen wreaking havoc in Australia, has arrived on Broadway with a seismic thud and a thundering roar. Just how horrifying is the new show? It has turned a self-respecting drama critic into a screaming Fay Wray. No, I’m not really afraid of being mauled ...

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