Fay Wray biography

Fay Wray

Actor, Film actor

1907 – 2004

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Who was Fay Wray?

Fay Wray was a Canadian-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.

After appearing in minor movie roles, Wray gained media attention being selected as one of the "WAMPAS Baby Stars". This led to Wray being contracted to Paramount Pictures as a teenager, where she made more than a dozen movies. After leaving Paramount, she signed deals with various film companies, being cast in her first horror film roles among many other types of roles, including in The Bowery and Viva Villa, both huge productions starring Wallace Beery. For RKO Radio Pictures, Inc., she starred in the film with which she is most identified, King Kong. After the success of King Kong, Wray appeared in many major movie roles and on television, finishing her acting career in 1980.

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Born
Sep 15, 1907
Cardston
Also known as
  • Vina Fay Wray
  • The Queen of Scream
  • Queen of the Bs
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Mormonism
Nationality
  • Canada
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Hollywood High School
Died
Aug 8, 2004
New York City
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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