Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Who was Fay wray?

As you may know Fay Wray was the actress on the original King Kong film who played Ann Darrow. She passed away last year at age 96, leaving the world as a Hollywood myth. Here's a small biography.

Vina Fay Wray saw the light of the day on September 15, 1907. Born in Alberta, Canada, Wray appeared since her early teens on movie productions as an extra.

Her most important role during the 20s was for the great movie "The Wedding March" (1928) directed by Erich Von Stroheim.

Thanks to her acting, Fay reached movie stardom and became one of the greatest actresses during the 30s. She appeared in movies like "Thunderbolt" and "The Mystery of the Wax Museum". But those roles where just a prelude for the film that helped her become a myth. Yes, that was King Kong (1933), a film by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.

Form there, she continued working in films until the early 40s, by that time she married screen player Robert Riskin. During the 50s she would continue working but ion television, leaving the big screen.

Fay Wray passed away on August 8, 2004. At age 96.

Related Posts: A Little Bit of the Original King Kong History


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