Fay Wray

Name:
Fay Wray
Age:
96
Date of Birth:
Sep 15, 1907
Occupation:
Actress
Spouse:
John Monk Saunders, (m. 1928; Div. 1939),Robert Riskin , (m. 1942; D. 1955),Sanford Rothenberg, (m. 1971; D. 1991)
Children:
Susan Riskin,Victoria Riskin,Robert Riskin, Jr.
Years active:
1923–1980
Died:
Aug 8, 2004
Resting place:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery In Los Angeles, California

Fay Wray - Biography Summary


Vina Fay Wray (September 15, 1907 – August 8, 2004) was a Canadian-American actress most noted for starring as Ann Darrow in the 1933 film King Kong. Through an acting career that spanned nearly six decades, Wray attained international recognition as an actress in horror films. She has been dubbed one of the first "scream queens".

After appearing in minor film roles, Wray gained media attention after being selected as one of the "WAMPAS Baby Stars" in 1926. This led to her being contracted to Paramount Pictures as a teenager, where she made more than a dozen feature films. After leaving Paramount, she signed deals with various film companies, being cast in her first horror film roles, in addition to many other types of roles, including in The Bowery (1933) and Viva Villa (1934), both of which starred Wallace Beery. For RKO Radio Pictures, Inc., she starred in the film for which she is most identified, King Kong (1933). After the success of King Kong, Wray made numerous appearances in both film and television, before retiring in 1980.



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