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Fay Wray

Vina Fay Wray was a Canadian-born American actress. Born on a ranch near Cardston, Alberta, her family moved to the United States when she was three. They lived in Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah before settling in California.

Wray gained media attention when she was selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1926.

She is best remembered for her role as the blonde seductress of a gigantic, prehistoric gorilla in the classic horror/adventure film King Kong (1933).

Wray also appeared in over a hundred other films, mostly in the 1930s, including The Wedding March (1928), The Four Feathers (1929), The Most Dangerous Game (1933), The Vampire Bat (1933), and The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933). She also appeared in Viva Villa, The Texan, The Conquering Horde, One Sunday Afternoon, and Dr. X. Later in her career, Wray appeared in Small Town Girl, Tammy and the Bachelor, and Summer Love.

Wray was married to John Monk Saunders, Robert Riskin, and Dr. Sanford Rothenberg. She is the mother of Susan Saunders, and Victoria and Robert Riskin Jr.

Her autobiography On the Other Hand ISBN 0312022654 was published in 1988.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Fay Wray Facts

Birth NameVina Fay Wray
OccupationActress
BirthdaySeptember 15, 1907
SignVirgo
BirthplaceCardston, Alberta, Canada
Date of deathAugust 8, 2004 (age 96)
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Fay Wray compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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