Mary Astor
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Dolores del Rio
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Janet Gaynor
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Mary Brian
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Joan Crawford
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Empire State Building
Robert Riskin
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Fay Wray

Knowledge Identifier: +Fay_Wray


Fay Wray

Canadian-American actress most noted for playing the female lead in King Kong add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1907.

Countries: United States (67%), Utah (11%), Canada (6%)

Main connections: Mary Astor, Dolores del Rio, Janet Gaynor

Linked to: Paramount Pictures, Republican Party, Universal Studios, American Broadcasting Company




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Fay Wray was born in 1907 add something


B2 and moved to Lark, Utah, in 1914 add something


In 1919, they moved to Salt Lake City again, before moving to Hollywood , California, where Fay attended Hollywood High School add something


In the 1920s, Wray landed a major role in the silent film "The Coast Patrol" , as well as uncredited bit parts at the Hal Roach Studios add something


She was the only 1920s Hollywood actress in attendance that evening add something


Henry Hathaway - During the remainder of the 1920s, Hathaway learned his craft as an assistant, helping direct future stars such as Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Fay Wray, Walter_Huston, Clara Bow, and Noah Beery


In 1923, Wray appeared in her first film at the age of 16, landing a role in a short historical film sponsored by a local newspaper add something


In 1926, American film association the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers selected Wray as one of the "WAMPAS Baby Stars", a group of women who they believed to be on the threshold of movie stardom add something


Dolores del Rio - Immediately she was selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1926, along with fellow newcomers Joan Crawford, Mary Astor, Janet Gaynor, Fay Wray and others


Edna Marion - In 1926, Edna Marion was named one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars, along with Mary Astor, Mary Brian, Dolores Costello, Joan Crawford, Dolores del Río, Janet Gaynor, and Fay Wray


Mary Brian - She was named one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1926, along with Mary Astor, Dolores Costello, Joan Crawford, Dolores del Río, Janet Gaynor, and Fay Wray


Mary Astor - She was named one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1926, along with Mary Brian, Dolores Costello, Joan Crawford, Dolores del Río, Janet Gaynor, and Fay Wray


The following year in 1927, Wray was signed to a contract with Paramount Pictures In 1928, director Erich von Stroheim cast Wray as the main female lead in his film "The Wedding March", released under Paramount, a film noted for its high budget and production values add something


Empire State Building - After the death of actress Fay Wray in late 2004, the building stood in complete darkness for 15 minutes


Mary Carlisle - In 1934, Carlisle was featured opposite Ralph Bellamy and Fay Wray in "Once to Every Woman", based on a story by A.J. Cronin


She continued to star in various films, but by the early 1940s, her appearances became less frequent add something


She retired from acting in 1942, after her second marriage add something


Wray was cast in the 1953-1954 ABC situation comedy, "The Pride of the Family", as Catherine Morrison add something


Republic Pictures - From 1953 to 1954 Republic produced "The Pride of the Family", a situation comedy on ABC starring Paul Hartman, Fay Wray and Natalie Wood


Robert Riskin - Upon his death on September 20, 1955, Riskin was in the 13th year of marriage to actress Fay Wray


Wray appeared in three episodes of CBS's courtroom drama "Perry Mason", the first of which was "The Case Of The Prodigal Parent" aired June 7, 1958 add something


Also in 1959, she appeared in an episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" add something


In 1959, she played Tula Marsh in the episode "The Second Happiest Day" of the CBS anthology series "Playhouse 90" add something


In 1960, she appeared as Clara in the episode "Who Killed Cock Robin-" of the ABC detective series "77 Sunset Strip" add something


And in 1963, she played as Mrs. Brubaker in the episode "You're So Smart, Why Can't You Be Good-" episode of the NBC medical drama about psychiatry, "The Eleventh Hour" add something


After the success of "King Kong", Wray appeared in many major movie roles and on television, finishing her acting career in 1980 add something


In 1988, her autobiography, "On the Other Hand", was published add something


In her later years, she visited the Empire State Building frequently, once visiting in 1991 as a guest of honor at the building's 60th anniversary, and in May 2004, which was among her last public appearances add something


She was approached by James Cameron to play the part of "Rose Dawson Calvert" for his 1997 blockbuster Titanic with Kate Winslet to play her younger self, but she turned down the role and the part of Rose was given to Gloria Stuart add something


Palm Beach International Film Festival - Wray was honored with a "Legend in Film" award at the 2003 Palm Beach International Film Festival add something


In 2004, Wray was approached by director Peter Jackson to appear in a small cameo for the 2005 remake of "King Kong" add something

Fay Wray died in 2004 add something


Before filming of the remake commenced, Wray died in her sleep of natural causes on August 8, 2004, in her Manhattan apartment add something


She received a star posthumously on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto on June 5, 2005 add something


Merian C. Cooper - In the 2005 remake of "King Kong", upon learning that Fay Wray was not available because she was making a film at RKO, Carl Denham replies, "Cooper, huh- I might have known


In May 2006, Wray became one of the first four entertainers to ever be honored by Canada Post by being featured on a postage stamp add something