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Fay Wray

Publicity photo for King Kong, ca. 1933
Birth name Vina Fay Wray
Born September 15, 1907
Cardston, Alberta, Canada
Died August 8, 2004 (aged 96)
New York, New York, USA

Vina Fay Wray (September 15, 1907August 8, 2004) was a CanadianAmerican actress. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1216x1443, 287 KB) Studio publicity photo of actress Fay Wray in her most famous movie King Kong. ... This is about the original movie and novel. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A town in southern Alberta, Canada. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... NY redirects here. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

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Early life

Wray was born on a ranch near Cardston, Alberta, Canada to Elvina Marguerite Jones, who was from Salt Lake City, Utah, and Joseph Heber Wray, who was from Kingston upon Hull, UK.[1] Her family moved to the United States when she was three. Although Wray's autobiography discusses her Mormon parentage and makes it clear that she was culturally Mormon, she was apparently never baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Wray's family lived in predominantly Mormon communities in Alberta, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah before settling in Los Angeles, California, where she got her first film work in Hal Roach comedy shorts and in low-budget westerns in the early 1920s. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... Hull or Kingston upon Hull is a British city situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary. ... According to Latter Day Saint belief, Mormon is the name of the compiler of the book of scripture known as the Book of Mormon. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Harold Eugene Roach, Sr. ...


Career

Wray gained media attention when she was selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1926, which resulted in a contract at Paramount Pictures. The WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1932. ... // August - Warner Brothers debuts the first Vitaphone film, Don Juan. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ...


In 1928, director Erich von Stroheim cast Wray as the main female lead in his troubled production of The Wedding March, which sent Hollywood in a buzz for its high budget and production values. It was a financial failure, but it gave Wray her first lead role. See also: 1927 in film 1928 1929 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Although some movies released in 1928 had sound, most were still silent. ... Erich von Stroheim (September 22, 1885 – May 12, 1957) was a filmmaker and actor, noted for his arrogant Teutonic character parts. ... The Wedding March is a 1928 film. ...


She is best remembered for her role as Ann Darrow, the blonde seductress of a gigantic, prehistoric gorilla in the classic horror/adventure film King Kong (1933). She wore a blonde wig over her naturally dark hair for the role. Fay Wray as Ann Darrow in the 1933 version of King Kong. ... 1922s Nosferatu Horror films are films of the horror genre that are designed to elicit fright, fear, terror, disgust or horror from viewers. ... The quintessential adventure film. ... This is about the original movie and novel. ...


She continued in films but by the early 1940s her appearances grew sporadic. She appeared frequently on television making her final appearance in 1980. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Her autobiography, On the Other Hand (ISBN 0-312-02265-4), was published in 1988.


In the later years of her life, Wray continued to make public appearances, and was a guest at the 70th Academy Awards, where the show's host, Billy Crystal introduced her and paid tribute to her film legacy. The 70th Academy Awards were noted for their high ratings and the 11 wins racked up by the Best Picture, Titanic. ... For the American political commentator, see William Kristol. ...


Wray was approached to appear in a small cameo for the film King Kong (2005), and also met with Naomi Watts who was to play the Ann Darrow role. Before filming commmenced, Wray died in her sleep in her Manhattan home, and was interred at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California. After her death was announced the lights on the Empire State Building were extinguished for 15 minutes in her memory. King Kong is the 2005 remake of the original 1933 King Kong film about a fictional giant ape called Kong. ... Naomi Ellen Watts (born September 28, 1968) is a British-Australian actress known for her roles in Mulholland Dr., the film remakes of The Ring and King Kong, as well as her Academy Award-nominated role in the film 21 Grams. ... Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywood district of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York, NY on the intersection of 5th Ave and W 34th Street. ...


For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Fay Wray has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6349 Hollywood Blvd. She received a posthumous star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto on June 5, 2005. A small park near Lee's Creek on Main Street in Cardston, Alberta, is named "Fay Wray Park" in her honor. The small sign at the edge of the park on Main Street has a silhouette of King Kong on it. 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. A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Canadas Walk of Fame acknowledges the achievements and accomplishments of successful Canadians. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Canada Post logo Canada Post (French: Postes Canada) is a Canadian postal service operated as an independent crown corporation. ... A selection of Hong Kong postage stamps A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. ...


Richard O'Brien paid a tribute to Fay Wray in the musical Rocky Horror Picture Show. In the song "Rose Tint My World," Frank-n-Furter sings:


Whatever happened,to Fay Wray?/ that delicate, satin-draped frame / as it clung to her thigh / how i started to cry / 'cause i wanted to be dressed just the same


Personal life

Wray was married three times, to John Monk Saunders, Robert Riskinand Dr. Sanford Rothenberg Robert Riskin (March 30, 1897–September 20, 1955) was an American screenwriter and playwright, best known for his collaborations with director-producer Frank Capra. ...


She had three children, Susan Saunders, Victoria Riskin, Robert Riskin Jr.


She became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1935. Naturalization is the process whereby a person becomes a national of a nation, or a citizen of a country, other than the one of his birth. ...


Filmography

  • Gasoline Love (1923) (short subject)
  • Thundering Landlords (1925) (short subject)
  • No Father to Guide Him (1925) (short subject)
  • The Coast Patrol (1925)
  • Sure-Mike (1925) (short subject)
  • What Price Goofy (1925) (short subject)
  • Isn't Life Terrible? (1925) (short subject)
  • Chasing the Chaser (1925) (short subject)
  • Madame Sans Jane (1925) (short subject)
  • Unfriendly Enemies (1925) (short subject)
  • Your Own Back Yard (1925) (short subject)
  • Moonlight and Noses (1925) (short subject)
  • Should Sailors Marry? (1925) (short subject)
  • WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1926 (1926) (short subject)
  • One Wild Time (1926) (short subject)
  • Don Key (A Son of a Burro) (1926) (short subject)
  • The Man in the Saddle (1926)
  • Don't Shoot (1926) (short subject)
  • The Wild Horse Stampede (1926)
  • The Saddle Tramp (1926) (short subject)
  • The Show Cowpuncher (1926) (short subject)
  • Lazy Lightning (1926)
  • Loco Luck (1927)
  • A One Man Game (1927)
  • Spurs and Saddles (1927)
  • A Trip Through the Paramount Studio (1927) (short subject)
  • The Honeymoon (1928) (unreleased)
  • The Legion of the Condemned (1928)
  • Street of Sin (1928)
  • The First Kiss (1928)
  • The Wedding March (1928)
  • Thunderbolt (1929)
  • The Four Feathers (1929)
  • Pointed Heels (1929)
  • Behind the Make-Up (1930)
  • Paramount on Parade (1930)
  • The Texan (1930)
  • The Border Legion (1930)
  • The Sea God (1930)
  • Captain Thunder (1930)
  • The Conquering Horde (1931)
  • Three Rogues (1931)
  • The Slippery Pearls (1931) (short subject)
  • Dirigible (1931)
  • The Finger Points (1931)
  • The Lawyer's Secret (1931)
  • The Unholy Garden (1931)
  • Hollywood on Parade (1932) (short subject)
  • Stowaway (1932)
  • Doctor X (1932)
  • The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
  • The Vampire Bat (1933)
  • Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
  • King Kong (1933)
  • Below the Sea (1933)
  • Ann Carver's Profession (1933)
  • The Woman I Stole (1933)
  • Shanghai Madness (1933)
  • The Big Brain (1933)
  • One Sunday Afternoon (1933)
  • The Bowery (1933)
  • Master of Men (1933)
  • The Clairvoyant (1934)
  • Madame Spy (1934)
  • The Countess of Monte Cristo (1934)
  • Once to Every Woman (1934)
  • Viva Villa! (1934)
  • The Affairs of Cellini (1934)
  • Black Moon (1934)
  • The Richest Girl in the World (1934)
  • Cheating Cheaters (1934)
  • Woman in the Dark (1934)
  • Come Out of the Pantry (1935)
  • Mills of the Gods (1935)
  • Bulldog Jack (1935)
  • White Lies (1935)
  • When Knight Were Bold (1936)
  • Roaming Lady (1936)
  • They Met in a Taxi (1936)
  • It Happened in Hollywood (1937)
  • Murder in Greenwich Village (1937)
  • The Jury's Secret (1938)
  • Smashing the Spy Ring (1939)
  • Navy Secrets (1939)
  • Wildcat Bus (1940)
  • Melody for Three (1941)
  • Adam Had Four Sons (1941)
  • Not a Ladies' Man (1942)
  • Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953)
  • Small Town Girl (1953)
  • Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
  • The Cobweb (1955)
  • Queen Bee (1955)
  • Rock, Pretty Baby (1956)
  • Crime of Passion (1957)
  • Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
  • Summer Love (1958)
  • Dragstrip Riot (1958)
  • Gideons Trumpet(1980)
  • Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997) (documentary)
  • Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003) (documentary)

The First Kiss was a painting created by artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1873. ... The Wedding March is a 1928 film. ... Thunderbolt is a 1929 film noir which tells the story of a criminal, facing execution, who wants to kill the man in the next cell for being in love with his girlfriend. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require restructuring. ... The Texan is a minor fictional character in the classic novel Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, and is the title for Chapter 1. ... a Western Novel by Zane Grey(1872-1939) Jack Kells was a remorseless killer, head of a gang that ravaged the southern border. ... The Stolen Jools is a short comedy film made in 1931. ... Dirigible is Frank Capras 1931 adventure movie about the competition to reach the South Pole between a French Airship and U.S. naval fixed-wing pilots. ... A stowaway (also stoweaway) is a person who travels illegally, by airplane, bus, ship or train. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Action Man. ... The Most Dangerous Game is a 1932 film adaptation of the 1924 short story of the same name by Richard Connell. ... The Vampire Bat is a 1933 horror movie starring Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas and Dwight Frye. ... Mystery of the Wax Museum is a mystery/horror Technicolor film released in 1933, and directed by Michael Curtiz. ... This is about the original movie and novel. ... The Bowery (1933) is a classic period film about the Lower East Side of Manhattan at the turn of the century. ... The Spider was the violent, relentless hero of a pulp magazine series produced by Popular Publications from 1933 to 1943. ... The Clairvoyant (also known as The Evil Mind) is a 1934 film starring Claude Rains and Fay Wray, and directed by Maurice Elvey. ... Viva Villa! is a 1934 movie that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... The Affairs of Cellini is a 1934 comedy film which tells the story of the amorous Benvenuto Cellini and his various love affairs. ... In astronomy, the term black moon is neither well known nor frequently used. ... Bulldog Jack is a 1935 film produced by Gaumont International, directed by Walter Forde and starring Jack Hulbert, Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson; it also starred Atholl Fleming as Bulldog Drummond. ... A lie is an intentionally false statement. ... Adam Had Four Sons is a 1941 drama and romance film about one of the sons wife cheats on David her husband while he is at war and has an affair with his older brother Jack. ... Small Town Girl is the debut album of country singer Kellie Pickler, which was released on October 31, 2006. ... The Cobweb is a 1955 MGM film with an elite cast, revolving around the disturbing psyches of inmates and staff members at a posh psychiatric clinic. ... Queen Bee is a film released in 1955. ... A crime of passion, in popular usage, refers to a crime in which the perpetrator commits a crime, specially assault or murder, against a spouse or other loved one due to sudden jealous rage or heartbreak rather than as a premeditated crime. ... Summer Love is a song written by Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosley, and Nate Hills, released as the fourth single from Timberlakes second album FutureSex/LoveSounds. ...

See also

Motion pictures have been a part of the Canadians. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://www.wargs.com/other/wrayf.html

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Fay Wray - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (760 words)
Wray's family lived in predominantly Mormon communities in Alberta, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah before settling in Los Angeles, California, where she got her first film work in Hal Roach comedy shorts and in low-budget westerns in the early 1920s.
Wray gained media attention when she was selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1926, which landed her a contract at Paramount Pictures.
Wray died at her apartment in Manhattan, New York at the age of 96 of natural causes on August 8, 2004, and was interred at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California.
Telegraph | News | Fay Wray (1528 words)
Vina Fay Wray, the fourth child in a family of six, was born at a ranch-house in Alberta, in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies on September 15 1907.
Fay's eldest sister died in the influenza epidemic of 1918; and, because Fay's own health was considered frail, she was somewhat recklessly sent, at the age of 14, to live in Los Angeles with a young photographer named William Mortensen, who was a friend of her second sister, Willow.
Fay Wray went to New York to star in his musical play Nikki, which flopped but which introduced her to Cary Grant, who was still called Archie Leach ("Cary" was the name of his character in the play).
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