Fay Wray

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  • Birth Name: Vina Fay Wray
  • Birth Place: Cardston, Alberta, Canada
  • Died: August 8, 2004
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Once known as the "Queen of Scream" for her roles in horror films, and "Queen of the Bs" for the many B-list films she made.
  • Many of the screams and shrieks recorded for her career-changing role in 1933's King Kong were later used in other horror films.
  • Published her autobiography, On the Other Hand: A Life Story, in 1989.
  • Turned down the role of the older Rose in 1997's Titanic. 
  • Two days after her death in 2004, the lights of the Empire State Building were dimmed for 15 minutes in her honor, as King Kong had made unforgettable use of the building.
  • Has a fountain named after her in the town of her birth in Canada.
  • In 2006, her likeness (along with that of, naturally, the Empire State Building) made its appearance on a Canadian postage stamp.

Relationships

  • Vina Marguerite Jones Wray — Mother
  • Joseph Herber Wray — Father
  • John Wray — Brother
  • Willow Wray — Sister
  • Victoria Riskin — Daughter
  • Vaida Wray — Sister
  • Robert Riskin — Husband (deceased)
  • Susan Saunders — Daughter
  • Robert Riskin Jr. — Son
  • Sanford Rothenberg — Husband (deceased)
  • John Monk Saunders — Ex-husband
  • Vivien Wray — Sister

Details

  • Birth Name: Vina Fay Wray
  • Birth Place: Cardston, Alberta, Canada
  • Died: August 8, 2004
  • Profession: Actor

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