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      Fay Wray

      Fay Wray

      Highest Rated: 100% The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

      Lowest Rated: 60% Viva Villa! (1934)

      Birthday: Sep 15, 1907

      Birthplace: Cardston, Alberta, Canada

      Gripped in the giant hand of "King Kong" (1933) in a simulated New York City on the RKO backlot, Fay Wray emitted screams of terror that reverberated throughout a nation stunned by the Great Depression. By the time the Canadian native was cast in the role of Ann Darrow, human inamorata of the eighth Wonder of the World, Wray was already a successful Hollywood actress whose previous leading men included William Powell, Gary Cooper and Fredric March. Although she had retired in 1942, the death of her second husband, screenwriter Robert Riskin, drove the actress back to work in character parts, including a comedic turn as an affluent hypochondriac in "Tammy and the Bachelor" (1957). An iconic figure in cult film circles, Wray eventually turned her back on performing to enjoy frequent public appearances as herself. Living well into her nineties, Wray turned down the offer to contribute a cameo appearance to director Peter Jackson's 2005 remake of "King Kong" shortly before her death from natural causes in late 2004. Though she appeared in all manner of movies, from dramas and comedies to horror films and the early Westerns in which she had performed her own stunts, Fay Wray would be remembered principally for her most famous role, as well as for the honor of being cinema's first bona fide scream queen.

      Highest rated movies

      100% The Most Dangerous Game
      97% King Kong
      92% Mystery of the Wax Museum
      90% The Legion of the Condemned
      82% Doctor X
      80% Crime of Passion
      80% The Affairs of Cellini
      70% Thunderbolt

      Photos

      KING KONG, Fay Wray, 1933 DOCTOR X, Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill, 1932 THEY MET IN A TAXI, Fay Wray, 1936 KING KONG, Fay Wray, 1933 THE BOWERY, Fay Wray, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved THE WEDDING MARCH, Fay Wray, Erich von Stroheim, 1928 KING KONG, Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, 1933 THE WEDDING MARCH, Fay Wray, ZaSu Pitts, Erich von Stroheim, 1928 KING KONG, Robert Armstrong, Fay Wray, 1933 THE FOUR FEATHERS, Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, 1929 KING KONG, Fay Wray, 1933. BORDER LEGION, Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, 1930 ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON, Roscoe Karns, Fay Wray, Gary Cooper, Frances Fuller, 1933 KING KONG, Fay Wray, 1933 KING KONG, Fay Wray, 1933 IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD, Richard Dix, Fay Wray, 1937 THE LEGION OF THE CONDEMNED, Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, 1928 KING KONG, Fay Wray, 1933 KING KONG, Bruce Cabot, Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, 1933 MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Lionel Atwill, Glenda Farrell, Fay Wray, Allen Vincent, 1933

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 55% Gideon's Trumpet Edna Curtis (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragstrip Riot Norma Martin (Character) - 1958
      80% 33% Crime of Passion Alice Pope (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 83% Tammy and the Bachelor Mrs. Brent (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure of the Golden Condor Annette (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 13% Small Town Girl Mrs. Gordon Kimbell (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Not a Ladies' Man Miss Hunter (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 60% Adam Had Four Sons Molly Stoddard (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Melody for Three Mary Stanley (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wildcat Bus Ted Dawson (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Navy Secrets Carol Mathews (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 20% It Happened in Hollywood Gloria Gay (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Greenwich Village Kay Cabot/Lucky (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet They Met in a Taxi Mary Trenton (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When Knights Were Bold Lady Rowena (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 43% Bulldog Jack Ann Manders (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Clairvoyant Rene (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mills of the Gods Jean Hastings (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 17% Woman in the Dark Louise Loring (Character) - 1934
      60% 47% Viva Villa! Teresa (Character) - 1934
      80% 25% The Affairs of Cellini Angela (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 24% Black Moon Gail Hamilton (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Countess of Monte Cristo Janet Krueger (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 42% The Richest Girl in the World Sylvia Lockwood (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once to Every Woman Mary Fanshane (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 42% The Bowery Lucy Calhoun (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 50% One Sunday Afternoon Virginia "Virgie" Brush Barnstead (Character) - 1933
      97% 86% King Kong Ann Darrow (Character) - 1933
      67% 26% The Vampire Bat Ruth Bertin (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ann Carver's Profession Ann Carver (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Below the Sea Diana Templeton (Character) - 1933
      92% 63% Mystery of the Wax Museum Charlotte Duncan (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman I Stole Vida Carew (Character) - 1933
      100% 73% The Most Dangerous Game Eve Trowbridge (Character) - 1932
      82% 49% Doctor X Joanne Xavier (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 57% Dirigible Helen Pierce (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unholy Garden Camille de Jonghe (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Conquering Horde Taisie Lockhart (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Thunder Ynez (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Finger Points Marcia Collins (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Exactly Gentlemen Lee Carleton (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Texan Consuelo (Character) - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sea God Daisy (Character) - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Makeup Marie Gardoni (Character) - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Border Legion Joan Randall (Character) - 1930
      70% 39% Thunderbolt Ritzy (Character) - 1929
      No Score Yet 100% Four Feathers Ethne Eustace (Character) - 1929
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pointed Heels Lora Nixon (Character) - 1929
      90% No Score Yet The Legion of the Condemned Christine Charteris (Character) - 1928
      64% 81% The Wedding March Mitzi Schrammell (Character) - 1928
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Horse Stampede Jessie Hayden (Character) - 1926
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chasing the Chaser Nursemaid (Character) - 1925

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Lorna Thomas (Guest Star) 1958-1959 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Clara (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Mrs. Nelson (Character) 1958-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Telephone Time Unknown (Character) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956