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Fay Wray is a Actor and Scriptwriter Canadienne born on 15 september 1907 at Cardston (Canada)

Fay Wray

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Birth name Vina Fay Wray
Nationality Canada
Birth 15 september 1907 at Cardston (Canada)
Death 8 august 2004 (at 96 years) at New York City (USA)

Vina Fay Wray (September 15, 1907 – August 8, 2004) was a Canadian-born American actress most noted for playing the female lead in King Kong. Through an acting career that spanned 57 years, Wray attained international renown as an actress in horror movie roles. She was one of the first "scream queens".

After appearing in minor movie roles, Wray gained media attention being selected as one of the "WAMPAS Baby Stars". This led to Wray being contracted to Paramount Pictures as a teenager, where she made more than a dozen movies. After leaving Paramount, she signed deals with various film companies, being cast in her first horror film roles among many other types of roles, including in The Bowery (1933) and Viva Villa (1934), both huge productions starring Wallace Beery. For RKO Radio Pictures, Inc., she starred in the film with which she is most identified, King Kong (1933). After the success of King Kong, Wray made numerous appearances in both film and television before retiring in 1980.


Wray was married three times – to the writers John Monk Saunders and Robert Riskin and to the neurosurgeon Dr. Sanford Rothenberg (January 28, 1919 – January 4, 1991).

She had three children: Susan Saunders, Victoria Riskin, and Robert Riskin, Jr. She became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1933.

In her autobiography On The Other Hand: A Life Story she declares herself a Republican.

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Filmography of Fay Wray (78 films)

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The Clairvoyant, 1h33
Directed by Maurice Elvey, Armand Mastroianni
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Perry King, Fay Wray, Claude Rains, Elizabeth Kemp, Jane Baxter, Mary Clare
Rating55% 2.755252.755252.755252.755252.75525
After the body of murdered woman is found, nude and handcuffed, floating down the Hudson River in New York, a string of murders occur by an unseen serial killer who kills men by handcuffing them before killing them. Mac, a TV talk-show host, and Larry, a police detective, team up to try to find the killer and seek help from Virna, a clairvayant young artist, who draws visions of the murders before they happen. As Mac and Larry try to establish a connection between the victims and the first female victim, who may have been sexually involved all of the male victims, Virna's further visions begin to point to her as the next victim as she unknowingly closes in on the killer's identity.
Murder by Death, 1h34
Directed by Robert Moore
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Elsa Lanchester
Roles Door Bell (archive sound) (uncredited)
Rating72% 3.6487353.6487353.6487353.6487353.648735
A group of five renowned detectives, each accompanied by a relative or associate, is invited to "dinner and a murder" by the mysterious Lionel Twain. Having lured his guests to his mansion managed by a blind butler named Jamessir Bensonmum, who is later joined by a deaf-mute cook named Yetta, Twain announces that it is in fact he who is the greatest detective in the world. In order to prove his claim, he challenges the guests to solve a murder which will take place at midnight; a reward of $1 million will be presented to the winner. The house is then electronically sealed off; doors, windows, etc.
Summer Love, 1h25
Directed by Charles F. Haas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors John Saxon, Fay Wray, Lara Harris, Edward Platt, Rod McKuen, Shelley Fabares
Roles Beth Daley
Rating61% 3.0864253.0864253.0864253.0864253.086425
Jimmy Daley and his band mates, Mike and Ox, land a performing date in Lake Tahoe, California. His father, a doctor, gives his approval, although he is concerned about Jimmy neglecting his education for music. Joan Wright, his girlfriend, is sorry to see Jimmy leave, but he gives her a bus ticket and invites her to come visit.
Dragstrip Riot, 1h8
Directed by David Bradley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Gary Clarke, Fay Wray, Yvonne Fedderson, Connie Stevens, Joan Chandler, Steve Ihnat
Roles Norma Martin
Rating50% 2.503242.503242.503242.503242.50324
In a beach community near Malibu, California, a teenager promises his mom he won't get into any more fights — especially like the one that put him in jail a few months back. But when a motorcycle gang begin harassing his drag-racing pals, all hell breaks loose. During the fight one of the cyclists is sent hurtling over a cliff, the teen gets the blame and then attempts to prove his innocence.
Tammy and the Bachelor, 1h29
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Debbie Reynolds, Walter Brennan, Leslie Nielsen, Mala Powers, Sidney Blackmer, Adam West
Roles Mrs. Brent
Rating68% 3.447733.447733.447733.447733.44773
Tambrey "Tammy" Tyree (Debbie Reynolds) is a seventeen-year-old girl living in a houseboat in
Crime of Passion, 1h24
Directed by Gerd Oswald
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray, Virginia Grey, Royal Dano
Roles Alice Pope
Rating63% 3.1982553.1982553.1982553.1982553.198255
Kathy Ferguson (Stanwyck) is a San Francisco newspaper advice columnist. One day, Lieutenant Bill Doyle (Hayden), a Los Angeles police detective, and his partner, Captain Charlie Alidos (Royal Dano), track a fugitive wanted for murder to San Francisco. He meets Kathy and they fall in love. She manages to gain the female fugitive's trust and locate her. Kathy's resulting front page story leads to an offer of a big job in New York City, but she abandons her career, marries Doyle and moves to Los Angeles.
Hell on Frisco Bay, 1h38
Directed by Frank Tuttle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson, Joanne Dru, William Demarest, Jayne Mansfield, Paul Stewart
Roles Kay Stanley
Rating63% 3.192193.192193.192193.192193.19219
After five years in San Quentin prison, former policeman Steve Rollins is released. Unjustly convicted of manslaughter in an arrested man's death, Steve is met by a friend from the force, Dan Bianco, and by wife Marcia, whom he shuns because she has been unfaithful to him.
Queen Bee
Queen Bee (1955)
, 1h35
Directed by Ranald MacDougall
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Joan Crawford, John Ireland, Betsy Palmer, Barry Sullivan, Fay Wray, Lucy Marlow
Roles Sue McKinnon
Rating66% 3.34713.34713.34713.34713.3471
Eva Phillips (Joan Crawford) dominates her Georgia mansion and her husband Avery (Barry Sullivan), an alcoholic mill owner who hates his wife. A cousin, Jennifer Stewart (Lucy Marlow), is pressured into moving in with the family, and she watches in horror as Eva maneuvers to prevent the marriage of Avery's sister Carol (Betsy Palmer) to Judson Prentiss (John Ireland). Carol tells Jennifer to watch out for Eva, and that she read a book about bees and feels that Eva is like a queen bee who stings all her competitors to death. Jennifer refuses to believe such bad sentiments about Eva, and eventually becomes the putative personal assistant to Eva.
The Cobweb
The Cobweb (1955)
, 2h14
Directed by Vincente Minnelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Melodrama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Mabel Albertson, Charles Boyer, Gloria Grahame, Lillian Gish
Roles Edna Devanal
Rating62% 3.1474853.1474853.1474853.1474853.147485
Dr. Stewart McIver (Richard Widmark) is now in charge of a psychiatric facility, one run for many years by medical director Dr. Douglas Devanal (Charles Boyer).
Treasure of the Golden Condor, 1h30
Directed by Delmer Daves
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Actors Cornel Wilde, Constance Smith, Finlay Currie, Walter Hampden, Anne Bancroft, George Macready
Roles Annette, Marquise de St. Malo
Rating60% 3.049933.049933.049933.049933.04993
Jean-Paul (Cornel Wilde), is a Frenchman, who is cheated of his birthright by his deceitful uncle Marquis de St. Malo (George Macready).
Small Town Girl, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Jane Powell, Farley Granger, Ann Miller, S.Z. Sakall, Billie Burke, Robert Keith
Roles Mrs. Gordon Kimbell
Rating63% 3.1958353.1958353.1958353.1958353.195835
Rick Belrow Livingston (Farley Granger), in love with self-obsessed Broadway star Lisa (Ann Miller), is sentenced to 30 days in jail for speeding through a small town. Quite by accident, he meets the daughter of the judge, Cindy Kimbell (Jane Powell). He persuades her to let him out for one night, so that he can visit Lisa on the premise he is seeing his "poor sick mother" (Billie Burke) on her birthday. After tracking him down and bringing him back to town, Cindy starts to fall for Livingston, but Dr. Schlemmer (S.Z. Sakall) wants her to marry his son (Bobby Van) even though he desperately wants a career on Broadway.