Fay Wray

Fay Wray

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

Lowest Rated: 41% Four Feathers (1929)

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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 56% 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 14% 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 58% 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 No Score Yet Murder in Greenwich Village Kay Cabot/Lucky (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 22% It Happened in Hollywood Gloria Gay (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 43% Bulldog Jack Ann Manders (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 No Score Yet Mills of the Gods Jean Hastings (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 41% The Clairvoyant Rene (Character) - 1935
67% 51% Viva Villa! Teresa (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 29% The Affairs of Cellini Angela (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Evil Mind Rene (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Countess of Monte Cristo Janet Krueger (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 21% Black Moon Gail Hamilton (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 20% Woman in the Dark Louise Loring (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 58% The Richest Girl in the World Sylvia Lockwood (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once to Every Woman Mary Fanshane (Character) - 1934
60% 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% 64% Mystery of the Wax Museum Charlotte Duncan (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 38% One Sunday Afternoon Virginia "Virgie" Brush Barnstead (Character) - 1933
98% 86% King Kong Ann Darrow (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman I Stole Vida Carew (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 42% The Bowery Lucy Calhoun (Character) - 1933
75% 48% Doctor X Joanne Xavier (Character) - 1932
100% 73% The Most Dangerous Game Eve Trowbridge (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 57% Dirigible Helen Pierce (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Conquering Horde Taisie Lockhart (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unholy Garden Camille de Jonghe (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
41% 65% Four Feathers Ethne Eustace (Character) - 1929
67% 46% Thunderbolt Ritzy (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pointed Heels Lora Nixon (Character) - 1929
75% 78% 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) 1965 1958-1959
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 No Score Yet The David Niven Show Host 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (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

QUOTES FROM Fay Wray CHARACTERS

Ann Darrow says: Do you always take the pictures you sell?

Carl Denham says: Ever since a trip I made to Africa. I'd have got a swell picture of a charging rhino, but the cameraman got scared. The darn fool, I was right there with a rifle! Seems he didn't trust me to get the rhino before it got him. I haven't fooled with a cameraman since; I do it myself.