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Fay Wray

Actor
Female
Born Sep 15, 1907

Fay Wray was a Canadian-American actress most noted for playing the female lead in King Kong. Through an acting career that spanned 57 years, Wray attained international stardom as an actress in horror film roles, leading to many considering her as the first "scream queen". After appearing in minor film roles, Wray gained media attention being selected as one of the "WAMPAS Baby Stars".… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1907 Birth Born on September 15, 1907.
1912 4 Years Old Her family returned to the United States a few years after she was born; they moved to Salt Lake City in 1912 and moved to Lark, Utah in 1914.

TEENAGE

1919 11 Years Old In 1919, the Wray family returned to Salt Lake City, and then relocated to Hollywood, where Fay attended Hollywood High School.
1923 15 Years Old In 1923, Wray appeared in her first film at the age of sixteen, when she landed a role in a short historical film sponsored by a local newspaper. … Read More
1926 18 Years Old In 1926, the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers, selected Wray as one of the "WAMPAS Baby Stars", a group of women who they believed to be on the threshold of movie stardom. … Read More
1927 19 Years Old The following year in 1927, Wray was signed to a contract with Paramount Pictures In 1928, director Erich von Stroheim cast her as the main female lead in his film The Wedding March, released by Paramount. … Read More

THIRTIES

1942 34 Years Old …  She retired from acting in 1942, after her second marriage. … Read More

FORTIES

1953 45 Years Old Wray was cast in the 1953-54 ABC situation comedy, The Pride of the Family, as Catherine Morrison. … Read More

FIFTIES

1958 50 Years Old Wray appeared in three episodes of CBS's courtroom drama Perry Mason, the first of which was "The Case Of The Prodigal Parent" (Episode 1-36) aired June 7, 1958.
1959 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1959, she portrayed murder victim Lorna Thomas in "The Case of the Watery Witness". … Read More
1960 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1960, she appeared as Clara in an episode of 77 Sunset Strip, "Who Killed Cock Robin?".
1961 53 Years Old Wray appeared in a 1961 episode of The Real McCoys titled "Theatre in the Barn" S4/Ep23.
1963 55 Years Old In 1963, she played Mrs. Brubaker in the episode "You're So Smart, Why Can't You Be Good?" episode of the NBC medical drama about psychiatry, The Eleventh Hour.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1980 72 Years Old She ended her acting career in the 1980 made-for-television film, Gideon's Trumpet.
1988 80 Years Old In 1988, she published her autobiography, On the Other Hand. … Read More
1991 83 Years Old In 1991, she was crowned Queen of the Beaux Arts Ball presiding with King Herbert Huncke.
1997 89 Years Old She was approached by James Cameron to play the part of "Rose Dawson Calvert" for his 1997 blockbuster Titanic with Kate Winslet to play her younger self, but she turned down the role and the part of Rose was given to Gloria Stuart. … Read More
1998 90 Years Old On October 3, 1998, she appeared at the Pine Bluff Film Festival, which showed "The Wedding March" (with live orchestral accompaniment).
2003 95 Years Old In January 2003, the 95-year old Wray appeared at the 2003 Palm Beach International Film Festival to celebrate the Rick McKay documentary film Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There, where she was also honored with a "Legend in Film" award. … Read More
2004 96 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Wray was approached by director Peter Jackson to appear in a small cameo for the 2005 remake of King Kong. … Read More
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