Fay Wray Dies at 96

Fay Wray, the actress best known for her role as the object of a giant ape’s desire in the 1933 film “King Kong,” died yesterday. She was 96.
Wray died in her Fifth Avenue apartment in New York, the New York Times reported, citing friend Rick McKay.
Wray was born Vina Fay Wray near Cardston, Alberta, on Sept. 15, 1907, one of six children, according to the Internet Movie Database. Raised in Los Angeles, she began her film career at age 16 and appeared in more than 100 films, from “The Coast Patrol” in 1925 to “Gideon’s Trumpet” in 1980 with Henry Fonda.

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