Fay Wray

Fay Wray, the blonde beauty who was the undoing of a beast called King Kong in the famous motion picture, died of natural causes in New York City Aug. 8, 2004, according to newspaper reports. Ms. Wray, 96, had other roles in a varied career, but none so indelible as the voluptuous blonde she played in 1933's "King Kong," in which she was snatched by a giant ape and hauled up the length of the Empire State Building.

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  • Born: Sep 15, 1907 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada
  • Death: Aug 8, 2004 in New York, NY