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FAY WRAY BEFORE "KING KONG"

Mention the name Fay Wray and immediately a picture of Ann Darrow being held by "King Kong" comes to mind. An image reinforced within our minds from Richard O'Brien's lyrics for "Science Fiction Double Feature" in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show":

Then something went wrong For Fay Wray and King Kong They got caught in a celluloid jam





Prior to the release of "King Kong" on March 2, 1933 Fay Wray had appeared in a combination of 52 other motion pictures and shorts. These films would include two classic horror movies and two previous productions by the team of Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Shoedsack.

This is a look at the actress who would forever be known as "Ann Darrow", before she was seen as the "Beauty" to Kong's "Beast". I am not going into details on each of those 52 films, but besides the four I just alluded too are many interesting roles that I will specifically mention.

Vina Fay Wray was born on …