: All my life I've written something, I've always cared much more about writing than I do about acting.
Canadian-born Fay Wray was brought up in Los Angeles and entered films at an early age.
She was barely in her teens when she started working as an extra. She began her career as a heroine in westerns at Universal during the silent era.
In 1926 the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers selected 13 young starlets it deemed most likely to succeed in pictures. Fay was chosen as one of these starlets,
Perhaps no one in the history of pictures could scream more dramatically than Fay, and she really put on a show in "Kong". Her character provided a combination of sex appeal, vulnerability and lung capacity as she was stalked by the giant beast all the way to the top of the Empire State Building.
That was as far as Fay would rise, however, as this was, after all, just another horror movie. After "Kong", she began a slow decline that put her into low-budget action films by the mid '30s.
After the success of King Kong, Wray appeared in more minor film roles and on television, leading to her final role in 1980.