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Old 08-09-04, 02:51 PM
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Fay Wray dead

It was just announced on CNN that she died yesterday of natural causes. She was 96.
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Wow, I just watched King Kong the other night.

She lived a long life though.
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Her death of natural causes I believe. But, Rick James on the other hand...
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Originally posted by devilpants
Her death of natural causes I believe. But, Rick James on the other hand...
Are you trying to tell me that coke isn't natural?
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Although she was forever identified with King Kong she also appeared in several other early 30's horror classics, including The Most Dangerous Game and Mystery of the Wax Museum (which is an "extra" on the House Of Wax DVD).
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I thought she died years ago.
Old 08-09-04, 03:08 PM
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Just heard the news. It's always sad to lose someone, but you can't argue that she had a full life.

I kind of feel like a heel in that one of my first thoughts on hearing of her death was to hope that she had recorded any interviews and commentaries they had planned for the upcoming King Kong DVD release. A woman is dead, and I'm thinking of my DVDs.
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Originally posted by JasonF
Just heard the news. It's always sad to lose someone, but you can't argue that she had a full life.

I kind of feel like a heel in that one of my first thoughts on hearing of her death was to hope that she had recorded any interviews and commentaries they had planned for the upcoming King Kong DVD release. A woman is dead, and I'm thinking of my DVDs.
That's okay. My first thought was "Nuts! I was looking forward to her cameo in Peter Jackson's King Kong."

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I hope they pumped her for all things Kong for its eventual dvd release.
I had hoped she'd cameo in Jackson's Kong. Oh well. RIP.
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"Whatever happened to Fay Wray
That delicate satin draped frame
As it clung to her thigh
How I started to cry
Cause I wanted to be dressed just the same"
Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Are there any other songs that mention Fay Wray?
Old 08-09-04, 04:19 PM
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She's not mentioned in the song, but actors of her generation always remind me of the Kinks' Celluloid Heroes.
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She turned down a cameo in the '76 Kong, and she once told me that, had she been asked to do commentary for The Most Dangerous Game (back when it came out on laserdisc from Roan), she would have declined. I haven't heard whether she did anything for the Kong DVD.

I'm very, very sad today. I'm going to miss her very much. My website will have a board for posting condolences later tonight.
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Sad, but she lived for a helluva long time.

I am almost certain that there was a role PJ intended for her to cameo for in his remake.

At the end of his version (going from his '96 script), the same thing happens as in the original. However, instead of Carl Denham delivering the classic last line, a mysterious old woman walks by the corpse and delivers the line. ("Twas beauty that killed the beast.") I'm willing to be that was written for Ms. Wray.
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Originally posted by Dr. DVD
At the end of his version (going from his '96 script), the same thing happens as in the original. However, instead of Carl Denham delivering the classic last line, a mysterious old woman walks by the corpse and delivers the line. ("Twas beauty that killed the beast.") I'm willing to be that was written for Ms. Wray.
Man, a scene like that would've been worth the price of admission alone.

Too bad.

Be in peace, Fay
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Originally posted by Dr. DVD
Sad, but she lived for a helluva long time.

I am almost certain that there was a role PJ intended for her to cameo for in his remake.

At the end of his version (going from his '96 script), the same thing happens as in the original. However, instead of Carl Denham delivering the classic last line, a mysterious old woman walks by the corpse and delivers the line. ("Twas beauty that killed the beast.") I'm willing to be that was written for Ms. Wray.
It was, but she turned the role down.
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Heard on the local news that the Empire State Building will dim its lights tonight in her memory.
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http://shillpages.com/faywray

My site now has a board for leaving messages of condolence. They will be passed on to Fay Wray's family.
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If they ever do a biopic of her life (she's Canadian, by the way), I suggest Christina Applegate for the part, as she certainly looks a lot like the young Fay Wray.


Which is which?



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Originally posted by baracine


wow - (got a new background screen image thanks baracine)
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What, no thanks to me? It's my capture.

Lots more where that came from.
http://shillpages.com/faywray (I know, the URL in the image is very old and very outdated)
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Originally posted by shill66
What, no thanks to me? It's my capture.

Lots more where that came from.
http://shillpages.com/faywray (I know, the URL in the image is very old and very outdated)
...and a work of art in itself. Thanks!
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Originally posted by shill66
What, no thanks to me? It's my capture.

Lots more where that came from.
http://shillpages.com/faywray (I know, the URL in the image is very old and very outdated)
not meaning to disrespect, so sorry.

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