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Jackson Wanted Wray For King Kong Cameo

20th December 2005

Director PETER JACKSON wanted a mix of old and new in his remake of KING KONG - he tried to persuade original star FAY WRAY to make a cameo appearance in his version. Wray,...

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Wray Concerned About 'Skinny' Watts

19th December 2005

Late actress FAY WRAY was unsure about NAOMI WATTS taking on her character in the new movie remake of KING KONG - because she found her "a little too skinny". Wray, who passed away...

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Fascinating Fact 670

15th December 2005

KING KONG star NAOMI WATTS earned almost $5 million (GBP2.8 million) more than FAY WRAY's $10,000 (GBP5,500) salary for playing ANN DARROW in the original 1933 movie....

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Fascinating Fact 667

15th December 2005

Movie maker PETER JACKSON wanted original KING KONG damsel in distress FAY WRAY to utter the final line, "It was beauty killed the beast," in his new version, but the screen legend died before Jackson...

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Watts Terrified By King Kong's Original Damsel In Distress

6th December 2005

NAOMI WATTS had a terrifying first encounter with veteran actress FAY WRAY before the silent screen star died last year (04) - because the aged star insisted she wasn't good enough to romance KING KONG....

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Watts Loves Monkeys

28th January 2005

Hollywood star NAOMI WATTS is elated to have landed a role in the upcoming remake of KING KONG - because she adores monkeys. The British-born actress plays FAY WRAY in the anticipated movie, with...

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Fishburne Gets School Honour After Brief Attendance

24th January 2005

THE MATRIX star LAURENCE FISHBURNE's image has been painted onto the side of a Hollywood school - even though he only attended it for six weeks. The Georgia-born actor briefly attended Hollywood High...

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Fay Wray's Home Goes Up For Sale

27th September 2004

The old home of late actress FAY WRAY has gone on the market for $455,000 (GBP252,700). The one-bedroom condominium is in a full service tower in the Century City area of Los Angeles....

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Serkis Visits Gorillas

31st August 2004

Actor ANDY SERKIS stunned his KING KONG co-stars by flying out to Rwanda to spend time with gorillas - to prepare him for his role in the remake. The LORD OF THE RINGS star...

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Watts Treasures Meeting With Wray

15th August 2004

Actress NAOMI WATTS met with FAY WRAY just months before she died and asked for permission to take on the KING KONG character she made famous in the 1930s. Watts recently signed up to...

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Empire State Building's Tribute To Fay Wray

10th August 2004

New York's Empire State Building will dim it's lights tonight in tribute to KING KONG star FAY WRAY, who died on Sunday (08AUG04) aged 96. The actress' most famous film scene featured her hanging...

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King Kong Star Fay Wray Dies

10th August 2004

Actress FAY WRAY, best known for her role in 1933 movie KING KONG, died on Sunday (08AUG04). She was 96. Born VINA FAY WRAY in Alberta, Canada, on 15 September 1907, she was one...

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Watts Confirms King Kong Role

29th January 2004

OSCAR nominee NAOMI WATTS has confirmed she will take on the role made famous by FAY WRAY in PETER JACKSON's remake of KING KONG. The 21 GRAMS beauty - who is hotly tipped to...

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Lord Of The Rings Stars Keen To Join King Kong

22nd December 2003

The star-studded cast of the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy are lobbying director PETER JACKSON for parts in his next movie project, a remake of KING KONG. SIR IAN McKELLEN, who played GANDALF in...

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King Kong May Put Hold On Watts

22nd September 2003

Australian star NAOMI WATTS has emerged as the favourite for the lead female role in PETER JACKSON's epic remake of KING KONG. The MULHOLLAND DRIVE beauty has been approached to play ANN DARROW, an...

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