'King Kong' Actress Fay Wray Dies at 96 As an actress, Fay Wray starred opposite Wallace Beery, George Raft, and Gary Cooper and others before working with a giant ape. Since 1933, all people remember is "the scream." But Wray was more than the King Kong damsel in distress. She was a writer who collaborated with Sinclair Lewis. And she acquired a good sense of humor about her most famous role. NPR's Neda Ulaby has an appreciation.

'King Kong' Actress Fay Wray Dies at 96

'King Kong' Actress Fay Wray Dies at 96

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As an actress, Fay Wray starred opposite Wallace Beery, George Raft, and Gary Cooper and others before working with a giant ape. Since 1933, all people remember is "the scream." But Wray was more than the King Kong damsel in distress. She was a writer who collaborated with Sinclair Lewis. And she acquired a good sense of humor about her most famous role. NPR's Neda Ulaby has an appreciation.

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