News for Dec. 26, 2005

Cardston native remembered best in Kong's clutches

12/26/05, 12:33 pm EST - Xoanon

While you're watching "King Kong," Director Peter Jackson's special effects spectacular at the movie theater this week, take a second or two to think about Fay Wray. Wray played the oft-screaming Ann Darrow in the original 1933 classic film about the big ape. As it turns out, the actress was born on the Wray Ranch outside Cardston, a town just north of the Canadian-Montana border in Alberta. Wray was born in the area, but the family didn't stay in Alberta long, moving to Arizona when Fay was three years old and later California. It was in California that Wray, born Vina Fay Wray, began to get bit parts in the movies as a youngster. [More]