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  Fay Wray 10 August 2004  
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A tribute to the love of King Kong

The actress Fay Wray, star of King Kong, died on Sunday in New York. She was 96.

Famously she was told by the director, 'You're going to have the tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood . Naturally, I thought Clark Gable. But then he showed me this sketch of a giant ape.'

Jenni met the star in 1990.
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