Friday, July 2, 2010
Fay Wray - Hollywood Legend and devout Latter Day
Fay Wray (1907 - 2004) is best remembered today as Ann Darrow, the ficticious starlet who appears screaming herself hoarse in King Kong (1933). What you may not have known about Fay Wray was that off screen she was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Originally from Canada, her grandfather was Daniel Webster Jones (pictured below), a pioneer who pressed for the Morman church to begin establishing ministries in Candadian territories.
Fay's grandfather not only was a Morman missionary but he is also cited as being the first person to translate sections of the Book of Morman into Spanish dialect and led the first Morman missionary to Spain in the 1850s. He died in 1915 when Fay was just eight years old. Throughout her life Fay lived it according to the teachings and preachings of the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints due to the fact that it was that denomination that her grandfather had supported throughout his life.