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Jessica Lange

King Kong

17 Dec, 1976

In her first screen appearance, Lange plays Dwan, an aspiring actress, in this adventure fantasy directed by John Guillermin. When the yacht she is on explodes, Dwan is rescued from the sea by a member of a petroleum exploration expedition and brought to the island where they’re working. She is kidnapped by the island natives and delivered as a sacrifice to their god, Kong. Co-starring Charles Grodin and Jeff Bridges.

The moment I was signed, things started happening. I was so busy I didn’t even have time to be apprehensive, to wonder how well I could act. And there were times, I think, although nobody would admit it, when we all had our doubts that the movie would ever actually be completed.

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