Nabonga!) that followed her King Kong success left her allergic to blondes as well as very wealthy.
I empathized with Koko from first sight. Watching these old films I see why this was fated: Koko, the Talking Gorilla, with perfect English diction and one-in-a-million histrionic talent, made her millions without ever been allowed to say so much as a word on screen. I too was forced by circumstances to play the square engineer without a chance to publish my witty, mordant satires and to give lectures on my theoretical math elucubrations. We both are rather successful in life, but playing roles that deep down we despise. Like that great actor, singer and dancer who was forced by the rude Pretorian Guard to accept the hated job of Emperor of Rome (and the world), I shall depart saying "What an artist the world is losing in me!"