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Biography

Wood in 1973

Source: Wikipedia

Natalie Wood (born Natalie Zacharenko; July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was an American film and television actress best known for her screen roles in Miracle on 34th Street, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, and West Side Story. After first working in films as a child, Wood became a successful Hollywood star as a young adult, receiving three Academy Award nominations before she was 25 years old.

Fact file

  • Born: Natalie Zacharenko July 20, 1938 San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Died: November 29, 1981 (aged 43) Santa Catalina Island, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Drowning and other undetermined factors
  • Resting place: Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Other names: Natasha Gurdin Natalie Wood Wagner
  • Education: Van Nuys High School
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1943–1981
  • Spouse(s): Robert Wagner (m. 1957–62) Richard Gregson (m. 1969–72) Robert Wagner (m. 1972–81)
  • Children: Natasha Gregson Wagner (b. 1970) Courtney Wagner (b. 1974)
  • Relatives: Lana Wood (sister)

Read more about Natalie Wood at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2020-02-01 07:50:57
If you’re a Natalie Wood fan, there is much to appreciate about her — her flashing eyes, the no-nonsense immediacy of her acting. But if you ask what made her special, I think it had something to do with how she fused sensuality with a kind of sun-dazed warmth. It’s ...

'She was so brave': Natalie Wood's daughter looks back in Sundance debut of HBO doc
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-01-31 21:26:01
Natalie Wood is vividly recalled by a loving daughter in the HBO doc '`Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind.' Her tragic death at 43 is just part of the story.

West Side Story: High school student cast as Maria in Spielberg remake
BBC Entertainment, 2019-01-15 11:31:37
Rachel Zegler, 17, will reprise Natalie Wood's role as Maria in Steven Spielberg's remake.

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