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Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko; July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was an American actress. Wood began acting in movies at the age of four and became a successful child actor in such films as Miracle on 34th Street (1947). A well received performance opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and helped her to make the transition from a child performer. She then starred in the musicals West Side Story (1961) and Gypsy (1962). She also received Academy Award for Best Actress nominations for her performances in Splendor in the Grass (1961) and Love with the Proper Stranger (1963). Her career continued successfully with films such as Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). After this she took a break from acting and had two children, appearing in only two theatrical films during the 1970s. She was married to actor Robert Wagner twice, and to producer Richard Gregson. She had one daughter by each: Natasha Gregson and Courtney Wagner. Her younger sister, Lana Wood, is also an actress. Wood starred in several television productions, including a remake of the film From Here to Eternity (1979) for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Wood drowned near Santa Catalina Island, California at age 43. She had not yet completed her final film, the science fiction drama Brainstorm (1983) with Christopher Walken, which was released posthumously. Description above from the Wikipedia article Natalie Wood, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jul 20, 1938 In San Francisco, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Moon Is Down 1943-03-14
Latest Project:
Movie Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind 2020-01-27
Known For
Poster of West Side Story
Poster of Rebel Without a Cause
Poster of Kings Row
Poster of Miracle on 34th Street
Movie Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind Herself (archive footage) 2020-01-27
Movie Trumbull Land Herself 2018-10-15
Movie Tab Hunter Confidential Herself (archive footage) 2015-03-15
Series Too Young to Die Herself (archive footage) 2012-07-14
Movie Brunes et Blondes Self 2010-10-06
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 1994-01-03
Series T-Bag Unknown 1985-04-04
Movie Brainstorm Karen Brace 1983-09-30
Movie Hollywood’s Children Self (archive footage) 1982-02-24
Movie Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady Unknown 1982-08-16
Movie Willie and Phil Herself 1980-08-15
Movie The Last Married Couple in America Mari Thompson 1980-04-03
Series From Here to Eternity Karen Holmes 1980-03-10
Movie The Memory of Eva Ryker Eva Ryker / Claire Ryker 1980-05-07
Series From Here to Eternity Karen Holmes 1979-02-14
Movie The Cracker Factory Cassie Barrett 1979-03-16
Movie Meteor Tatiana Nikolaevna Donskaya 1979-10-19
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis Herself 1977-03-01
Series Laurence Olivier Presents Margaret 1976-12-05
Movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Margaret 1976-12-06
Movie I'm a Stranger Here Myself Herself 1975-01-17
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles Herself 1975-06-10
Movie Peeper Ellen Prendergast 1975-12-03
Movie James Dean: The First American Teenager Herself 1975-09-30
Movie James Dean Remembered Herself 1974-01-01
Movie The Affair Courtney Patterson 1973-11-20
Movie The Candidate Natalie Wood 1972-06-29
Series V.I.P. Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-09
Movie Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Carol Sanders 1969-09-17
Series The Dick Cavett Show Herself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie This Property Is Condemned Alva Starr 1966-08-03
Movie Penelope Penelope Elcott 1966-11-10
Movie The Great Race Maggie Dubois 1965-07-01
Movie Inside Daisy Clover Daisy Clover 1965-12-22
Movie Sex and the Single Girl Helen Gurley Brown 1964-12-25
Movie Love with the Proper Stranger Angie Rossini 1963-12-25
Movie Gypsy Louise 'Gypsy Rose Lee' Hovick 1962-12-01
Movie Splendor in the Grass Wilma Dean 'Deanie' Loomis 1961-10-10
Movie West Side Story Maria 1961-12-13
Movie Cash McCall Lory Austen 1960-01-27
Movie All the Fine Young Cannibals Sarah 'Salome' Davis 1960-09-15
Movie Kings Go Forth Monique Blair 1958-01-01
Movie Marjorie Morningstar Marjorie Morgenstern 1958-04-24
Movie Bombers B-52 Lois Brennan 1957-11-22
Movie The Searchers Deborah "Debbie" Edwards (older) 1956-05-07
Movie A Cry in the Night Elizabeth 1956-08-17
Movie New York Premiere Telecast 'Giant' Herself 1956-10-09
Movie The Girl He Left Behind Susan Daniels 1956-10-26
Movie The Burning Hills Maria-Christina Colton 1956-08-23
Movie James Dean Screen Tests (1954-55) Herself 1955-01-01
Movie One Desire Seely Dowder 1955-07-20
Series Kings Row Renee Gyllinson 1955-09-13
Movie Rebel Without a Cause Judy 1955-10-29
Series Mayor of the Town Mayor's Niece 1954-01-01
Series Studio 57 Unknown 1954-09-21
Movie The Silver Chalice Helena as a Girl 1954-12-20
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series The Pride of the Family Ann Morrison 1953-10-02
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Four Star Playhouse Louise 1952-09-25
Movie The Rose Bowl Story Sally Burke 1952-08-24
Movie Just for You Barbara Blake 1952-09-27
Movie The Star Gretchen 1952-12-11
Movie Dear Brat Pauline Baxter 1951-05-30
Movie The Blue Veil Stephanie Rawlins 1951-10-26
Movie No Sad Songs for Me Polly Scott 1950-04-27
Movie Our Very Own Penny Macaulay 1950-07-27
Movie The Jackpot Phyllis Lawrence 1950-11-01
Movie Never a Dull Moment Nan Hayward 1950-08-19
Movie The Green Promise Susan Matthews 1949-03-22
Movie Chicken Every Sunday Ruth Hefferen 1949-01-18
Movie Father Was a Fullback Ellen Cooper 1949-09-30
Movie Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! Eufraznee 'Bean' McGill 1948-03-10
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Anna Muir as a Child 1947-05-25
Movie Miracle on 34th Street Susan Walker 1947-06-11
Movie Driftwood Jenny Hollingsworth 1947-09-15
Movie Tomorrow Is Forever Margaret Ludwig 1946-02-20
Movie The Bride Wore Boots Carol Warren 1946-06-05
Movie The Moon Is Down Carrie 1943-03-14
Movie Happy Land Little Girl (uncredited) 1943-11-10