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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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 74

Birthday 1938-07-20

Day of Death 1981-11-29

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko
  • Natasha Gurdin

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Mayor of the Town(34 episodes) as June
Mayor of the Town(34 episodes) as Mayor's Niece
2012 Too Young to Die(1 episode) as Herself (archive footage)
1995 The Cracker Factory as Cassie Barrett
1994 Intimate Portrait(1 episode)
1985 T-Bag(89 episodes)
1983 Brainstorm as Karen Brace
1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker as Eva Ryker / Claire Ryker
1980 The Last Married Couple in America as Mari Thompson
1979 Meteor as Tatiana Nikolaevna Donskaya
1979 From Here to Eternity(3 episodes) as Karen Holmes
1979 From Here to Eternity(12 episodes) as Karen Holmes
1976 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as Margaret
1976 Laurence Olivier Presents(1 episode) as Margaret
1976 Peeper as Ellen Prendergast
1975 James Dean: The First American Teenager as Herself
1975 Switch(2 episodes)
1975 I'm a Stranger Here Myself as Herself
1974 James Dean Remembered as Herself
1973 The Affair as Courtney Patterson
1972 The Candidate as Natalie Wood
1971 V.I.P. Schaukel(1 episode)
1969 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice as Carol Sanders
1966 Penelope as Penelope Elcott
1966 This Property Is Condemned as Alva Starr
1966 Inside Daisy Clover as Daisy Clover
1965 The Great Race as Maggie Dubois
1964 Sex and the Single Girl as Helen Gurley Brown
1963 Love with the Proper Stranger as Angie Rossini
1962 Gypsy as Louise Hovick - aka Gypsy Rose Lee
1961 West Side Story as Maria
1961 Splendor in the Grass as Wilma Dean 'Deanie' Loomis
1960 All The Fine Young Cannibals as Sarah 'Salome' Davis
1960 Cash McCall as Lory Austen
1958 Marjorie Morningstar as Marjorie Morgenstern
1958 Kings Go Forth as Monique Blair
1957 Bombers B-52 as Lois Brennan
1956 The Girl He Left Behind as Susan Daniels
1956 New York Premiere Telecast 'Giant' as Herself
1956 The Burning Hills as Maria-Christina Colton
1956 A Cry in the Night as Elizabeth
1956 The Searchers as Debbie Edwards (older)
1955 Rebel Without a Cause as Judy
1955 Kings Row(7 episodes) as Renee Gyllinson
1955 Kings Row(2 episodes)
1955 One Desire as Seely Dowder
1955 James Dean Screen Tests (1954-55) as Herself
1954 The Silver Chalice as Helena as a Girl
1954 Studio 57(1 episode)
1953 The Pride of the Family(39 episodes) as Ann Morrison
1953 The Academy Awards(5 episodes)
1953 General Electric Theater(2 episodes)
1952 The Star as Gretchen
1952 Just for You as Barbara Blake
1952 Four Star Playhouse(121 episodes) as Louise
1952 The Rose Bowl Story as Sally Burke
1951 The Blue Veil as Stephanie Rawlins
1951 Dear Brat as Pauline Baxter
1950 The Jackpot as Phyllis Lawrence
1950 Never a Dull Moment as Nan Hayward
1950 Our Very Own as Penny Macaulay
1950 No Sad Songs for Me as Polly Scott
1949 Father Was a Fullback as Ellen Cooper
1949 The Green Promise as Susan Matthews
1949 Chicken Every Sunday as Ruth Hefferen
1948 Studio One(1 episode)
1948 Ford Theatre(195 episodes) as Polly
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)
1948 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! as Eufraznee 'Bean' McGill
1947 Miracle on 34th Street as Susan Walker
1947 Driftwood as Jenny Hollingsworth
1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir as Anna Muir as a Child
1946 The Bride Wore Boots as Carol Warren
1946 Tomorrow Is Forever as Margaret Ludwig
1943 Happy Land as Little Girl Who Drops Ice Cream Cone (uncredited)
1943 The Moon Is Down as Carrie

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