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Natalie Wood



Born to Russian-immigrant parents, Natalie Wood made her first film appearance at age four as an extra in Happy Land (1943). When she was promoted to supporting roles, the young Wood was well prepared for the artistic discipline expected of her: She'd been taking dancing lessons since infancy. By 1947, she earned up to a thousand dollars per week for such films as Miracle on 34th Street. She made a reasonably smooth transition to grown-up roles, most notably as James Dean's girlfriend in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Warren Beatty's steady in Splendor in the Grass (1961). She was also a regular on the 1953 sitcom Pride of the Family, playing the teenaged daughter of Paul Hartman and Fay Wray. Despite being romantically linked with several of her leading men, Wood settled down to marriage relatively early, wedding film star Robert Wagner in 1957. The union didn't last, and she and Wagner were divorced in 1962. Continuing to star in such important films as West Side Story (1961), Gypsy (1963), Inside Daisy Clover (1967), and Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice (1969), Wood always managed to bounce back from her numerous career setbacks, and in 1971, after an interim marriage to screenwriter Richard Gregson, Wood remarried Robert Wagner, this time for keeps. Opinions of her acting ability varied: Her adherents felt that she was one of Hollywood's most versatile stars, while her detractors considered her to be more fortunate than talented. The Oscar people thought enough of Wood to nominate her three times, for Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor in the Grass, and Love With the Proper Stranger (1963). In the midst of filming the 1981 sci-fier Brainstorm, 43-year-old Natalie Wood drowned in a yachting accident just off Catalina Island. Among her survivors was her sister, actress Lana Wood.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
88% Tab Hunter Confidential
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet West Side Story: A Summer Of Musicals
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Tcm Presents West Side Story
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Golden Age Ghost Tales
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1960s
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Women of Valour
  • Actor
2008
63% Brainstorm
  • Karen Brace
1983
No Score Yet The Last Married Couple in America
  • Mari Thompson
1980
No Score Yet Willie & Phil
  • Herself
1980
5% Meteor
  • Tatiana Donskaya
1979
No Score Yet From Here to Eternity
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet A.F.I. Life Achievement Awards - Bette Davis
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Laurence Olivier Presents
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Peeper (Fat Chance)
  • Ellen Prendergast
1975
No Score Yet James Dean: The First American Teenager
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet The AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: Orson Welles
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet The Affair
  • Courtney Patterson
1973
95% The Candidate
  • Herself
1972
91% Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
  • Carol Sanders
1969
No Score Yet Penelope
  • Penelope Elcott
1966
64% This Property Is Condemned
  • Alva Starr
1966
36% Inside Daisy Clover
  • Daisy Clover
1966
74% The Great Race
  • Maggie DuBois
1965
60% Sex and the Single Girl
  • Helen Brown
1964
89% Love with the Proper Stranger
  • Angie Rossini
1963
69% Gypsy
  • Louise Hovick/Gypsy Rose Lee
1962
94% West Side Story
  • Maria
1961
85% Splendor in the Grass
  • Wilma Dean Loomis
1961
No Score Yet All the Fine Young Cannibals
  • Sarah 'Salome' Davis
1960
No Score Yet Cash McCall
  • Lory Austen
1960
No Score Yet Kings Go Forth
  • Monique Blair
1958
No Score Yet Marjorie Morningstar
  • Marjorie Morgenstern
1958
No Score Yet Bombers B-52
  • Lois Brennan
1957
No Score Yet The Girl He Left Behind
  • Susan Daniels
1956
No Score Yet A Cry in the Night
  • Elizabeth
1956
100% The Searchers
  • Debbie Edwards
1956
No Score Yet The Burning Hills
  • Maria-Christina Colton
1956
96% Rebel Without a Cause
  • Judy
1955
No Score Yet The Wild Bunch
  • Actor
1955
13% The Silver Chalice
  • Helena as a Girl
1954
No Score Yet I'm a Fool
  • Actor
1953
0% The Star
  • Gretchen
1952
No Score Yet The Rose Bowl Story
  • Sally Burke
1952
No Score Yet Just for You
  • Barbara Blake
1952
No Score Yet The Blue Veil
  • Stephanie Rawlins
1951
No Score Yet Dear Brat
  • Pauline
1951
No Score Yet Golden Age of TV Dramas
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet Never a Dull Moment
  • Nan
1950
No Score Yet The Jackpot
  • Phyllis Lawrence
1950
No Score Yet Our Very Own
  • Penny
1950
No Score Yet No Sad Songs for Me
  • Polly Scott
1950
No Score Yet The Green Promise
  • Susan Matthews
1949
No Score Yet Chicken Every Sunday
  • Ruth Hefferan
1949
No Score Yet Father Was a Fullback
  • Ellen Cooper
1949
No Score Yet Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!, (Summer Lightning)
  • Bean McGill
1948
100% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • Anna Muir as a Child
1947
96% Miracle on 34th Street
  • Susan Walker
1947
No Score Yet Driftwood
  • Jenny Hollingsworth
1947
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Boots
  • Carol Warren
1946
No Score Yet Tomorrow Is Forever
  • Margaret
1946
No Score Yet Happy Land
  • Bit Part
1943
No Score Yet Women of Courage
  • Actor
1932

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