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Natalie Wood Overview:

Legendary actress, Natalie Wood, was born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko on Jul 20, 1938 in San Francisco, CA. Wood died at the age of 43 on Nov 29, 1981 in Santa Catalina Island, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Wood was nominated for three Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1955Best Supporting ActressRebel without a Cause (1955)JudyNominated
1961Best ActressSplendor in the Grass (1961)Wilma Dean LoomisNominated
1963Best ActressLove with the Proper Stranger (1963)AngieNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Natalie Wood's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #118 on Dec 5, 1961.

BlogHub Articles:

: Reflections on a Legendary Life

on Sep 11, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

was like looking at the sun. Just staring at her in photographs the luminosity burns out of her. Her daughter Natasha has described her as tough when necessary, but always present and loving. It’s often easy to overshadow Wood’s life and career in the wake of her tragic deat... Read full article


is crowned Fashion Icon after a terrific tourney run...

By monty on Feb 3, 2017 From All Good Things

Hello everyone..The Fashion Icons has wrapped up and we have a winner...., three-time Final four finalist and 2015 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney champion. Even though she tied my girl Carole Lombard in the final match at 39 votes, Natalie clinched the Fashion Icons title with an... Read full article


Warner Archive: and Raymond Burr in A Cry in the Night (1956)

By KC on Aug 17, 2016 From Classic Movies

A Cry in the Night (1956) is an unusual thriller, standard in construction, but uncommonly warm with compassion. Now available on DVD from Warner Archive, this efficiently-paced production of Alan Ladd's Jaguar Productions marks an interesting transition for its stars, Raymond Burr and .... Read full article


The Five Best Performances

By Rick29 on Jan 21, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

1. Splendor in the Grass (1961) - gives a heart-wrenching Oscar-nominated performance as the emotionally fragile Deanie in William Inge's potent tale of young love. The scene where Deanie stands in front of her English class and discusses the meaning of William Wordsworth's "Ode: Intima... Read full article


: Winner of the 2015 Favourite Classic Movie Actress Tournament!

By The Wonderful World of Cinema on Apr 19, 2015 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

It’s official, our big winner for this competition is the wonderful ! Among the 4 finalists, she represented the 60’s era. started her carrer very young in the 40’s in classics like Miracle on 34th Street. We also saw her in Rebel Without a Cause where she ... Read full article


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Natalie Wood Quotes:

Martin: [speaking to Debbie for the first time in five years] Debbie, Debbie, Debbie, don't you remember? I'm Martin, I'm Martin, your brother, remember? Debbie, remember back.
Martin: [pause] Do you remember how I used to let you ride my horse? And tell you stories? Oh, don't you remember me, Debbie?
Debbie Edwards: I remember, from always. At first I prayed to you: "Come and get me, take me home." You didn't come.
Martin: But I've come now, Debbie.
Debbie Edwards: These are my people. Go. Go, Martin, please!


Maria: [after discovering that Bernardo is killed] Make it not true, please make it not true!


Angie Rossini: You know something, if you didn't try so hard to fight against it you could be a pretty decent kind of person.


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Though some people cite her mother as being French, her mother is Russian. The source of this misconception comes from the studio that Natalie worked at when she was a child -- people noticed her mother's accent and when asked if she was French, Maria replied: "Oh yes", a white lie that would contribute to this confusion.

She is the inspiration of High School Musical (2006) (TV) star, Vanessa Hudgens.

The rubber dinghy "Prince Valiant" she'd allegedly been trying to board after falling from husband Robert Wagner's yacht that fateful Thanksgiving weekend in 1981, was named after Wagner's movie Prince Valiant (1954), a film the actor considered among his worst.

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