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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:

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


It will be Myrna Loy vs for the crown of 2015 Favorite Classic Movie Actress

By monty on Apr 11, 2015 From All Good Things

After falling behind in their respective matches earlier during the week, Myrna Loy and stormed back to win and now will face each other in the championship match. Myrna Loy defeated Audrey Hepburn 305-234 while defeated the red hot Greer Garson 543-318. Yep you read those ... Read full article


The Best Films of

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 1, 2014 From 4 Star Films

1. West Side Story 2. Rebel Without a Cause 3. Miracle on 34th Street 4. Splendor in the Grass 5. The Great Race 6. The Searchers 7. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 8. The Candidate 9. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice... Read full article


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Natalie Wood Quotes:

Susan Walker: You mean it's like, 'If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.'
Doris Walker: Yes.
Susan Walker: I thought so.


Lieutenant Schrank: At the gym last night, your brother got into a heavy argument because you danced with the wrong boy.
Maria: Yes
Lieutenant Schrank: Who was that boy?
Maria: Another from my country.
Lieutenant Schrank: And his name?
Maria: Jose.


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


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Voted one of the top sex stars of the 1970s in Playboy magazine.

Her death was kismet, as she always cited a fear of water.

Splendour, the name of the yacht Wood was on the night she died, was named after her movie Splendor in the Grass (1961). She co-starred in the film with former love Warren Beatty.

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