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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:

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


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


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Natalie Wood Quotes:

Angie Rossini: That's just wonderful - and I'm the medicine!


Rose Hovick: You need something to remind you your goal was to be a great actress. Not a cheap stripper.
Louise "Gypsy Rose Lee" Hovick: My sister's the actress, mother. And I'm *not* a cheap stripper. I'm the highest-paid in the business.
Rose Hovick: You won't be ready for vaudeville when it comes back.
Louise "Gypsy Rose Lee" Hovick: No, I'll be *dead*.


Jim Stark: Nobody talks to children.
Judy: No, they just tell them.


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Campaigned for the roles that went to Mary Tyler Moore in Ordinary People (1980), Jessica Lange in Frances (1982) and Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice (1982).

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.

Once interviewed Arnold Schwarzenegger, before his career took off, for the magazine "Hollywood Reporter" in 1979 two years before her her death. The article was entitled "The Body meets the Face".

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