Saturday, April 16, 2016

A TO Z CHALLENGE: "N" NATALIE WOOD

 
Natalie Wood was another of my favorite actresses. Here's a little about her from Wikipedia.
 
She was born Natalia Zakharenko, on July 20, 1938, in San Francisco, CA.
Natalie died on November 29, 1981, in Santa Catalina Island, CA.
 
She is known for her screen roles in Miracle on 34th Street, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, The Searchers, and West Side Story. She received three Academy Award nominations before she was 25 years old.
 
She began acting in movies when she was four and was co-star with Maureen O'Hara in Miracle on 34th  Street. Her performance in Rebel Without a Cause earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She received Academy Awards nominations for Best Actress for her performances in Splendor in the Grass (1961) and Love with the Proper Stranger (1963).
 
She took a break from acting and had two children. She was married to Actor Robert Wagner twice, and to producer Richard Gregson.
 
Another one gone too soon.
 
Happy Reading.
 
 
 
 

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful memories of a wonderful actress, who can forget"Westside Story?".Great post Beverly.
    Enjoy your week-end.
    Yvonne.

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    1. She was a good one, Yvonne. With a sad ending. Thanks. You have a great weekend too.

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  2. I liked her too. I watched a TV show documenting and speculating about the way she died.
    So sad.

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    1. Her story really is sad, Lynda. Such a tragic thing to happen that might could have been avoided.

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  3. It's odd how her death keeps coming up for debate and discussion. I remember her best from Brainstorm.

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    1. I guess there are still so many unanswered questions about her death, Tamara, that people would like to know the answers. After all these years I doubt we learn any more.

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  4. Only 43, young indeed. Seen her in Miracle on 34th street that I know for sure.

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    1. She was precious in that movie, Pat. Sad story of her life.

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  5. We have the same "N!" My tale about her is a bit more on the dark side, though, of course! Such a tragedy. I always thought she was so beautiful.

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    1. Your post is so interesting, Stephanie. I wonder if her case will ever be closed.

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  6. As I remember she had a tragic accident. That's always so sad.

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    1. Yes, she did, Lee, whether it was an accident or not seems to still be in question.

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  7. Her death was tragic and a mystery to what really happened.She was a beautiful actress.
    Im blogging from Fill the cracks and Moondustwriter's Blog. Happy A to Zing!

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    1. It was tragic, Leslie. I wonder if we'll ever know the true story. Will stop by for a visit. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  8. One of my all-time favorite comedy movies is "The Great Race" (w/Natalie, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemon, and Peter Falk). And in addition to those you mentioned, I loved her in "Gypsy" too. She was so beautiful and talented. A tragedy to lose her so early.

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    1. Yes, Lexa, she was such a great actress. A sad story.

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  9. I just read about her on Stephanie Faris's blog! Such a beautiful and talented actress. Definitely gone too soon!
    ~Jess

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    1. Stephani had some interesting facts about her, Jess. She had a great career, just too short.

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  10. Natalie Wood was my favorite actress as a teen. Splendor in the grass was one of my favorites and of course West Side Story.

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    1. Mine too, Sharon. I have a lot of her movies in DVD and love watching them again.

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