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Wood, Natalie (orig. Natasha Gurdin)

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Born: 1938 AD
Died: 1981 AD, at 43 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Actresses

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1938 - She was born in 20th day of July of this year in San Francisco, California.

 

1943 - She was just four years old, Natalie appeared in her first film, “Happy Land.”

 

1946 - She tested for a role in Tomorrow Is Forever.

 

1947 - She won the hearts of movie patrons around the country as Susan Walker in a film that is considered a Christmas classic to this day.

 

1950 - She was known as a "Hollywood Badgirl" along with Janet Leigh & Debbie Reynolds.

 

1954 - She was awarded the role of Judy in Nicholas Ray's Rebel Without a Cause, co-starring James Dean, Sal Mineo, and Dennis Hopper, signalling the start of her adult acting career.

 

1966 - She made Harvard history when she became the first performer voted the year's worst by the Harvard Lampoon to show up and accept her citation.

 

1969 - She married producer Richard Gregson and had a daughter Natasha. She divorced Gregson after finding out he was having an affair. R.J.

 

1976 - She was cast as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (TV) quite unexpectedly, without campaigning for the role.

 

1981 – She was sailing on the yacht she shared with her husband, Robert Wagner, and their friend Walken, when Natalie fell in the ocean while trying to board the dinghy tied up alongside the yacht and drowned.

 

1981 – She died the 29th of November this year at Santa Catalina Island, California, USA
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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