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Captain: Wagner responsible for Natalie Wood death
AP ^ | November 18, 2011 | ANTHONY McCARTNEY

Posted on 11/18/2011 10:09:39 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A yacht captain said on national TV Friday that he lied to investigators about Natalie Wood's mysterious death 30 years ago and blames the actress' husband at the time, Robert Wagner, for her drowning in the ocean off Southern California.

The circumstances of her death remain one of Hollywood's enduring mysteries and continue to create renewed intrigue, with homicide detectives on Thursday unexpectedly re-opening the case that had long been classified as a tragic accident.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: christopherwalken; hollyweird; lanawood; nataliewood; robertwagner; wagner; walken; wood
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1 posted on 11/18/2011 10:09:44 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Who does number 2 work for ?


2 posted on 11/18/2011 10:11:57 AM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: clamper1797

The captain he wrote a book about it but he must be low on cash so now he can get a chance to make a few bucks.


3 posted on 11/18/2011 10:15:38 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Berlin_Freeper
More minutia for the masses. . .
Tell us more about MF Global & Jon Corzine wont ya' ?
4 posted on 11/18/2011 10:15:49 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Las Angeles laws firm has just filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all those who took out a reverse mortgage because they saw Robert Wagner’s commercials..


5 posted on 11/18/2011 10:16:41 AM PST by ken5050
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To: ├čudda├čudd
Exactly.

How do you keep the status quo intact?

You distract the masses with reality TV and pseudo journalism.

MSM to America: “Hey, look over here! Shiny keys! Shiny keys!”

6 posted on 11/18/2011 10:24:01 AM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"He wrote that he never saw his wife after she died ..."

If he had, that would have been pretty amazing.

7 posted on 11/18/2011 10:24:14 AM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: LibFreeUSA
He wrote that he never saw his wife after she died ..."

If he had, that would have been pretty amazing.

Well I would think he would have been there when her body was found and he would identify her, not the boat captain as it happened.

8 posted on 11/18/2011 10:29:07 AM PST by Hattie
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To: Berlin_Freeper

There were a lot of public suspicions at the time of her death. I suspect there was an argument and probably alcohol involved but I never thought she was murdered.

Still don’t.


9 posted on 11/18/2011 10:30:27 AM PST by yarddog
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I don’t know what happened on that boat, but she was beautiful and talented. We used to have a saying way back when: “Looking good like Natalie Wood on a Pontiac hood”.


10 posted on 11/18/2011 10:37:37 AM PST by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: clamper1797

is that a Patrick McGoohan reference? (Prisoner)


11 posted on 11/18/2011 10:37:48 AM PST by isom35
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I always thought she was one of the most beautiful women in the world!


12 posted on 11/18/2011 10:38:28 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: isom35

Austin Powers.


13 posted on 11/18/2011 10:40:29 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

On the radio they covered this and mentioned that in his autobiography Robert Wagner said he felt responsible for her death, but says “not in the way the captain is saying.”

That’s the perfect example of how people from Janet Reno on up get the credit for saying “I am responsible,” but they never have to deal with the consequences of that. They want the applause for stepping up, but don’t want to PAY for taking responsibility.


14 posted on 11/18/2011 10:45:09 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: yarddog
That last night Natalie said she wasn't going to shower aboard, instead she preferred to wash up on shore.
15 posted on 11/18/2011 10:51:17 AM PST by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Q: What's the only kind of wood that doesn't float?

A: Natalie.

16 posted on 11/18/2011 10:52:09 AM PST by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: clamper1797

17 posted on 11/18/2011 10:52:21 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Darkwolf377

BS, she was DRUNK. She got into a boat a night , fell overboard and drowned. It actually happens all the time.

It happened to a friend of my father inlaw in Camden , ME harbor. He was coming back from the bar drunk. He tried to get in the dinghy and fell in the water. They found him floating about 30 feet from his boat, 20 feet from shore.


18 posted on 11/18/2011 10:54:34 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: Vaduz
So now he admits that he committed a felony. Brilliant.
19 posted on 11/18/2011 10:57:22 AM PST by Pecos (O.K., joke's over. Time to bring back the Constitution.)
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To: woodbutcher1963

Many do not realize, but a drunk person who falls in the water will oft times swim DOWN instead of UP. Sad but true. Happens all the time. And if/when they do realize what they’ve done, they panic.


20 posted on 11/18/2011 10:58:15 AM PST by donozark (Sam Walton:"It was paper when we started, and it's paper afterwards.")
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To: woodbutcher1963
It happened to a friend of my father inlaw in Camden , ME harbor

So what? That has nothing at all to do with this specific situation.

Because someone was reported drunk by someone and they drowned, that automatically means that's what happened? Come on.

21 posted on 11/18/2011 11:03:10 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This guy is full of it. I saw where he also said that Walken lied and covered up the death for Wagner.


22 posted on 11/18/2011 11:18:52 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: yarddog
I've read RObert Wagner's autobiography, as well as two well-written bios of Natalie Wood. It's a fact supported by documentation from the restaurant on Catalina Island that Wagner, Wood, and Walken drank a great deal of booze that evening. There may have been a heated argument, as often happens when people are drunk, but I think poor Natalie Wood just fell off the boat, hit her head, and died and that Wagner and Walken passed out drunk around the same time. I don't believe Wood was murdered.
23 posted on 11/18/2011 11:37:03 AM PST by utahagen
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To: Berlin_Freeper

When she fell into the water, drunk, Natalie was wearing a full length down coat. She was face down, the coat spread out above her, waterlogged. She not only couldn’t swim, she was terrified of “dark water,” so this was her nightmare and she panicked. Instead of shucking the coat, she fought it, and it just held her under so she couldn’t splash or call out. Apparently she scratched at the dingy, but that was about it. It was horrible, but explainable without murder, because it could have happened fast and quietly.


24 posted on 11/18/2011 11:58:56 AM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: yarddog

YES..Everyone pretty much thinks that Wagner had something to do with it. They were drinking..arguing about her flirting with Christopher Walken...hey, she had humiliated him once when she left him for Warren Beatty and he took her back and remarried her. Crime of passion...


25 posted on 11/18/2011 1:13:10 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: yarddog

YES..Everyone pretty much thinks that Wagner had something to do with it. They were drinking..arguing about her flirting with Christopher Walken...hey, she had humiliated him once when she left him for Warren Beatty and he took her back and remarried her. Crime of passion...


26 posted on 11/18/2011 1:13:35 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: Hildy
Or else she was drunk and fell...

I'm not so sure that you should be accusing anybody of murder.

No, I am sure. You absolutely should not.

27 posted on 11/18/2011 1:16:41 PM PST by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I suspect some really bad news for the Dems needs to be driven off the front page this coming week.


28 posted on 11/18/2011 1:23:05 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: Hildy

Everyone thinks this? Oh, Good Lord.


29 posted on 11/18/2011 1:23:41 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Hildy

Everyone thinks this? Oh, Good Lord.


30 posted on 11/18/2011 1:23:59 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: donozark

She couldn’t swim and was very afraid of water. So I imagine she just struggled and flayed about. Sad. Named my daughter after her.


31 posted on 11/18/2011 1:29:03 PM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: isom35

Who is Number 1?

You are Number 6.


32 posted on 11/18/2011 1:31:30 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty
Who is Number 1?

That would be telling.

33 posted on 11/18/2011 1:35:13 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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Anti-Wagnite bastard.


34 posted on 11/18/2011 1:38:33 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: moose-matson

I am not accusing...I am speculating. I am sure Robert Wagner doesn’t give a crap what I think.


35 posted on 11/18/2011 2:02:38 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: Vicki
My dad couldn't swim either until my grand dad tossed him in the river. Nowadays they call it child abuse. Back then they called it growing up. He never became a strong swimmer-but he sure could tread water!

A drowning person fights hardest just before they go under for the last time. A tragic ending regardless. Alcohol. Heavy coat. Perhaps head struck. Inability to swim. Many factors in this equation.

36 posted on 11/18/2011 2:09:56 PM PST by donozark (Sam Walton:"It was paper when we started, and it's paper afterwards.")
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To: ExSoldier

Why didn’t Natalie take a shower on the yacht?

She wanted to wash up on shore.


37 posted on 11/18/2011 2:11:21 PM PST by 4yearlurker (I've been dipping into my jar full of Hope & Change just to buy gas!!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It’s idiotic to point any blame at Robert Wagner. He adored Natalie, married her twice. The LA sheriff has already ruled out Wagner as a suspect. Wagner, or RJ as he known, is beloved in Hollywood. One of the good guys.


38 posted on 11/18/2011 2:22:39 PM PST by CitizenReporter
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Natalie Wood death: Robert Wagner not a suspect, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department says

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/natalie-wood-death-robert-wagner-a-suspect-los-angeles-sheriff-department-article-1.979673#ixzz1e68dbvcy


39 posted on 11/18/2011 2:25:41 PM PST by CitizenReporter
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To: donozark

“follow the bubbles” usually works...during the daytime when you can see underwater.


40 posted on 11/18/2011 2:27:21 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: Berlin_Freeper

How awful for Wagner and his daughters, to have his name sullied like this. Nevertheless he is being very gracious and cooperative with regard to the investigation. I have a good friend who worked for Wagner. Says he was a prince, a truly great guy.


41 posted on 11/18/2011 2:33:53 PM PST by CitizenReporter
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To: 4yearlurker
I thought I said that.
42 posted on 11/18/2011 2:42:52 PM PST by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: ExSoldier

“That last night Natalie said she wasn’t going to shower aboard, instead she preferred to wash up on shore.”

You are one sick puppy. But definitely funny.


43 posted on 11/18/2011 3:00:34 PM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Can’t that idiot Geraldo find enough RECENTLY murdered women to keep him on the air?


44 posted on 11/18/2011 3:01:55 PM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: moose-matson

I have only been really drunk a couple of times in my life and if I had fallen into the water, I’d have drown, instead I figured it a good idea at 2 am to take my dog for a walk down the road. I remember it was really dark....


45 posted on 11/18/2011 4:23:29 PM PST by goat granny
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To: All

An interesting rumor that’s been going around a long time is that Kirk Douglas raped Natalie Wood:

http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=slv8-&p=natalie%20wood%20raped%20by%20kirk%20douglas&type=


46 posted on 11/18/2011 4:38:50 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Interesting Natalie Wood trivia:

Spouse
Robert Wagner (16 July 1972 - 29 November 1981) (remarried) (her death); 1 child
Richard Gregson (30 May 1969 - 1 April 1972) (divorced) 1 child
Robert Wagner (28 December 1957 - 27 April 1962) (divorced)

Trivia
Her sister is Lana Wood. Her half-sister is Olga Viriapaeff.

Mother of Natasha Gregson Wagner and Courtney Wagner.

Named after director Sam Wood.

Favorite actress was Vivien Leigh. Favorite singer was Bob Dylan.

She suffered from a deep fear of drowning after having barely survived an accident when she was a little girl, during the filming of The Green Promise (1949). Her fear was so great that Elia Kazan had to lie - promising a double - and trick her into doing the scenes at the water reservoir in Splendor in the Grass (1961). She also had to do her own swimming scenes in “From Here to Eternity” (1979) despite her protests.

Interred at Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California, USA, Section D, #60. On her grave, marked Natalie Wood Wagner: Beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother & friend “more than love”.

Was commonly listed as 5’ 3” wearing heels in movie magazines, though her actual height was 5’ 0”.

On Suturday, April 23rd, 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.

Reportedly turned down Warren Beatty’s offer to play opposite him in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) because she didn’t want to be separated from her analyst while the film was on location in the Midwest.

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.

An accident on a movie set (she fell into a river and almost drowned) when she was 9 years old left her with a permanently weakened left wrist and a slight bone protrusion, which, for the rest of her life, she hid with large bracelets. Regardless of the movie role, or anytime that she was out in public, she always wore a large bracelet on the left wrist.

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.

Had planned to produce as well as star in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977), but the leading role of Deborah went to Kathleen Quinlan by the time the film was made.

Attended ballet classes as a child with Jill St. John and Stefanie Powers. All three women would go on to have long-term relationships with Robert Wagner. Natalie was married to Wagner at the time of her death and St. John is now married to him. Powers was his costar on the 1979-1984 television series “Hart to Hart.”.

Pallbearers at her funeral were Rock Hudson, Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, Elia Kazan, Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Fred Astaire.

Daughter: Courtney Wagner (b. 9 March 1974). Father is Robert Wagner.

Daughter: Natasha Gregson Wagner was born on Tuesday, September 29th, 1970. Natasha’s father is Richard Gregson.

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

Her and co-star Richard Beymer’s singing voices were both dubbed in West Side Story (1961). The woman who dubbed Natalie, Marni Nixon, also dubbed Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady (1964) and Deborah Kerr in The King and I (1956).

The daughter of a Russian architect and a French ballerina could do a proper plié before she could barely walk.

Her mother, Maria, claimed that the family was closely related to the Romanov dynasty.

Spoke Russian and English.

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.

Younger sister Lana Wood made a ABC TV special on Natalie’s life, The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004) (TV).

Measurements: 32-20 1/2-32 (at age 18), 32B-22-33 (at age 24, “Parade” magazine December 1962), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).

Portrayed by Rebecca Budig in James Dean: Race with Destiny (1997) (TV), by Justine Waddell in The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004) (TV) and by Abi Young in Elvis (1979/I) (TV).

Was offered the role of Daisy in The Great Gatsby (1974). At the time, it had been 5 years since Natalie had made a film. She was asked to do a screen test, and felt so offended that she withdrew from the role. After this, Natalie was no longer offered plum roles due to the fact that she had been forgotten after years away from acting, despite being younger than popular actresses of the time such as Jane Fonda.

Turned down roles in the films Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Barefoot in the Park (1967), Goodbye, Columbus (1969), Love Story (1970), The Great Gatsby (1974) and The Towering Inferno (1974). After the mid-1970s, high-profile plum roles were no longer being offered to her due to the fact that she did not appear in any widely released films for a decade after Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) and was no longer considered bankable.

She was cast as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976) (TV) quite unexpectedly, without campaigning for the role. Wood explained that when Laurence Olivier would come to Hollywood, she would often be seated with him at the table at formal sit-down dinners. When Olivier decided to make a version of the Tennessee Williams play, he thought of casting Wood, his dinner companion, and her husband, Robert Wagner, in the husband-wife roles of Brick and Maggie. Naturally, they accepted.

Wood knew screenwriter Gavin Lambert as both were intimates of director Randy Suhr. In the early 1960s, he wrote a novel about a Hollywood child star in the 1930s, Inside Daisy Clover (1965). After reading the book, Wood telephoned Lambert and said, “I’d kill for that part.” He assured her she was his first choice for the movie, for which he was writing the screenplay. She got the part and Ruth Gordon got her first Oscar nomination as an actress for portraying Daisy’s mother.

Both she and her sister Lana Wood have played the love interest of Richard Beymer in 2 separate films: she as Maria opposite Richard’s Tony in West Side Story (1961), and Lana as Karen opposite Richard’s Dean in Scream Free! (1969) (aka Free Grass).

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

Biography in: “The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives.” Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 889-890. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1998.

People Magazine (USA) named her one of “The 25 most intriguing People of 1976” for the January 3 1977 issue.

Entertainment Weekly placed her on the “100 greatest stars of all time” list, at #70.

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

Called “The Most Beautiful Teenager in the World” by Life magazine in 1956.

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”.

Her death was listed at number 24 on E! Televisions 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment.

Don Henley wrote the song “Dirty Laundry” to express his outrage at the tabloid press for their treatment of her after her death.

Met Robert Redford at Van Nuys High School when she was a sophomore and he was a senior. Natalie was Redford’s leading lady in his first starring role, in This Property Is Condemned (1966).

“Natalie’s Song” by David Pack, was written about Natalie Wood.

“Eyes Like Natalie Wood” by Kathy Fleischmann, was written about her.

Former stepmother of Katie Wagner.

Started smoking at age 16. She remained a heavy smoker until her death at age 43.

Godmother of her daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner was Ruth Gordon, who played Natalie’s mother in the film Inside Daisy Clover (1965).

She starred in over 40 theatrical films between ages 4 and 27. She went into semi-retirement afterwards, only appearing in five movies between age 28 and her death at 43.

Was scheduled to make her stage debut in “Anastasia” in February 1982 and play the love interest of Timothy Hutton in a film called “Country of the Heart.” Unfortunately, both projects were canceled due to her death.

Her sole niece, Evan Taylor Maldanado, born on Sunday, August 11th, 1974.

Her mother, Maria Gurdin, died of pneumonia on January 6, 1998 at age 85.

Sister Lana Wood wrote the best-selling book about her titled “Natalie: a Memoir by Her Sister”.

Her father, Nick Gurdin, died of a heart attack on Tuesday, November 18th, 1980 at age 66.

Her best friends included actresses Stefanie Powers, Dyan Cannon and Carol Lynley. She was a childhood friend of her widower’s current wife Jill St. John but they were not close as adults.

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).

Turned down the role that went to Faye Dunaway in The Towering Inferno (1974) because she thought the script was “mediocre.”.

While taking classes at UCLA, she turned down the role of Elaine in The Graduate (1967) that went to Katharine Ross.

Jane Fonda and Faye Dunaway turned down the role of Carol in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) before Natalie got the part. Natalie turned down Katharine Ross’s role in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) so she could star in the film.

If she lived, she would have two grand-nephews, Nicholas (born 1998) and Max (born 2003), and a grand-niece, Daphne (born 2000). Their mother is Evan Maldanado, who is the daughter of Natalie’s sister Lana Wood.

According to a biographer, 43-year old Nicholas Ray wooed 16-year old Natalie by adorning a table with pink tablecloth and champagne, her preferred color and drink of choice.

Was the youngest nominee in her category each of the three times she was nominated for an Oscar, the first being when she was 17 and the last when she was 25.

Was one of the many actresses considered for the title role in Norma Rae (1979) which went to Sally Field.

Has multiple connections with the James Bond franchise. Her sister, Lana Wood, was a Bond girl in Diamonds Are Forever (1971). Jill St. John, who was Natalie’s childhood friend and is now married to her widower, Robert Wagner, also appeared as a Bond girl in the same film. Natalie co-starred in Meteor (1979) with Sean Connery, who played the James Bond character in seven films, and in Brainstorm (1983), she co-starred with Christopher Walken, who was a Bond villain in A View to a Kill (1985). Natalie also co-starred in “From Here to Eternity” (1979) with Kim Basinger, who was a Bond girl in Never Say Never Again (1983). Robert Wagner’s character, “Number Two” in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), is a spoof of the character “Largo” in Thunderball (1965).

Was Maureen O’Hara daughter in two movies, one being the classic Miracle on 34th Street (1947). Natalie referred to Maureen as Mama Maureen till her death in 1981.

Twice appeared in her husband’s television series Switch (1975) (TV) in cameos.

In March 2010, her sister Lana Wood spoke out about her death, announcing that she wants the case re-opened.

Was chosen over Ann-Margret to play the title role in Gypsy (1962).

Often played the love interest of a significantly older man (Frank Sinatra, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Gene Kelly and Tony Curtis) or one that was several years older (James Garner, James Dean, Michael Caine, Tab Hunter and Steve McQueen). With the exception of Dean and McQueen, all of these actors ultimately outlived her.

Columbia Pictures secured the film rights for the Henry De Vere Stacpoole novel, “The Blue Lagoon” in the mid-1950s, with Natalie in the role of Emmeline Lestrange. However, the project was shelved for many years and wasn’t filmed until the late 1970s and the film The Blue Lagoon (1980), released in 1980, ultimately starred Brooke Shields.

Personal Quotes
You get tough in this business, until you get big enough to hire people to get tough for you. Then you can sit back and be a lady.

[in 1961] In so many ways I think it’s a bore to be sorry you were a child actor - so many people feel sorry for you automatically. At the time I wasn’t aware of the things I missed, so why should I think of them in retrospect? Everybody misses something or other.

I felt a little funny when we were going to do the bed scene, all four of us, in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). I’m open to suggestions, I’m no prude, but four is a crowd in my book. Fortunately, Dyan Cannon was there. The thought of another woman being in there in the bed helped get me through it. It’s not like it sounds. It’s just that I don’t think I could have done it if it had been me and three men.

[on being a child actor] I spent practically all my time in the company of adults. I was very withdrawn, very shy, I did what I was told and I tried not to disappoint anybody. I knew I had a duty to perform, and I was trained to follow orders.

[shortly before her death] You know what I want? I want yesterday.

[on dating Elvis Presley] Elvis was so square, we’d go . . . for hot fudge sundaes. He didn’t drink, he didn’t swear, he didn’t even smoke. It was like having the date that I never had in high school.

[In 1981] I’ve always been terrified, still am, of water — dark water or sea water, or river water or whatever.

[on Marilyn Monroe] When you look at Marilyn on the screen you don’t want anything bad to happen to her. You really care that she should be all right...happy.

Salary
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) $250,000 + 10% of the net profits.
Penelope (1966) $750,000
The Great Race (1965) $7,000 (Director Blake Edwards and co-star Jack Lemmon each gave her half of his respective salary)
Sex and the Single Girl (1964) $750,000
West Side Story (1961) $250,000
All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960) $150,000
Cash McCall (1960) $150,000
Just for You (1952) $6,500
Dear Brat (1951) $2,333

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000081/bio


47 posted on 11/18/2011 4:40:02 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: clamper1797; All

I’ve read a lot about Wagner.
Everyone agrees he is a nice, even tempered guy.
I find it hard to believe he murdered Natalie.
Walken is another story, however.


48 posted on 11/18/2011 4:43:31 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ExSoldier

Those jokes aren’t funny. The poor woman died tragically and there’s nothing funny about that. She must have been terrified.


49 posted on 11/21/2011 3:35:18 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: tuffydoodle

How is it funny? It’s nothing to laugh at. How would you feel if she was your loved one?


50 posted on 11/21/2011 3:38:48 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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