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Actress who also played Maria in Western Side Tale in 1961 and won a Golden World Award on her behalf part in the 1979 remake of From Right here to Eternity. As an adolescent, she was nominated for an Academy Honor for Best Assisting Actress on her behalf function in Rebel With out a Trigger. She produced her film debut at age group four inside a fifteen-second picture in the film, Content Property. She was nominated for any Saturn Award on her behalf part in her last film, Brainstorm. She wedded Robert Wagner in Dec of 1957 and divorced him in 1962. They welcomed a child in 1970 called Natasha Gregson Wagner. She wedded maker Richard Gregson in-may 1969. She performed Bette Davis’ character’s child in the film The Star.

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Full Name Natalie Wood
Date Of Birth July 20, 1938
Died November 29, 1981, Santa Catalina Island, California, United States
Place Of Birth San Francisco, CA
Height 1.52 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Van Nuys High School
Nationality American
Spouse Robert Wagner, Richard Gregson, Robert Wagner
Children Natasha Gregson Wagner, Courtney Brooke Wagner
Parents Maria Zakharenko, Nicholas Zakharenko
Siblings Lana Wood, Olga Viriapaeff
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress, Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress
Movies West Side Story, Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor in the Grass, Miracle on 34th Street, Love with the Proper Stranger, Inside Daisy Clover, Brainstorm, The Searchers, Gypsy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, This Property Is Condemned, The Great Race, Tomorrow Is Forever, Sex and the Single Girl, All the Fine Young Cannibals, Marjorie Morningstar, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Kings Go Forth, Cash McCall, The Green Promise, The Last Married Couple in America, Bombers B-52, The Girl He Left Behind, Meteor, Penelope, The Burning Hills, The Jackpot, Father Was a Fullback, A Cry in the Night, The Silver Chalice, The Blue Veil, The Rose Bowl Story, No Sad Songs for Me, Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!, The Cracker Factory, Peeper, Never a Dull Moment, Dear Brat, The Bride Wore Boots, Chicken Every Sunday, Driftwood, Our Very Own, One Desire, The Affair, The Star, The Memory of Eva Ryker, Just for You, From Here to Eternity, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
TV Shows The Pride of the Family, The Public Defender, Four Star Playhouse, The Kaiser Aluminum Hour, Ford Theatre, Laurence Olivier Presents, T-Bag, From Here to Eternity, Mayor of the Town, Kings Row
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Irving Pichel's partners, William Goetz and Leo Spitz, changed her last name to Wood in honor of director Sam Wood. Her first name Natalie was an Americanization of her Russian name.
2Admired and wanted to emulate Bette Davis, Vivien Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor. Leigh was her favorite actress.
3Won consecutive Box Office Blue Ribbon Awards for Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) and Miracle on 34th Street (1947).
4She did a walk-on on the pilot of the television series Hart to Hart (1979) under her real name Natasha Gurdin.
5Had appeared with Jim Backus in four films: Father Was a Fullback (1949), The Rose Bowl Story (1952), Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and The Girl He Left Behind (1956).
6In order to secure Wood's services from her home studio Warner Bros. for Kings Go Forth (1958), Frank Sinatra had to pay them $100,000 plus agree to appear in a film at the studio, a commitment worth $350,000 at the time. Meanwhile, Wood only earned $750 per week for her efforts.
7Was friends with Rebel Without a Cause (1955) co-stars Nick Adams and Dennis Hopper.
8She was posthumously awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on December 7, 2007.
9She was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 1, 1986.
10Her longtime friend, actress Hope Lange, delivered a eulogy at her funeral.
11Wood's death certificate was modified to show some of the uncertainties surrounding the actress' death. The document was amended in August 2012 and changed from accidental drowning to "drowning and other undetermined factors", according to a copy of the certificate obtained August 21, 2012 by The Associated Press.
12Had she lived, she would have become a first-time grandmother on 30 May 2012 when her eldest daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, gave birth to a girl named Clover Clementyne Watson.
13Columbia 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 was not filmed until the late 1970s and the film The Blue Lagoon (1980) ultimately starred Brooke Shields.
14Had appeared twice on her husband's television series Switch (1975) in cameos.
15Was Maureen O'Hara's 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.
16Has multiple connections with the James Bond franchise. Her sister, Lana Wood, had a cameo as a Bond girl in Diamonds Are Forever (1971), in which Jill St. John (who is now married to Wood's widower, Robert Wagner) played the main female role. Wood 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). She also co-starred in From Here to Eternity (1979) with Kim Basinger, who was a Bond girl in Never Say Never Again (1983) opposite Connery. Her widower, Robert Wagner, plays Number Two in the Austin Powers trilogy which parodies the early Bond films.
17Was 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.
18According 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.
19While taking classes at UCLA, she turned down the role of Elaine Robinson in The Graduate (1967) that went to Katharine Ross.
20Her father, Nick Gurdin, died of a heart attack on Tuesday, November 18, 1980 at age 68.
21Her mother, Maria Gurdin, died of pneumonia on January 6, 1998 at age 85.
22Her niece was born in August 1974.
23Rehearsals for her stage debut in "Anastasia" were to begin in December 1981.
24She 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.
25Godmother of her daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner was Ruth Gordon, who played Natalie's mother in the film Inside Daisy Clover (1965).
26She started smoking at age 16.
27Former stepmother of Katie Wagner.
28"Eyes Like Natalie Wood" by Kathy Fleischmann, was written about her.
29"Natalie's Song" by David Pack, was written about Natalie Wood.
30Met Robert Redford while attending Van Nuys High School. Redford was later her leading man in Inside Daisy Clover (1965) and This Property Is Condemned (1966).
31Don Henley wrote the song "Dirty Laundry" to express his outrage at the tabloid press for their treatment of her after her death.
32Her death was listed at number 24 on E! Television's 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment.
33Once 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".
34Called "The Most Beautiful Teenager in the World" by Life magazine in 1956.
35Voted one of the top sex stars of the 1970s in Playboy magazine.
36Entertainment Weekly placed her on the "100 greatest stars of all time" list, at #70.
37People magazine (USA) named her one of "The 25 Most Intriguing People of 1976" for the January 3, 1977 issue.
38Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 889-890. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
39She was the inspiration of High School Musical (2006) star Vanessa Hudgens.
40Both she and her sister Lana Wood have played the love interest of Richard Beymer in two 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).
41Wood 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.
42She was cast as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976) 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.
43Turned down the role that went to Ali MacGraw in Goodbye, Columbus (1969).
44Was offered the role of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (1974) under the condition that she screen test for the role. Wood refused to do the screen test and Mia Farrow was cast instead.
45Younger sister Lana Wood made a ABC TV special on Natalie's life, The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004).
46Though 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.
47Spoke Russian and English.
48Her mother, Maria, claimed that the family was closely related to the Romanov dynasty.
49Her paternal grandparents were Stephan Zakharenko and Eudoxie Sauchenko, and her maternal grandparents were Stepan Ilich Zudilov and Maria Andreevna Kuleva. She was of Russian and Ukrainian ancestry. Her father was an architect and her mother was a ballerina. She could do a proper plié before she could barely walk.
50Her 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). It was later reported that Wood was disappointed that her singing voice was not use in the movie.
51Her death was kismet, as she always cited a fear of water.
52Gave birth to a daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, on September 29, 1970. Child's father is Richard Gregson.
53Gave birth to a daughter, Courtney Wagner, on March 9, 1974. Child's father is Robert Wagner.
54Pallbearers at her funeral were Rock Hudson, Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, Elia Kazan, Gregory Peck, David Niven and Fred Astaire.
55Attended 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.
56Had planned to produce as well as star in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977), but the leading role of Deborah Blake went to Kathleen Quinlan by the time the film was made.
57The rubber dinghy "Prince Valiant" she had 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.
58An 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.
59Splendour, 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.
60Reportedly turned down Warren Beatty's offer to play opposite him in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) because she did not want to be separated from her analyst while the film was on location in the Midwest.
61The Harvard Lampoon often singled her out for derision. On Saturday, April 23, 1966, she surprised the Lampoon's staff when she became the first performer they voted the year's worst to show up and accept her citation.
62Was commonly listed as 5' 3" wearing heels in movie magazines, though her actual height was 5' 0".
63Following her untimely death, she was interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. On her grave, marked Natalie Wood Wagner: Beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother & friend "more than love".
64She 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).
65Her favorite actress was Vivien Leigh and her favorite singer was Bob Dylan.
66Named after director Sam Wood.
67Mother of Natasha Gregson Wagner and Courtney Wagner.
68Sister of Lana Wood. They have a half-sister, Olga Viriapaeff.
69Irving Pichel's partners, William Goetz and Leo Spitz, changed her last name to Wood in honor of director Sam Wood. Her first name Natalie was an Americanization of her Russian name.
70Admired and wanted to emulate Bette Davis, Vivien Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor. Leigh was her favorite actress.
71Won consecutive Box Office Blue Ribbon Awards for Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) and Miracle on 34th Street (1947).
72She did a walk-on on the pilot of the television series Hart to Hart (1979) under her real name Natasha Gurdin.
73Had appeared with Jim Backus in four films: Father Was a Fullback (1949), The Rose Bowl Story (1952), Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and The Girl He Left Behind (1956).
74In order to secure Wood's services from her home studio Warner Bros. for Kings Go Forth (1958), Frank Sinatra had to pay them $100,000 plus agree to appear in a film at the studio, a commitment worth $350,000 at the time. Meanwhile, Wood only earned $750 per week for her efforts.
75Was friends with Rebel Without a Cause (1955) co-stars Nick Adams and Dennis Hopper.
76She was posthumously awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on December 7, 2007.
77She was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 1, 1986.
78Her longtime friend, actress Hope Lange, delivered a eulogy at her funeral.
79Wood's death certificate was modified to show some of the uncertainties surrounding the actress' death. The document was amended in August 2012 and changed from accidental drowning to "drowning and other undetermined factors", according to a copy of the certificate obtained August 21, 2012 by The Associated Press.
80Had she lived, she would have become a first-time grandmother on 30 May 2012 when her eldest daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, gave birth to a girl named Clover Clementyne Watson.
81Columbia 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 was not filmed until the late 1970s and the film The Blue Lagoon (1980) ultimately starred Brooke Shields.
82Had appeared twice on her husband's television series Switch (1975) in cameos.
83Was Maureen O'Hara's 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.
84Has multiple connections with the James Bond franchise. Her sister, Lana Wood, had a cameo as a Bond girl in Diamonds Are Forever (1971), in which Jill St. John (who is now married to Wood's widower, Robert Wagner) played the main female role. Wood 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). She also co-starred in From Here to Eternity (1979) with Kim Basinger, who was a Bond girl in Never Say Never Again (1983) opposite Connery. Her widower, Robert Wagner, plays Number Two in the Austin Powers trilogy which parodies the early Bond films.
85Was 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.
86According 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.
87While taking classes at UCLA, she turned down the role of Elaine Robinson in The Graduate (1967) that went to Katharine Ross.
88Her father, Nick Gurdin, died of a heart attack on Tuesday, November 18, 1980 at age 68.
89Her mother, Maria Gurdin, died of pneumonia on January 6, 1998 at age 85.
90Her niece was born in August 1974.
91Rehearsals for her stage debut in "Anastasia" were to begin in December 1981.
92She 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.
93Godmother of her daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner was Ruth Gordon, who played Natalie's mother in the film Inside Daisy Clover (1965).
94She started smoking at age 16.
95Former stepmother of Katie Wagner.
96"Eyes Like Natalie Wood" by Kathy Fleischmann, was written about her.
97"Natalie's Song" by David Pack, was written about Natalie Wood.
98Met Robert Redford while attending Van Nuys High School. Redford was later her leading man in Inside Daisy Clover (1965) and This Property Is Condemned (1966).
99Don Henley wrote the song "Dirty Laundry" to express his outrage at the tabloid press for their treatment of her after her death.
100Her death was listed at number 24 on E! Television's 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment.
101Once 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".
102Called "The Most Beautiful Teenager in the World" by Life magazine in 1956.
103Voted one of the top sex stars of the 1970s in Playboy magazine.
104Entertainment Weekly placed her on the "100 greatest stars of all time" list, at #70.
105People magazine (USA) named her one of "The 25 Most Intriguing People of 1976" for the January 3, 1977 issue.
106Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 889-890. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
107She was the inspiration of High School Musical (2006) star Vanessa Hudgens.
108Both she and her sister Lana Wood have played the love interest of Richard Beymer in two 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).
109Wood 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.
110She was cast as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976) 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.
111Turned down the role that went to Ali MacGraw in Goodbye, Columbus (1969).
112Was offered the role of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (1974) under the condition that she screen test for the role. Wood refused to do the screen test and Mia Farrow was cast instead.
113Younger sister Lana Wood made a ABC TV special on Natalie's life, The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004).
114Though 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.
115Spoke Russian and English.
116Her mother, Maria, claimed that the family was closely related to the Romanov dynasty.
117Her paternal grandparents were Stephan Zakharenko and Eudoxie Sauchenko, and her maternal grandparents were Stepan Ilich Zudilov and Maria Andreevna Kuleva. She was of Russian and Ukrainian ancestry. Her father was an architect and her mother was a ballerina. She could do a proper plié before she could barely walk.
118Her 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). It was later reported that Wood was disappointed that her singing voice was not use in the movie.
119Her death was kismet, as she always cited a fear of water.
120Gave birth to a daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, on September 29, 1970. Child's father is Richard Gregson.
121Gave birth to a daughter, Courtney Wagner, on March 9, 1974. Child's father is Robert Wagner.
122Pallbearers at her funeral were Rock Hudson, Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, Elia Kazan, Gregory Peck, David Niven and Fred Astaire.
123Attended 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.
124Had planned to produce as well as star in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977), but the leading role of Deborah Blake went to Kathleen Quinlan by the time the film was made.
125The rubber dinghy "Prince Valiant" she had 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.
126An 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.
127Splendour, 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.
128Reportedly turned down Warren Beatty's offer to play opposite him in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) because she did not want to be separated from her analyst while the film was on location in the Midwest.
129The Harvard Lampoon often singled her out for derision. On Saturday, April 23, 1966, she surprised the Lampoon's staff when she became the first performer they voted the year's worst to show up and accept her citation.
130Was commonly listed as 5' 3" wearing heels in movie magazines, though her actual height was 5' 0".
131Following her untimely death, she was interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. On her grave, marked Natalie Wood Wagner: Beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother & friend "more than love".
132She 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).
133Her favorite actress was Vivien Leigh and her favorite singer was Bob Dylan.
134Named after director Sam Wood.
135Mother of Natasha Gregson Wagner and Courtney Wagner.
136Sister of Lana Wood. They have a half-sister, Olga Viriapaeff.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Other Side of the Wind2018post-productionNatalie (uncredited)
Brainstorm1983Karen Brace
Willie & Phil1980Natalie Wood
The Memory of Eva Ryker1980TV MovieEva Ryker / Claire Ryker
The Last Married Couple in America1980Mari Thompson
Meteor1979Tatiana Donskaya
Hart to Hart1979TV SeriesMovie Star
The Cracker Factory1979TV MovieCassie Barrett
From Here to Eternity1979TV Mini-SeriesKaren Holmes
Switch1975-1978TV SeriesGirl in the Bubble Bath / Cruise Ship Passenger
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof1976TV MovieMargaret
Peeper1975Ellen Prendergast
The Affair1973TV MovieCourtney Patterson
The Candidate1972Natalie Wood
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice1969Carol Sanders
Penelope1966Penelope
This Property Is Condemned1966Alva Starr
Inside Daisy Clover1965Daisy Clover
The Great Race1965Maggie Dubois
Sex and the Single Girl1964Helen Brown
Love with the Proper Stranger1963Angie Rossini
Gypsy1962Louise Hovick
West Side Story1961Maria
Splendor in the Grass1961Wilma Dean Loomis
All the Fine Young Cannibals1960Sarah 'Salome' Davis
Cash McCall1960Lory Austen
Kings Go Forth1958Monique Blair
Marjorie Morningstar1958Marjorie Morgenstern
Bombers B-521957Lois Brennan
Studio 571954-1957TV SeriesSheila Mason
Conflict1957TV SeriesPatsy
The Girl He Left Behind1956Susan Daniels
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour1956TV SeriesKathy Jo
The Burning Hills1956Maria-Christina Colton
A Cry in the Night1956Elizabeth
Warner Brothers Presents1956TV Series
The Searchers1956Debbie Edwards - Age 15
Kings Row1955-1956TV SeriesRenee Gyllinson
Camera Three1955TV Series
Studio One in Hollywood1955TV SeriesJen Potter
General Electric Theater1954-1955TV SeriesPolly Gookin / Lucy
Rebel Without a Cause1955Judy
Max Liebman Spectaculars1955TV SeriesKlara Sesseman
One Desire1955Seely Dowder
The Ford Television Theatre1955TV SeriesPolly Ramsay
Four Star Playhouse1955TV SeriesLouise
The Silver Chalice1954Helena as a Girl
The Reluctant Redeemer1954TV Movie
Public Defender1954TV SeriesRenee Marchand
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse1954TV SeriesMonica
The Pride of the Family1953-1954TV SeriesAnn Morrison
Mayor of the Town1954TV SeriesJune / Mayor's Niece
The Star1952Gretchen
Just for You1952Barbara Blake
The Rose Bowl Story1952Sally Burke
The Schaefer Century Theatre1952TV Series
Chevron Theatre1952TV Series
The Blue Veil1951Stephanie Rawlins
Dear Brat1951Pauline
The Jackpot1950Phyllis Lawrence
Never a Dull Moment1950Nan
Our Very Own1950Penny Macaulay
No Sad Songs for Me1950Polly Scott
Father Was a Fullback1949Ellen Cooper
The Green Promise1949Susan Matthews
Chicken Every Sunday1949Ruthie Hefferan
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!1948Eufraznee 'Bean' McGill
Driftwood1947Jenny Hollingsworth
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir1947Anna Muir as a Child
Miracle on 34th Street1947Susan Walker
The Bride Wore Boots1946Carol Warren
Tomorrow Is Forever1946Margaret Ludwig
Happy Land1943Little Girl Who Drops Ice Cream Cone (uncredited)
The Moon Is Down1943Carrie (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blanc comme neige2010/Iwriter: "Number Ones"
The Affair1973TV Movie performer: "I Can't See You Anymore"
Penelope1966performer: "The Sun Is Gray"
Inside Daisy Clover1965performer: "You're Gonna Hear from Me", "The Circus Is a Wacky World" - uncredited
The Great Race1965performer: "The Sweetheart Tree"
Gypsy1962performer: "Little Lamb" 1959, "If Momma Was Married" 1959, "Let Me Entertain You" 1959, "Together, Wherever We Go" 1959 - uncredited
West Side Story1961performer: "Maria" 1957 1957, "Tonight" 1957, "I Feel Pretty" 1957, "One Hand, One Heart" 1957, "Quintet" 1957, "Somewhere" 1957, "A Boy Like That/I Have a Love" 1957, "Somewhere" reprise 1957 - uncredited
Splendor in the Grass1961performer: "Chopsticks" 1877 - uncredited
The Frank Sinatra Show1958TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Affair1973TV Movie musician: title song

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Downhill Racer1969production assistant - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2013TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Dieter & Andreas1989Short grateful acknowledgment
Brainstorm1983dedicatee - as Natalie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Gift of Music1981TV SpecialHerself - Host
The 7th Annual People's Choice Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite All-Around Male Entertainer
The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards1981TV SpecialHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart1980TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1980TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Actress
The American Movie Awards1980TV SpecialHerself
Good Morning America1978-1980TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards1980TV SpecialHerself
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHerself
Dinah!1975-1979TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 51st Annual Academy Awards1979TV Special documentaryHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Look Magazine Gala Party1979TV MovieHerself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis1977TV Special documentaryHerself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1966-1976TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Donahue1976TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Friars Club Tribute to Gene Kelly1976TV MovieHerself - Performer
Today1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest
James Dean: The First American Teenager1975TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 1st Annual People's Choice Awards1975TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles1975TV SpecialHerself
I'm a Stranger Here Myself1975DocumentaryHerself
ABC Late Night1974TV SeriesHerself
Cinema1974TV Series documentaryHerself
James Dean Remembered1974TV Special documentaryHerself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1973TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 44th Annual Academy Awards1972TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The 41st Annual Academy Awards1969TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 40th Annual Academy Awards1968TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Special Effects
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Penelope's Fashion Show1966Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
What's My Line?1966TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
The 38th Annual Academy Awards1966TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Original Song
The Hollywood Deb Stars of 19651965TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Behind the Scenes with Blake Edwards' 'The Great Race'1965Documentary shortHerself
The 36th Annual Academy Awards1964TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Hollywood and the Stars1964TV SeriesHerself
The 34th Annual Academy Awards1962TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards1960TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound
The Jack Benny Program1960TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Hope Show1957-1959TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short
The Frank Sinatra Show1958TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 30th Annual Academy Awards1958TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Screen Snapshots 1856: The Mocambo Party1957ShortHerself
The 29th Annual Academy Awards1957TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member
The Linkletter Show1956TV SeriesHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1956TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Lux Video Theatre1956TV SeriesHerself - Intermission Guest
The 28th Annual Academy Awards1956TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fabulous Allan Carr2017DocumentaryHerself
Inside Edition2017TV Series documentaryHerself
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds2016TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Warren Beatty, une obsession hollywoodienne2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tab Hunter Confidential2015DocumentaryHerself
The Third Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special2015VideoJudy (uncredited)
Stars of the Silver Screen2014TV SeriesHerself
American Masters2005-2012TV Series documentaryHerself / Judy
Banda sonora2012TV SeriesMaria
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas!2011TV Movie documentary
48 Hours2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Glanz und Elend in Hollywood: Natalie Wood2009DocumentaryHerself
Private Screenings2006TV SeriesHerself
50 y más2005TV Movie
San Sebastián 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2005TV SpecialMaria (uncredited)
James Dean: Forever Young2005DocumentaryHerself
The Mystery of Natalie Wood2004TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
Die Geschichte des erotischen Films2004TV Movie documentary
Christmas from Hollywood2003Video documentaryHerself
Biography2000-2003TV Series documentaryHerself / Judy
Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American2003TV Movie documentaryHerself / Debbie Edwards (from The Searchers) (uncredited)
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Go West, Young Man!2003DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Bob Hope at 1002003TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Hollywood Remembers2000TV Series documentary
The Final Day2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory1998TV Movie documentary uncredited
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHerself (with Robert Wagner) (uncredited)
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentarySusan Walker (uncredited)
Rediscovering a Rebel1996TV Short documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Making of 'My Fair Lady'1995Video documentaryHerself (uncredited)
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryDebbie Edwards - Age 15, 'The Searchers' (uncredited)
Barbra: The Concert1995TV Special documentaryHerself - at a Nightclub (uncredited)
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHerself
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros.1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood Mavericks1990DocumentaryDebbie Edwards - Age 15
Rock Hudson1990TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
Hollywood Heaven: Tragic Lives, Tragic Deaths1990Video documentaryHerself
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV SpecialHerself
Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady1982TV Movie documentaryHerself
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television1975TV SpecialHerself
The American West of John Ford1971TV Movie documentaryActress 'The Searchers' (uncredited)
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesDeanie Loomis from film SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
The Ed Sullivan Show1966TV SeriesHerself
The Theater of Tomorrow1963TV MovieHerself
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The James Dean Story1957DocumentaryHerself - 'Giant' premiere (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 1 February 1986. At 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actress - DramaFrom Here to Eternity (1979)
1966Henrietta AwardGolden Globes, USAWorld Film Favorite - Female
1966Sour AppleGolden Apple AwardsLeast Cooperative Actress
1964Best ActressMar del Plata Film FestivalLove with the Proper Stranger (1963)
1961Sour AppleGolden Apple AwardsLeast Cooperative Actress
1957Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleTogether with Carroll Baker

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressBrainstorm (1983)
1971Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsStar, Female9th place.
1970Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Star9th place.
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Star12th place.
1967Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actress - DramaThis Property Is Condemned (1966)
1966Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actress - Musical/ComedyInside Daisy Clover (1965)
1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Star8th place.
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Star6th place.
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsComedy Performance, FemaleSex and the Single Girl (1964)
1964OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleLove with the Proper Stranger (1963)
1964Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actress - DramaLove with the Proper Stranger (1963)
1963Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actress - Musical/ComedyGypsy (1962)
1963BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign ActressSplendor in the Grass (1961)
1962OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleSplendor in the Grass (1961)
1962Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actress - DramaSplendor in the Grass (1961)
1962GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the YearWest Side Story (1961)· Didier Deutsch, Mark Betts, Bill Ivie, Marni Nixon, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn, Jimmy Bryant
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star5th place.
1961Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star14th place.
1960Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star9th place.
1959Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star7th place.
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star13th place.
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Dramatic PerformanceMarjorie Morningstar (1958)
1956OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleRebel Without a Cause (1955)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Dramatic PerformanceLove with the Proper Stranger (1963)
1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Musical PerformanceGypsy (1962)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1967Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Dramatic PerformanceThis Property Is Condemned (1966)
1967Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Star
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star
1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Dramatic PerformanceSplendor in the Grass (1961)

TitleSalary
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
Kings Go Forth (1958)$750 per week
Just for You (1952)$6,500
Dear Brat (1951)$2,333
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
Kings Go Forth (1958)$750 per week
Just for You (1952)$6,500
Dear Brat (1951)$2,333

#Quote
1[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.
2[in 1980] I've always been terrified, still am, of water -- dark water, sea water, or, you know, river water.
3[on dating Elvis Presley when she was 18] 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.
4[shortly before her death] You know what I want? I want yesterday.
5[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.
6I 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.
7[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.
8You 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.
9[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.
10[in 1980] I've always been terrified, still am, of water -- dark water, sea water, or, you know, river water.
11[on dating Elvis Presley when she was 18] 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.
12[shortly before her death] You know what I want? I want yesterday.
13[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.
14I 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.
15[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.
16You 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.

#Trademark
1Often played vulnerable characters put through emotional wringers
2Small petite frame
3Her youthful beauty
4Large brown eyes
5Often played vulnerable characters put through emotional wringers
6Small petite frame
7Her youthful beauty
8Large brown eyes

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