”The times that I have done something that I didn’t respond to emotionally right away, it’s generally not worked out too well”
July 20, 1938, San Francisco, California – November 29, 1981, Catalina Island, California
Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko) was an American film and television actress.
After first working in films as a child, Wood became a successful Hollywood star as a young adult, receiving three Academy Award nominations before she was 25 years old.
Wood began acting in movies at the age of four and at age eight was given a co-starring role with Maureen O’Hara in the classic Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street.
Miracle on 34th Street Santa Won’t Lie to Susan (1947)
As a teenager, her performance in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Rebel Without a Cause I Go With the Kids Scene (1955)
She starred in the musical films West Side Story (1961) and Gypsy (1962).
West Side Story I feel pretty (1961)
Wood received Academy Award for Best Actress nominations for her performances in Splendor in the Grass (1961) and Love with the Proper Stranger (1963).
Splendor In The Grass (1961)
Her career continued with films such as Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969).
Wood starred in several television productions, including a remake of the film From Here to Eternity (1979) for which she won a Golden Globe Award.
From Here to Eternity (1979) – part 1
From Here to Eternity (1979) – part 2