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Thursday, 22 May 2008 19:13
Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko,

Born: July 20, 1938, San Francisco, California

Died: November 29, 1981, Santa Catalina Island, California

Age at Death:  43

Cause of Death:  Drowned.

Notable because: Suspicious drowning accident claimed her life.


Natalie Wood was a three-time Academy Award nominated American film actress. Wood began appearing in movies when she was 5 years old, had parts in successful Hollywood films and unlike many child actors made the difficult transition to adult roles, most notably in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and West Side Story (1961). By age 25 she was a three-time Oscar nominee for Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor in the Grass and Love With the Proper Stranger. After her untimely death Time magazine noted that although critical praise for Wood had been sparse throughout her career, "she always had work."


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