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Natalie Wood (I) (1938–1981)


Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938, in San Francisco, California, as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Stepanovna (Zudilova) and Nikolai Stepanovich Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés, of Ukrainian and Russian descent, who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the family name to Gurdin after becoming US citizens.... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

West Side Story
(1961)
Splendor in the Grass
Splendor in the Grass Wilma Dean Loomis
(1961)
Love with the Proper Stranger
(1963)

Filmography

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 2018 The Other Side of the Wind (post-production)
Natalie (uncredited)
 1983 Brainstorm
Karen Brace
 1980 Willie & Phil
Natalie Wood
 1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Movie)
Eva Ryker / Claire Ryker
 1980 The Last Married Couple in America
Mari Thompson
 1979 Meteor
Tatiana Donskaya
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Movie Star
- Hart to Hart (1979) ... Movie Star (as Natasha Gurdin)
 1979 The Cracker Factory (TV Movie)
Cassie Barrett
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series)
Karen Holmes
- Part I (1979) ... Karen Holmes
- Part II (1979) ... Karen Holmes
- Part III (1979) ... Karen Holmes
 1975-1978 Switch (TV Series)
Girl in the Bubble Bath / Cruise Ship Passenger
- The Cage (1978) ... Girl in the Bubble Bath
- The Cruise Ship Murders (1975) ... Cruise Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1976 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV Movie)
Margaret
 1975 Peeper
Ellen Prendergast
 1973 The Affair (TV Movie)
Courtney Patterson
 1972 The Candidate
Natalie Wood
 1969 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Carol Sanders
 1966 Penelope
Penelope
 1966 This Property Is Condemned
Alva Starr
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover
Daisy Clover
 1965 The Great Race
Maggie Dubois
 1964 Sex and the Single Girl
Helen Brown
 1963 Love with the Proper Stranger
Angie Rossini
 1962 Gypsy
Louise Hovick
 1961 West Side Story
Maria
 1961 Splendor in the Grass
Wilma Dean Loomis
 1960 All the Fine Young Cannibals
Sarah 'Salome' Davis
 1960 Cash McCall
Lory Austen
 1958 Kings Go Forth
Monique Blair
 1958 Marjorie Morningstar
Marjorie Morgenstern
 1957 Bombers B-52
Lois Brennan
 1954-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Sheila Mason
- The Plot Against Miss Pomeroy (1954) ... Sheila Mason
 1957 Conflict (TV Series)
Patsy
- Girl on the Subway (1957) ... Patsy
 1956 The Girl He Left Behind
Susan Daniels
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Kathy Jo
- Carnival (1956) ... Kathy Jo
 1956 The Burning Hills
Maria-Christina Colton
 1956 A Cry in the Night
Elizabeth
 1956 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
 1956 The Searchers
Debbie Edwards - Age 15
 1955-1956 Kings Row (TV Series)
Renee Gyllinson
- Carnival (1956) ... Renee Gyllinson
- Wedding Gift (1955)
 1955 Camera Three (TV Series)
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Jen Potter
- Miracle at Potter's Farm (1955) ... Jen Potter
 1954-1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Polly Gookin / Lucy
- Feathertop (1955) ... Polly Gookin
- I'm a Fool (1954) ... Lucy
 1955 Rebel Without a Cause
Judy
 1955 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
Klara Sesseman
- Heidi (1955) ... Klara Sesseman
 1955 One Desire
Seely Dowder
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Polly Ramsay
- Too Old for Dolls (1955) ... Polly Ramsay
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Louise
- The Wild Bunch (1955) ... Louise
 1954 The Silver Chalice
Helena as a Girl
 1954 The Reluctant Redeemer (TV Movie)
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Renee Marchand
- Return of the Dead (1954) ... Renee Marchand
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Monica
- Playmates (1954) ... Monica
 1953-1954 The Pride of the Family (TV Series)
Ann Morrison
- Albie and the New Catherine (1954) ... Ann Morrison
- Albie the Clown (1954) ... Ann Morrison
- Income Tax Collector (1953) ... Ann Morrison
- Albie's Dishwasher (1953) ... Ann Morrison
- Portrait Story (1953) ... Ann Morrison
 1954 Mayor of the Town (TV Series)
June / Mayor's Niece
- The Old Triangle (1954) ... June
- Papa Dear (1954) ... June
- Junior Voters (1954) ... June
- Mayor of the Town (1954) ... Mayor's Niece
 1952 The Star
Gretchen
 1952 Just for You
Barbara Blake
 1952 The Rose Bowl Story
Sally Burke
 1952 The Schaefer Century Theatre (TV Series)
- Playmates (1952)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Playmates (1952)
 1951 The Blue Veil
Stephanie Rawlins
 1951 Dear Brat
Pauline
 1950 The Jackpot
Phyllis Lawrence
 1950 Never a Dull Moment
Nan
 1950 Our Very Own
Penny Macaulay
 1950 No Sad Songs for Me
Polly Scott
 1949 Father Was a Fullback
Ellen Cooper
 1949 The Green Promise
Susan Matthews
 1949 Chicken Every Sunday
Ruthie Hefferan
 1948 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
Eufraznee 'Bean' McGill
 1947 Driftwood
Jenny Hollingsworth
 1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Anna Muir as a Child
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street
Susan Walker
 1946 The Bride Wore Boots
Carol Warren
 1946 Tomorrow Is Forever
Margaret Ludwig
 1943 Happy Land
Little Girl Who Drops Ice Cream Cone (uncredited)
 1943 The Moon Is Down
Carrie (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(12/22/47) Radio: Appeared (as "Susan Walker") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Miracle on 34th Street".

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 10 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 20 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Natasha Gurdin | Natalie

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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... See more »

Trivia:

Splendour, the name of the yacht Wood was on the night she died, was named after her movie Splendor in the Grass (1961). See more »

Trademark:

Often played vulnerable characters put through emotional wringers See more »

Nickname:

Natalia See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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