History Creator / NatalieWood

19th Nov '17 7:53:33 PM dlchen145
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Natalia Zacharenko (July 20, 1938 November 29, 1981), better known as [[StageName Natalie Wood]], was a Russian-American actress most famous for appearing in ''Film/RebelWithoutACause'' and ''Film/WestSideStory'', for marrying Robert Wagner twice, and sadly, for [[ActorExistenceFailure drowning in mysterious circumstances]] at the age of 43.

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Natalia Zacharenko Nikolaevna Zakharenko (July 20, 1938 November 29, 1981), better known as [[StageName Natalie Wood]], was a Russian-American actress most famous for appearing in ''Film/RebelWithoutACause'' and ''Film/WestSideStory'', for marrying Robert Wagner twice, and sadly, for [[ActorExistenceFailure drowning in mysterious circumstances]] at the age of 43.
28th Sep '17 1:01:08 PM ironballs16
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* StageMom: Her mother, who took this to AbusiveParents territory. This included controlling every aspect of Natalie's life, [[KickTheDog ripping the wings of a butterfly]] before an audition to make her cry, refusing to call a doctor when Natalie broke her wrist on-set (which resulted in her wrist healing crooked) and not reporting it to the police when Natalie was raped by a director because she thought it would make people not want to hire her for more roles.

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* StageMom: Her mother, who took this to AbusiveParents territory. This included controlling every aspect of Natalie's life, [[KickTheDog ripping the wings of a butterfly]] before an audition to make her cry, refusing to call a doctor when Natalie broke her wrist on-set (which resulted in her wrist healing crooked) and not reporting it to the police when Natalie was raped by a director because [[DefiledForever she thought it would make people not want to hire her for more roles.roles]].
23rd May '17 12:51:44 PM mouschilight
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* NonSingingVoice: Her singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon in ''West Side Story'', and by Jackie Ward in ''The Great Race'' and ''Inside Daisy Clover''. In ''Gypsy'', however, she did her own singing.



* StarMakingRole: In ''Rebel Without a Cause''. And the death of Creator/JamesDean shortly after left her as the sole focus of much of the contemporary fandom.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Opted to stay away from large film roles during the 1970s to raise a family. ''Brainstorm'' was supposed to be a 'comeback' role. Also, the stress of finishing the film after her death pushed director Douglas Trumbull away from moviemaking.
23rd May '17 12:51:03 PM mouschilight
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* TheCastShowoff: Could speak Russian, as utilised in ''The Great Race''.
* DawsonCasting: Averted in ''Rebel''. She was a teenager at the time. Played straight in ''Splendor in the Grass'', ''West Side Story'' and ''Gypsy''.
23rd May '17 12:50:39 PM mouschilight
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* CareerResurrection: After ''The Searchers'', she appeared in a string of failed films. According to Creator/EliaKazan, by 1960, she was considered as "washed up". He still cast her in ''Splendor in the Grass'', which came out in 1961, received critical acclaim and brought Wood her second Oscar nomination. Also in 1961, she starred in ''West Side Story'', which was the biggest hit of the year and won the Oscar for Best Picture. This brought Wood back to the A-list.
23rd May '17 12:50:03 PM mouschilight
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* CareerResurrection:] After ''The Searchers'', she appeared in a string of failed films. According to Creator/EliaKazan, by 1960, she was considered as "washed up". He still cast her in ''Splendor in the Grass'', which came out in 1961, received critical acclaim and brought Wood her second Oscar nomination. Also in 1961, she starred in ''West Side Story'', which was the biggest hit of the year and won the Oscar for Best Picture. This brought Wood back to the A-list.

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* CareerResurrection:] CareerResurrection: After ''The Searchers'', she appeared in a string of failed films. According to Creator/EliaKazan, by 1960, she was considered as "washed up". He still cast her in ''Splendor in the Grass'', which came out in 1961, received critical acclaim and brought Wood her second Oscar nomination. Also in 1961, she starred in ''West Side Story'', which was the biggest hit of the year and won the Oscar for Best Picture. This brought Wood back to the A-list.
8th May '17 1:12:25 PM Golondrina
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* StarMakingRole: In ''Rebel Without a Cause''. And the death of JamesDean shortly after left her as the sole focus of much of the contemporary fandom.

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* StarMakingRole: In ''Rebel Without a Cause''. And the death of JamesDean Creator/JamesDean shortly after left her as the sole focus of much of the contemporary fandom.
7th May '17 4:58:12 PM Golondrina
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* CareerResurrection: [[invoked]] After ''The Searchers'', she appeared in a string of failed films. According to Creator/EliaKazan, by 1960, she was considered as "washed up". He still cast her in ''Splendor in the Grass'', which came out in 1961, received critical acclaim and brought Wood her second Oscar nomination. Also in 1961, she starred in ''West Side Story'', which was the biggest hit of the year and won the Oscar for Best Picture. This brought Wood back to the A-list.
* TheCastShowoff: [[invoked]] Could speak Russian, as utilised in ''The Great Race''.
* DawsonCasting: [[invoked]] Averted in ''Rebel''. She was a teenager at the time. Played straight in ''Splendor in the Grass'', ''West Side Story'' and ''Gypsy''.

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* CareerResurrection: [[invoked]] CareerResurrection:] After ''The Searchers'', she appeared in a string of failed films. According to Creator/EliaKazan, by 1960, she was considered as "washed up". He still cast her in ''Splendor in the Grass'', which came out in 1961, received critical acclaim and brought Wood her second Oscar nomination. Also in 1961, she starred in ''West Side Story'', which was the biggest hit of the year and won the Oscar for Best Picture. This brought Wood back to the A-list.
* TheCastShowoff: [[invoked]] Could speak Russian, as utilised in ''The Great Race''.
* DawsonCasting: [[invoked]] Averted in ''Rebel''. She was a teenager at the time. Played straight in ''Splendor in the Grass'', ''West Side Story'' and ''Gypsy''.



* NonSingingVoice: [[invoked]] Her singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon in ''West Side Story'', and by Jackie Ward in ''The Great Race'' and ''Inside Daisy Clover''. In ''Gypsy'', however, she did her own singing.

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* NonSingingVoice: [[invoked]] Her singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon in ''West Side Story'', and by Jackie Ward in ''The Great Race'' and ''Inside Daisy Clover''. In ''Gypsy'', however, she did her own singing.



* StarMakingRole: [[invoked]] In ''Rebel Without a Cause''. And the death of JamesDean shortly after left her as the sole focus of much of the contemporary fandom.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[invoked]] Opted to stay away from large film roles during the 1970s to raise a family. ''Brainstorm'' was supposed to be a 'comeback' role. Also, the stress of finishing the film after her death pushed director Douglas Trumbull away from moviemaking.

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* StarMakingRole: [[invoked]] In ''Rebel Without a Cause''. And the death of JamesDean shortly after left her as the sole focus of much of the contemporary fandom.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[invoked]] Opted to stay away from large film roles during the 1970s to raise a family. ''Brainstorm'' was supposed to be a 'comeback' role. Also, the stress of finishing the film after her death pushed director Douglas Trumbull away from moviemaking.
24th Feb '17 3:07:36 PM TheLuckyCat
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* StageParents: Her mother, who took this to AbusiveParents territory. This included controlling every aspect of Natalie's life, [[KickTheDog ripping the wings of a butterfly]] before an audition to make her cry, refusing to call a doctor when Natalie broke her wrist on-set (which resulted in her wrist healing crooked) and not reporting it to the police when Natalie was raped by a director because she thought it would make people not want to hire her for more roles.

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* StageParents: StageMom: Her mother, who took this to AbusiveParents territory. This included controlling every aspect of Natalie's life, [[KickTheDog ripping the wings of a butterfly]] before an audition to make her cry, refusing to call a doctor when Natalie broke her wrist on-set (which resulted in her wrist healing crooked) and not reporting it to the police when Natalie was raped by a director because she thought it would make people not want to hire her for more roles.
24th Feb '17 3:06:04 PM TheLuckyCat
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* StageParents: Her mother, who took this to AbusiveParents territory. This included controlling every aspect of Natalie's life, [[KickTheDog ripping the wings of a butterfly]] before an audition to make her cry, refusing to call a doctor when Natalie broke her wrist on-set (which resulted in her wrist healing crooked) and not reporting it to the police when Natalie was raped by a director because she thought it would make people not want to hire her for more roles.
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