History Creator / NatalieWood

29th Dec '16 6:19:09 AM JamesAustin
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Natalia Zacharenko (19381981), 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 (19381981), (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.



Tropes associated with her include:

* {{Adorkable}}: Trying to disguise her voice in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf1zlqp9PyU this appearance]] on ''What's My Line?''
** Some of her characters as well, such as Maria in ''West Side Story'' and Louise in ''Gypsy''.
* 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: 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''.

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Tropes !!Tropes associated with her work include:

* {{Adorkable}}: Trying Some of her characters, such as Maria in ''West Side Story'' and Louise in ''Gypsy''. Herself in real life as well, if her way of trying to disguise her voice in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf1zlqp9PyU this appearance]] on ''What's My Line?''
** Some of her characters as well, such as Maria in ''West Side Story'' and Louise in ''Gypsy''.
Line?'' is anything to go by.
* 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''.



* 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.

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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: In ''Rebel Without a Cause''. And the death of JamesDean shortly after left her as the sole focus of much of the contemporary fandom.
* WhatMightHaveBeen: 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.
* WhatMightHaveBeen: 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 Also, the stress of finishing the film after her death pushed director Douglas Trumbull away from moviemaking.
4th Dec '16 9:56:54 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/BobAndCarolAndTedAndAlice'' (1969)
4th Dec '16 10:37:33 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheCandidate'' (1972) (cameo)
2nd Dec '16 10:21:28 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/LoveWithTheProperStranger''

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* ''Film/LoveWithTheProperStranger''''Film/LoveWithTheProperStranger'' (1963)
2nd Dec '16 10:21:01 AM jamespolk
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First appeared on screen aged four and had a career spanning five decades, from ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' in 1947 to the posthumously released scifi ''Film/{{Brainstorm}}'' in 1983.

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First appeared on screen aged four and had a career spanning five decades, from ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' in 1947 to the posthumously released scifi ''Film/{{Brainstorm}}'' in 1983.
1983. A relatively rare example of a child star who avoided FormerChildStar status and became an A-lister in adulthood (Creator/ElizabethTaylor is another).


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* ''Film/LoveWithTheProperStranger''
30th Apr '16 5:54:19 AM Mdumas43073
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!!Notable Films:

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!!Notable Films:
!!Her films include:



* ''RebelWithoutACause'' (1955)

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* ''RebelWithoutACause'' ''Film/TheGhostAndMrsMuir'' (1947)
* ''Film/RebelWithoutACause''
(1955)



* ''Film/BobAndCarolAndTedAndAlice'' (1969)

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* ''Film/BobAndCarolAndTedAndAlice'' (1969)''Film/{{Meteor}}'' (1979)
30th Apr '16 5:49:08 AM Mdumas43073
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Natalie Wood (born Natalia Zacharenko, 19381981) was a Russian-American actress most famous for appearing in ''Film/RebelWithoutACause'' and ''Film/WestSideStory'', for marrying RobertWagner twice, and sadly, for [[ActorExistenceFailure drowning in mysterious circumstances]] at the age of 43.

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Natalia Zacharenko (19381981), better known as [[StageName Natalie Wood (born Natalia Zacharenko, 19381981) Wood]], was a Russian-American actress most famous for appearing in ''Film/RebelWithoutACause'' and ''Film/WestSideStory'', for marrying RobertWagner Robert Wagner twice, and sadly, for [[ActorExistenceFailure drowning in mysterious circumstances]] at the age of 43.
30th Apr '16 5:48:33 AM Mdumas43073
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Russian American actress, (1938-1981) most famous for appearing in ''RebelWithoutACause'' and ''Film/WestSideStory'', marrying RobertWagner twice, and sadly, for [[ActorExistenceFailure drowning in mysterious circumstances]] aged 43.

First appeared on screen aged four and had a career spanning five decades from ''Miracle On 34th Street'' in 1947, to the posthumously released scifi ''Brainstorm'' in 1983.

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Russian American actress, (1938-1981) Natalie Wood (born Natalia Zacharenko, 19381981) was a Russian-American actress most famous for appearing in ''RebelWithoutACause'' ''Film/RebelWithoutACause'' and ''Film/WestSideStory'', for marrying RobertWagner twice, and sadly, for [[ActorExistenceFailure drowning in mysterious circumstances]] aged 43.

at the age of 43.

First appeared on screen aged four and had a career spanning five decades decades, from ''Miracle On 34th Street'' ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' in 1947, 1947 to the posthumously released scifi ''Brainstorm'' ''Film/{{Brainstorm}}'' in 1983.
19th May '15 6:56:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheSearchers'' (1956)

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* ''TheSearchers'' ''Film/TheSearchers'' (1956)



* ''BobAndCarolAndTedAndAlice'' (1969)
* ''{{Brainstorm}}'' (1983)

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* ''BobAndCarolAndTedAndAlice'' ''Film/BobAndCarolAndTedAndAlice'' (1969)
* ''{{Brainstorm}}'' ''Film/{{Brainstorm}}'' (1983)
12th Feb '15 12:42:38 PM gallium
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* ''SplendorInTheGrass'' (1961)

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* ''SplendorInTheGrass'' ''Film/SplendorInTheGrass'' (1961)
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