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Lana Wood

Born Mar 1, 1946

Lana Wood is an American actress and producer. She was born to Russian émigré parents, Nikolai and Maria Zakharenko, and is the younger sister of actress, Natalie Wood. Her first major role was at age 9 in the John Wayne western The Searchers. She was a regular on the soap opera Peyton Place. She is best known for her role as Plenty O'Toole in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. She appeared in a number of small films and television guest roles throughout the 1970s and 1980s.… Read More

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    abc Newspapers - Sep 01, 2012
  • Search Continues For Missing Women In South Carolina Forest
    Fox News - Aug 29, 2012
  • On Woody Guthrie's 100th, The Family Returns To Mermaid Avenue
    Rolling Stone - Jul 16, 2012
  • Speak Out: What's Your Favorite Woody Guthrie Song?
    Bowie Patch - Jul 14, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lana Wood.


1946 Birth Born on March 1, 1946.


1966 20 Years Old After appearing in the short-lived drama series, The Long, Hot Summer, she landed the role of Sandy Webber in the prime-time soap Peyton Place, which she played from 1966 to 1967.
1971 25 Years Old In 1971, Wood appeared in the April 1971 Playboy issue, along with her poetry. … Read More
1974 28 Years Old Her marriage, at age 30, was to Richard Smedley, with whom she had a daughter Evan, born on August 11, 1974; Lana and Smedley divorced in 1975. … Read More


1981 35 Years Old On November 29, 1981, Natalie Wood drowned near Catalina Island under peculiar circumstances. … Read More
1984 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1984, Wood published the controversial tell-all book Natalie, A Memoir by Her Sister, which reached number three on The New York Times Best Seller list.


2002 56 Years Old Lana cooperated with author Suzanne Finstad on a 2002 biography of Natalie, titled Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood (ISBN 0609809571). … Read More
2004 58 Years Old In 2004, she produced the biopic The Mystery of Natalie Wood. … Read More
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