Natalie Wood

Born Jul 20, 1938

Natalie Wood was an American film and television actress best known for her screen roles in Miracle on 34th Street, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, and West Side Story. After first working in films as a child, Wood became a successful Hollywood star as a young adult, receiving three Academy Award nominations before she was 25 years old. Wood began acting in movies at the age of four and at age eight was given a co-starring role in the classic Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street.… Read More

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1938 Birth Born in 1938.
1943 5 Years Old Wood made her film debut a few weeks before turning five during a fifteen-second scene in the 1943 film Happy Land. … Read More
1947 9 Years Old After Wood acted in another film directed by Pichel, her mother signed her up with 20th Century Fox studio for her first major role, the 1947 Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street; the film made her one of the top child stars in Hollywood. … Read More


1953 15 Years Old In the 1953–54 television season, Wood played Ann Morrison, the teenage daughter in the ABC situation comedy, The Pride of the Family. … Read More
1956 18 Years Old Wood graduated from Van Nuys High School in 1956. … Read More
1957 19 Years Old …  They married a year later on December 28, 1957, a marriage that met with great protest from Wood's mother. … Read More


In 1961, after a "series of bad films, her career was already in decline", notes Rathgeb. … Read More
1962 24 Years Old Although the singing parts were sung by Marni Nixon, West Side Story is still regarded as one of Wood's best films. Wood did sing when she starred in the 1962 film Gypsy. … Read More
1964 26 Years Old In 1964, Wood was nominated for her third Academy Award nomination for Love with the Proper Stranger, making Wood, 25 at the time, the youngest actress to ever net three Oscar nominations. … Read More
1966 28 Years Old Although many of Wood's films were commercially profitable, her acting was criticized at times. In 1966, she won the Harvard Lampoon Worst Actress of the Year Award. … Read More


1969 31 Years Old On May 30, 1969, Wood married British producer Richard Gregson. … Read More
1971 33 Years Old They separated in August 1971 after Wood overheard an inappropriate telephone conversation between her secretary and Gregson. … Read More
She filed for divorce, and it was finalized in April 1972.


They remained married until Wood's death seven years later on November 29, 1981. … Read More
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