Natalie Wood (1938–1981)
Born: July 20, 1938 in San Francisco, California, USA
Died: November 29, 1981 (age 43) in Santa Catalina Island, California, USA
Natalie stayed very busy as a child actress, appearing in no less than 18 films in the late 1940s and early 1950s. When she was 16 Natalie appeared in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) with James Dean, Sal Mineo and Dennis Hopper. She played Judy, a rebellious high school student who was more concerned with hanging out with the wrong crowd than being a sweet teenager like her contemporaries. The result was her first Academy Award nomination and a defining moment in her development as an adult actress. She appeared in Splendour in the Grass (1961), West Side Story (1961), Gypsy (1962), and Love with the Proper Stranger (1963).
dir. Stuart Heisler
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