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Natalie Wood (I) (1938–1981)

Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938, in San Francisco, California, as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Stepanovna (Zudilova) and Nikolai Stepanovich Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés, of Ukrainian and Russian descent, who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the family name to Gurdin after becoming US citizens.... See full bio »

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  The Other Side of the Wind (post-production)
Natalie (uncredited)
 1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Movie)
Eva Ryker / Claire Ryker
 1979 Meteor
Tatiana Donskaya
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Movie Star
- Hart to Hart (1979) ... Movie Star (as Natasha Gurdin)
 1979 The Cracker Factory (TV Movie)
Cassie Barrett
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series)
Karen Holmes
 1975-1978 Switch (TV Series)
Girl in the Bubble Bath / Cruise Ship Passenger
- The Cage (1978) ... Girl in the Bubble Bath
- The Cruise Ship Murders (1975) ... Cruise Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1976 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV Movie)
 1976 Peeper
Ellen Prendergast
 1973 The Affair (TV Movie)
Courtney Patterson
 1972 The Candidate
Natalie Wood
 1969 Downhill Racer
Extra (uncredited)
 1960 All the Fine Young Cannibals
Sarah 'Salome' Davis
 1960 Cash McCall
Lory Austen
 1958 Kings Go Forth
Monique Blair
 1958 Marjorie Morningstar
Marjorie Morgenstern
 1957 Bombers B-52
Lois Brennan
 1954-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Sheila Mason
- The Plot Against Miss Pomeroy (1954) ... Sheila Mason
 1957 Conflict (TV Series)
 1956 The Girl He Left Behind
Susan Daniels
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Kathy Jo
- Carnival (1956) ... Kathy Jo
 1956 The Burning Hills
Maria-Christina Colton
 1956 A Cry in the Night
 1956 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
 1955-1956 Kings Row (TV Series)
Renee Gyllinson
- Carnival (1956) ... Renee Gyllinson
- Wedding Gift (1955)
 1955 Camera Three (TV Series)
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Jen Potter
- Miracle at Potter's Farm (1955) ... Jen Potter
 1954-1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Polly Gookin / Lucy
- Feathertop (1955) ... Polly Gookin
- I'm a Fool (1954) ... Lucy
 1955 One Desire
Seely Dowder
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Polly Ramsay
- Too Old for Dolls (1955) ... Polly Ramsay
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Wild Bunch (1955) ... Louise
 1954 The Silver Chalice
Helena as a Girl
 1954 The Reluctant Redeemer (TV Movie)
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Renee Marchand
- Return of the Dead (1954) ... Renee Marchand
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- Playmates (1954) ... Monica
 1953-1954 The Pride of the Family (TV Series)
Ann Morrison
- Albie and the New Catherine (1954) ... Ann Morrison
- Albie the Clown (1954) ... Ann Morrison
- Income Tax Collector (1953) ... Ann Morrison
- Albie's Dishwasher (1953) ... Ann Morrison
- Portrait Story (1953) ... Ann Morrison
 1954 Mayor of the Town (TV Series)
June / Mayor's Niece
- The Old Triangle (1954) ... June
- Papa Dear (1954) ... June
- Junior Voters (1954) ... June
- Mayor of the Town (1954) ... Mayor's Niece
 1952 The Rose Bowl Story
Sally Burke
 1952 The Schaefer Century Theatre (TV Series)
- Playmates (1952)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Playmates (1952)
 1951 The Blue Veil
Stephanie Rawlins
 1951 Dear Brat
 1950 The Jackpot
Phyllis Lawrence
 1950 No Sad Songs for Me
Polly Scott
 1949 Father Was a Fullback
Ellen Cooper
 1949 The Green Promise
Susan Matthews
 1947 Driftwood
Jenny Hollingsworth
 1946 The Bride Wore Boots
Carol Warren
 1946 Tomorrow Is Forever
Margaret Ludwig
 1943 Happy Land
Little Girl Who Drops Ice Cream Cone (uncredited)
 1943 The Moon Is Down
Carrie (uncredited)
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Release of the biography "Natalie Wood: A Life" by Gavin Lambert See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 9 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Natasha Gurdin | Natalie


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[in 1961] In so many ways I think it's a bore to be sorry you were a child actor - so many people feel sorry for you automatically. At the time, I wasn't aware of the things I missed, so why should I think of them in retrospect? Everybody misses something or other. See more »


She started smoking at age 16. See more »


Often played vulnerable characters put through emotional wringers See more »


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