Natalie Wood appeared in 56 films for TV and the silver screen and received 3 Oscar nominations before turning 25. Her real name was Natasha Gurdin, and she was born in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 20th, 1938, to Russian émigrés Maria and Nicholas Zakharenko (they had changed their last name to Gurdin before coming to America)...See full bio »
(performer: "Little Lamb" 1959 - uncredited, "If Momma Was Married" 1959 - uncredited, "All I Need Is the Girl" 1959 - uncredited, "Let Me Entertain You" 1959 - uncredited, "Together, Wherever We Go" 1959 - uncredited)
1961West Side Story
(performer: "Maria" 1957 - uncredited / 1957 - uncredited, "Tonight" 1957 - uncredited, "I Feel Pretty" 1957 - uncredited, "One Hand, One Heart" 1957 - uncredited, "Quintet" 1957 - uncredited, "Somewhere" 1957 - uncredited, "A Boy Like That/I Have a Love" 1957 - uncredited, "Somewhere" reprise / 1957 - uncredited)
I felt a little funny when we were going to do the bed scene, all four of us, in
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. I'm open to suggestions, I'm no prude, but four is a crowd in my book. Fortunately, Dyan Cannon was there. The thought of another woman being in there in the bed helped get me through it. It's not like it sounds. It's just that I don't think I could have done it if it had been me and three men.
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Wood's death certificate was modified to show some of the uncertainties surrounding the actress' death. The document was amended in August 2012 and changed from accidental drowning to "drowning and other undetermined factors," according to a copy of the certificate obtained August 21, 2012 by The Associated Press.
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