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)
[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.
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Was the youngest nominee in her category each of the three times she was nominated for an Oscar, the first being when she was 17 and the last when she was 25.
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