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The Mystery of Natalie Wood 

Uses accounts from family, friends, and acquaintances to tell the story of Natalie Wood and how she started young, acting in the spotlight, making the transition from a childhood actress to... See full summary »
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Justine Waddell ...  Natalie Wood unknown episodes
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Uses accounts from family, friends, and acquaintances to tell the story of Natalie Wood and how she started young, acting in the spotlight, making the transition from a childhood actress to serious actress, dating the top names in Hollywood, her life and marriage to her husband, Robert Wagner, and her biggest fear that ended up being the cause of her death. Written by mariangel_2000

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From child star to Hollywood legend.


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Natalie Wood was only five feet tall. Justine Waddell is five-foot ten, making her nearly a foot taller than Wood. See more »

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"Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard can be heard playing at Natalie's 15th birthday party. However, this is set in 1953 and the song was only recorded on September 14, 1955 at the J & M Studio in New Orleans, Louisiana. See more »

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Natalie Wood: I don't really have a clear perception of myself, ya know. I mean I've always been Betty Davis' daughter or Maureen O'Hara's daughter or Jimmy Stewart's daughter or something like that, but I've been sorta discombobulated Morris. I mean I don't really know how to be... other than acting. I don't really know how I want my house to be or what pleases me or what kind an atmosphere. I sorta have to figure all that out.
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Second Time Around
Performed by Michael Dees
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should've been much better
27 March 2004 | by ayusSee all my reviews

I can't believe that this is a (TV) movie made by Peter Bogdanovich whom I admire for his delicious "Cat's Meow", "The Last Picture Show", "Paper Moon" and not to forget the medicore but joyable "The Thing Called Love". Natalie Wood's life and stories - I believe has to be much better than it. Especially, in Bogdanovich's hand, and the good choice actress : Justine Waddell, who's surprisingly playing Natalie so well, and also very very much look alike. To be honest, Waddell is the only thing that's good in this TV movie. (And I really hope she can find another good role for her talent and beauty).

while the rest of the cast are not so good, (maybe Alice Kridge's not that bad for her role of the crazy ambitious mother from hell, though) and they made this worse. I can't even really find the "Joan Collins" and much different Christopher Walken (not after the famous scene came out) , the one who plays James Dean also looked so different and can't capture Dean's spirit.

the plot also should've been better than it. Anyway, it's still pretty enjoyable to watch, but I still hope if only it's better than this.


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