Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, husband and wife in real life, played lovers in “All the Fine Young Cannibals” in December 1959.
Natalie Wood, shown as a teenager in 1955, began her career at age 4, when director Irving Pichel gave her a small role in “Happy Land” (1943). By age 8 she was making $1,000 a week. In 1950, she was the queen of fan magazines and the second biggest actress after Elizabeth Taylor.
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Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood in May 1976.
The inflatable dinghy from which Natalie Wood fell is tied up in a boat sli8p after it washed up on rocks on Catalina Island on Nov. 30, 1981. Police discovered the actress’ body 200 yards off Blue Cavern Point, 100 yards away from the yacht Splendour, after a seven-hour search.
Natalie Wood was about the yacht Splendour with her husband Robert Wagner and others before she disappeared.
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Actress Natalie Wood and actor Robert Wagner cut their wedding cake after their marriage in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Dec. 28, 1957.
Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood in London in June 1976.
Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood were grand marshalls of the Hollywood Christmas Parade in 1979. Wood starred as a child in the 1947 Christmas movie “Miracle on 34th Street.”
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Edmund Gwenn, left, as Kris Kringle, greets Natalie Wood in a scene from the 1947 film “Miracle on 34th Street.” (Fox Home Entertainment / Associated Press)
Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood in the 1961 movie musical “West Side Story.”
Natalie Wood, 6, as she appeared in court for permission to work in pictures, June 28, 1945. (Los Angeles Times)
Natalie Wood in Los Angeles in 1979.
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Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. John Corina announces the reopening of the Natalie Wood death investigation on Nov. 18, 2011.
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In an image from video provided by NBC News, Dennis Davern appears on NBC’s “Today” show via video on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Davern, captain of the yacht Splendour, which actress Natalie Wood was aboard on the night she died in 1981, said during the interview Friday that he lied to investigators about Wood’s mysterious death 30 years ago and blames her husband at the time, Robert Wagner, for her drowning in the ocean off Southern California. A Los Angeles County sheriff’s detective Lt. John Corina said Friday that Robert Wagner is not a suspect in the death of his wife, and that new information is substantial enough to take another look at the case.