1938 - 1981 (43 years)
Has 2 ancestors and 2 descendants in this family tree.
||Natalie Wood |
||20 Jul 1938
||20 Nov 1981
||15 Mar 2013 |
||James Byron Dean, b. 8 Feb 1931, Marion, Indiana, USA , d. 30 Sep 1955, Cholame, California, USA (Age 24 years) |
||29 Mar 2002 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- daughter of Russian parents who barely spoke English
at the age of four, after winning an audition in the town of Santa Rosa, where her family was living at the time, she appeared in a film called Happy Land (1943). It was three years until her second film, Tomorrow is Forever (1946), even though her mother moved the family to LA to get closer to the business. The Bride Wore Boots (1946) soon followed, and then her marvelous performance in Miracle On 34th Street (1947) made her a star at the age of nine.
Natalie appeared in quite a few films during the next several years, some of them forgettable, but her role in Rebel Without A Cause (1955) got her an academy award nomination and officially marked her transition from child star to Hollywood actress. Marjorie Morningstar (1958), Splendor In The Grass (1961), West Side Story (1961), Gypsy (1962), and Love With A Proper Stranger (1963) further solidified her reputation, gaining her two more Oscar nominations. But from 1967 until 1972, she appeared in only one film, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), preferring to spend time with her family.
- (Medical):boating accident