Robert Wagner

Robert Wagner

Male 1930 -    Has no ancestors but 2 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Robert Wagner 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 10 Feb 1930  Detroit, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I372449  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2019 

    Family 1 Natalie Wood,   b. 20 Jul 1938, San Francisco Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1981, Catalina Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1957 
    Divorced 27 Apr 1962 
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Marian Marshall 
    Married 1963 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Katie Wagner
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Natalie Wood,   b. 20 Jul 1938, San Francisco Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1981, Catalina Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 16 Jul 1972 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2002 
    Family ID F147522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Jill St. John 
    Married 1991 
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2002 
    Family ID F147530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • By 1950 he moved to Los Angeles to be an actor. He soon became a contract player for 20th Century Fox. Fox would quickly set him up with actress, Debbie Reynolds. From this, he and Debbie would become good friends. In the latter part of 1956, Robert, then 26 would find the love of his life, legendary actress, Natalie Wood then 18. They married on December 28th, 1957 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Hollywood trumpeted their marriage as the most "glittering union of the 20th century". Robert (RJ as Reynolds called him) and Natalie quickly moved into $150,000 mansion on Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. RJ and Natalie were deeply in love and appeared to be the perfect couple, but were actually living on the edge and were strapped for cash. RJ was being overshadowed by new male leads like Marlon Brando and Paul Newman. Natalie was placed on a 14 month suspension with Warner Bros. for refusing to do a movie in England. These problems led them to divorce on April 27th, 1962. RJ took the divorce hard, trying to escape his pain he went to Europe to make the movie 'The Longest Day'. In Europe, RJ met with his old friend Marion Marshall. They married in 1963 and had a daughter, Kate, but the marriage was short-lived. In 1968, RJ relunctantly went into television to star in 'It Takes a Thief'. Later he would say it was the right move. Finally by 1969, professionally he was thriving but his personal life wasn't. He was still in love with Natalie and kept in touch with her. But, Natalie had married British producer, Richard Gregson (I) and they had a daughter, Natasha. In 1971 by accident, Natalie and RJ saw each other in a restaurant and suddenly the old magic was back. Natalie divorced Gregson and RJ and Natalie remarried June 16th, 1972 on their yacht 'Splendour' . In 1974 they had a daughter Courtney Brooke. Their second marriage was full of love and happiness. They were a real family and loved raising their 3 daughters, Kate, Natasha and Courtney. On November 29th, 1981 RJ's life was shattered. Natalie had slipped off of 'Splendour' and drowned. RJ was devasted and unconsolable but he insisted on arranging a funeral to honor the love of his life. RJ spent the next 10 years raising Natalie's and his daughters alone. It wouldn't be till 1991 when RJ would marry Jill St. John. To this day RJ finds it difficult to talk about his wife Natalie Wood's death.


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