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Wagner's yacht, "Splendour"
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Ruebsamen, James
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Natalie Wood (1938-1981) began her acting career at the age of four, becoming a successful star as a young adult, and receiving three Academy Award nominations before the age of 25. She starred in such films as "Miracle on 34th Street", "Rebel Without a Cause", "West Side Story", "Splendor in the Grass", "Gypsy" and "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" among many others, as well as starring in several television productions. She would go on to receive numerous awards and nominations throughout her career. Wood married actor Robert Wagner twice, and producer Richard Gregson. She had one daughter by each marriage. Natalie Wood died on November 29, 1981 near Santa Catalina Island at the age of 43 while on a weekend trip with husband Wagner, actor Christopher Walken and the boat's captain, Dennis Davern. Her death, though suspicious in nature, was ruled accidental by L.A. County coroner, Thomas Noguchi, even though his autopsy report states she had dozens of bruises on her body, including injuries to her face and arms. The case was reopened in late 2011, but no new evidence to contradict the original conclusion and cause of death was found. Natalie Wood is buried in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.
Photograph caption dated November 30, 1981 reads, "The Wagner's 60-foot yacht, "Spendour," moored in Catalina Island's Isthmus Cove, is visible on right side of photo at left. In close-up, above, 10-foot inflatable dinghy in which Wood set out alone sits next to yacht."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 35 cm. on sheet 27 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Wood, Natalie.
Wood, Natalie--Death and burial
Yachts--California--Santa Catalina Island
Inflatable boats--California--Santa Catalina Island
Islands--California, Southern
Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)
Pacific Ocean
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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