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Natalie Wood was an American actress who began her career in film as a child and successfully transitioned to young adult roles. On November 29, 1981, Wood died under mysterious circumstances at age 43 while making a film. She had been on a weekend boat trip to Santa Catalina Island on board her husband Robert Wagner’s 58-foot yacht Splendour.
As a teenager, Natalie Wood was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in which 1955 movie?
The Searchers - Gypsy - Splendor in the Grass - Rebel Without a Cause - West Side Story
Natalie Wood was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Rebel Without a Cause.
What was Natalie Wood’s original surname?
Morozov - Belsky - Lukin - Zacharenko - Jovanović - Kozlov
Natalie Wood was born Natalie Zacharenko
After Natalie started acting as a child, David Lewis and William Goetz, studio executives at RKO Radio Pictures, changed her last name to Wood, in reference to director Sam Wood.
What was the name of Natalie Wood’s last film which happened to be on a holiday break from filming at the time of Natalie’s death in 1981?
Kings Go Forth - Brainstorm - Gypsy - Sex and the Single Girl - Inside Daisy Clover - This Property is Condemned
The film Brainstorm was nearly scuttled by Natalie Wood's death during a production break in November 1981. By this time, Wood had already completed all of her major scenes.
What 1965 film did Natalie Wood star in alongside Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, and Tony Curtis?
The Sandpiper - Sex and the Single Girl - In Harm’s Way - Girl Happy - The Great Race - Gypsy
The Great Race
Fun Fact: The story was inspired by the actual 1908 New York to Paris Race.
What film starring Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty told the story of two high school sweethearts, navigating feelings of sexual repression, love, and heartbreak?
Rebel Without a Cause - From Here to Eternity - Love With the Proper Stranger - Tomorrow is Forever - West Side Story - Splendor in the Grass
Splendor in the Grass
Fun fact: Splendor in the Grass received two nominations at the 34th Academy Awards for Best Actress (for Wood) and Best Original Screenplay, winning the latter.
Which of the following men did Natalie Wood Not Date?
Warren Beatty - Steve McQueen - Michael Caine - David Niven Jr. - Jerry Brown
Natalie Wood never dated Steve McQueen (as far as anyone knows)
In which film did Natalie Wood make her acting debut?
Miracle on 34th Street - Happy Land - Tomorrow is Forever - The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Driftwood
Natalie Wood made her acting debut in the 1943 film Happy Land, where she had a small role as a little girl who dropped her ice cream cone.
Which of the following Natalie Wood films was the highest grossing movie of 1961?
Splendor in the Grass - The Great Race - Rebel Without a Cause - Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice - Gypsy - West Side Story
West Side Story
Released on October 18, 1961, through United Artists, West Side Story received praise from critics and viewers, and became the highest-grossing film of 1961.
In which 1949 film did Natalie Wood play Fred MacMurray’s daughter?
No Sad Songs for Me - Father was a Fullback - Our Very Own - The Green Promise - Chicken Every Sunday - Never a Dull Moment
Father Was a Fullback
Natalie played the role of Ellen Cooper, the youngest daughter of George "Coop" Cooper (Fred MacMurray) on whom the film was based.
Which 1966 American drama film directed by Sydney Pollack did Natalie Wood star in alongside Robert Redford?
Inside Daisy Clover - Sex and the Single Girl - Penelope - The Candidate - The Affair - This Property is Condemned
This Property is Condemned
Fun fact: For her performance, Natalie Wood received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama.
In which 1958 film did Natalie Wood star in alongside Frank Sinatra?
Marjorie Morningstar - Kings Go Forth - Cash McCall - All the Fine Young Cannibals - Bombers B-52 - The Girl He Left Behind
Kings Go Forth - a 1958 black-and-white World War II film starring Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood.
This Natalie Wood Movie was the 8th highest grossing film of 1962
The Music Man - Splendor in the Grass - That Touch of Mink - West Side Story - Hatari - Gypsy
Gypsy was a financial success. The film was produced on a budget of $4 million, and grossed $11,076,923 at the box office.