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“She was the first person I ever interviewed for anything. It was for a magazine. She had just done a movie called Inside Daisy Clover and she had a big movie out at that point called The Great Race. They were high-profile movies.
“And she invited me to her house. Now, I was writing for a very inconsequential magazine, so I was very flattered that I could go to her house, and it was just Natalie and I, and she was a big big star. 
“And I sat down…and I didn’t know where to start. 
“I had questions, but they jumped all over the place…and I couldn’t find my notes and I didn’t know what I was doing.
“And she said, ‘Let me help you…’ and we sat down on the floor and she took my notes, and she said, ‘okay, you should really start with this one, and then go to this, and then maybe do this and this, and lead to this.’ 
“And she was so kind and courteous and everything like that. And I thought, “she should’ve thrown me out of the house saying, ‘you’re not competent to do this! I’m a busy person! You’re wasting my time!’ And she should have! But she was so kind and so encouraging, and was so sweet to me. And because Bob Wagner had been a friend of mine for a long time, so I kind of saw her several times after that, and she was always so sweet to me. And I thought she did me such a great favour by teaching me something and being kind to me.”
~ Robert Osborne on interviewing Natalie Wood

“She was the first person I ever interviewed for anything. It was for a magazine. She had just done a movie called Inside Daisy Clover and she had a big movie out at that point called The Great Race. They were high-profile movies.

“And she invited me to her house. Now, I was writing for a very inconsequential magazine, so I was very flattered that I could go to her house, and it was just Natalie and I, and she was a big big star. 

“And I sat down…and I didn’t know where to start. 

“I had questions, but they jumped all over the place…and I couldn’t find my notes and I didn’t know what I was doing.

“And she said, ‘Let me help you…’ and we sat down on the floor and she took my notes, and she said, ‘okay, you should really start with this one, and then go to this, and then maybe do this and this, and lead to this.’ 

“And she was so kind and courteous and everything like that. And I thought, “she should’ve thrown me out of the house saying, ‘you’re not competent to do this! I’m a busy person! You’re wasting my time!’ And she should have! But she was so kind and so encouraging, and was so sweet to me. And because Bob Wagner had been a friend of mine for a long time, so I kind of saw her several times after that, and she was always so sweet to me. And I thought she did me such a great favour by teaching me something and being kind to me.”

~ Robert Osborne on interviewing Natalie Wood


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Natalie Wood magazine covers



#60 - Rebel Without a Cause (1955) - ★★★★1/2 

"I woke up this morning, you know… and the sun was shining, and it was nice, and all that type of stuff. And the first thing, I saw you, and, uh, I said, "Boy, this is gonna be one terrific day, so you better live it up, because tomorrow you’ll be nothing." You see? And I almost was."

#60 - Rebel Without a Cause (1955) - ★★★★1/2 

"I woke up this morning, you know… and the sun was shining, and it was nice, and all that type of stuff. And the first thing, I saw you, and, uh, I said, "Boy, this is gonna be one terrific day, so you better live it up, because tomorrow you’ll be nothing." You see? And I almost was."


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Nominated 3 times Natalie Wood never won an Academy Award, although she attended from the 1950s to the 1970s many ceremony’s and presented various awards awards.


Some of Natalie Wood’s filmography. 



Natalie Wood in a publicity shoot for All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960)


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Rest in peace Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko aka Natalie Wood. 

July 20th 1938 | November 29th 1981.

"I was always tougher than most people thought." 


And you’ll stay because of all you give me. Thoughts I never had. And things… such things.


natalie38wood:

NATALIE WOOD



Natalie Wood in West Side Story (1961)


valerieharpers:

Happy 75th Birthday, Natalie Wood

↳ (JULY 20 1938 - NOVEMBER 29 1981)

She was very smart, she read a book a week and had a wicked sense of humor. She was just adorable - one of the few movie stars I’ve met who was really worthy of that title.

She lived a very simple life. You know who her friends were? My favorite picture was taken when I brought a new camera over to her house. At the house that day were Laurence Olivier and Elia Kazan. So I have a photo of me, Olivier, Kazan, and Natalie. You look at that picture and the tragedy is you would never think she’d be the first to die.

To go to a New Year’s party at her house was amazing. It was the kind of a thing where Cary Grant came over at 12:30. She was the hub, she was the nexus. She was a child star and everybody loved her. [x]


jettrinks:

There are certain stars who are not actors. I don’t want to be that type.

❤ HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATALIE WOOD! ❤
(July 20, 1938 - November 29, 1981)


msmildred:

Natalie Wood photographed in 1966.

Happy Birthday,  Natalie Wood!  (July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981).