Chicago - Natalie Wood’s career spanned decades before her untimely death in 1981. Those years saw her make the difficult transition from child star to more adult roles, a shift that led to not one but three Academy Award nominations. Her third act was bumpier — as often happens to an ingénue — and Wood struggled to find her place in the Hollywood landscape. However, the 43-year-old Wood was still shooting movies and was about to make her stage debut when she died under mysterious circumstances during a holiday weekend boat trip to Catalina Island, on a yacht called Splendour.
The death of actress Natalie Wood is one of Hollywood's mysteries. On November 29, 1981, Wood's body was found floating in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Catalina Island. The actress spent the Thanksgiving weekend aboard a yacht, the Splendour, with her husband, Robert Wagner; her co-star, Christopher Walken; and the yacht's captain, Dennis Davern (via Biography). The following day, the medical examiner who performed Wood's autopsy declared that her cause of death was accidental drowning. She was 45 years old.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has cleared Robert Wagner in its investigation into the death of his late wife Natalie Wood. “All leads in the Natalie Wood case have been exhausted, and the case remains an open, unsolved case,” Lt. Hugo Reynaga told Page Six Friday. “If additional leads surface in the future, which have not already been investigated, the case will be reassigned to a detective to investigate the new leads.” Page Six has reached out to Wagner’s rep for comment. Wood died over Thanksgiving weekend in 1981 at age 43 when she drowned while spending time with Wagner and actor Christopher...
Actress Natalie Wood died in 1981 as the result of a drowning incident off the coast of Catalina Island that remains a mystery to this day. Forty-one years after the event occurred her husband at that time, actor Robert Wagner, has been officially cleared as a person of interest in Wood's death.
Essendon has announced Natalie Wood will be their head coach in their first AFLW season, joining Bec Goddard as the only female coaches in the top job across the league. Wood joins the club from the Western Bulldogs where she spent the past two years as their assistant midfield AFLW coach, having spent the four years prior as Geelong’s AFLW midfield coach and VFLW head coach.
Legal Petition Demands Natalie Wood Case Be Reopened: ‘Sound, Probative Evidence… Death Was Homicide’
Is the net closing in on Natalie Wood’s killer — 40 years after she supposedly fell off the back of her boat on Catalina Island in California?. In a bombshell development, a one-time prosecutor filed a legal petition with the Los Angeles County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s office on March 9, law enforcement sources have confirmed to RadarOnline.com.
Cites specific new evidence, key celebrities as part of the case. Criminal law authority and author Samuel Perroni hand delivered a petition to the Los Angeles County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s office on Wednesday, asking for a new coroner’s inquest into the death of legendary film star Natalie Wood. Perroni,...
Little Sister: My Investigation Into The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood, by Lana Wood. In 2011, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department reopened the case of Natalie Wood’s death that was ruled “suspicious” when she died in 1981. In 2018, the Sheriff’s Department named her husband Robert Wagner “a person of interest” in the case. Now Natalie’s sister Lana Wood has published a new memoir investigating the death of her sister. If you love a mystery, especially an alleged true crime case, you’ll enjoy reading this book and the opportunity to view some evidence and come to your own conclusions.
The movie world was shocked when the body of 43-year-old Natalie Wood was found floating lifeless in the ocean off Catalina Island on the morning of Nov. 29, 1981. Forty years later, sister Lana still questions Natalie Wood’s death. She can’t accept that the incident was nothing more than a tragic accident.
Question: Forty years after Hollywood actress Natalie Wood drowned off the coast of California’s Catalina Island, the circumstances surrounding her death remain a mystery. The latest book, “Brainstorm: An Investigation of Mysterious Death of Film Star Natalie Wood,” sheds new light and was authored by trial lawyer Sam Perroni, who spent five years looking into the case. Why might this latest book also spawn interest in Bloomington-Normal?