Monday, November 29, 2010
Remembering Natalie Wood, July 20, 1938 - Nov. 29, 1981
Of all the Hollywood deaths we hear about, few affect us with the gut-pounding impact we experienced upon hearing of the senseless, tragic death Natalie Wood experienced. How could this woman have drowned? It’s the questioned everyone asked.
She was fun-loving, pretty, wise and wonderful. She was ambitious, meticulous, and professional. She carried herself with dignity and grace, yet knew how to let her hair down. She loved life and not only embraced personal aspirations and goals, she worked toward improving herself always. She was strong, kind, compassionate, and caring…a true friend to many.
Natalie loved learning. She was well-read, intelligent, and articulate. She was trendy beyond her own knowledge of how many people she actually did inspire. She was admired and adored.
Natalie’s eyes spoke volumes. Beyond their dark beauty, her eyes served as a window to the soul of a woman we couldn’t help but admire.
What Natalie wanted most was a peaceful home life, one filled with love and respect. Raising her daughters was her truest joy. Some people call her love of her work her personal demon, but nothing is further from the truth. Natalie sacrificed to continue her career, only to be sacrificed for it.
She was graceful, vibrant, playful, fun and funny. She was cute, pretty, and to this day, the most stunningly beautiful actress Hollywood and the world have ever seen. To this day, she is unmatchable.
She was busy. She lives on through the acclaimed work she accomplished in her too short life, and her classic films are infinite. She is a legend of unmatchable proportions.
Natalie Wood will be admired forever. There are very few people in all of history who acquire that level of accomplishment, but she is truly a vital part of Hollywood history. There is nothing more tragic than a loving mother being robbed of the opportunity to raise her children. Nothing. On this 29th anniversary of Natalie Wood’s tragic death, we know she will always be remembered. Natalie Wood.