Monday, May 16, 2011
Natalie Wood, beautiful at 43
In March I posted a black and white photo of Natalie holding her Golden Globe statuette, and have since come across this top photo of Natalie that was taken on the night she was honored. It was 1979 when she played character Karen Holmes in a TV mini-series remake of the classic film "From Here To Eternity"-- she received the award in January 1980.
The photo below is a beautiful one of Natalie while she was performing in Brainstorm, her final movie. With a few studio scenes left to shoot in late 1981, we all learned in Nov. 1981 that Natalie had been found drowned off the coast of Catalina Island.
She was a young, beautiful, vibrant woman whose life was taken suddenly. Natalie Wood's death is the result of a heated argument aboard her family yacht, the Splendour and not because she drank too much and lost her balance while performing a boat chore. The last thing on Natalie's mind the night of her disappearance from the yacht was a boat chore!
I know what everyone is waiting to hear. Please bear with me for a few short weeks.