CA - Natalie Wood, 43, drowned off California coast, 29 Nov 1981

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  1. arielilane

    arielilane Justice for Morgan

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  3. dreamweaver

    dreamweaver New Member

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    I remember when this happened.
    I always thought that it was more than just an accident.
    Maybe a fight, shoving and something happened, like she fell overboard
    and no one could save her.

    The stories then... it was more like what they did not say.
     
  4. Cypros

    Cypros New Member

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    I remember this very well. I had just turned 18 and was working for an entertainment company in Hollywood. The week after Natalie's death, I was making promotional calls to studios and I ended up talking to Natalie's sister, Lana Wood. She just started talking about her sister's death and what a loss it was. I have no idea why she opened up to me like that but I will never forget it.

    The circumstances of Natalie's death were odd and I would not be surprised if a reopening of the case revealed details that had not been made public. However, much of what Dennis Davern reports in this article (28 years after the fact) was reported back then -- drunkenness, jealousy, a big argument. Walking around drunk on a boat is dangerous.
     
  5. Kateyes

    Kateyes New Member

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    Thanks for the link to this story, arielilane. I always thought that more happened that night than was reported. What was written between the lines was more telling than what was actually in print. Of course, the one person who could tell us for certain is gone - Natalie. I have never heard any comments made by Christopnher Walken as to what he heard, saw,etc that night. His silence is deafening, IMO.
     
  6. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Nothing to add, but I had forgotten how stunningly beautiful Natalie Wood was.
     
  7. Trino

    Trino Active Member

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    Many of us who recall the "accident" had questions. However, this is 2009, and, assuming N's death was not an accident, I doubt there would be evidence enough for authorities to go after Robert Wagner.
     
  8. SleuthyMama

    SleuthyMama Listening to my gut

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    I remember this too. My mom was a huge Natalie Wood/Robert Wagner fan and she and I always thought there was more to this than anyone said.

    I hate to think Robert Wagner did something though. I love him.
     
  9. gaia227

    gaia227 I have never taken any exercise except sleeping an

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    I do have to question the source of this information. The National Enquirer is not exactly a reputable news source and is a sensationalist tabloid magazine.

    That said - I always thought her death was suspicious too but I don't think it will ever be proven and will remain a mystery.

    She is one of my favorite actresses. Splendor in the Grass is one of my favorite movies. I loved Gypsie too.
     
  10. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    I cannot imagine Wagner killing her...Christopher Walken however....creepy dude.
     
  11. MarleneM

    MarleneM Inactive

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    Her fear of water is what always stuck with me about Natalie's death. I found the quote that I had ingrained in my memory many years ago:

    "I'm frightened to death of the water,'' Natalie Wood once said. ''I can swim a little bit, but I'm afraid of water that is dark.'' The 43-year-old actress' fear was tragically justified on Nov. 29, 1981, when her body was discovered floating in a cove at Catalina Island, Calif.

    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,312482,00.html
     
  12. wonders

    wonders My opinion's may not alway's be right but they are

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    I remember this too. I always felt something was amiss about her death. But a lot of stars get away with murder. I thought she was so pretty and a great actress. It was such a shame to lose her.
     
  13. montana_16

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    Kat, I think she was just one of the most beautiful women ever. I love her movies and rent them often. She also had a lovely speaking voice.

    I remember when she died. I was so saddened by it.
     
  14. LaLaw2000

    LaLaw2000 Louisiana

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    I remember when Natalie supposedly drowned. I never thought it was accidental.
     
  15. Bathbuddys

    Bathbuddys Verified Family Member Thomas Schramm

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    No one that lived there in that beach area thought it was an accident but at that time they hushed up all this type of thing. I was just 21 at the time but it was definately a tragedy.
    It was always talked about as a non accident....

    If there is fighting out there where they were, someone heard it for sure.
     
  16. angeleleven

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    I always thought she was one of the most beautiful actresses that I have seen!!!! Beautiful eyes and smile..
     
  17. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    Wonder what we will hear from Christopher Walkens and Robert Wagner......and was anyone else on the Splendour????
     
  18. Wrangler

    Wrangler Former Member

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    Why is this coming out now and not years ago? :waitasec:
     
  19. Mr. E

    Mr. E New Member

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    The captain of the boat says that he was both hushed up and that he was drinking over the years. I think now he's dried up and coming forward? I don't know, but I do have a hard time imagining Robert Wagner beating up Natalie Wood and murdering her. He was Jonathon Hart, for goodness sake!
     
  20. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    He's an actor... isn't he also the voice of "Jack" from Jack-In-The-Box commercials???
     
  21. redheadedgal

    redheadedgal Active Member

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    personally, i love "miracle on 34th street" :)


    i really think her death was an accident... a BAC of .14%, fear of water, not being a strong swimmer and the fact she was wearing a down jacket that the coroner said was 30-40 pounds wet (weighing her small frame down)... i think in the dark she fell/slipped off the boat and was simply unable to re-board/call for help. so sad!

    there is a very interesting chapter about her death in "coroner" by thomas noguchi m.d. (1983).
     

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