A life cut short: the story of Natalie Wood
The beloved actress died by drowning 40 years ago today
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Natalie Wood was one of the rare few who made a smooth and successful transition from child star to respected adult actress. As both a child and an adult, she played leading roles in classic movies that we still love today. At the high point of her career, she was one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood, and she still holds the record for the youngest person to receive three Oscar nominations.
There's no doubt that her star shone brightly, but it was snuffed out too soon. Click through the following gallery to uncover the incredible journey of Natalie Wood's life, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding her premature death.
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