What Happened The Night Natalie Wood Died? Facts And Theories

By Cyn Felthousen-Post

Natalie Wood, star of Rebel Without A Cause, West Side Story, and Splendor In The Grass, died in the water off Catalina Island on November 29, 1981. But how, exactly?

Wood's body was found a mile away from where the boat was anchored. Her skin was bruised, and she had a scratch on her face. There had been tension and shouting that night, and drinking -- lots of drinking. Was it a drunken accident, or was Natalie Wood killed?