Entertaining Historical Images From The Groovy Era

Culture | February 24, 2017

Natalie Wood posing [1970]

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Born to Russian parents, as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko, began her career as a child actor and eventually graduated to older, more complex roles. Natalie Wood was most famous for her roles in hit films such as Miracle on 34th Street, West Side Story, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, and The Searchers. She also starred in many television-movie productions, including a remake of  From Here to Eternity back in 1979, for which she won a Golden Globe Award.  

Sadly, the Hollywood icon died under mysterious circumstances in November of 1981 at the age of 43. She was in the middle of shooting the film Brainstorm (1983) when she when out boating overnight with her husband Robert Wagner, co-star Christopher Walken, and the boat's captain, Dennis Davernwhich when she 'went missing' after an argument with her husband. Her body was recovered the following day a mile from the boat. While drowning was the cause of death, how she ended up in the water has and remains a topic of speculation. 

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Lyra Radford


Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".