Natalie Wood: A Hollywood Life in Pictures

A look at one of the last great Hollywood stars, whose mysterious 1981 death is making headlines again

 photo | Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer

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Updated: Friday Nov 18, 2011 | 06:00 PM EST By: Stephen M. Silverman


West Side Story couldn't reach the screen without a star attached, so United Artists signed Natalie, slapped on heavy makeup and dubbed her singing voice for the role of Puerto Rican immigrant Maria (seen here with Richard Beymer) in the landmark 1961 movie musical that won 10 Oscars, including Best Picture.