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A MUST HAVE FOR ALL NATALIE WOOD FANS,
This review is from: Natasha : " The Biography Of Natalie Wood " (Hardcover)
Natalie Wood illuminated the screen as a child, an ingenue, and as a mature actress. Decades of fans admired her, and continue to do so 20 years after her death.
Born Natasha Zacharenko to a poor Russian family, the child who became "Natalie Wood" was pushed before the cameras by her fiercely determined mother. Her career took off immediately and she starred in some of the most enduring and acclaimed movies of our time.
Suzanne Finstad spent 3 years interviewing every man, woman, and child who ever knew Natalie and was willing to talk. Among them were her co-stars, friends and family members as well as her first boyfriend and first fiance. "Natasha" also contains dozens of unpublished photos from the private albums of Natalie's friends, family and co-stars.
The result is the only real biography that has ever been written about Natalie Wood, "Natasha" is unapologetic, unflinching and complete. It reveals much that we never knew, suspected or imagined about a child, a girl and a woman who spent her life in front of lights and cameras, yet died in the cold and darkness.
Natalie Wood's stardom endures. Readers will be eager to immerse themselves in "Natasha", to remind themselves of an actress who gave so much onscreen, and to finally know the woman who hid so much behind it.
REVELATIONS TO BE FOUND IN "NATASHA": How Natalie's mother manipulated a director into making Natalie a child star; Natalie's fear of drowning and its origin;
Natalie's father's drunken violence and its effects on her relationships with men; Natalie's secret engagement to her highschool sweetheart; The true reason her first marriage to Robert Wagner ended in divorce; Natalie's suicide attempts and the reasons behind them; Natalie's shattering divorce from second husband Richard Gregson; The official sheriff's records of Natalie's drowning.