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|Also Known As:||Died:||November 29, 1981|
|Born:||July 20, 1938||Cause of Death:||Drowning|
|Birth Place:||San Francisco, California, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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First film appearance, a bit part in "Happy Land"
Feature acting debut, opposite Orson Welles and Claudette Colbert in "Tomorrow Is Forever"
Acted in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" and the holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street"
Made TV debut on ABC's "Gruen Guild Theater"
Breakthrough film role, playing rebellious teenager Judy opposite James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Cast as a Hollywood actress in "Marjorie Morningstar" opposite Gene Kelly
Co-starred with Warren Beatty in Elia Kazan's "Splendor in the Grass"; received second Oscar nomination, for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Landed starring role of Maria in the Leonard Bernstein musical "West Side Story"; Wood signed on to do her own singing, but the studio later dubbed over her voice with that of Marni Nixon
Portrayed burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee in "Gypsy"
Earned third Oscar-nominated performance, for Best Actress in a Leading Role, in "Love with the Proper Stranger"
After several box office misses, saw a career resurgence in Paul Mazursky's critically acclaimed "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice"
Starred as Maggie opposite husband Robert Wagner in televised adaptation of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (NBC)
Cast in NBC miniseries version of "From Here to Eternity"; won a Golden Globe for Best TV Actress - Drama
Appeared opposite Sean Connery in the Cold War-era sci-fi film "Meteor"
Shot her final film in its entirety, "The Last Married Couple in America" opposite George Segal
Final film appearance, opposite Christopher Walken in "Brainstorm"; released posthumously
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