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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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1943:
First film appearance, a bit part in "Happy Land"
1946:
Feature acting debut, opposite Orson Welles and Claudette Colbert in "Tomorrow Is Forever"
1947:
Acted in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" and the holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street"
1952:
Made TV debut on ABC's "Gruen Guild Theater"
1955:
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
1958:
Cast as a Hollywood actress in "Marjorie Morningstar" opposite Gene Kelly
1961:
Co-starred with Warren Beatty in Elia Kazan's "Splendor in the Grass"; received second Oscar nomination, for Best Actress in a Leading Role
1961:
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
1962:
Portrayed burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee in "Gypsy"
1963:
Earned third Oscar-nominated performance, for Best Actress in a Leading Role, in "Love with the Proper Stranger"
1969:
After several box office misses, saw a career resurgence in Paul Mazursky's critically acclaimed "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice"
1976:
Starred as Maggie opposite husband Robert Wagner in televised adaptation of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (NBC)
1979:
Cast in NBC miniseries version of "From Here to Eternity"; won a Golden Globe for Best TV Actress ¿ Drama
1979:
Appeared opposite Sean Connery in the Cold War-era sci-fi film "Meteor"
1980:
Shot her final film in its entirety, "The Last Married Couple in America" opposite George Segal
1983:
Final film appearance, opposite Christopher Walken in "Brainstorm"; released posthumously

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