Mireille Darc: French model and actress, born Mireille Aigroz 1938, longtime partner of Alain Delon.
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NATALIE WOOD IS FOUND DROWNED ON YACHT VISIT TO SANTA CATALINA. The New York Times, November 30, 1981.
The body of Natalie Wood, the actress, was found today in a rocky cove off Santa Catalina Island, the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department said. Investigators attributed her death to accidental drowning, pending further inquiry. The discovery was made about 7:45 A.M. from a sheriff’s department helicopter after a seven-hour search, said Pat Soll, a sheriff’s deputy.
Miss Wood, 43 years old, was staying in a 55-foot cabin cruiser with her husband, Robert Wagner, 51, star of the television series “Hart to Hart,” while visiting the island 22 miles off the Southern California coast. Miss Wood, her husband and Christopher Walken, her co-star in the nearly completed film ”Brainstorm,” arrived at the island Saturday afternoon. They had dinner on the island before returning to the yacht, the Splendor.
Shortly after midnight the others learned that Miss Wood was missing, and Mr. Wagner, Mr. Walken and the ship’s captain began looking for her. At 3:30, the Coast Guard was called, and at 6, the Los Angeles County lifeguard division at Catalina Island joined the search.
Miss Wood’s body was found floating just beneath the surface about 200 yards from where a small inflatable motorized dinghy was lodged in a small cove at Blue Cavern Point. The point is half a mile from Isthmus Cove, where the Splendor was moored.
It is not known if the actress had slipped or had jumped from the boat, the sheriff’s department said. Miss Wood’s body was fully clothed except for shoes, said Roger Smith, who operates rescue boats for Los Angeles County on Catalina Island. He added that there was no evidence to suggest her death was anything but accidental.
ROMY SCHNEIDER, THE ACTRESS, DIES IN PARIS APARTMENT AT 43. AP. Published: May 30, 1982. “The actress Romy Schneider was found dead today in the Paris apartment where she lived. She was 43 years old. Authorities said the Austrian-born actress had died of natural causes. “Apparently she suffered some kind of cardiac arrest,” said a representative of the Public Prosecutor. The police said initial reports were wrong that had said Miss Schneider might have committed suicide because of her reported despondence over the accidental death last July of her 14-year-old son, David Christopher Haubenstock. Miss Schneider made more than 60 films during her career, which spanned nearly 30 years. Her films generally enjoyed more acclaim in Europe, where most of them were made, than in the United States. In her last film, Jacques Rouffio’s ”La Passante du Sans-Souci,” which was just released in Paris, she played a mother whose son dies. The film is dedicated to Miss Schneider’s son. The New York Times.
Natalie Wood was born Natasha Gurdin in San Francisco on July 20, 1938, the daughter of Russian immigrant parents.
When she was 4, the family moved to Santa Rosa, Calif., where Irving Pichel, the director, was making a 20th Century-Fox film, ”Happy Land” He gave her and her mother, Maria, a former ballerina, small parts.
Two years later, Mr. Pichel cast the child as a waif in ”Tomorrow Is Forever.” She proved something of a scene stealer and in 1944, with her name changed, began earning $1,000 a week. After her appearance in ”Miracle on 34th Street,” with Maureen O’Hara and John Payne, with Edmund Gwenn as Santa Claus, she was acclaimed by some as Hollywood’s best child actress.
Her breakthrough into young adult roles came at 17 in 1955 in ”Rebel Without a Cause,” with James Dean. The New York Times.
Susan Strasberg (1938 – 1999): daughter of New York acting teachers Lee and Paula Strasburg, friend and confidante of their star student Marilyn Monroe.
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Diana Rigg (born 1938): played spy Emma Peel for three seasons in the British black and white espionage series The Avengers (TV 1965-67) and Countess Teresa di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), now Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE.
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