Robert Wagner has long denied rumors that he had something to do with the 1981 death of his wife, Hollywood legend Natalie Wood. However, he recently opened up in an interview with his stepdaughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, in a new @HBODocs film. https://t.co/ukKJe0sx7w— Inside Edition (@InsideEdition) May 7, 2020
-The Documentary "Natalie Wood:What remains behind' about "Miracle on 34th st." and "Rebel without a Cause" actress Natalie Wood aired on HBO.
-Never before seen home videos of Wood with her family were shown, and friends remembered what a kind person she was and how she fought to have control of her career, which resulted in her starring in "West Side Story".
-Natasha Gregson Wagner interviews her father about the night Her mother drowned. Wagner says everyone was drunk and he was high,and he and Christopher Walken had been arguing about Wood continuing to act. Wagner says he told Walken to stay out of his life. Wagner says he broke a wine bottle as he berated Walken, who he says went back to his room on the boat.Wagner says he and the caption cleaned up the glass.Wagner says he called the shore patrol and the coast guard when he realized Natalie was not on the boat.
-Gregson Wagner" It's important to me, Daddy,that people think of you the way I know that you are and it bothers me that anyone would ever think that you would be involved in what happened to her because you would've given your life for my mom." Robert Wagner"That's true, I would've ."
-Woods younger sister Lana , who has maintained that Wagnar had a hand in her sisters death is spoken of disdainfully in the film.Wood's youngest daughter Courtney on her aunt"I don't even think she believes what she is saying." Gregson Wagner"Shes literally accused my dad of killing my mom, When that's the farthest thing from the truth."
-Actor Christopher Walken was not interviewed, but in the past he has spoken about the night on "Entertainment Tonight" in 1983 when he was doing press for the film "Brainstorm" which would be Wood's last film. Walken"The Real story of her death is that she drowned. Nobody knows how she drowned or what happened except her.That's what it is.There is no'real story.' Nobody will ever know. Walken with "People" magazine in 1986.: Walken"I don't know what happened. She slipped and fell in some water.I was in bed then.It was a terrible thing. Look,we're in a conversation I won't have. It's a fxxxing bore." Lastly an interview with"Playboy" in 1997.:Walken"Anybody there saw the logistics-of the boat, the night,where we were, that it was raining-and would know exactly what happened.You hear about things happening to people and they die.You feel you want to die making an effort at something; You don't want to die in some unnecessary way. What happened that night only she knows because she was alone."
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Few things are as intoxicating as a Hollywood mystery, and a new documentary about Natalie Wood exacerbates renewed speculation about her shocking death, in 1981.https://t.co/3BiAFBfBQr— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) May 6, 2020