On this date in 1981, actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, California, at age 43. Wood, who began her acting career as a child, starred in such movies as "Rebel Without a Cause" and "West Side Story." She was twice married to the actor Robert Wagner and was with him on their yacht when, it is believed, she fell overboard while untying a dinghy attached to the boat.