Skip to comments.Robert Wagner mulled killing Warren Beatty due to Natalie Wood
Posted on 09/25/2008 11:43:33 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Robert Wagner says he was so distraught over the break-up of his first marriage to actress Natalie Wood that he pondered suicide and would sit with a gun outside the home of her lover, Warren Beatty, intent on killing him.
"Pieces of My Heart," Wagner's autobiography released this week, reveals details of his career and life, including the split with Wood, their decision to remarry a decade later and her drowning death in 1981.
"I was pretty young, and I don't think I could have ever gone through with that act, but I was pretty frustrated and upset," Wagner, 78, told Reuters in an interview.
Beatty, who met Wood on the set of "Splendor in the Grass," in 1961 "was pretty smooth, very attractive. He was the man," Wagner said.
Wagner's family moved to Los Angeles in the late 1930s and he ran in Hollywood circles as a child. Fred Astaire would pick him up at school because Wagner was friendly with the legendary dancer's stepson. He caddied for Clark Gable and dated the daughter of actress Gloria Swanson.
Over time, Wagner was put under contract at 20th Century Fox. When Barbara Stanwyck, then 45, and Wagner, 22, met on the set of "Titanic," they began a discreet, four-year relationship. Wagner said she was his first love.
"The greatest thing that she gave me was a sense of self esteem. That she thought the way she did about me and took the time with me meant everything in the world," Wagner said.
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He’s not anti-dentite!
I vaguely respect this.
Okay, what part? The thing about killing Hollywood starlet whores?
What kind of wood doesn’t float?
(sorry, grade school joke)
So he killed Natalie instead? Wa Wagner the first OJ? Didn’t Natale “fall” off his boat and drown?
Some conspiracy theorists blame Natalie’s death on Christopher Walken. He was on the boat that night, too. Rumor has it that Nat was bedding Chris, and that Bobby found out. Her death remains an ‘accident’, but it sounds to me like it’s more of a ‘mystery’.
Isn’t that Long Dong Beatty?
No, the desire to off Beatty for letting Wood die.
Not saying he would have been correct, but I think Beatty was at least complicit, if not a direct participant, in Natilie Wood’s death.
So, aside from recuperating from dengue, I had to listen to my mother crying over Natalie's death every night.
At some time or other we all mull killing Warren Beatty.
How so? Because he 'messed up' her life so badly that she had gone back to the bottle? (I believe she was a heavy drinker). Beatty was nowhere near the boat or Catalina Island that night, but Christopher Walken was.
She was just giving him more cowbell.
OH STOP, JZELLE!!!!
NOW THAT WAS FUNNY!!! ;-)
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