Skip to comments.Robert Wagner is a 'person of interest' in Natalie Wood's 1981 death, investigators say
Posted on 02/01/2018 7:24:16 AM PST by EdnaMode
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They were all drinking
Natalie habitually cheated on RJ because supposedly he’s kind of a boring guy
RJ suspected Walken and Natalie were having an affair
RJ got mad and scuffled with Walken
Natalie and RJ took the argument to their stateroom
After that nobody seems to know.
I doubt at this late date they will be able to pin it on Wagner.
Walken, as in Christopher Walken?
He has always been a “person of interest”, but unless they have new evidence, it doesn’t do any good.
He won’t make the cover of Forbes either.
...I doubt at this late date they will be able to pin it on Wagner.
Hell...just give it to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Im sure he and his team, one way or another, will be able to ensnare Wagner in a process crime.
Again. All the rumors were explored by the authorities 40 years ago. I doubt they will find much of interest floating in the harbor of Santa Catalina today.
Will he have to take a reverse mortgage to pay his legal fees?
Thanks....my coffee is all over me now
Find the movie "Brainstorm (1983)" and watch it for clues. Walken and Wood play husband a wife in a high tech mind scanning future with a rocky relationship and moving reconciliation. Their affection may have gone beyond Hollywood make believe. It looked real to me. Otherwise, why was Christopher Walken a guest on the boat?
When Natalie Wood died near the end of principal photography, studio executives tried to kill the film and claim the insurance, saying that director Douglas Trumbull could not complete the film. However, Trumbull’s contract gave that decision to him, and he insisted on completing it, using a stand-in and changing camera angles for the few remaining shots of Wood’s character. The resulting hostility between Trumbull and the studio executives meant that this would be Trumbull’s last Hollywood film. He has since devoted his efforts to effects work for IMAX films, theme park rides and the like.
"I knew I had the right to remain silent. But I didn't have the ability." - Ron White
Motive and opportunity, but no clear evidence. Unlikely a jury would have determined that the popular Wagner was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Agreed. If they had a case they’d have gone to a grand jury by now. For all we know, there never was a crime. Everyone got drunk and mad, and sulked off. She fell overboard. That’s just as likely as RW pushing her. Either one is plausible, and that’s reasonable doubt right there.
Yeah, I remember that joke when he was on that comedy tour. I like him.
Maybe R.J. Wagner was responsible, maybe not. Things can get ugly when it’s you, your wife, and your wife’s lover on a boat, and everyone is drinking. R.J. admitted in his book he had a fight with her. The boat captain has changed his story on what happened and claimed R.J. is responsible. R.J. is fast approaching 90, so I don’t know what prosecutors are hoping to do with him at this point almost 40 years after the fact.
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