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Natalie Wood on TV: How Her Star Power Went Beyond the Big Screen

By    |   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 04:37 PM

Natalie Wood, who achieved Hollywood stardom as a child, is best known for her work in films such as “Rebel Without a Cause” and “Splendor in the Grass.” But Wood’s entire career wasn’t spent on the big screen: she has appeared on several television shows and made several guest appearances. In all, Wood made 56 television films during her brief 43 years of life.

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Here are some examples on her work outside of Hollywood film.

–Wood made one appearance in 1952 on the television series “Chevron Theatre.”

–She starred in four episodes of the series “Mayor of the Town” in 1954.

–From 1953 to 1954, Wood made an appearance on six episodes of the television show “The Pride of the Family.”

–In 1954, she worked on the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie “The Redeemer.”

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–She appeared in one episode on the 1956 television series “Conflict.” The same year she also appeared on another series, “The Kaiser Aluminum Hour.”

–Wood made two appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1956.

–In 1958, she made one appearance, as herself, on “The Frank Sinatra Show.”

–Wood was a mystery guest during one episode of “What’s My Line?” in 1966.

–From 1969 to 1980, Wood appeared as herself nine times on "The Merv Griffin Show.”

–In 1969, she made one appearance on “The Dick Cavett Show.”

–Wood served as an Academy Awards presenter nine times, from 1959 to 1979.

–Wood appeared on three episodes of “The Bob Hope Show,” from 1957 to 1959.

–She appeared twice as a guest on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson. a

–In 1976 she starred in the television production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

– “Good Morning America” welcomed Wood to its program, once in 1978 and another time in 1980.

–The variety talk show “Dinah!” brought Wood on the stage six times, from 1975 to 1980.

–Wood appeared in the 1979 television movie ‘The Cracker Factory,” where she played a suicidal housewife.

–In 1980 she appeared in the television movie “The Memory of Eva Ryker,” a World War II drama.

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