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Hart to Hart's Robert Wagner Claims to Still Mourn the Death of His Wife Natalie Wood

Pedro Marrero
May 22, 2019
07:32 A.M.

Hollywood star Robert Wagner reveals that he still mourns the death of his wife more than 30 years after she vanished from a boat.


This year marked the 35th anniversary of the unfortunate death of Natalie Wood. Although there is no certainty as to the reasons why she ended up drowning, investigations concluded that everything was due to a terrible accident.

That is what Robert Wagner, husband and last person who saw Natalie alive, declared at the time. The other people aboard the boat also referred to the tragic event as an unfortunate accident.


Although a few years ago (in 2011) the case was reopened and things were changed in the file including the statement of the captain of the boat, Dennis Davern, declared that he lied in his previous statement and that Natalie and Robert had had a strong fight before of her disappearing.

Born Natalie Zakharenko, she began acting from an early age in her native San Francisco. She is still remembered for her participation in the film Miracle on 34th Street when she was only 8 years old. Already as a teenager, she appeared in the film Rebel Without Cause with James Dean in 1955.


She starred in musicals such as West Side Story and Gypsy, as well as participating in acclaimed films such as Splendor in the Grass and Love with the Proper Stranger, for which she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress.

On two occasions she was married to Robert Wagner. The first time between 1957 and 1962, when they divorced and then remarried in 1972. While they were separated, they were married to other partners and had children with them.


In their second marriage, both were more mature and aware of the love they felt for each other. They decided to make the most of this second chance, so they had a daughter named Courtney and seemed very happy to be together again.

We may never be certain about what happened that fateful night aboard the yacht, the authorities can’t prove that it was an accident and not homicide. Wagner has not wanted to give more statements about it although his collaboration has been requested on several occasions.


For him, to have lost Natalie meant the loss of his reason for living. He was very depressed and disoriented for months. Until the beautiful exBond’s girl, Jill St. John, came to his rescue.

The beautiful redhead helped Wagner to recover the pieces of his shattered life, and finally, they got married in 1990. Robert has always said that he is very fortunate because he has met wonderful women who did a lot for him and who is grateful that they were part of his life.


Wagner has been married to Jill for the past 27 years and when he talks about how lucky he was to come and help him in the darkest period of his life, his voice sounds excited. "She made me feel like I could move on," said Robert with passion.

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