Forty years ago, actress Natalie Wood drowned off the coast of Catalina Island.
Authorities classified her death as an accident, concluding the 43-year-old star of “West Side Story,” who couldn’t swim, had been drinking the night before she was found floating face-down in the ocean waters.
Her death has been a Hollywood mystery, the topic of tabloid speculation, TV specials and books that explored whether she was the victim of a homicide.
The theory gained dramatic interest a decade ago.
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