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She would also play the records of Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Presley, Pearl Bailey, Johnnie Ray (Ray's recording of Natalie got her first driver's license and car while living in the Laurel Canyon house.
She would hop in her bright pink Thunderbird, drive up the canyon to Mulholland, head west along the winding ridge to Coldwater Canyon and then drive south into Beverly Hills, where she would shop and visit her hairdresser.
(She had served as a film extra even earlier.) Born Natasha Gurdin, she became Natalie Wood when director Irving Pichel decided that the name Natalie sounded better than Natasha and that Gurdin should be replaced by Wood, after his friend the director Sam Wood.
In addition to a large double bed, she had a private bath, a dressing room, a telephone, a television, a record player and a sofa.
Natalie loved to draw pictures of her pets and objects around the house. "She would sit on her bed, her legs tucked under her, her sketchbook in her lap, her concentration complete."Ensconced in her room, Natalie would read scripts, do schoolwork and preview new clothes.