Birth Name: Lana Wood
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Lana Wood was born Svetlana Nikolaevna Gurdin on March 1, 1946 in Santa Monica, CA to Russian immigrant parents, Nikolai and Maria Zakharenko. Thanks to films like "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947), her sibling, Natalia, became a movie star at a very young age under the professional name of Natalie Wood. At the even tenderer age of one, Wood made her first appearance on camera opposite Natalie in "Driftwood" (1947), though her scenes were ultimately cut. More notably, Wood played a younger version of Natalie's character in "The Searchers" (1956), the John Ford/John Wayne collaboration now regarded as one of the finest Westerns ever produced. Although their respective careers were far from over...
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