ROBERT VAUGHN: MY SECRET FLING WITH NATALIE WOOD!
Last of "The MAGNIFICENT SEVEN", ROBERT VAUGHN dishes about his love affair with NATALIE WOOD!
When “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” met the “Girl from Zowie”, Vaughn, 81, says his heart went more than pitter patter.
In an emotional interview with the UK Daily Mail, Vaughn relived his most memorable Hollywood moment.
“In the 50s and 60s to have been a well-known actor in Hollywood, to have money in your pocket and be a bachelor was like having died and gone to heaven,” Vaughn said.
“I certainly had fun in heaven. I’d been out of college for 30 days and was doing a play in Los Angeles when I met Natalie.
“She was only 17 but very forceful.
'She said to my mother, “Is your son seeing anyone?”
“My mother, who was dazzled by movie stars, said, “Oh no, he’s very free,”” Vaughn recalled.
“So I began seeing her and (Natalie) introduced me to everyone in Hollywood. She’d say, “Better get Robert now before somebody else does.”
"She was seeing half a dozen other people at the time, including her future husband Robert Wagner and Dennis Hopper. She was. . . a well-known date in Hollywood – a loveable, well-known date. Nobody ever said a bad word about her.”
Vaughn said his affair with Natalie was cut short by being inducted into the army but he still owes his career and his heart to the sultry superstar.