'48 Hours' Natalie Wood Special Reveals Boat Captain's Untold Story (Video)

Natalie Wood: 1938-1981

Wood is said to have developed a fear of drowning after she was nearly swept into a waterfall when a stunt went wrong on the set of The Green Promise. Well aware of this, director Elia Kazan allegedly tricked her into doing the scenes at the water reservoir for Splendor in the Grass.

UPDATED: The upcoming special reveals that the captain heard loud arguing and a thump before the actress drowned.

CBS's 48 Hours Presents Vanity Fair: Hollywood Scandal teases a new look at the investigation in the actress's death by asking, "How did Natalie Wood, while anchored off the coast of Catalina Island, end up drowning one dark, drunken, volatile night in 1981?"

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The segment is based in part on interviews with Marti Rulli and Dennis Davern, the authors of Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour, a book that alleges Wood had a fight with husband Robert Wagner before she disappeared on the night of Nov. 29, 1981.

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Davern was the captain of the boat the Splendour that Wood was on that night and he reports hearing arguing and a loud thump before Wagner told him Wood was missing. Davern also claims Wagner told him not to call the Coast Guard.

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The episode is scheduled to air Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. See the preview here: