Actor/producer Robert J. Wagner is talking about the strange death of Natalie Wood and a secret affair with another Hollywood actress in a new book. Wagner, who is 78, has written his memoirs with Scott Eyman.
“Pieces of My Heart” hit bookstores earlier this month. Wagner will be out promoting the book at the 7th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair this coming Sunday.
“Pieces of My Heart” is a stroll down memory lane for Wagner; from his childhood through some real life drama, to his acting career, and romances. For the first time, Wagner discloses his first love was Barbara Stanwyck. Still, the love of his life was Natalie Wood, his first and third wife. Wood died after falling off a yacht in 1981. Wagner has been married to actress Jill St. John for 18 years.
The handsome Wagner, known for his smooth delivery and charm, appeared in a number of films: but he is probably best remembered for acting in TV series like “It Takes A Thief” (1968-1970), “Switch” (1975-1978), and “Hart to Hart” (1979-1984). Recently, Wagner has been seen in several episodes of the TV sitcom, “Two and a Half Men.”