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Goldie Hawn

Goldie HawnAKA Goldie Jeanne Hawn

Born: 21-Nov-1945
Birthplace: Silver Spring, MD

Gender: Female
Religion: Buddhist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Private Benjamin

Goldie Hawn grew up in the suburbs of Maryland, and started taking dance lessons at the age of three. At ten she made her professional debut, earning $1.50 for dancing on stage in The Nutcracker. At 19, she danced in the can-can line at the Texas Pavilion of the New York World's Fair, and after that she was in chorus lines for stage productions of Kiss Me Kate and Guys and Dolls. After moving to California, Hawn landed a recurring role on a short-lived 1967-68 sitcom, Good Morning, World. It was Carl Reiner's follow-up to The Dick Van Dyke Show, but lasted only one season. Hawn's performance as a ditzy blonde landed her a job as the blonde on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In the following season.

Between those TV shows, Hawn made her motion picture debut in Disney's The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. Between her first and second seasons on Laugh-In, she took a supporting role as Walter Matthau's mistress in Cactus Flower, which won her an Oscar. The next few noteworthy Hawn films were Steven Spielberg's The Sugarland Express, Shampoo, Foul Play, and Private Benjamin. Then came Swing Shift, co-starring Kurt Russell. The two stars hit it off, and moved in together. They have never married, but Russell helped raise Hawn's kids, Oliver and Kate Hudson, and Wyatt Russell was born in 1986.

Hawn worked steadily throughout the 1980s and 90s, appearing in such films as Seems Like Old Times, Bird on a Wire, HouseSitter, and The First Wives Club. On the other hand, there was also Death Becomes Her, Town & Country, and The Banger Sisters.

Father: Edward Rutledge Hawn (concert violinist)
Mother: Laura Steinhoff (jewelry wholesaler, d. 1994)
Sister: Patricia Hawn (film publicist)
Husband: Gus Trikonis (film director, m. 1969, div. 1973)
Husband: Bruno Wintzell (actor, m. 1973, div. 1975)
Husband: Bill Hudson (musician, The Hudson Brothers, m. 1976, div. 1980)
Son: Oliver Hudson (actor, b. 7-Sep-1976)
Daughter: Kate Hudson (actress, b. 19-Apr-1979)
Boyfriend: Kurt Russell (actor, co-habited 1983-2004)
Son: Wyatt Russell (b. 1986)

    High School: Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD (1963)
    University: Drama, American University (dropped out)

    Caribou Club
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Hollywood Women's Political Committee
    John Kerry for President
    Alpha Xi Delta Sorority
    Oscar for Best Supporting Actress 1970 for Cactus Flower
    Golden Globe 1970 for Cactus Flower
    Jewish Ancestry
    Parodied As A Muppet
    Risk Factors: Depression, Smoking, Yoga

    TELEVISION
    Laugh-In (1968-70)
    Good Morning, World Sandy Kramer (1967-68)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Hope (19-Oct-1997)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Banger Sisters (8-Sep-2002) · Suzette
    America: A Tribute to Heroes (21-Sep-2001) · Herself
    Town & Country (27-Apr-2001)
    The Out-of-Towners (2-Apr-1999) · Nancy Clark
    Everyone Says I Love You (6-Dec-1996)
    The First Wives Club (20-Sep-1996) · Elise Elliot Atchison
    Death Becomes Her (31-Jul-1992) · Helen Sharp
    HouseSitter (12-Jun-1992) · Gwen
    CrissCross (8-May-1992)
    Deceived (27-Sep-1991)
    Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (1991) · Herself
    Bird on a Wire (18-May-1990) · Marianne Graves
    Overboard (16-Dec-1987) · Joanna
    Wildcats (14-Feb-1986)
    Protocol (21-Dec-1984) · Sunny
    Swing Shift (13-Apr-1984)
    Best Friends (17-Dec-1982)
    Seems Like Old Times (19-Dec-1980)
    Private Benjamin (10-Oct-1980)
    Lovers and Liars (25-Apr-1979)
    Foul Play (14-Jul-1978)
    The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1-Apr-1976) · Amanda Quaid
    Shampoo (11-Feb-1975)
    The Girl from Petrovka (22-Aug-1974)
    The Sugarland Express (31-Mar-1974) · Lou Jean
    Butterflies Are Free (6-Jul-1972) · Jill
    Dollars (15-Dec-1971) · Dawn Divine
    There's a Girl in My Soup (15-Dec-1970)
    Cactus Flower (16-Dec-1969) · Toni Simmons
    The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (21-Mar-1968) · Giggling Girl

Author of books:
Goldie: A Lotus Grows in the Mud (2005, memoir)


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