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Goldie Hawn

Updated on December 31, 2013

Goldie Hawn Still Going Strong

Goldie Hawn ...

Producer.. Director.. Author.. Academy Award Winning Actress.. Charity founder..

Ditzy dumb blonde? I think not!!

Her career has spanned over 40 years, and she is still going strong.

Whatever you have thought of her in the past, there is a lot more to this amazing woman than meets the eye!

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Goldie Hawn - The Early Years

Goldie Hawn Biography

Goldie Hawn was born in Washington D.C. on November 21st 1945. Her father Edward Rutledge Hawn was a band musician and her mother Laura was a dance school and jewellery shop owner. She had one sister, Patricia and a brother Edward.

She began taking tap and ballet dance lessons at the age of three. She danced her first performance in the Nutcracker in 1955, as part of the chorus.

She spent her childhood years in Takoma Park Maryland. She graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1963.

Goldie began attending American University as a drama major but she never graduated. She dropped out of school to open and run her own ballet school.

Her first television show was in 1967. She was cast for a part on the comedy show Good Morning, World which only stayed on the air for a year. She then got her big break as a regular on Laugh In.

Goldie then went on to star in numerous movies and became both a producer and director.

All I ever wanted was to be happy!

Goldie Hawn's Relationships

Goldie Hawn was married in1969 to Gus Trikonis. Gus was an actor/director. He directed many popular television shows including Baywatch and The Twilight Zone. Sadly the marriage ended in 1974.

Goldie then married Bill Hudson in 1975. Bill was a member of the band the Hudson Brothers. They had two children together , Oliver Hudson who was born in 1976 and Kate who was born in 1979. This marriage also ended in divorce in 1980. Both Kate and Oliver have become successful in Hollywood.

In 1983 she began a relationship with actor Kurt Russell. They have one son together, Wyatt Russell who was born in 1986. She is still with Kurt although they have never married. The two have appeared together in such films as Overboard and Swing Shift. They plan to release another movie together called Ashes to Ashes. Their son Wyatt is attending the University of Alabama, and playing CHA hockey as a goalie.

Goldie became a grandmother in 2004 when her daughter Kate gave birth to Ryder Russell. Her second grandchild Wilder Brooks was born in 2007 to her son Oliver.

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Facts About Goldie Hawn

She earned a $1.50 for her first role in The Nutcracker

She appeared on the cover of Playboy at the age of 39

Won Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in "Cactus Flower"

Appeared nude in the film "There's a Girl in My Soup"

Nominated for Best Actress for her role in "Private Benjamin"

Her father is descended from the youngest person to sign the Declaration of Independence

Taught ballet

Practices both Judaism and Buddhism

Has an honorary degree from Loyola Marymount University

In the year 2000 she supported Al Gore

Started her own Foundation

Published her memoirs in 2005 entitled "A Lotus Grows in the Mud"

Broke into her childhood home in Maryland

Measurements age 51.. 34B 24 26

Early Days.. 34A 23 35

Goldie Hawn Quotes

I have witnessed the softening of the hardest hearts by a simple smile

The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth. We're all built with illusions. And they break.

All I ever wanted was to be happy.

Ditzy dumb blonde? I can be ditzy. I can be.

There are only three ages for women in Hollywood

Babe, District Attorney and Driving Miss Daisy.

(From First Wives Club)

So curiosity, I think is a really important aspect of staying young or youthful.

My mother loved the bible.

Once you can laugh at your weakness, you can move forward. Comedy breaks down walls. It opens up people. If you're good, you can fill up those openings with something positive. Maybe.. combat some of the ugliness in the world.

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.

To find someone who loves your children like you do is really rare.

We have to embrace obstacles to reach the next stage of joy.

Goldie Hawn Movies and Co-Stars

Movies Goldie Hawn has starred in.

1968 The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band.. Kurt Russell

1969 Cactus Flower.. Walter Matthau

1970 There's a Girl in my Soup.. Peter Sellers

1971 $.. Warren Beatty

1972 Butterflies are Free.. Edward Albert

1972 The Sugarland Express.. William Atherton

1974 The Girl from Petrovka.. Hal Holbrook

1975 Shampoo.. Warren Beatty

1976 The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox.. George Segal

1978 Foul Play.. Chevy Chase

1979 Lovers and Liars.. Giancarlo Giannini

1979 Private Benjamin.. Armand Assante, Eileen Brennan

1980 Seems Like Old Times.. Chevy Chase

1982 Best Friends.. Burt Reynolds

1982 Swing Shift.. Kurt Russell

1984 Protocol.. Chris Sarandon

1986 Wildcats.. Swoosie Kurtz

1987 Overboard.. Kurt Russell

1990 Bird on a Wire.. Mel Gibson

1991 Deceived.. John Heard

1991 CrissCross.. Keith Carradine

1992 HouseSitter.. Steve Martin, Dana Delaney

1992 Death Becomes Her.. Bruce Willis, Meryl Streep

1992 The First Wives Club.. Bette Midler, Diane Keaton

1996 Everyone Says I Love You.. Holden Spence

1999 The Out-of-Towners.. Steve Martin

2001 Town and Country.. Warren Beatty

2002 The Banger Sisters.. Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon

Goldie Hawn the Producer

Movies Goldie Hawn has produced.

1980 Private Benjamin

1984 Protocol

1986 Wildcats

1990 My Blue Heaven

1995 Something to Talk About

1997 Hope

2001 When Billie Beat Bobby

2002 The Mathew Shepard Story

The Hawn Foundation

Goldie Hawn has also started her own children's charity. Started in 2003, The Hawn Foundation is dedicated to helping children through mindful awareness training. The program hopes to help children achieve excellence. It teaches them problem solving, social behaviours and focused attention. This program teaches children the Buddhist philosophy of living. Goldie herself , has been practising Buddhism since the early seventies.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I like her movies. They are funny like Private Benjamin, etc.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm afraid I'm old enough to remember Goldie from Laugh In. I've always been a fan of hers. Nice lens!

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      awakeningwellness 6 years ago

      I have liked Goldie every since Laugh In and she stars in some of my favorite comedy movies, I think she is a great actress and she still looks darn good!

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      hsschulte 6 years ago

      Goldie has always been one of my favorite actresses. Great lens and wonderful photos! ~Blessed

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I am from Calcutta, India. Of course she is one my favourite actresses. I feel in none of the films hefull telent was exploited. She deserved better directors.

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      CliveAnderson LM 7 years ago

      Now your talking Jane, Goldie Hawn is one of my all time greats, I simply love her humerous attributes and sex appeal at the same time. Top lens in my book. You've done it again. (As always).

      Warm Regards,

      Clive

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Not really but I like her because she is one upbeat person.

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      mzmyewski 7 years ago

      Hi. I am a Massage Therapist in Huntsville, Alabama and had the honor of working on Ms. Hawn in 2008 while she and her husband were here visiting their son. I would like to get an autographed picture of her so I could hang it in my office. To whom would I need to address this request? Thanks!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      she was always my favorite on laugh-in, always. i thought she was great in foul play with chevy chase.to this very day, i describe her as the most beautiful woman in the world. how can anyone not love this woman?

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      jolou 7 years ago

      I always liked her movies. She looks fabulous for her age. Looks almost the same as she did at 30!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have watched her on "laugh in" and enjoyed all her movies. She reminds me of myself. She is my age, has her new age beliefs, has been with the same guy for as long as me, has a daughter whom she adores,who is an actor same as me. soooooo many similarities. I want to invite her to Australia to our country property. Please take this as an open invitation for yourself and family to visit us at any time. We live on a quiet out of t he way beautiful spiritual property and you are welcome to come visit us at any time. Email me and we can work out a time which suits us both. Soul sister. Dyan.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love her so much! I really, really do. She is so cute and such a great person. She never let success go to her head. I love that picture you have of her in the jeans, that's awesome. She's so beautiful. Great lens! 5 stars!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I have always enjoyed your movies.It has really helped me through my lifetime watching your movies.I think you're a very good actress, Thank You