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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 November 1945Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Nickname Go-Go
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Goldie Jean Hawn was born in Washington D.C., to Laura (Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Rut Hawn (Edward Rutledge Hawn), a band musician. She has a sister, Patricia, and a brother, Edward, who died before she was born. She was raised in the Jewish religion. Her mother was Jewish and the daughter of Hungarian immigrants. Her father was Presbyterian, and had German and English ancestry. At the age of three, Goldie began taking ballet and tap dance lessons and, at the age of ten, she danced in the chorus of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production of "The Nutcracker". At the age of 19, she ran and instructed a ballet school, having dropped out of college, where she was majoring in drama. Before going into the film business, she worked as a professional dancer.

Hawn began her acting career on the TV sitcom Good Morning, World (1967), but the series was canceled after 26 episodes. She then joined the cast of the comedy variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967), which made her a household name around the country and earned her an Emmy Award. She made her feature film debut as a giggling dancer in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968). In 1969, she co-starred with Walter Matthau in the critical and box office hit, Cactus Flower (1969), for which she won an Oscar. After her Academy Award win, her career took off and she followed with roles in successful comedies, such as There's a Girl in My Soup (1970) and Shampoo (1975), and more dramatic roles in The Girl from Petrovka (1974) and The Sugarland Express (1974). In 1978, she starred alongside Chevy Chase in the box office hit, Foul Play (1978). In 1980, she starred in another box office hit, Private Benjamin (1980), where she also served as producer. During the 1980s, she starred in movies such as Best Friends (1982), Protocol (1984), and Wildcats (1986). In 1987, she appeared with her partner, Kurt Russell, in Overboard (1987), which became both a critical and box office disappointment. Her career slowed down after that until 1990, when she starred alongside Mel Gibson in Bird on a Wire (1990). In 1992, she starred in the successful film, Death Becomes Her (1992), with Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis, which was followed by another successful film, HouseSitter (1992), which co-starred Steve Martin. In 1996, she played the role of an aging alcoholic actress in the comedy, The First Wives Club (1996), with Diane Keaton and Bette Midler; it became a critical and financial success. She also starred in the Woody Allen film, Everyone Says I Love You (1996) and The Out-of-Towners (1999), which reunited her with Steve Martin. In 2001 and 2002, she starred in Town & Country (2001) with Warren Beatty, and The Banger Sisters (2002) with Susan Sarandon.

Goldie has been married twice. First to actor/director Gus Trikonis, from 1969 to 1974. In 1975, she married musician Bill Hudson and became a mother, for the first time, in 1976, when she gave birth to their son, Oliver Hudson. In 1979, she had her second child with Hudson, daughter Kate Hudson. The marriage ended in divorce in 1980. Since 1983, she has been in a relationship with actor Kurt Russell.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anna G.

Spouse (2)

Bill Hudson (3 July 1976 - 19 March 1982) (divorced) (2 children)
Gus Trikonis (16 May 1969 - 1 May 1976) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Actually, Goldie is her real name, she was named after her aunt.

Trivia (29)

Good friends with Sally Field.
Spent much of her time between 1992 and 1994 looking after her mother, who died in 1994.
Three children: Oliver Hudson (b. 1976), Kate Hudson (b. 1979) from her second marriage to Bill Hudson; Wyatt Russell (b. 1986) from relationship with Kurt Russell.
Attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Classmates included Carl Bernstein, Ben Stein and Sylvester Stallone.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#71).
She and longtime companion Kurt Russell both appeared in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968), Swing Shift (1984), and Overboard (1987).
It has often been reported that her father, Rut Hawn (aka Edward Rutledge Hawn), was a direct descendant of Edward Rutledge (1749-1800), who was the youngest person to sign the Declaration of Independence, in 1776. However, genealogical research has shown that Edward Rutledge was not an ancestor of Goldie and her father. Rather, Goldie's "Rutledge" line leads back to a man named Joseph Rutledge (1744-1814).
Gave commencement address at Graduation for the Class of 2002 at her alma mater, American University.
Started Cosmic Entertainment with Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson in 2003.
Grandmother to 4 grandsons; Ryder Rusell Robinson, born January 7, 2004, from daughter Kate Hudson and ex-son-in-law Chris Robinson, Wilder Brooks Hudson, born August 23, 2007 and Bodhi Hawn Hudson, born March 19, 2010, from her son Oliver Hudson and daughter-in-law Erinn Bartlett, and Bingham Hawn Bellamy, born July 9, 2011, from daughter Kate Hudson and future son-in-law Matthew Bellamy.
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 209-210. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
In January 1985, at age 39, she posed for the cover of Playboy.
Her first entertainment gig was performing in "The Nutcracker" at age 11. She earned $1.50.
Awarded honorary degree from Loyola Marymount University after delivering 2004 Commencement address there.
Is an accomplished ballet dancer.
Plays a former rock-star groupie in The Banger Sisters (2002). Her daughter, Kate Hudson, plays a young rock-star groupie in Almost Famous (2000).
Introduced His Holiness, the The Dalai Lama, at the "Tribute to the Dalai Lama" concert at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre, in April 2004.
Her performance as Judy Benjamin in Private Benjamin (1980) is ranked #70 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
Ex-sister-in-law of Gina Trikonis, Brett Hudson and Mark Hudson.
Founder of the Bright Light Foundation for Children.
It is often incorrectly stated that she shortened her family name from Studlendgehawn to Hawn. According to census documents the surname of all of her direct ancestors up to and including her father is Hawn, Hahn, or Haun.
Considers her role as Lou Jean Poplin in The Sugarland Express (1974) to be her finest work on screen.
Daughter of Rut Hawn and Laura Hawn.
Had such a traumatic, natural birth with her son Oliver Hudson that it resulted in her delivering her other children Kate Hudson and Wyatt Russell via elective Caesarean sections.
She was born in Washington D.C. but grew up Takoma Park, Maryland.
Published her autobiography, "A Lotus Grows in the Mud".
Her father had German and English ancestry, while her maternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants.
Was the 67th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Cactus Flower (1969) at The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970) on April 7, 1970.

Personal Quotes (7)

[in 1977] Monogamy is impossible these days for both sexes. I don't know anyone who's faithful or wants to be.
Men are much simpler mechanisms than women. Nothing changes them . . . even when they have a midlife crisis, they do it in a mindless way . . . that's why I think we should let men go off and have affairs and drive fast cars and dream of being virile--and we should run the world.
We can't hold on to our youth, but what you can hang on to is all the things we've been told a zillion times: you have to find the light in your life that you had when you were a little girl or little guy that made you happy.
Oh, I don't think of myself as a Buddhist. I was born Jewish, and consider that my religion.
A rested face is a beautiful face. However you can, find your place of rest and peace.
Peter Sellers was great to work with. A lovely man. A little bit crazy in that he -- you know, as I say, it was hard. It was sort of balancing a very delicate spirit on a needle. You know, because you never know where he was going.

But I gave him a birthday party once, and he said to me, you know, Goldie, I'll never have a home like this. I'll never have a house like this, and I would like a piece of me in your home. And he sent me a French armoire, and I still have it. That was after he ate his birthday candle, which is a whole other problem.
[on Peter Sellers] He was completely in his moment, in his truth, at all times there was never a break. He was able to witness how funny he was, and yet not have any control over his ability to -- inability to stop laughing at himself.

We would have to break for lunch sometimes, because we couldn't bring him back. But, you know, you couldn't get a knife in between who he was playing and his comedy and his truth. It was all there together, which is what made him a genius.

Salary (1)

Death Becomes Her (1992) $3,000,000

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