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Paulette Goddard (1910–1990)

Paulette Goddard was a child model who debuted in "The Ziegfeld Follies" at the age of 13. She gained fame with the show as the girl on the crescent moon, and was married to a wealthy man by the time she was 16. After her divorce she went to Hollywood in 1931, where she appeared in small roles in pictures for a number of studios. A stunning natural... See full bio »


(age 79) in Ronco, Switzerland

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 1972 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Norma Treet
- The Female Instinct (1972) ... Norma Treet
 1964 Time of Indifference
 1961 The Phantom (TV Movie)
Mrs. Harris
 1953-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Holly March / Nancy Whiting
- Singapore (1957) ... Holly March
- The Doctor's Downfall (1953) ... Nancy Whiting
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
- The Ghost of Devil's Island (1957) ... Dolly
 1956 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series)
- Mademoiselle Fifi (1956) ... Rachel
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Sylvia Fowler
- The Women (1955) ... Sylvia Fowler
 1954 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Lady Nina Beryl
- The Case of Lady Beryl (1954) ... Lady Nina Beryl
 1954 The Unholy Four
 1954 Charge of the Lancers
 1953 Paris Model
Betty Barnes
 1953 Vice Squad
Mona Ross
 1952 Babes in Bagdad
 1950 The Torch
María Dolores Penafiel
 1948 Hazard
Ellen Crane
 1947 Unconquered
 1945 Kitty
 1944 I Love a Soldier
Evelyn Connors
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Lt. Joan O'Doul
 1943 The Crystal Ball
Toni Gerard
 1942 The Forest Rangers
Celia Huston Stuart
 1941 Nothing But the Truth
Gwen Saunders
 1941 Pot o' Gold
Molly McCorkle
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Louvette Corbeau
 1940 The Great Dictator
 1939 The Cat and the Canary
Joyce Norman
 1938 The Young in Heart
Leslie Saunders
 1936 The Bohemian Girl
Gypsy Vagabond (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1934 Kid Millions
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1933 Roman Scandals
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1933 The Bowery
Blonde (uncredited)
 1932 The Kid from Spain
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1932 Girl Grief (Short)
Student (uncredited)
 1932 Pack Up Your Troubles
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
 1932 Young Ironsides (Short)
Miss Hollywood (uncredited)
 1932 Show Business (Short)
Blonde Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1932 The Mouthpiece
Platinum Blonde at Party (uncredited)
 1931 Ladies of the Big House
Inmate in Midst of Crowd (uncredited)
 1931 Palmy Days
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1931 The Girl Habit
Lingerie salesgirl
 1931 City Streets
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1930 Whoopee!
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1929 The Locked Door
Girl on Rum Boat (uncredited)
 1929 Berth Marks (Short)
Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Rio Rita" on Broadway. Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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Life was easy as a blonde. I didn't have to think, I didn't have to talk. All I had to do was waltz around. See more »


Left more than $20 million to New York University on her death. See more »

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