Paulette Goddard (1910–1990)

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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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 1972 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Norma Treat
- The Female Instinct (1972) ... Norma Treat
 1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Aunt Henrietta Dunstall
- Which Witch? (1965) ... Aunt Henrietta Dunstall
 1964 Time of Indifference
 1961 The Phantom (TV Movie)
Mrs. Harris
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Mme. Victorine Reynard
- The Lady from South Chicago (1959) ... Mme. Victorine Reynard
 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 Sins of Jezebel
 1953 Vice Squad
Mona Ross
 1953 Muchachas de Bagdad
 1952 Babes in Bagdad
 1950 The Torch
María Dolores Penafiel
 1949 Anna Lucasta
Anna Lucasta
 1949 Bride of Vengeance
Lucretia Borgia
 1948 Hazard
Ellen Crane
 1948 On Our Merry Way
Martha Pease
 1947 An Ideal Husband
Mrs. Laura Cheveley
 1947 Unconquered
 1947 Variety Girl
Paulette Goddard
 1947 Suddenly It's Spring
Mary Morely
 1946 The Diary of a Chambermaid
 1945 Kitty
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Paulette Goddard
 1944 I Love a Soldier
Evelyn Connors
 1944 Standing Room Only
Jane Rogers
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Lt. Joan O'Doul
 1943 The Crystal Ball
Toni Gerard
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Paulette Goddard- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number
 1942 The Forest Rangers
Celia Huston Stuart
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Loxi Claiborne
 1942 The Lady Has Plans
Sidney Royce
 1941 Nothing But the Truth
Gwen Saunders
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn
Anita Dixon
 1941 Pot o' Gold
Molly McCorkle
 1940 Second Chorus
Ellen Miller
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Louvette Corbeau
 1940 The Great Dictator
 1940 The Ghost Breakers
Mary Carter
 1939 The Cat and the Canary
Joyce Norman
 1939 The Women
Miriam Aarons
 1938 Dramatic School
 1938 The Young in Heart
Leslie Saunders
 1936 Modern Times
A Gamin
 1934 Kid Millions
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1933 Roman Scandals
Shantytown Resident / Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1933 The Bowery
Blonde (uncredited)
 1932 The Kid from Spain
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1932 Girl Grief (Short)
Student (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 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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(12/25/49) Radio: Appeared in a "Theater Guild on the Air" broadcast of "The Passing of the Third Floor Back". See more »

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[1972] While I was married to Eric I never made a decision. That's why I'm so easy to get along with. I miss having someone to make those decisions. Also, I've never planned ahead. Right now the future doesn't concern me. I'll just do what comes to mind at the time. See more »


Goddard underwent invasive treatment for breast cancer in 1975, successfully by all accounts. On April 23, 1990, she died from heart failure while under respiratory support due to emphysema, aged 79, at her home in Ronco, Switzerland. She is buried in Ronco Village Cemetery, next to last husband Erich Maria Remarque (who had died twenty years earlier) and her mother. See more »

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