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Hawn became the first female actor (and producer) to be honored by the American Museum of the Moving Image in 1997.
She was named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year in 1999.
"Her segments were so endearing. When she came on TV, the screen would light up with a special glow, a glow that carried around the world. People often lose that image, that charisma, but when I met her more than twenty years later, I was immediately struck by that laughter. And an instant sense of nothing false or artificial in her personality. I'm so rarely captivated by people, because I captivate people ... She's extremely sensitive and intelligent and sharp. It's very rare to find this wholesome quality in intelligent people--it feeds you with soulfulness. She finds the soul to one's existence." --Ismail Merchant quoted Newsday, September 15, 1996.
"In fact, my career has been a very odd one. It's never been a career about romance, or playing the girl dependent on the man. I always played certain characters, kooky, quirky or strange. So I'm lucky that way. Looking back on who that person was, it's odd, because I'm not like that anymore. But I identify with her very much, because that's who I was." --Goldie Hawn in Newsday, September 15, 1996.
On her "Laugh-In" persona, Hawn told Graham Fuller in Interview September 1996:
"I totally connect with her. At the time, she was looked upon as bubbleheaded, vacant, dizzy, dumb and giggly and all of these adjectives that had absolutely nothing to do with her. What I was really feeling was pure joy. It didn't matter whether I made a goof or whether someone else made a goof--it just tickled me."
Hawn told Graham Fuller in Interview, September 1996:
"A few years ago, a compilation show of "Laugh-In" sketches was put together for the show's twenty-fifth anniversary. I remember watching it in my house with tears rolling down my face. After twenty-five years, you have to look at yourself and say, 'Well, who are you now?' I can honestly say that the reason I was crying is that I am still that person. I've grown up. I've gone through the trials and tribulations of life. I've lost my parents since then. I've had two failed marriages. And on the back burner--'cause it's not so important to me, though it does play a part--I've had career ups and downs. Yet the essence of that person I was has remained."
"Goldie's not an innocent; she's just not, in any way. She is wonderfully naive at times, but it is hard to read sometimes whether she really is, or whether she just wants to be. She has fun flopping back and forth with it. But I personally never believe Goldie to be naive, she's very aware." --Kurt Russell quoted in Vanity Fair, September 1989.
"She comes from a southern family," hudson says. "She's like, 'I'll make you chicken and dumplings,' and she's walking around the house barefoot, with flour everywhere. And we all cook with her...My mother's a wonderful movie star. But that's not who she is. She didn't bring that home."---Kate Hudson on her mother Biography Spring 2004
"I don't think about marriage, ever. We're just together and that's the way it is. We've created a union, a family and a sense of passion, which a piece of paper will never change."---Hawn responding to the ever persistant question of whether or not she will ever marry Kurt Russell InTouch June 14, 2004
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