Goldie Hawn


Actor, Producer
Goldie Hawn

About

Also Known As
Goldy Jeanne Hawn, Goldie Jean Hawn
Birth Place
Washington, Washington D.C., USA
Born
November 21, 1945

Biography

The enduring star power of Goldie Hawn is a fairly unusual phenomenon for a contemporary Hollywood actress. She first gained celebrity through a brief stint as a "dumb blonde" dancer-comedienne on TV in the late 1960s and segued to the movies as an acclaimed supporting player before quickly achieving star status. The now gracefully middle-aged showbiz veteran has maintained her celebrity...

Photos & Videos

Butterflies Are Free - Movie Posters
Shampoo - Movie Poster
There's a Girl in My Soup - Movie Poster

Family & Companions

Gus Trikonis
Husband
Director, actor, former dancer. Married in 1969; divorced in 1976; Hawn had to pay him $72,000 in divorce settlement.
Bill Hudson
Husband
Comedian, singer, actor. Of the comedy and song trio, The Hudson Brothers; married in 1976; divorced in 1980; has two children; later married actor Cindy Williams.
Kurt Russell
Companion
Actor. Together since 1982; born on March 17, 1951; first met while filming "The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band" (1968) in which Hawn danced in the chorus.

Bibliography

"Pure Goldie: The Life and Career of Goldie Hawn"
Marc Shapiro, Birch Lane Press (1998)

Notes

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.

Biography

The enduring star power of Goldie Hawn is a fairly unusual phenomenon for a contemporary Hollywood actress. She first gained celebrity through a brief stint as a "dumb blonde" dancer-comedienne on TV in the late 1960s and segued to the movies as an acclaimed supporting player before quickly achieving star status. The now gracefully middle-aged showbiz veteran has maintained her celebrity and pumped up her industry muscle without any major tinkering with her persona. Sharp-eyed viewers may have detected a subtle evolution but, to the general public, she remained an eternally youthful and joyously giggly girl for decades. Long one of the elite group of actresses who could "open" a major motion picture, Hawn made a series of box office hits ranging from "Private Benjamin" (1980) to the black comedy "Death Becomes Her" (1992) before gracefully transitioning into semi-retirement punctuated by occasional films like "The Banger Sisters" (2002) and "Snatched" (2017).

The daughter of a Presbyterian musician father and a Jewish mother who was a jewelry wholesaler and dance school owner-administrator, Hawn was born in our nation's capital and raised in Tacoma Park, MD. Having begun her training in ballet and tap-dancing at the age of three, she was dancing in the chorus of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production of "The Nutcracker" at age ten. Hawn made her acting debut at age 16 in Williamsburg, Virginia, playing Juliet in a Virginia Stage Company production of Shakespeare's classic. By 17, she was running her own dance studio where she taught ballet to pay her college tuition. Hawn abandoned her drama studies at American University at age 18 and headed for NYC to pursue a career as a professional dancer. Her debut in this arena came in 1964 performing "Can-Can" at the Texas Pavilion of the New York World's Fair. She subsequently worked in NYC as a go-go dancer and sang and danced in revivals of "Guys and Dolls" and "Kiss Me, Kate." Other hoofing gigs took her to Puerto Rico, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The latter locale was the setting for her first big break.

Hawn was "discovered" dancing in the chorus line of a 1967 Andy Griffith TV special. An agent singled her out, signed her and got her cast in a supporting role on a sitcom, "Good Morning, World" (CBS, 1967-68). Hawn's winning portrayal of a gossipy neighbor on the one-season sitcom quickly landed her work the following season as a featured performer on the landmark comedy variety revue "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (NBC, 1968-70). She danced, giggled and jiggled, covered with body paint and a bikini. America took notice as did the Television Academy which gave her two Emmy nods. British critic David Thomson has written, "I don't think any film has ever captured the lyrical blonde naivete that Goldie showed on TV's 'Laugh-In'. She is usually pert and engaging: amiability perches on her high, child's voice and gurgles from her baby's mouth. The eyes are still eyes from Lolita's face."

Hawn's film acting career got rolling with a winning portrayal of a ditsy Greenwich Village salesgirl having an affair with a "married" dentist in "Cactus Flower" (1969). Even working alongside such veterans as Walter Matthau (playing the deceptive amorous dentist) and Ingrid Bergman (playing his repressed but adoring receptionist), Hawn won the critical raves and a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She continued in the nice and nubile nincompoop mode opposite Peter Sellers in "There's a Girl in My Soup" (1970). "$" (1971) offered a change-of-pace role as a prostitute embroiled in a bank heist with Warren Beatty. "Butterflies Are Free" (1972), a romantic comedy, returned her to a more comfortably kooky character in love with a blind neighbor (Edward Albert). Hawn truly displayed her dramatic chops in her next film project, "The Sugarland Express" (1974), director Steven Spielberg's feature bow. As petty criminal Lou Jean Poplin, she showed the downside of kooky immaturity, playing a mother whose child is taken away after she is deemed unfit by the courts. Lou Jean breaks her weak-willed husband (William Atherton) out of a pre-release facility to aid her in her quest to get back their child. Their initially comic misadventures escalate to a tragic conclusion. Hawn has never been better but the film, though scoring with the press, bombed at the box office.

Hawn continued to display new depths in such projects as "The Girl from Petrovka" (1974) and, again with Warren Beatty, in Hal Ashby's "Shampoo" (1975). She enjoyed a huge popular success opposite Chevy Chase in the romantic caper "Foul Play" (1978) but that pair proved less palatable in their follow-up "Seems Like Old Times" (1980).

Hawn marked her debut as an executive producer with one of her biggest hits, "Private Benjamin" (1980). She was perfectly cast as a caricatured "Jewish American Princess" who grows up through a stint in the Army. Hawn received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her efforts. She received the worst press of her career in the wake of rumors about her behind-the-scenes machinations on the period romantic comedy-drama "Swing Shift" (1984). Director Jonathan Demme accused Hawn of recutting the film to play up her character at the expense of impressive supporting player Christine Lahti. The beloved Goldie emerged as the villain at the time though subsequent reports have suggested a different version of events. In any event, the film was a critical and commercial failure. Beginning with "Protocol" (1984), Hawn joined costume-designer-turned-producer Anthea Sylbert in the Hawn/Sylbert Movie Company to produce a string of mostly mediocre starring vehicles which tended to make modest profits. Thanks to her winning screen persona, Hawn survived with her star status intact.

In the early 90s, Hawn tried to appear in a wider variety of films than the comedies with which she had become associated. She replaced Meg Ryan to play a compulsive liar opposite a befuddled Steve Martin in the comedy "Housesitter" (1992), but her other credits included the Mel Gibson actioner "Bird on a Wire" (1990), the failed Hitchcockian "woman in jeopardy" pic "Deceived" (1991) and "Crisscross" (1992), a surprisingly effective and gritty story about a welfare mother raising her son in a seamy part of Key West. Hawn was less sympathetic than usual teamed with Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis in Robert Zemeckis' elaborate black comedy fantasy "Death Becomes Her" (1992).

After a four-year hiatus from the screen, Hawn joined forces with Diane Keaton and Bette Midler in the hit comic romp "The First Wives Club" (1996). Hawn had obvious fun as an aging Hollywood star who turns to plastic surgery to remain competitive in an industry where women are relegated to three roles, "babe, district attorney and 'Driving Miss Daisy'." Later that year, she returned to her musical roots, singing and dancing as Woody Allen's ex-wife (now married to Alan Alda) in Allen's "Everybody Says I Love You." She also had several projects in various stages of development as a producer. Hawn moved behind the cameras to make her directorial debut with the TV-movie "Hope" (TNT, 1997), a coming of age tale set in Arkansas.

After a brief hiatus, Hawn returned in front of the camera teamed with Steve Martin in the uneven remake of "The Out-of-Towners" (1999). She then co-starred with Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton in "Town & Country" (2001), a comedy about marriage that became known for its protracted filming and troubled production history. As a producer, Hawn oversaw the well-recieved TV-movies "When Billie Beat Bobby" (ABC, 2001), and "The Matthew Shepard Story" (NBC, 2001). She was next seen on the big screen teamed with Susan Sarandon as former groupies who reunite in "The Banger Sisters" (2002). Hawn then entered a period of unofficial retirement, broken only by the publication of her memoir A Lotus Grows in the Mud in 2005, a voice appearance on the animated hit "Phineas and Ferb" (Disney 2007-2015) in 2013, and narration of a documentary about menopause, "Hot Flash Havoc" (2016). Hawn made her first film in 15 years, the action comedy "Snatched" (2017), playing opposite Amy Schumer as a mother-daughter duo who get kidnaped during a tropical vacation.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Ashes To Ashes (2009)
Director
Hope (1997)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Snatched (2017)
Ashes To Ashes (2009)
The Banger Sisters (2002)
Town & Country (2001)
The Out of Towners (1999)
The First Wives Club (1996)
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Housesitter (1992)
Crisscross (1992)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Deceived (1991)
Adrienne Saunders
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (1991)
Host
Bird On A Wire (1990)
Overboard (1987)
Wildcats (1986)
Protocol (1984)
Swing Shift (1984)
Best Friends (1982)
Paula Mccullen
Seems Like Old Times (1980)
Glenda Parks
Private Benjamin (1980)
Viaggio con Anita (1979)
Foul Play (1978)
Travels With Anita (1978)
Anita
Shampoo (1975)
Jill
The Sugarland Express (1974)
Lou Jean Poplin
The Girl From Petrovka (1974)
Oktyabrina
Butterflies Are Free (1972)
Jill [Tanner]
$ (1971)
Dawn Divine
There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)
Marion
Cactus Flower (1969)
Toni Simmons
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)
Giggly girl

Writer (Feature Film)

Ashes To Ashes (2009)
Screenplay

Producer (Feature Film)

The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)
Executive Producer
When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)
Executive Producer
Hope (1997)
Executive Producer
Something to Talk About (1995)
Executive Producer
My Blue Heaven (1990)
Executive Producer
Protocol (1984)
Executive Producer
Private Benjamin (1980)
Executive Producer

Music (Feature Film)

Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Song Performer

Cast (Special)

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep (2004)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (2000)
Performer
The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards (2000)
Presenter
Laureus World Sports Awards (2000)
Presenter
The 2000 World Music Awards (2000)
Presenter
The AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars (1999)
The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1999)
Presenter
American Film Institute Salute to Dustin Hoffman (1999)
Performer
Intimate Portrait: Gloria Steinem (1998)
Narrator
In My Life (1998)
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998)
Presenter
Intimate Portrait: Sally Field (1998)
Interviewee
Intimate Portrait: Christine Lahti (1998)
WOODY ALLEN: A TO Z (1997)
Interviewee
The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997)
Presenter
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1997)
Performer
In the Wild: The Elephants of India With Goldie Hawn (1996)
Narrator
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1996)
Performer
The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg (1995)
Performer
The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1994)
Presenter
What Is This Thing Called Love? (1993)
Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 25th Anniversary (1993)
An American Reunion: The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala (1993)
The 65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1993)
Performer
The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1992)
Presenter
Oprah: Behind the Scenes (1992)
The Dream Is Alive: The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Walt Disney World (1991)
An Evening With Bette, Cher, Goldie, Meryl, Olivia, Lily and Robin (1990)
The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards (1990)
Performer
Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration (1990)
The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1989)
Performer
The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1987)
Host
Funny, You Don't Look 200 (1987)
Scared Sexless (1987)
Goldie and Kids... Listen to Us (1982)
Goldie and Liza Together (1980)
George Burns' 100th Birthday Party (1979)
The Goldie Hawn Special (1978)
Host
The 48th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1976)
Master Of Ceremonies

Producer (Special)

Goldie and Kids... Listen to Us (1982)
Executive Producer

Music (Special)

In My Life (1998)
Song Performer
An Evening With Bette, Cher, Goldie, Meryl, Olivia, Lily and Robin (1990)
Song Performer
Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration (1990)
Song Performer
Goldie and Kids... Listen to Us (1982)
Song Performer

Life Events

1955

Danced in chorus of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production of "The Nutcracker" at age ten

1961

Made stage debut at age 16, playing Juliet in a Virginia Stage Company production of "Romeo and Juliet" in Williamsburg, Virginia

1964

Made professional dancing debut in "Can-Can" at the Texas Pavilion of the New York World's Fair

1967

Made TV series debut playing the gossiping neighbor Sandy on CBS sitcom, "Good Morning, World"

1967

Landed a job dancing in the chorus on an Andy Griffith TV special; signed to an agency after an agent saw her work

1968

Billed as Goldy Jeanne Hawn, made film debut as dancer playing "Giggly Girl", a bit part in the Disney period family musical "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band"; met future companion Kurt Russell, then a juvenile lead

1969

Breakthrough feature role, played kooky Greenwich Village salesgirl Toni Simmons opposite Walter Matthau in "Cactus Flower"; won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

1970

Hosted first TV special, "Pure Goldie", on NBC

1971

First non-comedy role, co-starred with Warren Beatty in "$", a caper film

1974

Gave her strongest dramatic performance as a delinquent mother trying to retrieve her child in Steven Spielberg's feature directorial bow, "The Sugarland Express"

1976

Served as Master of Ceremonies for The 48th Annual Academy Awards

1978

Hosted "The Goldie Hawn Special" on CBS

1980

Co-hosted CBS variety special "Goldie and Liza Together" with Liza Minnelli

1980

Made feature producing debut as executive producer on "Private Benjamin"; also starred, and was nominated for Best Actress Oscar

1980

Co-founded Hawn-Mayers-Shyer-Miller Productions

1982

TV producing debut, "Goldie and Kids. . . Listen to Us", an ABC variety special (also hosted and performed songs)

1984

Co-founded the Hawn-Sylbert Company with Anthea Sylbert

1987

Served as a host on The 59th Annual Academy Awards

1989

Signed a seven-year, seven-picture acting and producing deal with Disney's Hollywood Pictures production entity

1990

Co-starred on the ABC variety special "An Evening With Bette, Cher, Goldie, Meryl, Olivia, Lily and Robin", a benefit for "Mothers and Others for a Livable Planet"

1992

Replaced Meg Ryan as star of "Housesitter" opposite Steve Martin

1992

Made last film appearance for four years in Robert Zemeckis' "Death Becomes Her"

1995

Left CAA and signed with ICM; formed producing partnership with Teri Schwartz

1995

Dissolved partnership with Anthea Sylbert

1995

Executive produced "Something to Talk About", a romantic comedy-drama vehicle for Julia Roberts co-starring Dennis Quaid, Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands and Kyra Sedgwick

1996

Appeared in the PBS documentary special "In the Wild: The Elephants of India With Goldie Hawn"

1996

Staged a successful comeback with Bette Midler and Diane Keaton in the hit comedy "The First Wives Club"

1997

Made directorial debut, the TNT TV-movie "Hope"

1999

Reteamed with Steve Martin for a remake of "The Out-of-Towners"

2001

Starred alongside Diane Keaton and Warren Beatty in the long-aborning "Town & Country"

2001

Served as an executive producer of the ABC movie "When Billie Beat Bobby"

2002

Was executive producer of "The Matthew Shepard Story" (NBC)

2002

Teamed with Susan Sarandon for the big screen comedy "The Banger Sisters"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical

2013

Returned to acting for the first time in over a decade, as the voice of Peggy McGee on a single episode of "Phineas and Ferb"

2017

Made proper screen-acting comeback opposite Amy Schumer in action comedy "Snatched"

Photo Collections

Butterflies Are Free - Movie Posters
Butterflies Are Free - Movie Posters
Shampoo - Movie Poster
Shampoo - Movie Poster
There's a Girl in My Soup - Movie Poster
Here is a half-sheet movie poster from Columbia Pictures' There's a Girl in My Soup (1971), starring Goldie Hawn and Peter Sellers.

Videos

Movie Clip

Best Friends (1982) - I Started Getting Cold In Arizona Married now but uneasy, in the screenplay by married Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson, screenwriters Richard and Paula (Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn) arrive in wintry Buffalo (on location, at the now-defunct but still-standing Central Terminal), meeting her parents, Barnard Hughes and Jessica Tandy, in Best Friends, 1982.
Best Friends (1982) - Don't Call Me That In a downtown LA wedding chapel, very tentative screenwriting couple Richard and Paula (Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn) have decided to tie the knot, finding the ever-screwy Richard Libertini ready to officiate, in Best Friends, 1982, by married screenwriters Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson.
Best Friends (1982) - You Don't Have The Right Shoes? Norman Jewison directing, exteriors and interiors at the Warner Bros. studio, unmarried screenwriting couple Richard and Paula (Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn) arrive for their meeting with fussy producer Larry (Ron Silver), Peggy Walton-Walker his assistant, in the Valerie Curtin-Barry Levinson original, Best Friends, 1982.
Best Friends (1982) - Sounds Like Bad Tennessee Williams Clever gender-joke opening, Norman Jewison directing from the original screenplay by husband and wife Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson, Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn as not-married screenwriting couple Richard and Paula, in Best Friends, 1982.
Cactus Flower (1969) - She's Very Efficient First scene for Ingrid Bergman as nurse Stephanie and Walter Matthau as New York dentist Julian, beginning with a call from the neighbor wanting to tell him his girlfriend (Goldie Hawn, introduced earlier) failed in her slightly kooky suicide attempt, Jack Weston his preoccupied patient, in Cactus Flower, 1969.
Shampoo (1975) - I'm A Star At the Beverly Hills salon where he works for Norman (Jay Robinson), hairdresser George (co-writer and producer Warren Beatty), aiming to start his own salon, juggles wealthy client/girlfriend Felicia (Lee Grant) and actual girlfriend Jill (Goldie Hawn), who may have an offer to work abroad, in Shampoo, 1975.
Cactus Flower (1969) - I'll Divorce Them Too Dentist Julian (Walter Matthau), after getting a note saying his girlfriend Toni (Goldie Hawn) was planning suicide, arrives to find her alive, then becomes doubtful until he meets neighbor Igor (Rick Lenz), who rescued her, early in Cactus Flower, 1969.
Cactus Flower (1969) - Such A Terrible Marriage Stephanie (Ingrid Bergman), nurse to Dr. Winston (Walter Matthau, not seen) has decided to act on his request to pretend to be his fictional, divorce-ready wife, visiting his nutty girlfriend Toni (Goldie Hawn) at work, in a Manhattan record store, in Cactus Flower, 1969.
Shampoo (1975) - Don't Let Me Drink Too Much Escorting his ex-paramour Jackie (Julie Christie), along with current girlfriend Jill (Goldie Hawn), who’s officially with director Johnny (Tony Bill), hairdresser George (producer and co-writer Warren Beatty) at a Beverly Hills Republican election night party, November 1968, Jack Warden as high-roller Lester, Jackie’s sugar-daddy, who thinks George is gay, in Shampoo, 1975.
Shampoo (1975) - Somebody's Gonna Get Me Called away from another tryst elsewhere in LA, November 4, 1968, hair stylist George (co-writer and producer Warren Beatty) visits needy Jill (Goldie Hawn, her first scene) at her Laurel Canyon pad, in director Hal Ashby's Shampoo, 1975.
Cactus Flower (1969) - You'll Meet Her! In Manhattan on their first-ever daytime date, now that they've decided to get married, dentist Julian (Walter Matthau) discovers girlfriend Toni (Goldie Hawn) will insist on meeting his fictional wife, at the Guggenheim, in Cactus Flower, 1969.
Cactus Flower (1969) - Opening, Toni Opening sequence with Sarah Vaughn singing a Quincy Jones original, introducing kooky Greenwich Village Toni (Goldie Hawn, in her Academy Award-winning role), from Cactus Flower, 1969, also starring Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman.

Trailer

Foul Play (1978) -- (Original Trailer) Original trailer for the San Francisco action-comedy and the movie debut for Saturday Night Live sensation Chevy Chase, also starring Goldie Hawn and featuring Dudley Moore, from writer-director Colin Higgins, Foul Play, 1978,
Best Friends (1982) -- Original Trailer Trailer for director Norman Jewison's 1982 rom-com with Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn, Best Friends, broadly based on the real-life relationship between screenwriters Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson.
Protocol (1984) -- (Original Trailer) Original trailer for the Goldie Hawn Washington D.C.-based contemporary rom-com Protocol, 1984, co-starring Chris Sarandon, directed by Herbert Ross.
Butterflies Are Free - (Original Trailer) A blind man trying to escape his protective mother (Eileen Heckart) falls for an aspiring actress (Goldie Hawn) in Butterflies Are Free (1972).
Sugarland Express, The - (Original Trailer) Steven Spielberg's first theatrical feature stars Goldie Hawn in a rare dramatic outing, The Sugarland Express (1974).
Seems Like Old Times - (Original Trailer) Lady lawyer Goldie Hawn tries to hide her ex-husband Chevy Chase when he's wrongly accused of bank robbery in Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times (1980).
Shampoo -- (Original Trailer) Warren Beatty plays a Hollywood hairdresser who does clients as well as hairdos during the late 1960's in Shampoo, 1975, with Julie Christie and Lee Grant in an Academy Award-winning role.
Cactus Flower - (Original Trailer) A philandering dentist asks his assistant to help him deal with his latest girlfriend in Cactus Flower (1969) starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn.

Family

Edward Rutledge Hawn
Father
Musician. Presbyterian; played for years with band at big events in Washington DC.
Laura Hawn
Mother
Jewelry wholesaler; dance school owner and administrator. Appeared in small roles in Hawn's films "Swing Shift" (1984) and "Deceived" (1991); Jewish.
Patricia Hawn
Sister
Oliver Hudson
Son
Actor. Born in 1976; father, Bill Hudson; was an extra in "Housesitter" (1991); played mother's son in "The Out of Towners" remake.
Kate Hudson
Daughter
Actor. Born on April 19, 1979; father, Bill Hudson.
Wyatt Russell
Son
Actor. Born on July 10, 1986 in Los Angeles, California; father, Kurt Russell.
Ryder Russell Robinson
Grandson
Born January 7, 2004; parents are daughter Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson.

Companions

Gus Trikonis
Husband
Director, actor, former dancer. Married in 1969; divorced in 1976; Hawn had to pay him $72,000 in divorce settlement.
Bill Hudson
Husband
Comedian, singer, actor. Of the comedy and song trio, The Hudson Brothers; married in 1976; divorced in 1980; has two children; later married actor Cindy Williams.
Kurt Russell
Companion
Actor. Together since 1982; born on March 17, 1951; first met while filming "The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band" (1968) in which Hawn danced in the chorus.

Bibliography

"Pure Goldie: The Life and Career of Goldie Hawn"
Marc Shapiro, Birch Lane Press (1998)

Notes

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