Goldie HawnActor / Movie Producer
Born: 21 November 1945
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Best known as: The star of the movie Private Benjamin
Goldie Hawn was a Hollywood screen star because of her movies in the 1980s, most notably the blockbuster comedy Private Benjamin. She started as a dancer, first in New York and then in Los Angeles. Her initial fame rests on her role in TV's Laugh-In, the mod comedy show of the late 1960s, where she flubbed jokes in a bikini and became one of the show's most popular co-stars. Goldie Hawn then proved the ding-a-ling act was, in fact, just an act -- she won an Oscar for a supporting role in Cactus Flower (1969, with Walter Matthau) and turned in a solid performance in Steven Spielberg's directorial debut in The Sugarland Express (1974). Then came her one blockbuster, Private Benjamin, which led to a career as a leading lady in comedies for another decade. Her movies include Shampoo (1975, starring Warren Beatty), Death Becomes Her (1992, with Bruce Willis), The First Wives Club (1996, with Diane Keaton) and The Banger Sisters (2002, with Susan Sarandon). She is the longtime girlfriend of actor Kurt Russell and the mother of actress Kate Hudson.
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