Historical records matching Goldie Hawn
About Goldie Hawn
Goldie Jeanne Hawn is an actress, film director, producer, and occasional singer, whose career has spanned more than four decades. Hawn is perhaps best known for her roles in Private Benjamin, Overboard, Bird on a Wire and The First Wives Club. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1969 film Cactus Flower. She is also the mother of actors Oliver Hudson and Kate Hudson. Hawn has maintained a relationship with her long-time boyfriend, actor Kurt Russell, since 1983.
The daughter of a Jewish dance school owner and jewellery wholesaler mother and a musician father, Hawn grew up in a Jewish neighbourhood in Maryland.
She began taking ballet and tap dancing lessons at age three, performing in 'The Nutcracker' for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, aged 10. By age 18, she had dropped out of Washington, D.C.'s American University to start her own ballet school and appeared frequently as a professional dancer in performances throughout New York City and abroad. She was spotted in a chorus line of an 'Andy Griffith' TV special in 1967, and hired for 'Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In' in California, for which she won an Emmy.
In 1968, Hawn made her feature film debut as a dancer in Disney's The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, where she met future companion Kurt Russell.
The bubbly and infectious actress next turned in an Oscar-nominated performance for Cactus Flower opposite Walter Matthau in 1969. After hits such as 'Dollars' and 'There’s A Girl In My Soup', she expanded her scope in 'Butterflies Are Free', with Warrant Beatty, and 'Sugarland Express', in 1973 (Spielberg’s directorial debut).
In 1980, Hawn produced and starred in one of her most memorable films, Private Benjamin, for which she earned her second Oscar nomination and had success with 'Seems Like Old Times' in 1982.
Whilst making 'Swing Shift' in 1984, she reconnected and fell for actor Kurt Russell, with whom she has been companioned ever since. She starred with him in 1987’s 'Overboard'.
In 1992, Hawn appeared opposite Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis in 'Death Becomes Her'. She shot back to stardom with 'The First Wives Club' in 1996, alongside Diane Keaton and Bette Midler.
Hawn re-united with Keaton and Beatty, for the notoriously protracted 'Town and Country' in 2001, but was well received, opposite Susan Sarandon, in 2002’s 'The Banger Sisters'.
The actress has been coupled with actor Kurt Russell since 1968. They have a son, Wyatt. Hawn has two children from a previous marriage to Bill Hudson, Oliver and actress Kate Hudson. Her autobiography, A Lotus Grows in the Mud, appeared in 2005.