Goldie Hawn

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Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn - 1978.jpg
Hawn in 1978
Born Goldie Jeanne Hawn
(1945-11-21) November 21, 1945 (age 71)
Washington, D.C., US
Occupation Actress, producer, director, singer
Years active 1967–present
Spouse(s)
Partner(s) Kurt Russell (1983–present)
Children Oliver Hudson
Kate Hudson
Wyatt Russell
Relatives Erinn Bartlett (daughter-in-law)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an American actress, director, producer, and occasional singer.[1] She rose to fame on the NBC sketch comedy program Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968–70) before going on to receive the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Cactus Flower (1969).

Hawn maintained bankable star status for more than three decades thereafter, appearing in numerous films such as There's a Girl in My Soup (1970), Butterflies Are Free (1972), The Sugarland Express (1974), Shampoo (1975), Foul Play (1978), Seems Like Old Times (1980), and the title role in Private Benjamin (1980), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Hawn's later work includes starring roles in the films Overboard (1987), Bird on a Wire (1990), Death Becomes Her (1992), Housesitter (1992), The First Wives Club (1996), and The Banger Sisters (2002). After a fifteen-year hiatus from film acting, Hawn made her comeback in Snatched (2017). She is the mother of actors Oliver Hudson, Kate Hudson and Wyatt Russell, and has been in a relationship with actor Kurt Russell since 1983. In 2003, she founded The Hawn Foundation, which helps underprivileged children.

Early life

Hawn was born in Washington, D.C.,[1] the daughter of Laura (née Steinhoff; 1913–1993), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Edward Rutledge Hawn[2][3] (1908–1982), a band musician who played at major events in Washington. She was named after her mother's aunt.[4]

Her father was a Presbyterian of German and English descent; her mother was Jewish, the daughter of emigrants from Hungary,[5][6] and Hawn was raised Jewish.[4][5][7][8] Hawn began taking ballet and tap dance lessons at the age of three and danced in the corps de ballet of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production of The Nutcracker in 1955. She made her stage debut in 1961, playing Juliet in a Virginia Shakespeare Festival production of Romeo and Juliet.[citation needed]

By 1964, she ran and taught in a ballet school, having dropped out of American University where she was majoring in drama. In 1964, Hawn made her professional dancing debut in a production of Can-Can at the Texas Pavilion of the New York World's Fair. She began working as a professional dancer a year later and appeared as a go-go dancer in New York City.[4]

Career

1960s

Publicity photo for Cactus Flower (1969)

Hawn began her acting career as a cast member of the short-lived CBS situation comedy Good Morning, World during the 1967–68 television season, her role being that of the girlfriend of a radio disc jockey, with a stereotypical "dumb blonde" personality.[4]

Her next role, which brought her to international attention, was as one of the regular cast members on the 1968–1973 sketch comedy show, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. On the show, she would often break out into high-pitched giggles in the middle of a joke, and deliver a polished performance a moment after. Noted equally for her chipper attitude as for her bikini and painted body, Hawn was seen as something of a 1960s "It" girl.

Her Laugh-In persona was parlayed into three popular film appearances in the late 1960s and early 1970s: Cactus Flower, There's a Girl in My Soup, and Butterflies Are Free. Hawn had made her feature film debut in a bit role as a giggling dancer in the 1968 film The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, in which she was billed as "Goldie Jeanne", but in her first major film role, in Cactus Flower (1969), she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as Walter Matthau's suicidal fiancée.

1970s

With Carl Reiner on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, 1970

After Hawn's Academy Award win, her film career took off. She starred in a string of above average and successful comedies starting with There's a Girl in My Soup (1970), $ (1971), and Butterflies Are Free (1972). She continued proving herself in the dramatic league with the 1974 satirical dramas The Girl from Petrovka and The Sugarland Express, and Shampoo in 1975. She also hosted two television specials: Pure Goldie in 1971 and The Goldie Hawn Special in 1978. The latter was a sort of comeback for Hawn, who had been out of the spotlight for two years since the 1976 release of The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox, while she was focusing on her marriage and the birth of her son.

On the special she performed show tunes and comedy bits alongside comic legend George Burns, teen matinee idol Shaun Cassidy, television star John Ritter (during his days on Three's Company), and even the Harlem Globetrotters joined her for a montage. The special later went on to be nominated for a primetime Emmy. Four months later the film Foul Play (with Chevy Chase), was released and became a box office smash, reviving Hawn's film career. The plot centered around an innocent woman in San Francisco who becomes mixed up in an assassination plot.

Hawn's next film, Mario Monicelli's Lovers and Liars (1979), was a box office bomb. In 1972 Hawn recorded and released a solo country LP for Warner Brothers, titled Goldie. It was recorded with the help of Dolly Parton and Buck Owens. AllMusic gives the album a favorable review, calling it a "sweetly endearing country-tinged middle of the road pop record".[9]

1980s

Hawn's popularity continued into the 1980s, starting with another primetime variety special alongside actress and singer Liza Minnelli, Goldie and Liza Together (1980), which was nominated for four Emmy Awards. In the same year, Hawn took the lead role in Private Benjamin, a comedy she produced. Private Benjamin, which also stars Eileen Brennan and Armand Assante, garnered Hawn her second Academy Award nomination, this time for Best Actress.[4] Hawn's box office success continued with comedies like Seems Like Old Times (1980), Protocol (1984), and Wildcats (1986) — Hawn also served as executive producer on the latter two — and dramas like Best Friends (1982) and Swing Shift (1984).

Hawn at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm 1981

At the age of thirty-nine, Hawn posed for the cover of Playboy's January 1985 issue. Hawn posed in a giant martini glass wearing only a white collar shirt, a loosened black tie, fishnet stockings and a pair of red stilettos. Her last film of the 1980s was opposite partner Kurt Russell, for the third time, in the comedy Overboard (1987).

1990s

Hawn's career slowed down after leaving[citation needed] Hollywood in the late 1980s, but revived somewhat in 1990 with the action comedy Bird on a Wire, a critically panned but commercially successful picture that paired Hawn with Mel Gibson.

Hawn had mixed success in the early 1990s, with the thriller Deceived (1991), the drama CrissCross and opposite Bruce Willis and Meryl Streep in Death Becomes Her (both 1992). Earlier that year, she starred in Housesitter, a screwball comedy with Steve Martin, which was a commercial and critical success. Hawn was absent from the screen again for four years while caring for her mother who died of cancer in 1994.[4] Hawn made her entry back into film as producer of the satirical comedy Something to Talk About starring Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid, as well as making her directorial debut in the television film Hope (1997) starring Christine Lahti and Jena Malone.[4]

Hawn in 1989

Hawn returned to the screen again in 1996 as the aging, alcoholic actress Elise Elliot in the financially and critically successful The First Wives Club, opposite Bette Midler and Diane Keaton, with whom she covered the Lesley Gore hit "You Don't Own Me" for the film's soundtrack. Hawn also performed a cover version of the Beatles' song, "A Hard Day's Night", on George Martin's 1998 album, In My Life.

She continued her tenure in the 1990s with Woody Allen's musical Everyone Says I Love You (1996) and reuniting with Steve Martin for the comedy The Out-of-Towners (1999), a remake of the 1970 Neil Simon hit. The film was critically panned and was not successful at the box office.[10][11] In 1997, Hawn, along with her co-stars from The First Wives Club, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler, were recipients of the Women in Film Crystal Awards.[12]

In 1999, she was awarded Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year.[13]

2000s

In 2001 Hawn was reunited with former co-stars Warren Beatty (her co-star in $ and Shampoo) and Diane Keaton for the comedy Town & Country, a critical and financial fiasco. Budgeted at an estimated US$90 million, the film opened to little notice and grossed only $7 million in its North American theatrical run. In 2002, she starred in The Banger Sisters, opposite Susan Sarandon and Geoffrey Rush, her last live action film for fifteen years.

In 2005 Hawn's autobiography, A Lotus Grows in the Mud, was published.

2010s

In 2013, Hawn guest starred, along with Gordon Ramsay, in an episode of Phineas and Ferb, in which she provided the voice of neighbor Peggy McGee.[14][15]

In 2017, Hawn returned to the big screen for the first time since 2002, co-starring with Amy Schumer in the comedy Snatched, playing mother and daughter.[16][17][18][19]

Personal life

Hawn has studied meditation. In a 2012 interview, she stated, "I don't think of myself as a Buddhist. I was born Jewish, and I consider that my religion." She also stated, "It's not the idea of a particular religion that's important; it's the development of a spiritual life."[20]

Hawn at the Cinema Against AIDS gala in May 2011

Hawn is a supporter of the LGBT community. Speaking on nations such as Nigeria and others which have criminalized gay people, she denounced these laws, stating, "This is man's inhumanity to man, of the first order."[21]

Relationships and family

Hawn's first husband was dancer (later director) Gus Trikonis, who appeared as a Shark in West Side Story; his sister Gina played Graziella, Riff's girlfriend. Hawn and Trikonis married on May 16, 1969, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and separated on April 9, 1973.[22][23] Hawn then dated stuntman Ted Grossman and Swedish actor Bruno Wintzell,[24] but did not file for divorce from Trikonis until New Year's Eve 1975, after becoming engaged to musician Bill Hudson of the Hudson Brothers, whom she met the previous summer on a first-class flight from New York to L.A.[25] Hawn was granted a divorce in June 1976 and married Hudson on July 3, 1976 in Takoma Park, Maryland.[26] They had two children, actor Oliver and actress Kate. Hudson filed for divorce on August 15, 1980.[27] Hawn's divorce from Hudson was finalized in March 1982.[citation needed]

Hawn has been in a relationship with actor Kurt Russell since early 1983.[28] The couple first met while filming The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968), but became involved after meeting in 1983 on the set of Swing Shift. They have a son, Wyatt (born July 10, 1986).[29] They also own a home in Palm Desert, California.[30] Hawn is also the de facto stepmother of Kurt Russell's son Boston.

The Hawn Foundation

In 2003 Hawn founded the Hawn Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides youth education programs intended to improve academic performance through "life-enhancing strategies for well-being".[31][32] The Hawn Foundation has supported research studies conducted by external researchers to evaluate the effectiveness of its educational program for children, called MindUP.[33]

Filmography

Film
Title Year Role Directed by Notes
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band 1968 Giggly Girl Michael O'Herlihy Credited as "Goldie Jeanne"
The Sidehackers 1969 Spectator Gus Trikonis Uncredited role; Alternatively titled "Five the Hard Way"
Cactus Flower 1969 Toni Simmons Gene Saks
There's a Girl in My Soup 1970 Marion Roy Boulting
$ 1971 Dawn Divine Richard Brooks Also known as Dollars, and in the UK as The Heist
Butterflies Are Free 1972 Jill Tanner Milton Katselas
The Sugarland Express 1974 Lou Jean Poplin Steven Spielberg
The Girl from Petrovka 1974 Oktyabrina Robert Ellis Miller
Shampoo 1975 Jill Hal Ashby
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox 1976 Amanda Quaid/Duchess Swansbury Melvin Frank
Foul Play 1978 Gloria Mundy Colin Higgins
Lovers and Liars 1979 Anita Mario Monicelli Originally titled "Viaggio con Anita"
Private Benjamin 1980 Pvt. Judy Benjamin/Goodman Howard Zieff
Seems Like Old Times 1980 Glenda Gardenia Parks Jay Sandrich
Best Friends 1982 Paula McCullen Norman Jewison
Swing Shift 1984 Kay Walsh Jonathan Demme
Protocol 1984 Sunny Davis Herbert Ross
Wildcats 1986 Molly McGrath Michael Ritchie
Overboard 1987 Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt Garry Marshall
Bird on a Wire 1990 Marianne Graves John Badham
Deceived 1991 Adrienne Saunders Damian Harris
CrissCross 1992 Tracy Cross Chris Menges
Housesitter 1992 Gwen Duncle/Buckley/Phillips Frank Oz
Death Becomes Her 1992 Helen Sharp Robert Zemeckis
The First Wives Club 1996 Elise Elliot Hugh Wilson
Everyone Says I Love You 1996 Steffi Dandridge Woody Allen
The Out-of-Towners 1999 Nancy Clark Sam Weisman
Town & Country 2001 Mona Morris Peter Chelsom
The Banger Sisters 2002 Suzette Bob Dolman
Snatched 2017 Linda Middleton Jonathan Levine
Television
Title Year Role Notes
Good Morning, World
1967–68
Sandy Kramer Season 1 (20 episodes)
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
1968–70
Herself (regular performer) Seasons 1–3 (64 episodes)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
1997
Herself Season 4, Episode 15 – "Pavement"
Phineas and Ferb
2013
Peggy McGee (voice) Season 4, Episode 23 – "Thanks But No Thanks"
Additional credits
  • Private Benjamin (1980) (additionally served as executive producer)
  • Protocol (1984) (additionally served as executive producer)
  • Wildcats (1986) (additionally served as executive producer)
  • My Blue Heaven (1990) (executive producer)
  • Something to Talk About (1995) (executive producer)
  • Hope (1997 TV movie) (director and executive producer)
  • When Billie Beat Bobby (2001 TV movie) (executive producer)
  • The Matthew Shepard Story (2002) (executive producer)
  • Hot Flash Havoc (2016 documentary) (narrator)

Discography

Albums

Singles

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated work Association Category Result
1969 Cactus Flower Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress[34] Won
David di Donatello Special David[citation needed] Won
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture[35] Won
1970 Cactus Flower / There's a Girl in My Soup BAFTA Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1972 Butterflies Are Free Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy[35] Nominated
1975 Shampoo Golden Globe Awards[35] Nominated
1976 The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox Golden Globe Awards[35] Nominated
1978 Foul Play Golden Globe Awards[35] Nominated
1980 Private Benjamin Academy Awards Best Actress[36] Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy[35] Nominated
National Society of Film Critics Best Actress Nominated
New York Film Critics Best Actress Nominated
1982 Best Friends Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy[35] Nominated
1996 The First Wives Club National Board of Review Best Cast Won
Everyone Says I Love You Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated
2002 The Banger Sisters Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy[35] Nominated
2017 — (all film contributions) Hollywood Walk of Fame Motion Pictures[37] Inducted

References

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  37. ^ "Walk of Fame Stars: Goldie Hawn". walkoffame.com. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. May 4, 2017. Retrieved May 7, 2017. 

External links

Videos

  • "The Films of Goldie Hawn" on YouTube, movie clips
  • "Hawn: From 'Cactus Flower' to 'Lotus'" USA Today (May 4, 2005)
  • "Goldie Hawn A Wallflower?" .60 Minutes. CBS News (May 1, 2005)
  • "Goldie Hawn's '10 Mindful Minutes' for Children". ABC News. September 9, 2011. 
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