Goldie Hawn started her career as a dancer, but changed to acting on television after which movie. Hawn was a successful television celebrity in the 1960s, earning two Emmy Award nominations on the way. Hawn’s long relationship with Kurt Russell started after working together on several movies, starting with Disney’s The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band.
Celebrity and producer Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born on November 21, 1945, in Washington, D.C. The daughter of a musician and an actress, Goldie Hawn is famous for her vivacious nature and comedic character in movies like Private Benjamin (1980). Hawn started taking ballet and tap dancing lessons in the age of 3. By age 18, she’d dropped from Washington, D.C.’s American University to begin her own ballet school, and appeared often as a professional dancer in performances throughout New York City and abroad.
The bubbly and contagious performer won an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her performance opposite Walter Matthau in Cactus Flower (1969). Showing her versatility as an actress, Hawn subsequently gave a good-reviewed dramatic performance in Steven Spielberg’s 1974 movie The Sugarland Express.
Goldie Hawn has also enjoyed an active television career, starting in 1967 as the gossiping neighbor Sandy on the sitcom Good Morning, World. She became known through her comedy characters in Rowan and Martin’s TV review Laugh In (1968 70), earning two Emmy Award nominations on the way. Also, Hawn has hosted several variety specials for CBS and ABC.
In 1980, Hawn produced and starred in among her most memorable movies, Private Benjamin, that she earned an Oscar nomination.
Hawn reconnected with actor Kurt Russell while filming the film Swing Shift (1984). The pair also starred together in the romantic comedy Overboard (1987). Hawn additionally got two kids from an earlier marriage to Bill Hudson (1974-1980), actor Oliver Hudson and celebrity Kate Hudson, and is the stepmother of Russell’s son from an earlier relationship, Boston. (Hawn’s first husband was Gus Trikonis; they were wed from 1969 to 1974.).
Also, Hawn is the grandma of three:
Hawn’s autobiography, A Lotus Grows in the Mud, was released in 2005.