Hawn, Goldie 1945–
Hawn, Goldie 1945–
(Goldie Jeanne Hawn, Goldy Jeanne Hawn)
Original name, Goldie Studlengehawn; born November 21, 1945, in Washington, DC; daughter of Edward Rut-ledge (a musician) and Laura (a jewelry wholesaler; maiden name, Steinhoff) Studlengehawn; married Gus Trinkonis (a director), May 16, 1969 (divorced, 1974); married Bruno Wintzell, 1973 (divorced); married Bill Hudson (a singer and comedian), 1976 (divorced, 1979); companion of Kurt Russell (an actor), beginning 1983; children: (third marriage) Oliver, Kate Garry (a model and actress); (with Russell) Wyatt. Education: Studied drama at American University for two years; studied ballet in Washington, DC. Religion: Buddhist.
Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager—Bragman/Nyman/Cafarelli, 8687 Melrose Ave., Pacific Design Center, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Career: Actress, producer, and director. Owner of and ballet teacher at her own dancing school, c. 1962; worked as a professional dancer, 1965; Hawn-Mayers-Shyer-Miller Productions, cofounder, 1980; Hawn-Sylbert Company, producer; affiliated with company KMA Inc.; Cosmic Entertainment (production company), cofounder (with Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, and Oliver Hudson), 2003; Clearlight Productions, West Hollywood, CA, principal.
Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nominations, outstanding individual achievement in variety performance, 1969, 1970, both for Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In; ShoWest Award, female star of the year award, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1970; Academy Award, best supporting actress, Golden Globe Award, best supporting actress, Golden Globe Award nomination, most promising newcomer—female, Special David Award, David di Donatello Awards, 1970, Film Award nomination, best actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1971, all for Cactus Flower; Golden Laurel Award nomination, best comedy performance—female, Producers Guild of America, Film Award nomination, best actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1971, both for There's a Girl in My Soup; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actress-musical/comedy, 1973, for Butterflies Are Free; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actress-musical/comedy, 1976, for Shampoo; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actress—musical/comedy, 1977, for The Duchess and the Dirt-water Fox; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actress-musical/comedy, 1979, for Foul Play; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding variety or music program, 1980, for Goldie and Liza Together; People's Choice Award, favorite motion picture actress, 1981; Academy Award nomination, best actress, Golden Globe Award nomination, best actress—musical/comedy, 1981, both for Private Benjamin; Golden Globe Award nomination, best actress in a motion picture—musical or comedy, 1983, for Best Friends; Golden Apple Award (with Diane Keaton and Bette Midler), female stars of the year, National Board of Review Award (with others), best acting by an ensemble, 1996, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite actress in a comedy, 1997, all for First Wives Club; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture—comedy or musical, International Press Academy, 1997, for Everybody Says I Love You; Crystal Award, Women in Film Crystal Awards, 1997; Lone Star Film and Television Award, best television director, Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association, 1998, for Hope; Bambi Award, film—international, 1999; Woman of the Year Award, Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Harvard University, 1999; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a motion picture-musical or comedy, 2003, for The Banger Sisters; Loyola University, honorary degree, 2004; Golden Camera Award, 2005, for "40 Years Successful Film Career"; American Film Institute Star Award, 2006.
(As Goldie Jeanne Hawn) Giggly girl, The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, Buena Vista, 1968.
Toni Simmons, Cactus Flower, Columbia, 1969.
Marion, There's a Girl in My Soup, Columbia, 1970.
Dawn Divine, $ (also known as Dollars and The Heist), Columbia, 1971.
Jill Tanner, Butterflies Are Free, Columbia, 1972.
Lou Jean Poplin, The Sugarland Express, Universal, 1974.
Oxtvanina, The Girl from Petrovka, Universal, 1974.
Jill, Shampoo, Columbia, 1975.
Amanda Quaid, The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976.
Gloria Mundy, Foul Play, Paramount, 1978.
Anita, Lovers and Liars (also known as Travels with Anita, A Trip with Anita, Viaggio con Anita, and Voyage avec Anita), Pickman, 1978.
Private Judy Benjamin, Private Benjamin, Warner Bros., 1980.
Glenda Parks, Seems Like Old Times (also known as Neil Simon's "Seems Like Old Times"), Columbia, 1980.
Paula McCullen, Best Friends, Warner Bros., 1982.
Sunny Davis, Protocol, Warner Bros., 1984.
Kay Walsh, Swing Shift, Warner Bros., 1984.
Molly McGrath, Wildcats (also known as First and Goal), Warner Bros., 1986.
Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt, Overboard, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987.
Marianne Graves, Bird on a Wire, Universal, 1989.
Adrienne Saunders, Deceived, Buena Vista, 1991.
Tracy Cross, Crisscross (also known as Alone Together), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1992.
Helen Sharp, Death Becomes Her, Universal, 1992.
Gwen, Housesitter, Universal, 1992.
Herself, Oscar's Greatest Moments Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1992.
(Uncredited) Screening audience member, In Ismail's Custody (documentary), 1994.
Steffi Dandridge, Everyone Says I Love You, Miramax, 1996.
Elise Elliot Atchison, The First Wives Club, Paramount, 1996.
Herself, The Directors: Norman Jewison (documentary), Media Entertainment, 1997.
Nancy Clark, The Out-of-Towners, Paramount, 1999.
(Uncredited) Herself, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize (documentary), 2000.
Mona Miller, Town and Country, New Line Cinema, 2001.
Suzette, The Banger Sisters, Fox Searchlight, 2002.
Executive producer, Private Benjamin, Warner Bros., 1980.
Executive producer, Protocol, Warner Bros., 1984.
Executive producer, Wildcats (also known as First and Goal), Warner Bros., 1986.
Executive producer, My Blue Heaven, Warner Bros., 1990.
Producer, Crisscross (also known as Alone Together), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1992.
Executive producer, Something to Talk About (also known as Grace Under Pressure and The Power of Love), Warner Bros., 1995.
Producer and executive producer, Mad Money, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2005.
Producer, Wave, 2005.
Television Appearances; Series:
Sandy Kramer, Good Morning World, CBS, 1967–68.
Regular performer, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (also known as Laugh-In), NBC, 1968–70.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Dancer, Andy Griffith Special, 1967.
Host, Pure Goldie, NBC, 1970.
Salute to Lew Grade, 1975.
Host, The Goldie Hawn Special, CBS, 1978.
Cohost, Goldie and Liza Together, CBS, 1980.
Host, Goldie and Kids: Listen to Me (also known as Goldie and Kids: Listen to Us), ABC, 1982.
George Burns's 100th Birthday Party, NBC, 1982.
Night of 100 Stars, 1982.
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville (also known as Funny You Don't Look 200), ABC, 1987.
Scared Sexless, NBC, 1987.
An Evening with Bette, Cher, Goldie, Meryl, Olivia, Lily and Robin, ABC, 1990.
Sammy Davis Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 1990.
Oprah: Behind the Scenes, ABC, 1992.
An American Reunion: The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala, CBS, 1993.
Host and narrator, Here's Looking at You, Warner Brothers, TNT, 1993.
Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In: 25th Anniversary Reunion, NBC, 1993.
What Is This Thing Called Love?, ABC, 1993.
Laugh-In Past Christmas Present, 1993.
The World of Jim Henson, 1994.
(Uncredited) Audience member, The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus, 1994.
Narrator and presenter, In the Wild: The Elephants of India with Goldie Hawn (documentary), PBS, 1996.
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1996.
Woody Allen: A to Z, Turner Classic Movies, 1997.
In My Life, Bravo, 1998.
Intimate Portrait: Christine Lahti, Lifetime, 1998.
Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Gloria Steinham, Lifetime, 1998.
Intimate Portrait: Sally Field, Lifetime, 1998.
Host, "75 Years of Stars," Warner Bros. Story: No Guts, No Glory (also known as The Warner Bros. Story: No Guts, No Glory—75 Years of Stars), TNT, 1998.
AFI's 100 Years … 100 Stars, CBS, 1999.
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 2000.
America: A Tribute to Heroes, 2001.
NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002.
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope, USA Network, CNBC, Trio, Sci-Fi Channel, Bravo, MSNBC, PAX, and Telemundo, 2005.
Presenter, Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard, Bravo, 2006.
Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:
Presenter, The 43rd Annual Academy Awards, NBC, 1971.
Presenter, The 47th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1975.
Master of ceremonies, The 48th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1976.
Presenter, The 50th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1978.
Presenter, The 52nd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1980.
The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards, CBS, 1981.
The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1987.
The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989.
The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards, The Disney Channel, 1990.
Presenter, The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1992.
The 65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1993.
Presenter, The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994.
Presenter, The 68th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1996.
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, 1997.
Presenter, The 69th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1997.
Presenter, The 55th Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1998.
Presenter, The 71st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1999.
Presenter, The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards, Fox, 2000.
Presenter, The 1st Annual Laureus Sports Awards, TNT, 2000.
Presenter, The 2000 World Music Awards, ABC, 2000.
The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2001.
Presenter, The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2001.
Presenter, The 62nd Annual Golden Globes, NBC, 2005.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
That's Life, ABC, 1969.
The Dean Martin Show (also known as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour), 1969.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1970, 1972, 1975.
Herself, "Mickey's 50," Disneyland (also known as Disne's Wonderful World, The Disney Sunday Movie, The Magical World of Disney, The Wonderful World of Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents, and Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color), 1978.
Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1987.
The Chevy Chase Show, 1993.
Clive Anderson Talks Back, 1994.
Ruby Wax Meets, BBC, 1996, 2001.
Herself, "The Elephants of India with Goldie Hawn," In the Wild, 1996.
The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.
The Ruby Wax Show, Fox, 1997.
Mundo VIP, 1997.
Herself, "Pavement," Space Ghost Coast to Coast (also known as SGC2C), Cartoon Network, 1997.
The Entertainment Business, Bravo, 1998.
The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999.
Herself, "The 'Billy Elliot' Boy," Omnibus, BBC, 2001.
Herself, Parkinson, BBC, 2001, 2005.
Herself, "The Banger Sisters," HBO First Look, HBO, 2002.
The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2002.
The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2002.
The View, ABC, 2002, 2005.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2002, 2005.
V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2003.
Tinseltown TV (also known as Tinseltown.TV), International Channel, 2003.
Herself, "It's Good to Be Kate Hudson," It's Good to Be, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.
Life & Cooking (also known as Life en cooking), 2004.
Cinema mil, 2005.
Corazon de, 2005.
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show, 2005.
Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005.
60 Minutes, CBS, 2005.
Rove Live, Ten Network, 2005.
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2005.
Television Work; Movies:
Co-executive producer and director, Hope, TNT, 1997.
Executive producer, When Billie Beats Bobby (also known as Billie contre Bobby: La bataille dessexes), ABC, 2001.
Executive producer, The Matthew Shepard Story (also known as L'affaire Matthew Shepard), NBC, 2002.
Television Work; Specials:
Executive producer, Goldie and Kids: Listen to Me (also known as Goldie and Kids: Listen to Us), ABC, 1982.
Also appeared as Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Williamsburg, VA.
A Lotus Grows in the Mud, Putnam, 2005.
Contributor to periodicals, including Films and Filming and Photoplay.
Berman, Connie, Solid Goldie: An Illustrated Biography of Goldie Hawn, Simon & Schuster (New York City), 1981.
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, 4th ed., St. James Press, 2000.
City Lights, December 13, 1987, pp. 20-21.
Cosmopolitan, July, 1986, p. 148; August, 1990, p. 150.
Good Housekeeping, July, 1997, p. 76; April, 2001, p. 124; December, 2003, p. 122; June, 2005, p. 128.
Harper's Bazaar, July, 1990, p. 22; April, 2005, p. 186.
Ladies' Home Journal, September, 1986, p. 72.
McCall's, March, 1988, p. 40; January, 1993, p. 106.
New York Times, October 7, 1980.
People Weekly, June 11, 1990, pp. 80, 82-84; December 30, 1996, p. 112; June 7, 2004, p. 90.
Redbook, February, 1988, p. 56.
Vanity Fair, March, 1992, p. 168.
Nationality: American. Born: Goldie Jeanne Hawn in Washington, D.C., 21 November 1945. Education: Attended Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland; American University, Washington, D.C. Family: Married 1) the director Gus Trikonis, 1969 (divorced 1976); 2) the musician-comedian Bill Hudson in 1976 (divorced 1980), son: Oliver, daughter: Kate Garry; also son Wyatt with longtime partner the actor Kurt Russell. Career: 1965—toured as dancer in Kiss Me Kate; danced at The Desert Inn, Las Vegas; 1967—TV debut as dancer on Andy Griffith special; 1967–68—regular on TV show Good Morning World; 1968–70—regular on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In; 1968—film debut in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band; 1980—co-founder of Hawn-Mayers-Shyer-Miller Productions, subsequently active as producer. Awards: Best Supporting Actress, Academy Award for Cactus Flower, 1969.
Films as Actress:
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (O'Herlihy) (as giggly girl)
Cactus Flower (Saks) (as Toni Simmons)
There's a Girl in My Soup (Boulting) (as Marion)
$ (Dollars; The Heist) (Richard Brooks) (as Dawn Divine)
Butterflies Are Free (Katselas) (as Jill)
The Sugarland Express (Spielberg) (as Lou Jean Poplin); The Girl from Petrovka (Miller) (as Oktyabrina)
Shampoo (Ashby) (as Jill)
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (Frank) (as Amanda Quaid)
Foul Play (Higgins) (as Gloria)
Viaggio con Anita (Travels with Anita; Lovers and Liars) (Monicelli) (as Anita)
Private Benjamin (Zieff) (title role, + exec pr); Seems Like Old Times (Jay Sandrich) (as Glenda)
Best Friends (Jewison) (as Paula McCullen)
Swing Shift (Jonathan Demme) (as Kay Walsh, + pr); Protocol (Ross) (as Sunny Davis, + exec pr)
Wildcats (Ritchie) (as Molly McGrath)
Overboard (Garry Marshall) (as Joanna Stayton/"Annie Proffitt")
Bird on a Wire (Badham) (as Marianne Graves)
Deceived (Harris) (as Adrienne Saunders); Here's Looking at You, Warner Brothers (Guenette—for TV) (as herself)
Housesitter (Oz) (as Gwen); Death Becomes Her (Zemeckis) (as Helen Sharp); Crisscross (Menges) (as Tracy Cross)
The First Wives Club (P. J. Hogan)
In My Life (Benson) (as herself)
The Out-of-Towners (Weisman) (as Nancy Clark); A Salute to Dustin Hoffman (Gowers) (as guest)
Town and Country (Chelsom)
Films as Director:
Hope (+ pr)
Films as Executive Producer:
My Blue Heaven (Ross) (co-exec pr)
Something to Talk About (Hallström)
By HAWN: articles—
Films and Filming (London), August 1978.
Photoplay (London), December 1981 and August 1982.
Premier (Boulder), September 1996.
Interview, September 1996.
On HAWN: books—
Haining, Peter, Goldie, London, 1985.
Shapiro, Marc, Pure Goldie: The Life and Career of Goldie Hawn, Carol Publishing Group, 1998.
On HAWN: articles—
Current Biography 1971, New York, 1971.
Thomson, David, "Goldie Gets Serious," in Film Comment (New York), November/December 1982.
"Jonathan Demme: On the Line," in American Film (Washington, D.C.), January-February 1984.
McGillivray, D., "Goldie Hawn," in Films and Filming (London), July 1985.
Hadleigh, B., "Goldie Looks to the Future," in Film Monthly, October 1990.
Radio Times (London), 16 March 1991.
Hirschberg, Lynn, "Solid Goldie," Vanity Fair (New York), March 1992.
Stars (Mariembourg), Spring 1993.
Iskusstvo Kino (Moscow), July 1993.
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It is the rare film fan who does not know that Goldie Hawn began her career playing the dumb, forgetful blond on television's Laugh-In. But few, save industry insiders, realize that during the 1980s Goldie Hawn had become one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood, occupying a rung of power below only the likes of a Steven Spielberg or a George Lucas. Private Benjamin proved her mettle; Swing Shift and Protocol, while fascinating films, failed at the box office.
The remarkable fact is that Hawn, with her image as the "dizzy blond," was able to acquire so much clout in the first place. In the 1960s few women were able to make their way from television fame to stardom on the silver screen. Goldie Hawn's Emmy-winning work on the hit Laugh-In changed that, launching her movie career, as well as introducing the world to the considerable talents of Lily Tomlin.
Goldie Hawn made her first major motion picture count. She won an Oscar, as best supporting actress, for Cactus Flower in 1969. By the early 1970s she was considered a rising young star. Her performance in Steven Spielberg's The Sugarland Express brought her notice among the rising young talents behind the camera; her fame spread because of the millions paid to see Hal Ashby's Shampoo. But Goldie Hawn aspired to gain control of her projects.
After a disappointment producing The Girl from Petrovka, her break came with Private Benjamin for which she served as executive producer and star. Private Benjamin is the tale of a bubbleheaded, spoiled Jewish American Princess who enlists in the army and changes into a strong, mature woman. This was tailor-made for Hawn by Hawn, made a lot of money, and was eventually turned into an short-lived television series in which she did not star.
But being a producer was fraught with peril. Wildcats, directed by Michael Ritchie, has Hawn as a divorced mother of two who asks to become the football coach and with grit takes on the job for an inner-city Chicago high school. Eventually she earns the team's respect and in the end coaches the team to a win in the big game (over the high school she worked at) and "proves" that women can coach football as well as men. Hawn the producer seems to be satisfied with obvious comic situations; it was hard to locate fresh "Goldie Hawn" vehicles.
Yet there were major exceptions. Her best work proved very, very good. For example, as the creative force behind Swing Shift, released in 1984 through Warner Brothers, producer Hawn and director Jonathan Demme crafted a complex tale of the female workers in a defense plant during World War II. The reaction of a Los Angeles, emerging into a mature city, and the sexual tension of the war—women doing traditionally men's roles—was contrast with the difficulties of maintaining relationships near and far away. This is a rare Hollywood film told from a woman's point of view. But therein comes the contradiction. Swing Shift was not what the public thought of a typical "Goldie Hawn" film and the movie quietly disappeared into the world of home video.
The contradiction can be fully appreciated by contrasting Swing Shift with a more typical Hawn-produced farce, Protocol. With a more conventional director, Herbert Ross, and a promising screenplay by Buck Henry, we have a scatterbrained "Goldie" (here named Sunny) who gets caught up in the world of politics in our nation's capitol. Critics called it, appropriately, "Goldie Goes to Washington." The pace was rapid fire, the jokes sometimes offensive (in particular to Arabs), but the laughs were genuine. In the end the critics found the film contrived. The film also made not as much money as expected and so the star of Goldie Hawn, the perpetual scatterbrained, blond smarter than she seemed at first glance, was giving way to a 45-year-old woman with few available roles.
The 1990s have not been good to Hawn, with little success associated with Deceived, Crisscross, or Housesitter. Her work as co-executive producer of My Blue Heaven also did not change the downward direction of her acting career. The 1990s were better on television with An Evening with Bette, Cher, Goldie, Meryl, Olivia, Lily and Robin, for ABC, and regular appearances on the annual Academy Awards shows. One wishes her luck as she begins to transform her career as a motion picture director.
HAWN, GOLDIE (1945– ), U.S. actress. Hawn, whose mother was Jewish and father Presbyterian, was born in Washington, d.c. She first found work on the short-lived television series Good Morning, World and then achieved almost instant stardom on the successful television comedy-variety show Laugh-In (1968–70). Hawn left the cast for motion pictures and achieved major status immediately in her first film, Cactus Flower, winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (1970). She has since starred in such films as There's a Girl in My Soup (1970); Dollars (1971); Butterflies Are Free (1972); The Sugarland Express (1974); The Girl from Petrovka (1974); Shampoo (1975); Foul Play (1978); the hugely successful Private Benjamin, for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar (1980); Seems Like Old Times (1980); Bird on a Wire (1990); Best Friends (1982); Swing Shift (1984); Protocol (1984); Wildcats (1986); Overboard (1987); Deceived (1991); Housesitter (1992); Crisscross (1992); Death Becomes Her (1992); The First Wives Club (1996); Everyone Says I Love You (1996); The Outof-Towners (1999); Town and Country (2001); and The Banger Sisters (2002). Nominated for eight Golden Globe Awards, she won one in 1970, along with her Oscar, for Best Supporting Actress in Cactus Flower. Hawn is the mother of actress Kate Hudson.
M. Shapiro, Pure Goldie, the Life and Career of Goldie Hawn (1998)
[Jonathan Licht /
Ruth Beloff (2nd ed.)]