Goldie Hawn is an American dancer and actress. Hawn took her first dance lesson at age three, and by 17 she was managing a dance studio while studying drama at American University. In 1964, she danced professionally at the Texas Pavilion of the New York World’s Fair, and then began appearing in chorus lines in such musicals as “Kiss Me Kate”, “Guys and Dolls”, and “The Boyfriend”. She eventually moved to California, where her first break came when an agent saw her dancing on the “Andy Griffith Show” and cast her in “Good Morning World”, a short-lived comedy series. From there she was cast as a dancer on “Laugh-In”.
Hawn made her first foray into feature films as a dancer in “The One and Only”, “Genuine”, “Original Family Band”. Her acting debut came a year later playing Walter Matthau’s ditzy, bohemian mistress in “Cactus Flower” for which she won an Oscar.
Some highlights include the successful “Private Benjamin”, for which Hawn earned her second Best Actress Oscar nomination, “Seems Like Old Times”, and “The First Wives Club”. Hawn has two children by her second husband, comedian Bill Hudson, and one by her companion since 1986, actor Kurt Russell.