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,
M. Shapiro, Pure Goldie, the Life and Career of Goldie Hawn (1998)
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