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  • Goldie Hawn through the years

    Actress and author Goldie Hawn is the child of entertainers. When she was 18 years old, she dropped out of American University to start her own dance school. Her career as a professional dancer led to her break into acting.
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  • Goldie Hawn through the years

    Hawn made her feature film debut in Disney's "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band," a 1968 production in which she appeared in a bit part as a giggling dancer. Incidentally, she met Kurt Russell -- her longtime partner -- on that production.
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  • Goldie Hawn through the years

    In 1969, Hawn appeared in "Cactus Flower," her first major film role. Her portrayal of a suicidal woman earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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  • Goldie Hawn through the years

    Even at the beginning of her career, Hawn had a well-developed comedic talent. She was nominated for two Emmy awards for her participation on the popular TV sketch comedy, "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In."
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  • Goldie Hawn through the years

    Hawn produced and starred in the 1980s hit comedy "Private Benjamin." She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in the film, which also scored two other Academy Award nominations and was later made into a successful televised series.
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  • Goldie Hawn through the years

    Hawn starred alongside Bette Midler and Diane Keaton in the 1996 hit film, "First Wives Club," in which the actresses played wives who get revenge on the husbands who've left them for younger women. The movie helped reinvigorate the three actresses' careers.
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    Hawn appeared with actress Susan Sarandon in the 2002 comedy "The Banger Sisters."
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  • Goldie Hawn through the years

    She starred with Russell, her partner, in the 1987 romantic comedy, "Overboard."
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  • Goldie Hawn through the years

    Russell, 60, and Hawn, 65, have a son together. Wyatt Hawn-Russell is 25.
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  • Goldie Hawn through the years

    Hawn has four children, Kate Hudson, Oliver Hudson, Wyatt Hawn-Russell and Boston Russell. Kate, Wyatt and Hudson are shown here, from left to right, in 1997 attending the "American Museum of the Moving Image Honors Goldie Hawn" event at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan.
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  • Goldie Hawn through the years

    Hawn's latest book is "10 Mindful Minutes: Giving Our Children -- and Ourselves -- the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happy Lives."
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