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(Photo : Credit: Neil P. Mockford ) Caption:LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 01: Goldie Hawn launches 'Travels To My Elephant' A Conservation Campaign at Manchester Square on June 1, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)
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(Photo : Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez ) Caption:HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Actress Goldie Hawn attends the premiere of Roadside Attractions' & Godspeed Pictures' 'Where Hope Grows' at The ArcLight Cinemas on May 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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(Photo : Credit: Imeh Akpanudosen) Caption:CULVER CITY, CA - MAY 02: Actress Goldie Hawn (L) and actor Kurt Russell attend the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA Kaleidoscope Ball at 3LABS on May 2, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
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(Photo : Credit: Jemal Countess) Caption:NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Actress Goldie Hawn attends 'An American In Paris' Broadway opening night at Palace Theatre on April 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Caption:CULVER CITY, CA - MAY 02: Actress Goldie Hawn attends the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA Kaleidoscope Ball at 3LABS on May 2, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
(Photo : Credit: Imeh Akpanudosen) Caption:CULVER CITY, CA - MAY 02: Actress Goldie Hawn attends the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA Kaleidoscope Ball at 3LABS on May 2, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

In 1972 Hawn recorded and released a solo country LP for Warner Brothers, titled Goldie. It was recorded with the help of Dolly Parton and Buck Owens. 50 interesting things you missed about actress Goldie Hawn.

1. Hawn was born in Washington, D.C..

2. Her mother Laura was a jewelry shop/dance school owner.

3. Her father Edward Rutledge Hawn was a band musician who played at major events in Washington.

4. She was named after her mother's aunt.

5. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as Walter Matthau's suicidal fiancée.

6. She has one sister, Patricia.

7. Her father was a Presbyterian.

8. Her father was of German and English descent.

9. Her mother was Jewish, the daughter of immigrants from Hungary.

10. Hawn had a Jewish upbringing.

11. Hawn began taking ballet and tap dance lessons at the age of three.

12. She danced in the chorus of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production of The Nutcracker in 1955.

13. She made her stage debut in 1961, playing Juliet in a Virginia Shakespeare Festival production of Romeo and Juliet.

14. By 1964, she ran and taught in a ballet school, having dropped out of American University, where she was majoring in drama.

15. In 1964, Hawn made her professional dancing debut in a production of Can-Can at the Texas Pavilion of the New York World's Fair.

16. She began working as a professional dancer a year later, and appeared as a go-go dancer in New York City.

17. Her middle name is Jeanne.

18. She is an actress, director, producer, and occasional singer.

19. Hawn is known for her roles in television's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and films such as The Sugarland Express, Private Benjamin, Foul Play, Shampoo, Overboard, Bird on a Wire, Death Becomes Her, The First Wives Club, and Cactus Flower.

20. For Cactus Flower she won the 1969 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

21. She is the mother of actors Oliver Hudson, Kate Hudson, and Wyatt Russell.

22. Hawn has been in a relationship with actor Kurt Russell since 1983.

23. Hawn began her acting career as a cast member of the short-lived situation comedy Good Morning, World during the 1967-1968 television season, her role being that of the girlfriend of a radio disc jockey, with a stereotypical "dumb blonde" personality.

24. Her next role, which brought her to international attention, was as one of the regular cast members on the 1968-1973 sketch comedy show, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. On the show, she would often break out into high-pitched giggles in the middle of a joke, and deliver a polished performance a moment after.

25. Noted equally for her chipper attitude as for her bikini and painted body, Hawn was seen as something of a 1960s "It" girl.

26. Her Laugh-In persona was parlayed into three popular film appearances in the late 1960s and early 1970s: Cactus Flower, There's a Girl in My Soup, and Butterflies Are Free.

27. Hawn had made her feature film debut in a bit role as a giggling dancer in the 1968 film The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, in which she was billed as "Goldie Jeanne", but in her first major film role, in Cactus Flower, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as Walter Matthau's suicidal fiancée.

28. Hawn's career slowed down after leaving Hollywood in the late 1980s.

29. Her career revived somewhat in 1990 with the action comedy Bird on a Wire, a critically panned but commercially successful picture that paired Hawn with Mel Gibson.

30. In 2001 Hawn was reunited with former co-stars Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton for the comedy, Town & Country, a critical and financial fiasco. Budgeted at an estimated US$90 million, the film opened to little notice and grossed only $7 million in its North American theatrical run.

31. In 2002, she appeared in The Banger Sisters opposite Susan Sarandon and Geoffrey Rush.

32. In 2005 Hawn's autobiography, A Lotus Grows in the Mud, was published.

33. Hawn has studied meditation.

34. In a 2012 interview, she stated, "I don't think of myself as a Buddhist. I was born Jewish, and I consider that my religion".

35. She also stated, "It's not the idea of a particular religion that's important; it's the development of a spiritual life".

36. Hawn's first husband was dancer (later director) Gus Trikonis, who appeared as a Shark in West Side Story; his sister Gina played Graziella, Riff's girlfriend.

37. Her second husband was Bill Hudson, of the Hudson Brothers.

38. Hudson and Hawn married in 1976 and divorced in 1982.

39. They have two children, actor Oliver Hudson and actress Kate Hudson.

40. Hawn has been in a relationship with actor Kurt Russell since 1983.

41. They first met while filming The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, but became involved after meeting on the set of Swing Shift.

42. They have a son, Wyatt.

43. They also own a home in Palm Desert, California.

44. Hawn is also the stepmother of Kurt Russell's son Boston.

45. Hawn has five grandchildren.

46. Through her son Oliver and his wife, actress Erinn Bartlett, she has grandsons Wilder Brooks Hudsonand Bodhi Hawn Hudson, and granddaughter Rio Laura Hudson.

47. Through her daughter Kate, Hawn has grandsons Ryder Russell Robinson and Bingham Hawn Bellamy.

48. Hawn founded the Hawn Foundation, which provides youth education programs intended to improve academic performance through "life-enhancing strategies for well-being". The Hawn Foundation has supported research studies conducted by external researchers to evaluate the effectiveness of its educational program for children, called MindUP.

49. She also hosted two television specials: Pure Goldie in 1971 and The Goldie Hawn Special in 1978.

50. In 1972 Hawn recorded and released a solo country LP for Warner Brothers, titled Goldie. It was recorded with the help of Dolly Parton and Buck Owens.

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