Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Goldie Hawn

is another famous native of Washington DC. She was born there on 21st November 1945. Her parents were Laura Steinhoff (a jewelry shop/dance school owner) and Edward Rutledge Hawn (a band musician - and descendant of Edward Rutledge, the youngest person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776.). She was raised in the Maryland suburbs and attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland and American University.

She took her first dance lessons aged three, and was managing a dance studio by the age of 17 (some sources say 19 - after she dropped out of American University). She rose to fame as a regular cast member of Rowan and Marti's Laugh-In in the 1960s. Her movie career took off after she won an Oscar for the 1969 film "Cactus Flower".

Goldie Hawn acting as a dumb blond

Full details of her career can be found at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000443/

She has also been an advocate for children - and has given evidence to Congress

She is the mother of Kate Hudson.