Surprising Facts You Never Knew About Goldie Hawn


5. She dropped out of college. The future superstar majored in drama at American University, but it soon became clear that a traditional education wasn’t for her. In a video for Oprah’s Master Class series, Goldie revealed that her parents never minded her getting bad grades, because “they knew, basically, what my vocation was going to be early on.”

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6. Her first onstage role was as Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In 1961 she got the role of Juliet in the Virginia Shakespeare Company’s production of the legendary tragedy.


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7. She opened her own ballet school. By 1964, she was running and teaching in her own ballet academy in her hometown of Washington DC.

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8. Her aunt’s nickname for her was “GoGo.” While chatting with Hoda and Kathie Lee in 2014, she revealed that her grandchildren call her “GoGo,” a nickname her aunt originally gave her (they call grandpa Kurt Russell “GoGee”).



9. “GoGo” coincidentally got her big break as a go-go dancer. The actress was originally hired as a go-go dancer on sketch comedy show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In after dancing “in a cage, and on a pedestal” for a while in NYC. The job then eventually led her to more comedic roles in Hollywood.

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