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Paulette Goddard

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Biography

Studio publicity portrait from the 1940s

Source: Wikipedia

Paulette Goddard (June 3, 1910 – April 23, 1990) was an American actress. A child fashion model and a performer in several Broadway productions as a Ziegfeld Girl, she became a major star of the Paramount Studio in the 1940s. Her most notable films were her first major role, as Charles Chaplin's leading lady in Modern Times, and Chaplin's subsequent film The Great Dictator. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in So Proudly We Hail! (1943). Her husbands included Chaplin, Burgess Meredith, and Erich Maria Remarque.

Fact file

  • Born: Pauline Goddard Levy (or Marion Goddard Levy or Pauline Marion Levy or Marion Pauline Levy) June 3, 1910 Whitestone Landing, Queens, New York (or Great Neck, Long Island or Manhattan, New York; disputed)
  • Died: April 23, 1990 (aged 79) Ronco sopra Ascona, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Cause of death: Heart failure and emphysema
  • Resting place: Ronco Village Cemetery, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Actress, film producer, dancer, model
  • Years active: 1926–1972
  • Spouse(s): Edgar James (m. 1927; div. 1932) Charlie Chaplin (m. 1936; div. 1942) Burgess Meredith (m. 1944; div. 1949) Erich Maria Remarque (m. 1958–1970; his death)
  • Parent(s): Joseph Russell Levy Alta Mae Goddard

Read more about Paulette Goddard at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Theater Review | New Jersey: 4 Decades Spent Romancing Dietrich
NY Times Theater, 2011-03-13 02:00:22
Natalie Wilder as Paulette Goddard with Mr. Vettel.

DVDs: On DVD, ‘Bob Hope: Thanks for the Memories Collection’
NY Times Movies, 2010-06-05 02:15:25
A new six-film Bob Hope DVD collection includes “The Ghost Breakers,” a 1940 horror comedy, with Paulette Goddard.

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