New York City Loves Hollywood's Archetypal
Ditsy Blonde Goldie Hawn In Town Promoting
Paperback Release of "Goldie A Lotus Grows In
By: Gatsby Melodi'
"Once you can laugh at your own weaknesses
you can move forward. Comedy breaks down
walls. It opens up people. If you’re good you can
fill up those openings with something positive.
Maybe you can combat some of the ugliness in
the world. "
- Goldie Hawn
|New York, NY Feb 28, 2006-
"The idea of this book is not
to tell my life story but to
speak openly and from the
heart about remarkable
people and events that have
touched me", Hawn began
the interview with a warm
ardent smiley demeanor -
"It is a spiritual journey of
the heart in search of
enlightenment", she said.
Considered to be one of the few
bankable actresses in Hollywood
for her ability to produce hits,
Hawn's long career has seen her
progress from the airhead blonde
on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
(1968–70) to Academy Award-
winning actress to Hollywood
Goldie Hawn in person effervescently glows with
enchantment. She is warm and friendly, beautiful
inside and out, and she's a great listener who
answered all questions politely.
She is a powerful communicator. "I don't have all
the answers to the big questions in life", she said,
"I'm still on my own road to discovery. And yes..I
have been incredibly lucky but everything is
relative. Everything has its story and everyone has
obstacles to overcome. They are our greatest
teachers," she emphasized.
"Each of us goes through transitions and transfor-
mations. The important thing is that we acknow-
ledge them and learn from them," she said.
About "Goldie A Lotus Grows in the Mud", she
said it is not a Hollywood tell all but instead is a
personal look at moments both "private" and
"powerful" that have helped carry her through life
like "My delight in my father's spirited spontaneity;
the confidence instilled by my mother's courage;
the unexpected gifts of comfort from strangers and
the joy of being a daughter, a sister, a parent and
She said that she took away something positive
from even her worst moments.
Early in the book co-authored with journalist Wendy
Holden, Goldie Hawn describes one Christmas Eve at
age 11 when she woke to find a man kneeling by her
bed fondling her under the covers. Frightened, she
shouted for her mother. The intruder, a friend of her
older sister, fled. Comforted by her mother, Goldie was
upset at the time but able to recover, and she writes, "I
never lost my trust in the male sex."
Hawn has had a long relationship with actor Kurt
Russell and is the mother of actress Kate Hudson.
Goldie Hawn was born November 21, 1945, in Silver
Spring, MD, and graduated Montgomery Blair High
School, Silver Spring, MD (1963).
Keep and ear out for "Ashes to Ashes", a film that she
wrote and will direct starring her man Kurt Russell.