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Paulette Goddard Overview:

Legendary actress, Paulette Goddard, was born Pauline Marion Goddard Levy on Jun 3, 1910 in Whitestone Landing, Long Island. Goddard appeared in over 50 film and TV roles. Her best known films include Modern Times, The Women, North West Mounted Police, The Great Dictator, The Ghost Breakers, Hold Back the Dawn, Reap the Wild Wind, So Proudly We Hail, Unconquered and Second Chorus. Goddard died at the age of 79 on Apr 23, 1990 in Ronco, Switzerland and was laid to rest in Ronco Village Cemetery, Ronco sopra Ascona in Ticino Canton, Switzerland.


Petite and svelt, Paulette Goddard rose from the chorus, and was one of the few leading ladies 'introduced' by Charlie Chaplin to prove that she could stand on her own feet afterwards. With her verve and vivacity, she was equally at home in costume or comedy, as nice girls or minxes. She was married to Chaplin (1936-1942), Burgess Meredith (1944-1949), and author Erich Maria Remarque (1958 until his death in 1970): second, third and fourth of four husbands.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).



Although Goddard was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1943Best Supporting ActressSo Proudly We Hail! (1943)Lieutenant Joan O'DoulNominated

She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Charge of the Lancers (1954) with and Jean-Pierre Aumont

By Orson De Welles on Sep 1, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! “CHARGE FOR THE GUNS!” In what may be one of the poorest films ever to be highlighted here, we’ll today take a look at 1954’s?Charge of the Lancers, starring and Jean-Pierre Aumont. ?Directed by William Castle a few years before his most popular s... Read full article


By Theresa Brown on Jun 3, 2015 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

She wasn?t a dramatic actress, but she could do drama. She wasn?t a comedic actress, but she could handle comedy. Her name seems to have fallen in between the cracks when one talks about the Lombards and Harlows, Stanwycks and Davises, Hepburns and Russells. She was regular. She was ... Read full article

The Best Films of

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 31, 2014 From 4 Star Films

1. Modern Times 2. The Great Dictator 3. Hold Back The Dawn 4. The Women 5. So Proudly We Hail 6. The Ghost Breakers 7. The Cat and the Canary 8. The Young in Heart... Read full article

Birthday of the Week:

By Beth Daniels on Jun 4, 2014 From Mildred's Fatburgers

Born Pauline Marion Goddard Levy, or a disputed combination thereof. June 3, 1910 - April 23, 1990 The Only General Biography Paulette: The Adventurous Life of By Joe Morella and Edward Z. Epstein, St. Martin's Press, 1985 A Sweet and Savory Dish I'm a day lat... Read full article

“Opostos que se atraem: as vidas de Erich Maria Remarque e ”, de Julie Gilbert

By L? on Feb 22, 2014 From Critica Retro

“Opostos que se atraem: as vidas de Erich Maria Remarque e ”, de Julie Gilbert Quando comecei a ler o livro “Opostos que se atraem: as vidas de Erich Maria Remarque e ”, de Julie Gilbert, confesso que estava mais interessada na estrela d... Read full article

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Paulette Goddard Quotes:

Miriam Aarons: You should have licked that girl where she licked you; in his arms. It's where you win in the first round and if I know men, it's still Custer's Last Stand.

Jezebel: What are you - a king or a piece of dust?

Miriam Aarons: Listen, sister, when are you going to get wise to yourself?

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Measurements: 34-24 1/2-34 (measured in January 1941) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).

According to "Paulette" by Joe Morella and Edward Z. Epstein, the actress had the inside track on marrying Clark Gable. When he was seeing her off to Mexico to film a movie, she asked him to kiss her goodbye, but Gable refused because of the many newsmen and photographers there. Goddard reportedly replied, "Well, that's that. So long, Sugar!" and with that the romance was over.

She was one of the 20 original The Goldwyn Girls along with Lucille Ball, Virginia Bruce, Ann Dvorak and Betty Grable.

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