Classic Movie Coincidence: Goldie Hawn and Rick Lenz


Goldie Hawn and Rick Lenz share a birthday and a film:

Both Goldie Hawn and Rick Lenz starred in Cactus Flower (1969, Gene Saks director) — and both were born November 21 (6 years apart!)

Goldie Hawn and Rick Lenz in Cactus Flower

Goldie Hawn won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Toni Simmons. Cactus Flower was Lenz’ debut film role.

Hawn was born on November 21, 1945 in Washington DC and Lenz was born on November 21, 1939 in Springfield, IL.


Rick Lenz, Goldie Hawn and Walter Matthau in Cactus Flower

Toni Simmons (Goldie Hawn) with next door neighbor Igor Sullivan (Rick Lenz, left) and married-bachelor-boyfriend Dr. Julian Winston (Walter Matthau, right) watching as  plain-jane-turned-sexy-lady Nurse Dickinson cuts loose on the dance floor (see next photo)


Goldie Hawn, Rick Lenz and Ingrid Bergman dancing in Cactus Flower

Toni and Igor joining spinster-no-more Nurse Dickinson (Ingrid Bergman)


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub


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