Paulette Goddard

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Paulette Goddard
Goddard in 1947
Marion Levy[a]

(1910-06-03)June 3, 1910[b]
DiedApril 23, 1990(1990-04-23) (aged 79)
Cause of deathHeart failure caused by emphysema
Resting placeRonco Village Cemetery, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Actress
  • dancer
  • model
  • movie producer
Years active1926–1972
Edgar James
(m. 1927; div. 1932)

Charlie Chaplin
(m. 1936; div. 1942)

Burgess Meredith
(m. 1944; div. 1949)

Erich Maria Remarque
(m. 1958; died 1970)

Paulette Goddard (born Marion Levy; June 3, 1910 – April 23, 1990) was an American actress and model. She was known as one of the Ziegfeld Girl.

She became a major star of Paramount Pictures in the 1940s. Her most known movies were her first major role, as Charlie Chaplin's leading lady in Modern Times, and Chaplin's movie The Great Dictator.

She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in So Proudly We Hail! (1943).

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Birth names also cited include: Marion Levy;[1][2][3][4] Pauline Marion Levy;[5] Marion Goddard Levy[6][7][8]
  2. There are discrepancies regarding her year of birth. According to biographer Julie Gilbert, she was born in 1910.[9] Legal documents and a passport listed her birth year as 1905 and 1915.[9] In a 1945 interview with Life, Goddard claimed she was born in 1915.[9][10]

References[change | change source]

  1. Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Completely Updated and Expanded, Knopf Doubleday (2010) p. 385
  2. Brando, Marlon. Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me, Random House Publ. (1994) p. 79
  3. Hale, Georgia. Charlie Chaplin: Intimate Close-Ups, Scarecrow Press (1999) p. 38
  4. Friedrich, Otto. City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s, Univ. of California Press (1986) p. 187
  5. Booker, Keith M. Historical Dictionary of American Cinema, Scarecrow Press (2011) p. 150
  6. Scovell, Jane. Oona Living in the Shadows: A Biography of Oona O'Neill Chaplin, Grand Central Publishing (1998) ebook
  7. Chaplin, Lita Grey. Wife of the Life of the Party: A Memoir, Scarecrow Press (1998) p. 115
  8. Stange, Ellen. New York State of Fame, Page Publishing (2015) ebook
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Rimler, Walter (2009). George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait. University of Illinois Press. p. 147. ISBN 978-0-252-09369-2.
  10. Jensen, Oliver (December 17, 1945). "The Mystery of Paulette Goddard". Life. Vol. 19, no. 25. Time Inc. p. 124. ISSN 0024-3019. The interview moved on to her date of birth. It was pointed out that the dates most frequently given were 1911, 1905, and 1914. "Isn't that funny", observed Miss Goddard, "because I was actually born in 1915."