It is no surprise that Goldie was involved in Blair’s theatrical productions during her years at the school. The Takoma Park native was perhaps best known during high school for her show-stealing performance in the 1963 production of “Bye Bye Birdie.” She continued to work in local theater during her time at American University and eventually made her way to Hollywood.
She gained national notoriety as a dancer and comedienne on television’s “Laugh In” in the late 1960s, and that led to her receiving roles in several feature movies. She won an Academy Award for her performance in “Cactus Flower” and that launched a career that has spanned more than three decades as a top level performer, producer, and director. In recent years, she has spent a great deal of her time promoting the work of her Hawn Foundation, which has a mission “to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier, and happier lives.”