Paulette Goddard

Born Jun 3, 1910

Paulette Goddard was an American film actress. A child fashion model and a performer in several Broadway productions as a Ziegfeld Girl, she became a major star of the Paramount Studio in the 1940s. Goddard was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in So Proudly We Hail! (1943).… Read More

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1910 Birth Born on June 3, 1910.


1926 16 Years Old 1 More Event
They married in 1908 and separated while their daughter was very young, although the divorce did not become final until 1926. … Read More
Ziegfeld hired her for another musical, Rio Rita, which opened in February 1927, but she left the show after only three weeks to appear in the play The Unconquerable Male, produced by Archie Selwyn. … Read More
1929 19 Years Old 1 More Event
It was a short marriage, and Goddard was granted a divorce in Reno, Nevada, in 1929, receiving a divorce settlement of $375,000.


1930 20 Years Old Following her divorce, she briefly visited Europe before returning to Hollywood in late 1930 with her mother. … Read More
1932 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1932, she signed her first film contract with producer Samuel Goldwyn to appear as a Goldwyn Girl in The Kid from Spain. … Read More
1936 26 Years Old The year she signed with Goldwyn, Goddard began dating Charlie Chaplin, a relationship that received substantial attention from the press. It marked a turning point in Goddard's career when Chaplin cast her as his leading lady in his next box office hit, Modern Times, in 1936. … Read More


1940 30 Years Old …  She starred with Chaplin again in his 1940 film, The Great Dictator.
1942 32 Years Old 1 More Event
The couple split amicably soon afterward, and Goddard allegedly obtained a divorce in Mexico in 1942, with Chaplin agreeing to a generous settlement. … Read More
1943 33 Years Old She received one Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, for the 1943 film So Proudly We Hail!, but did not win. … Read More
1944 34 Years Old In May 1944, she married Burgess Meredith at David O. Selznick's Beverly Hills home. They divorced in June 1949.
1947 37 Years Old In 1947, she made An Ideal Husband in Britain for Alexander Korda, and was accompanied on a publicity trip to Brussels by Clarissa Spencer-Churchill, niece of Sir Winston Churchill and future wife of future Prime Minister Anthony Eden.
1949 39 Years Old In 1949, she formed Monterey Pictures with John Steinbeck.


1954 44 Years Old Her last starring roles were the English production A Stranger Came Home (known as The Unholy Four in the United States), and Charge of the Lancers in 1954.
1955 45 Years Old She also acted in summer stock and on television, including the 1955 television remake of The Women, this time playing the Sylvia Fowler role, however.
1958 48 Years Old In 1958, Goddard married author Erich Maria Remarque. They remained married until Remarque's death in 1970. … Read More


1964 54 Years Old After her marriage to Erich Maria Remarque, Goddard largely retired from acting and moved to Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland. In 1964, she attempted a comeback in films with a supporting role in the Italian film Time of Indifference, which turned out to be her last feature film.


1970 60 Years Old After Remarque's death in 1970, she made one last attempt at acting, when she accepted a small role in an episode of The Snoop Sisters (1972) for television. … Read More
1975 65 Years Old Goddard underwent invasive treatment for breast cancer in 1975, successfully by all accounts.
1987 77 Years Old During the 1980s, she became a fairly well known (and highly visible) socialite in New York City society, appearing, covered with jewels, at many high-profile cultural functions with several well-known men, including Andy Warhol, with whom she sustained a friendship for many years until his death in 1987.
1990 80 Years Old On April 23, 1990, she died from heart failure while under respiratory support due to emphysema, aged 79, at her home in Switzerland. … Read More
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