Paulette Goddard

Paulette Goddard
Paramount Pictures


Paulette Goddard
Film: East side of the 1600 block of Vine Street
Born Pauline Marion Goddard Levee on June 3, 1910 in Whitestone, NY
Died April 23, 1990 in Ascona, Switzerland

Paulette Goddard was the gamin star of more than 40 films of the 1930s and '40s.

She is probably best known for her appearances opposite Charlie Chaplin in "Modern Times" and "The Great Dictator."

Her husbands included a wealthy lumber industrialist, Chaplin (although their secretive, puzzling 1936 marriage in China was revealed only at their 1942 divorce hearing in Mexico) and Burgess Meredith. Her last marriage was to novelist Erich Maria Remarque, who died in 1970.

She had lived almost exclusively in Europe in luxurious retirement since her 1958 marriage to Remarque, author of "All Quiet on the Western Front," returning only occasionally to the United States for a small TV role in the 1970s and to promote her husband's last novel, "Shadows in Paradise," published after his death.

She married industrialist Edgar James while supposedly still in her teens but went to Reno in 1931 to divorce him and continued West to Hollywood, where she was cast as a Goldwyn Girl in "The Kid From Spain."

Over the years Goddard appeared in such movies as Cecil B. De Mille's "Northwest Mounted Police," in which she played a tempestuous half-breed siren, and in his "Unconquered," in which she bathed in a barrel.

She also starred in "The Women," "Hold Back the Dawn," "Reap the Wild Wind," "Star Spangled Rhythm," "So Proudly We Hail," "Kitty," "Duffy's Tavern," "Diary of a Chambermaid" and "Suddenly It's Spring."

Her last screen role was as Claudia Cardinale's mother in the 1964 Italian film "Time of Indifference."

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1943 Best Supporting Actress So Proudly We Hail Nomination

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