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Hot ticket: Giggles and glitz

By Times Staff
Published March 18, 2004

Goldie Hawn has been a star for more than 35 years: as the ditzy blond on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In; as an Oscar winner for 1969's Cactus Flower; as an Oscar nominee for Private Benjamin (1980); as a bitter divorced woman addicted to plastic surgery in 1996's The First Wives Club; and, most recently, as an aging rock groupie in The Banger Sisters.

She also has been a producer, director, a mom and a seeker of happiness.

Longevity in Hollywood "could be my destiny or it could be the fact that I didn't do a lot of films. I've made choices, and I balanced my life with other things like family and motherhood," she said in a 2002 interview. "I have other lofty goals, like seeking out what the meaning of joy is and traveling the world and speaking to people from scientists to Zulu tribespeople to Aborigines to find out what joy is to them and how we can learn to access it."

The actor, 58, appears at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time today. She will talk about her career, her life, dealing with her mother's fatal illness, her longtime relationship with Kurt Russell and maybe even her new grandson, Ryder Russell Robinson, born in January to daughter Kate Hudson and rocker Chris Robinson.

St. Petersburg Times film critic Steve Persall will be the host. The show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 to $75. (727) 791-7400.

[Last modified March 17, 2004, 13:41:11]

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