Shop by the Stars aisle featuring Paulette Goddard (1910-1990) vintage movie cards, still photos, ephemera, and other collectibles.
Born Marion Goddard Levy in Whitestone Landing, NY, Goddard was a department store model before being introduced to Florenz Ziegfeld, who used her as a dancer in No Foolin on Broadway in 1926. Her film debut came as an uncredited extra in the Laurel and Hardy short Berth Marks (1929). Goddard continued in Hollywood bits over the next five years, most notably as a Goldwyn Girl in four different Eddie Cantor pictures. She began dating Charlie Chaplin in 1932, after divorcing her first husband, and it was Chaplin who shined the spotlight on her as "The Gamin" in his classic Modern Times (1936). They married shortly thereafter. While waiting for Chaplin to begin The Great Dictator (1940), Goddard kept busy in The Young in Heart (1938), stole many a scene in MGM's The Women (1939), and found herself under heavy consideration for the Scarlett O'Hara role in Gone With the Wind (1939), but had to settle for leading lady in The Cat and the Canary (1939) with Bob Hope for Paramount. She teamed with Hope again in The Ghost Breakers (1940) and Nothing But the Truth (1941); appeared with Charles Boyer and Olivia de Havilland in Hold Back the Dawn (1941); for Cecil B. DeMille in Reap the Wild Wind (1942); received her only Academy Award nomination, for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for So Proudly We Hail! (1943); and was even better in Kitty (1945). She split from third husband Burgess Meredith in 1949, and busied herself during the '50s with summer stock and television appearances before marrying a final time to author Erich Maria Remarque, who Goddard survived upon his death in 1970. Goddard's final movie was the Italian production Time of Indifference (1964), after which she only made a couple of additional TV appearances, her last in 1972. She was a busy and popular New York socialite in her later years, before returning permanently to the home she had shared with Remarque in Switzerland.
Birthday: June 3