Paulette Goddard

Martin Munkacsi, [Paulette Goddard and dog, Hollywood], 1937

Paulette Goddard (1910–1990) was an American film and theater actress. A former child model, she was cast in several Broadway productions such as Ziegfeld Girl. Goddard and was a major star of the Paramount Studios and was married to several notable men including Charlie Chaplin and Burges Meredith. Goddard and Chaplin met in 1943 when she was looking to invest in a film that would later be named Modern Times. Following its success, Chaplin planned other roles for Goddard, including his 1940 film The Great Dictator. The couple split soon after.

Goddard was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in So Proudly We Hail.

The later half of her life was spent as a socialite in New York. Goddard was also known to be friends with the likes of Andy Warhol.

Stephen K. Schuster, ICP-Bard MFA 2012

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