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Oscar-winning actress, producer and comedienne Goldie Hawn has been entertaining us for a very long time. She’s actually 71 now and has reached that time in life where partings are often more common than new beginnings. But with age also comes wisdom. And after one of her close friends died, she took to social media to share a memory and some good advice for the young people of today.

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If it seems like Goldie Hawn has been on screens or stages her entire life, that’s because she pretty much has. She began taking dance lessons at the age of just three and in 1955 danced in a production of the famous ballet The Nutcracker. It was clear she was destined for the spotlight. In 1964 she had her first major stage role, playing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.

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After that, she continued to both dance and act on stage. Her talent for acting “dumb blonde” roles served her well. In 1967 she took on that persona for the sitcom Good Morning, World. And the next year she joined the cast of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, which increased her profile considerably.

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