Goldie Hawn’s first marriage was to a man you might recognize

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell might be one of the cutest power couples in Hollywood, and together for over 40 years,

The 77-year-old actress now looks happy with Kurt, But she went through her fair share of high-profile men before she found The One,

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However, his first one, Dancer had a fling with actor and director Gus Trikonis just before hitting Hollywood,

Goldie and Gus first started dating in 1966A few years back she gained attention for her appearance on the NBC sketch comedy show rowan and martin laugh, They also share the same birthday (21 November).

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That time, Gus had more substantial credits to his name for his turn as one of the sharks, Indio, in the landmark 1961 film adaptation of the Broadway musical. west side story,

Goldie Hawn with her husband, American actor, dancer and director Gus Trikonis sitting in the back seat of a car at Heathrow Airport, London, UK, 23 March 1970© Getty Images
Goldie Hawn and Gus Trikonis pictured together in London

He was also a dancer in the 1964 film The Unsinkable Molly Brownperforming with Debbie Reynolds and Grover Dale, and Was part of the ensemble dancing for Elvis Presley in a 1968 comeback special on NBCWhich has since become an iconic moment in TV history.

Goldie and Gus tie the knot in 1969film same year cactus flower was released, earning Goldie her first (and to date) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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They were married for four years after separating in 1973. As Goldie’s fame grew, Gus attempted to pivot to directing. In a 1976 interview with People, the actress explained what was going through her mind at the time.

ELVIS: '68 Comeback Special - Picture: Elvis Presley during a performance at NBC Studios in Burbank, CA© Getty Images
Gus was one of the dancers in Elvis Presley’s 1968 comeback special on NBC.

“I had filled my bucket. I wanted to go somewhere like the Indians and meditate,” He said that. However, while they were separated, she did not actually file for divorce at the time, nor did she attempt to.

“We didn’t get divorced because neither of us wanted to remarry,” Goldie explained, but that emotion went out the window when she met the musician and One third of the Hudson Brothers, Bill Hudson.

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Goldie and Bill meet by chance on a flight in the summer of 1975 and a romance soon ensues.And finally the subject of marriage came up.

Bill Hudson and Goldie Hawn married in 1976© Getty Images
Bill Hudson and Goldie Hawn married in 1976

Goldie filed for divorce from Gus on New Year’s Eve of 1975, the same day she got engaged to Bill. But, in keeping with California community property law, Gus demanded $75,000 from the actress.,

“I was hurt,” Goldie said plainly. In his conversation with the outlet. “He hasn’t put up with me for a day in his life. I don’t blame him for being unemployed – having me as a wife, it was very difficult for him to build up his confidence.”

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they finally outboard Starr would go on to marry Bill in July 1976a month after her divorce was finalizedWelcoming their children Oliver and Kate Hudson with them, both are now well-known actors.

Gus Trikonis with Goldie Hawn in 1970© Getty Images
Gus Trikonis with Goldie Hawn in 1970

Bill eventually filed for divorce as well, and their separation was finalized in 1982.Shortly before she and Kurt began dating during the filming of 1984 swing shift,

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Gus eventually branched out into directing, directing some exploitation and action films in the 70s and 80s, while also directing episodes of the show Baywatch, Quantum LeapAnd beauty and the Beast,

Marooned 1970 film premiere, The Odeon, Leicester Square, London, Thursday 29 January 1970, Picture shows Goldie Hawn, American actress with husband Gus Trikonis© Getty Images
Goldie Hawn and husband Gus Trikonis at the “Marooned” premiere in 1970

He found love again in 1978, marrying costume designer Barbara AndrewsWith whom she welcomed son Nicholas in 1981. They remained together till his death in 2012.