Paulette Goddard

From the Archives: Films' Paulette Goddard; Was Saucy Star of 1930s and '40s

From the Archives: Films' Paulette Goddard; Was Saucy Star of 1930s and '40s

Paulette Goddard, the gamin star of more than 40 films of the 1930s and '40s, died Monday at her home in southern Switzerland.

Probably best known for her appearances opposite Charlie Chaplin in "Modern Times" and "The Great Dictator," she was believed to be 84 but reports of her age varied by as much as 15 years.

"Any woman who would tell her age would tell anything," she said as long ago as 1936.

The cause of death has not yet been determined, said Pia DellaMora, a municipal employee in Ronco, Switzerland, where the actress had her villa. A household member told the Associated Press that Miss Goddard had been ill briefly but offered no...

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