Laurel Goodwin – who starred in Star Trek and Girls! Girls! Girls! – is dead at 79

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Paramount Pictures actress Laurel Goodwin – who starred in Star Trek and Girls! Girls! Girls! – is dead at 79

  • Goodwin signed with Paramount Pictures and starred opposite Elvis Presley in Girls! Girls! Girls!
  • She also acted in the pilot for Star Trek, Papa’s Delicate Condition and worked behind the scenes in Hollywood
  • ‘If she knew you, you quickly became family,’ read a line from her obituary
  • No cause of death has been revealed 










Paramount Pictures actress Laurel Goodwin has passed away at the age of 79, her family revealed in an obituary.

Goodwin, who has worked with the likes of Elvis Presley and Jackie Gleason, died on February 25 in Cathedral City, California

‘If she knew you, you quickly became family,’ read a line from her obit. 

RIP: Paramount Pictures actress Laurel Goodwin has passed away at the age of 79, her family revealed in an obituary

Laurel was born in 1942 in Wichita, Kansas and signed a contract with Paramount when she was just 19 years old.

She would go on to co-star with Elvis Presley in the 1962 musical comedy Girls! Girls! Girls! as Laurel Dodge.

In the flick, Laurel finds herself the object of affection of both Elvis and actor Jeremy Slate.    

Following Girls! Girls! Girls!, in 1963, Laurel worked with Jackie Gleason and Glynis Johns in Papa’s Delicate Condition.

Hollywood starlet: Goodwin, who has worked with the likes of Elvis Presley and Jackie Gleason, died on February 25 in Cathedral City, California

Hollywood starlet: Goodwin, who has worked with the likes of Elvis Presley and Jackie Gleason, died on February 25 in Cathedral City, California

In addition to her work on film, Goodwin acted in several television projects including the very first episode of the Star Trek television series. The pilot episode never aired. 

Laurel played Yeoman Colt in the pilot, titled The Cage, which was filmed in 1965. According to her obituary, Laurel was the last surviving member of the cast. 

She went on to marry Walter Wood. Together the couple produced Stroker Ace in 1983 starring Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson.  

Anderson and Reynolds would go on to marry several years later in 1988. They divorced in 1994. 

Goodwin retired from the industry and went into nursing in 1971, Page Six reported. 

Historic: Laurel played Yeoman Colt in the pilot, titled The Cage, which was filmed in 1965. According to her obituary, Laurel was the last surviving member of the cast

Historic: Laurel played Yeoman Colt in the pilot, titled The Cage, which was filmed in 1965. According to her obituary, Laurel was the last surviving member of the cast

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