Knowledge Identifier: +Paul_Newman
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1925.
Countries: United States (60%), United Kingdom (7%), Connecticut (6%)
Linked to: Shaker Heights High School, Actors Studio, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Democratic Party
Qualifying as a rear-seat radioman and gunner in torpedo bombers, in 1944, Aviation Radioman Third Class Newman was sent to Barber's Point, Hawaii.
As a radioman-gunner, he served aboard the USS Bunker Hill during the Battle of Okinawa in the spring of 1945.
He made his Broadway theater debut in the original production of William Inge's Picnic with Kim Stanley in 1953 and appeared in the original Broadway production of The Desperate Hours in 1955.
Janice Rule - Rule was in the original 1953 Broadway cast of William Inge's "Picnic" which Paul Newman in his debut on Broadway
Also in 1958, Newman starred in The Long, Hot Summer with Joanne Woodward, whom he met on the set.
William Goyen - In 1958 he revised the screenplay and wrote song lyrics for the Paul Newman film, "The Left-Handed Gun"
In 1959, he was in the original Broadway production of Sweet Bird of Youth with Geraldine Page and three years later starred with Page in the film version.
Ron Harper (actor) - After several disappointments, he earned a job as Paul Newman's understudy in the Tennessee Williams play "Sweet Bird of Youth" in 1959
Anthony Franciosa - He followed that with roles in several major films, including "The Naked Maja" with Ava Gardner, "A Face in the Crowd" with Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal, "Career" with Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, "The Long Hot Summer" with Paul Newman and Orson Welles, "Period of Adjustment" with Jane Fonda, "The Pleasure Seekers" with Ann-Margret and Carol Lynley, "Fathom" in 1967 with Raquel Welch, "The Drowning Pool" with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and "Rio Conchos" with Richard Boone and Stuart Whi
Mar del Plata Film Festival - During the 1960s several well-known guests appeared, including: Paul Newman, Alberto_Sordi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Vittorio Gassman, Toshir? Mifune, François Truffaut, Karel Reisz, Catherine Deneuve, Juan Antonio Bardem, Anthony Perkins, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Maria Callas, Cantinflas, Andrzej Wajda, Jacques Tati, Lee Strasberg, George Hamilton
Diane Baker - Finally out of her contract with Fox after starring in 1960 in the fourth screen version of Grace Miller White's novel "Tess of the Storm Country", Baker appeared in "The 300 Spartans" and "Stolen Hours", a 1963 remake of "Dark Victory", and, the same year, opposite Paul Newman and Elke Sommer in "The Prize"
William Shatner - Also in 1964 he co-starred with Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Paul Newman and Edward G Robinson in the western "The Outrage"
Joy Harmon - Harmon's best-remembered acting roles are as the thirty-foot-tall Merrie in the 1965 movie "Village of the Giants" , and as the car-washing girl "Lucille" in 1967's "Cool Hand Luke", with Paul Newman
Elmore Leonard - The 1967 film "Hombre" starring Paul Newman was an adaptation of Leonard's novel of the same name
Lake Underwood - He participated in the training of Paul Newman to drive race cars for the 1969 movie, "Winning", which sparked Newman's lifetime enthusiasm for the motorsport
He attended the first Earth Day event in Manhattan on April 22, 1970.
Warner Bros. - Although movie audiences had shrunk, Warner's new management believed in the drawing power of stars, signing co-production deals with several of the biggest names of the day, among them Paul Newman, Robert_Redford, Barbra Streisand, and Clint Eastwood, carrying the studio successfully through the 1970s and 1980s
David Winters (choreographer) - In 1971 Winters directed and produced "Once Upon a Wheel", an ABC television documentary on the history of auto racing starring and hosted by Paul Newman and co-starring Mario Andretti, Kirk Douglas, Hugh Downs, Dean Martin, Cesar Romero, Dick Smothers and many others
Newman's first professional event as a racer was in 1972, in Thompson, Connecticut, and he was a frequent competitor in Sports Car Club of America events for the rest of the decade, eventually winning four national championships.
Tony Maylam - Always interested in sport, he began his cinematic career in 1972 with the film "Cup Glory", a feature length theatrical film with Richard Attenborough on the 100 years of the FA Cup. A number of films for television followed, which he wrote and directed, including "Graham", on Graham Hill with Paul Newman and "A Fast Drive in the Country" with James Coburn
Killing Me Softly with His Song - In 1975, an instrumental version of "Killing Me Softly" served as the main musical theme of the film "The Drowning Pool", starring Paul Newman
Patrick Depailler - He was behind the wheel of the Paul Newman entered Spyder-Chevy in the October 1978 California Grand Prix
John Harkins (actor) - During the 1980s, Harkins continued with roles in television and films appearing in "Absence of Malice", starring Paul Newman, the 1983 horror film "Amityville 3-D", and the 1984 television movie "Concealed Enemies"
Scott Newman (actor) - In 1980, Paul Newman established the Scott Newman Center, dedicated to helping health care professionals and teachers educate children about the dangers of alcohol and drug use
Melinda Dillon - Four years later she was once again nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance as a suicidal teacher in 1981's "Absence of Malice", opposite Paul Newman
Nissan 300ZX - The car scored a Trans Am win in 1986 at Lime Rock by Paul Newman for Bob Sharp Racing
Nissan Z-car - The car scored its only Trans Am win in 1986 at Lime Rock by Paul Newman for Bob Sharp Racing
Hole in the Wall Gang Camp - Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was founded by actor Paul Newman and writer A.E. Hotchner in 1988
Leslie Groves - In the 1989 film "Fat Man and Little Boy", Groves was portrayed by Paul Newman
Louis Slotin - The accident has been detailed in at least three films, including the 1989 film "Fat Man and Little Boy", a dramatization of the Manhattan Project starring Paul Newman
Give Something Back Business Products - Beginning in 1991, the founders of Give Something Back envisioned a business plan for the firm based on an existing model, that of Newman's Own food products, a business model pioneered by actor and activist Paul Newman
Inside the Actors Studio - The program began as a televised craft seminar for students of the Actors Studio Drama School, originally a joint venture of the Actors Studio and New School University in 1994, with Paul Newman, a former Actors Studio president as its first guest, and soon became Bravo's flagship program
Founded in 1999 by Newman and a few leading CEOs, CECP has grown to include more than 175 members and, through annual executive convenings, extensive benchmarking research, and best practice publications, leads the business community in developing sustainable and strategic community partnerships through philanthropy.
In 2004, Newman requested that Princeton University disassociate the event from his name, due to the fact that he did not endorse the behaviors, citing his creation of the Scott Newman Centre in 1980, which is "dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse through education".
Carnation (brand) - Since 2008, Carnation Farms became Camp Korey, part of the Hole in the Wall Camps founded by Paul Newman
Newman was posthumously inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame at the national convention in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 21, 2009
In 2011 Paul Newman's estate gifted land to Westport to be managed by the Aspetuck Land Trust