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Paul Newman

Knowledge Identifier: +Paul_Newman


Paul Newman

American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarianadd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1925.

Countries: United States (60%), United Kingdom (7%), Connecticut (6%)

Main connections: Joanne Woodward, Connecticut, Dean Martin

Linked to: Shaker Heights High School, Actors Studio, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Democratic Party




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Paul Newman was born in 1925 add something


At the age of seven, he made his acting debut, playing the court jester in a school production of Robin Hood. add something


Graduating from Shaker Heights, Ohio High School in 1943, he briefly attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio , Ohio, where he was initiated into the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. add something


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. add something


As a radioman-gunner, he served aboard the USS Bunker Hill during the Battle of Okinawa in the spring of 1945. add something


After the war, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Speech at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio in 1949. add something


Tom Bosley - Bosley performed at the Woodstock, Illinois Opera House in Woodstock, Illinois, in 1949 and 1950 alongside Paul Newman


Newman arrived in New York City in 1951 with his first wife Jackie Witte, taking up residence in the St. George section of Staten Island. add something


Barbara Rush - She made her screen debut in the 1951 movie " The Goldbergs" and went on to star opposite the likes of James Mason, Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Richard_Burton, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Kirk Douglas


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. add something


Newman met actress Joanne Woodward in 1953. add something


Janice Rule - Rule was in the original 1953 Broadway cast of William Inge's "Picnic" which Paul Newman in his debut on Broadway


Joanne Woodward - Woodward met Newman in 1953.


In February 1954, Newman appeared in a screen test with James Dean, directed by Gjon Mili, for East of Eden. add something


Eva Marie Saint - She won another Emmy nomination for the 1955 television musical version of the Thornton Wilder classic play "Our Town" with co-stars Paul Newman and Frank Sinatra


In 1956, Newman garnered much attention and acclaim with Somebody Up There Likes Me as boxer Rocky Graziano. add something


Mark Harris (author) - In 1956, "Bang the Drum Slowly" was adapted for an installment of the dramatic television anthology series "The United States Steel Hour"; the production starred Paul Newman as Wiggen and Albert Salmi as doomed catcher Bruce Pearson


Also in 1958, Newman starred in The Long, Hot Summer with Joanne Woodward, whom he met on the set. add something


By 1958, he was one of the hottest new stars in Hollywood. add something


He married Woodward early in 1958. add something


William Goyen - In 1958 he revised the screenplay and wrote song lyrics for the Paul Newman film, "The Left-Handed Gun"


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958 film) - One of the top-ten box office hits of 1958, the film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives


The Left Handed Gun - "'The Left Handed Gun"' is a 1958 American western film and the film directorial debut of Arthur Penn, starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid and John Dehner as Pat Garrett


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. add something


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


Diana Hyland - In 1959 she originated the role of Heavenly Finley in Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" on Broadway, with Geraldine Page and Paul Newman


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, Fran├žois 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"


Piper Laurie - She was again lured to Hollywood by the offer to co-star with Paul Newman in "The Hustler", which was released in 1961


A New Kind of Love - "'A New Kind of Love"' is a 1963 American romantic comedy film directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward


William Shatner - Also in 1964 he co-starred with Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Paul Newman and Edward G Robinson in the western "The Outrage"


Laurence Harvey - The 1964 remake of W. Somerset Maugham's "Of Human Bondage" was a failure, as was "The Outrage" , director Martin Ritt's remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic "Rashomon", despite the presence of Paul Newman


Cary Grant - Gilligan wrote that, in 1965, Hitchcock asked Grant to star in Torn Curtain, only to learn that Grant had decided to retire after making one more film, Walk, Don't Run; Paul Newman was cast instead, opposite Julie Andrews.


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


Pamela Tiffin - She co-starred with Burt Lancaster in the western "The Hallelujah Trail" and with Paul Newman in the private-detective film "Harper" in 1966


Diane Cilento - She starred with Charlton Heston in the 1965 film "The Agony and the Ecstasy", and with Paul Newman in the 1967 western film "Hombre"


Julie Andrews - Also in 1966, she starred opposite Paul Newman in "Torn Curtain", which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock


Ross Macdonald - This novel would become the basis for the 1966 Paul Newman film "Harper"


Elmore Leonard - The 1967 film "Hombre" starring Paul Newman was an adaptation of Leonard's novel of the same name


Carthy in 1968For his support of Eugene McCarthy in 1968 and his opposition to the War in Vietnam, Newman was placed nineteenth on Richard Nixon's enemies list, which Newman claimed was his greatest accomplishment. add something


In 1968, Newman was named "Man of the Year" by Harvard University's performance group, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. add something


Frank Corsaro - As an actor, Corsaro appeared in the 1968 film, "Rachel, Rachel" , opposite Joanne Woodward, directed by her husband, Paul Newman


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. add something


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


Because of his love and passion for racing, Newman agreed in 1971 to star in and to host his first television special, Once Upon a Wheel, on the history of auto racing. add something


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. add something


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


The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean - "'The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean"' is a 1972 American western film written by John Milius, directed by John Huston, and starring Paul Newman


William Templeton (screenwriter) - On 23 October 1973, Templeton died of cirrhosis at the age of 60 at the Glasgow home of his elderly aunt, having just directed a trilogy of documentary programmes for NBC titled "The Distant Drummer" narrated by Paul Newman, Robert_Mitchum and Rod Steiger


Mike Lookinland - Shortly after the final season of "The Brady Bunch" wrapped filming, he appeared alongside Jennifer Jones and Paul Newman in the 1974 disaster film blockbuster "The Towering Inferno" and on the 1970s TV show "The Secrets of Isis"


The Towering Inferno - "'The Towering Inferno"' is a 1974 American action drama disaster film produced by Irwin Allen featuring an all-star cast led by Steve McQueen and Paul Newman


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


Once Upon a Time in America - In 1980, Leone spoke of casting Tom Berenger as Noodles with Paul Newman playing the older Noodles


When Time Ran Out - "'When Time Ran Out"' is a disaster film released in 1980, starring Paul Newman, Jacqueline_Bisset, William Holden, James Franciscus, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Burgess Meredith, Valentina Cortese, Veronica Hamel, Pat Morita, Edward Albert, and Barbara Carrera


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


Absence of Malice - "'Absence of Malice"' is a 1981 American drama film starring Paul Newman, Sally_Field, and Bob Balaban, directed by Sydney Pollack


Hotchner, Newman founded Newman's Own, a line of food products, in 1982. add something


Newman initially owned his own racing team, which competed in the Can-Am series, but later co-founded Newman/Haas Racing with Carl Haas, a Champ Car team, in 1983. add something


DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1984. add something


In addition to the awards Newman won for specific roles, he received an honorary Academy Award in 1986 for his "many and memorable and compelling screen performances" and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his charity work in 1994. add something


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


He told a television interviewer that winning an Oscar at the age of 62 deprived him of his fantasy of formally being presented with it in extreme old age. add something


Martin Scorsese - Along with the 1987 Michael Jackson music video 'Bad', in 1986 Scorsese made The Color of Money, a sequel to the much admired Robert Rossen film The Hustler with Paul Newman.


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


Joanne Woodward - In 1988, Newman and Woodward established the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, named for the outlaws in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The eleven camps permit seriously ill youngsters to enjoy the great outdoors, at no cost to them or their families.


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


Evan S. Connell - The pair of novels was adapted as a 1990 Merchant-Ivory motion picture, "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge", starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward


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


Charles Wood (businessman) - In 1993, Wood co-founded, with actor Paul Newman, the Double "H" Ranch, a Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for critically ill children


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


At the age of 70 years and 8 days, he became the oldest driver to be part of a winning team in a major sanctioned race, winning in his class at the 1995 24 Hours of Daytona. add something


Newman's college fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau, adopted Hole in the Wall as their "national philanthropy" in 1995. add something


The 1996 racing season was chronicled in the IMAX film Super Speedway, which Newman narrated. add something


Richard Russo - Russo co-wrote the 1998 film "Twilight" with director Robert Benton, who adapted and directed Russo's "Nobody's Fool" into a 1994 film of the same title, starring Paul Newman


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. add something


In June 1999, Newman donated $250,000 to Catholic Relief Services to aid refugees in Kosovo. add something


Marek Kanievska - A return to features in 2000 saw Kanievska directing Paul Newman and Linda Fiorentino in "Where the Money Is", from a script written by E. Max Frye


Linda Fiorentino - Fiorentino co-starred with Paul Newman in the 2000 heist film "Where the Money Is"; later she played a woman threatened by a sniper in the 2002 film "Liberty Stands Still" opposite Wesley Snipes


In 2003, Newman acted in a remake of Our Town, this time in the role of the stage manager. add something


In 2003, he appeared in a Broadway revival of Wilder's Our Town, receiving his first Tony Award nomination for his performance. add something


Haas School of Business - Campbell established The Center for Responsible Business at Haas in 2003 with gifts from former Apple Inc. and Netscape executive Mike Homer, actor Paul Newman, and former Chairman of Bank of America Rudolph Peterson


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". add something


In 2005 at age 80, Newman was profiled alongside Robert Redford as part of the Sundance Channel's TV series Iconoclasts. add something


Consistent with his work for liberal causes, Newman publicly supported Ned Lamont's candidacy in the 2006 Connecticut Democratic Primary against Senator Joe Lieberman, and was even rumored as a candidate himself, until Lamont emerged as a credible alternative. add something


In 2006, in keeping with his strong interest in car racing, he provided the voice of Doc Hudson, a retired anthropomorphic race car in Disney/Pixar's Cars - this was his final performance for a major feature film. add something


Newman announced that he would entirely retire from acting on May 25, 2007. add something


Similarly, he served as narrator for the 2007 film Dale, about the life of the legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, which turned out to be Newman's final film performance in any form. add something


He contributed $20,857,000 for the year of 2008 to the Newman's Own Foundation, which distributes funds to a variety of charities. add something


Newman provided the narration for the film documentary The Meerkats, which was released in 2008. add something


Newman was named the Most Generous Celebrity of 2008 by Givingback. add something


Newman was scheduled to make his professional stage directing debut with the Westport, Connecticut Country Playhouse's 2008 production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, but he stepped down on May 23, 2008, citing health issues. add something


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Paul Newman died in 2008 add something


They remained married for fifty years until his death in 2008. add something


Newman was scheduled to make his professional stage directing debut with the Westport Country Playhouse's 2008 production of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men", but he stepped down on May 23, 2008, citing health issues add something


In June 2008, it was widely reported that Newman had been diagnosed with lung cancer and was receiving treatment at Sloan-Kettering hospital in New York City add something


Newman died on September 26, 2008, aged 83, surrounded by his family and close friends add something


Carnation (brand) - Since 2008, Carnation Farms became Camp Korey, part of the Hole in the Wall Camps founded by Paul Newman


Joanne Woodward - The couple remained married until Newman's death from cancer on September 26, 2008.


Newman was posthumously inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame at the national convention in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 21, 2009 add something


In 2011 Paul Newman's estate gifted land to Westport to be managed by the Aspetuck Land Trust add something


Newman lobbied the Connecticut governor for funds for the 2011 Aspetuck Land Trust in Easton add something


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