Paul Newman
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Paul Leonard Newman (1925 - 2008)

Paul Leonard Newman
Born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USmap
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Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
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Died in Westport, Connecticut, USAmap
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Biography

Occupation: Actor, director, philanthopist,race car driver

Married (1) Jackie Witte (1949–1958; divorced) Married (2) Joanne Woodward (1958–2008; his death) Children

  1. Allan Scott Newman (1950–1978)
  2. Stephanie Newman (b. 1951)
  3. Susan Kendall Newman (b. 1953)
  4. Elinor Teresa Newman (b. 1959)
  5. Melissa Steward Newman (b. 1961)
  6. Claire Olivia Newman (b. 1965)

Blue-eyed, charming and rascally, Paul Newman was one of the biggest movie stars of the 20th century.

With co-star Robert Redford he was in two of the biggest box office successes in history, 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Newman played Butch and Redford was Sundance) and 1973's The Sting.

Newman was Oscar-nominated as best actor eight times, for films including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958, opposite Elizabeth Taylor), The Hustler (1961, co-starring George C. Scott), and Cool Hand Luke (1967).

He went Oscar-less until 1985, when he was given an honorary Academy Award for his distinguished body of work; the next year he won the best actor Oscar for his role in Martin Scorsese's The Color of Money (1986, co-starring Tom Cruise).

He also directed several films, including Rachel, Rachel (1968), Sometimes A Great Notion (1971, based on the novel by Ken Kesey) and Harry and Son (1984).

With his friend A.E. Hotchner, he founded the "Newman's Own" line of salad dressing in 1982, with the proceeds going to charity. The company expanded into many other foods (including "Fig Newman" cookies), and by the time of Newman's death had donated $200 million dollars to charities worldwide.

Newman died on September 26, 2008, aged 83, surrounded by his family and close friends. He was survived by five of his six children and eight grandchildren.His remains were cremated after a private funeral service near his home in Westport

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... as a human being. Someone who isn't complacent, who doesn't cop out." and "A man with no enemies is a man with no character."

Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my son, pgs 68-69, Harper Collins Publishing

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
A week before Christmas 1980 he mixed his first batch of salad dressing in a tub with a canoe paddle. Then it was poured into wine bottles and adorned with ribbons. He was thinking it would be fun but worried it may not work. Even if not, the profits were going to charity so whatever was made would be a little extra for cancer research. He proved that true success comes from giving through dressings, popcorn, salsa and 265 million dollars. Larger companies are still trying to buy the company but they are always refused, in a very polite manner. A couple quotes from him are: " I'd like to be remembered as a guy who tried-tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself ...
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy

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