Categories: Famous Actors of the 20th Century | Directors | Philanthropists | Academy Award Winners of the 20th Century | Screen Actors Guild Award Winners | Emmy Award Winners of the 20th Century | Golden Globe Award Winners | Kennedy Center Honors | Hollywood Walk of Fame | Professional Race Car Drivers | United States Navy, World War II | This Day In History January 26 | This Day In History September 26 | American Notables.
Occupation: Actor, director, philanthopist,race car driver
Married (1) Jackie Witte (1949–1958; divorced) Married (2) Joanne Woodward (1958–2008; his death) Children
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
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
On 15 Sep 2017 at 01:12 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:
Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my son, pgs 68-69, Harper Collins Publishing
On 15 Sep 2017 at 01:09 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:
Paul is 32 degrees from Rosa Parks, 30 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 23 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.