Joanne Woodward
Actress, producer
Joanne Woodward
Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward is an American actress and producer of television and theatre. She is perhaps best known for her Academy Award winning role in The Three Faces of Eve (1957). Woodward was married to Paul Newman from 1958 until his death in 2008.
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Can A Little Love And Appreciate Save You From Getting To The Point Of Divorce?
Huffington Post - 5 months
So many times, couples sit before me in session, and they repeat one of the main reasons that marriages fall apart, and they head towards divorce. As simple as this may sound, they have stopped expressing their love and appreciation towards each other. This goes a long way, and a lack of it creates distance, resentment, and destroys intimacy. Once those things are lost, they feel there is no way to repair and get back to what once way, but maybe that is not true. Practice making a point of telling your partner daily one thing that you appreciate and love about them. Often they will be surprised, and at a minimum, they are going to soften in their feelings and attitude towards you. I have gathered a list of quotes on love and appreciation to hopefully give you a head start on this process. 1. "To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return."-- Madonna 2. "You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but bec ...
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9 Types Of Couples Who Are Fated To Divorce
Huffington Post - 12 months
Like Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward or Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, some couples are so well-matched, they almost seem fated to be together. Others are so incompatible, you have to scratch your head wondering how they even got together in the first place.  Below, psychologists and other relationship experts share nine types of couples who simply don't have what it takes to go the distance. 1. The power-imbalanced couple. No one wants to be the less emotionally invested partner. It's a true power imbalance, said Kristin Davin, a New York City-based psychologist, and it really doesn't bode well for your relationship in the long-term.  "If you find that you're always the one doing the [emotional] heavy lifting, it changes your relationship dynamic," Davin told HuffPost. "People become resentful. They experience inequality in the relationship and the heavy lifter feels like the relationship is more work than it should be." Relationships take effort, care, and intention but ...
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Joanne Woodward Fast Facts
CNN - almost 2 years
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The Law of Attraction at Play and in Love
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Makes you wonder, doesn't it? With the endless talk about the law of attraction, even some stoics are becoming hopeless romantics. The power of this most-talked-about "law" comes from our very human curiosity about how it unfolds in a familiar situation. The more we learn about this law and its effect on friendships, business and -- yes -- love, the more magical it seems. I've thought quite a bit about it, without yet conversing with the universe about romantic love. To that end, I guide my clients to the expert jurisdiction of my friend Lisa Velasquez, M.A., a/k/a "The Lovestyle Coach," of Lisa Talks Love, whom I believe subscribes to a more practical approach to attracting the right partner. With the flurry of 30-somethings' weddings, let's spend a few minutes talking about romantic love -- the kind that matches rings to rings, and lyrics to music. It paints picket fences white, squeezes tears from distant memories, and reduces men and women to mush. It sets hearts aflutter at ...
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Tim Teeman on the Private Life of Gore Vidal
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I would have happily sat for hours with Gore Vidal, listening to him talk about everything, from the state of American politics to his various sexual encounters. Much has been written about Gore Vidal, the man with a mind greater than Voltaire and Noel Coward combined, the author, the essayist, the curmudgeonly old gentleman who could easily rip you a new one if you dared criticise him. But as for his private life, well he gave interviewers glimpses into that, but never revealed too much. The private life of Gore Vidal is what fascinated journalist and author Tim Teeman. In his illuminating new book In Bed with Gore Vidal: Hustlers, Hollywood and the Private World of an American Master, Tim reveals the sexual rollercoaster that was Vidal's life, and how this rollercoaster shaped his views on sex and sexuality in general. I caught up with Tim to find out more about Gore Vidal's life, away from the spotlight. Gore Vidal as a young man Firstly, just what's so fascinating abo ...
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Huffington Post - over 3 years
The world's busiest man has found his next project. James Franco is reportedly moving forward with his adaptation of William Faulkner's 1929 novel "The Sound and the Fury," according to the Los Angeles Times. Franco will try has hand at directing and starring in a film version of Faulkner's critically acclaimed fourth novel. LAT reports Franco wrote a script for the film with his friend Matt Rager, a fellow Yale student. Faulkner's original story focuses on a wealthy family in the South in the early 20th century that falls into some bad luck. Franco is reportedly courting "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm to play the family's patriarch. The cast may also include Franco's brother Dave Franco and Franco's "This is the End" co-star Danny McBride, according to LAT. Franco's take won't be the first film adaptation of "The Sound and the Fury." The classic story made it to the big screen in 1959 with a film starring Joanne Woodward, Margaret Leighton, Yul Brynner, and Stuart Whitman. ...
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Joanne Woodward Fast Facts
CNN - over 3 years
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Cannes festival tribute for Woodward and Newman
The Brownsville Herald - almost 4 years
PARIS (AP) -- The 66th Cannes Film Festival will pay tribute to Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, who starred in many films together, including "The Long, Hot Summer," which won Newman a best actor award at the festival 55 years ago....
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Nina Camp: My Really Personal Ad
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Hi! I've never written before about who I am and what I want in a relationship, but here goes. I'll be as specific as possible because I know that's the only way to get what you want in a mate -- and in life! Generally, I like to have fun. Surprise me! If you can make me laugh, we're off to a good start. Especially if we start S-L-O-W-L-Y. Like Joanne Woodward said, friendship is key. She and Paul Newman "really liked" each other, ie., if you're in a mad rush to find your soul mate, STOP READING NOW. About me: Creative type. I'm always looking for ways to express myself. What I believe in: A whole, healing spirit that connects us all but also includes unconscionable evil and impenetrable mystery. What I'm up for: Friendship, dating, long-term relationship, short-to-long-term-relationship. Re: Sex: Vanilla, but mildly fetish-y OK as long no one gets peed on or humiliated or videoed and it results in nothing worse than superficial bruises (burst blood vessels?) ...
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Michael Sigman: NRA List: With Enemies Like These, Who Needs Guns?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The NRA enemies list posted here has become a hot media topic as the organization and its executive director Wayne LaPierre leap from self-parody into the realm of the truly demented. The right-wing Murdoch-owned New York Post called LaPierre a "loon" on its front page after one of his rants; the centrist Daily News went with "The Craziest Man On Earth"; and last week LaPierre argued against background checks for gun owners on the nonsensical grounds that criminals wouldn't submit to them. The NRA list, of course, harkens back to Richard Nixon's notorious enemies list, which targeted journalists, entertainers, academics and other citizens who opposed an administration that would soon be devoured by scandal. Indeed, many on the list considered it a badge of honor. Journalist Daniel Schorr said his inclusion, which he discovered only when he was reading the list aloud on CBS-TV News, was his proudest achievement. At first glance, the NRA lineup may seem strangely goofy, bu ...
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23 Reasons Marriages End In Divorce
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Why do some marriages last a lifetime, while some end in divorce? For every pair of marriage lifers (think Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward), there's a couple like Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, barely making it through two months. Why, though? Are there some behaviors that are just universally destructive to a marriage? On Wednesday, we asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter to share with us the reasons they think marriages end in divorce. The responses ranged from a lack of sex, to a lack of positive interaction -- one reader even devised a formula: according to him, if there are less than five positive interactions for every one negative interaction, you're in trouble. Click through the slideshow below to read the responses, then head to the comments to tell us why you think marriages end in divorce. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost Divorce on Facebook and Twitter.
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Acclaimed writer Evan S. Connell dies at 88 - about 4 years
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Evan S. Connell gained some attention via his better known books, but the acclaimed author was well-known and regarded fondly by students of literature, critics, and others as an adventurous writer whose body of work reflected a diversity of interests. Connell's Depression-era Kansas City in the twin novels "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge" was even made into a movie starring husband and wife movie actors, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. On Thursday, the author of "Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn" — a book about Custer's last stand — was found dead in his apartment in Santa Fe, where he had lived in recent years. He was 88, his niece said. Connell likely died of old age, said Donna Waller of Hilton Head Island, S.C. His request to family: no funeral. Connell was a National Book award finalist, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a finalist in 2009 for the International Man Booker Award for lifetime achievement. Connel ...
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Nancy Sherr: 4 Things To Do To Make It Through Your Split
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Remember the English punk rock band, The Clash? The Clash is the all-time favorite band of the man I married. John grew up in Brooklyn. I was a young Boston girl and found this street-smart, handsome guy to be attractive and true. For those reasons, and the fact that I believed he'd always protect me and be a good father, I chose him as my mate. I always admired John's extensive knowledge and love for music. I too became a Clash fan. Remember the lyrics to their hit released in 1982, "Should I Stay or Should I Go"? Darling you got to let me know, Should I stay or should I go? If you say that you are mine, I'll be here 'til the end of time, So you got to let me know, Should I stay or should I go? We've all been faced with the dilemma of cutting ties with relationships, jobs, careers, relocating, etc. It's never easy. There are inherent conflicts, second-guessing, unfounded worries over what others may think, and more. When my children were in lower schoo ...
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Barack Obama: 'Dark Knight Rises' Highlight Was Anne Hathaway's Catwoman
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
Count Barack Obama on Team Anne Hathaway. During a fundraising event at Harvey Weinstein's Connecticut home on Monday night, Obama revealed that Hathaway's portrayal of Selina Kyle (a.k.a. Catwoman) in "The Dark Knight Rises" was his favorite part of the film. “She’s spectacular,” Obama said about Hathaway, who was in attendance along with Weinstein and actress Joanne Woodward. “I got a chance to see Batman, and she was the best thing in it. That's just my personal opinion." In "The Dark Knight Rises," Hathaway's Selina Kyle is a representation of Gotham City's 99 percent. "There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne," she says to Batman during swanky Gotham City charity ball. "You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us." Hathaway's work in the film has received a good amount of praise, with some allowing that she might be the best chance Christopher ...
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Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing — tall, handsome and composed — and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier. But Vidal made his living — a very good living — from challenging power, not holding it. He was wealthy and famous and committed to exposing a system often led by men he knew firsthand. During the days of Franklin Roosevelt, one of the few leaders whom Vidal admired, he might have been called a "traitor to his class." The real traitors, Vidal would respond, were the upholders of his class. The author, playwright, politician and commentator whose vast and sharpened range of published works and public remarks were stamped by his immodest wit and unconventional wisdom, died Tuesday at age 86 in Los Angeles. Vidal died at his home in the Hollywood Hills at about 6:45 p.m. of complications from pneumonia, his nephew Burr Steers said. Vidal had been living alone in the ho ...
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Borderline Personality Disorder: Is Your Therapist Dogged by a Dark Side?
Psych Central - over 4 years
At my last therapy session my therapist turned into a savage rottweiler; baring her sharp teeth at me, picking me up by the scruff of my neck and shaking the living daylights out of me. The doggone woman deliberately picked a fight about nothing, provoked me into a snarling row, called me a liar and then threatened to sue me for slander. Interpretation of unfolding events is always a personal perception. I have been seeing her again for some workplace issues that need resolving. I was having problems accepting constructive criticism from the top dog in my organization. I found I was getting deeply triggered when told I was not achieving what I was supposed to achieve in the way she wanted it achieved and I was getting my feathers ruffled in a big way, getting upset, huffy and resolving the issue by fleeing or freezing. So when within five minutes of arriving, my barking mad therapist activated every button on my panel and almost blew us both up, I almost called her a bitch, walk ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joanne Woodward
  • 2011
    Age 80
    In 2011, she narrated the Scholastic/Weston Woods film All the World.
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  • 2008
    Age 77
    The couple remained married for 50 years, until Newman's death from lung cancer on September 26, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Woodward and Newman had three daughters: Elinor Teresa (1959), known on screen as Nell Potts and generally as Nell Newman, Melissa "Lissy" Stewart (1961), and Claire "Clea" Olivia Newman (1965). They also have two grandsons, by Lissy.
  • 2003
    Age 72
    She was executive producer of the 2003 television production of Our Town, featuring Newman as the stage manager (for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.) She wrote the teleplay and directed a 1982 production of Shirley Jackson's story Come Along with Me, for which husband Newman provided the voice of the character Hughie under the screen name of P. L. Neuman.
    More Details Hide Details In 1995, Woodward directed off-broadway revivals of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy and Waiting for Lefty at the Blue Light Theater Company in New York. Woodward served as the artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse from 2001 to 2005. She recorded a reading of singer John Mellencamp's song "The Real Life" for his box set On the Rural Route 7609.
  • 1994
    Age 63
    In 1994, she and her husband were jointly presented the Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards.
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  • 1974
    Age 43
    She was named Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 1974 for her performance in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.
    More Details Hide Details Woodward won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie, for See How She Runs (1978) as a divorced teacher who trains for a marathon; and in Do You Remember Love? (1985) as a professor who begins to suffer from Alzheimer's disease. She has been nominated an additional five times for her roles on television. A popular (but untrue) bit of Hollywood lore is that Woodward was the first celebrity to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In fact, the original 1,550 stars were created and installed as a unit in 1960; no one star was officially "first." The first star actually completed was director Stanley Kramer's. The origin of this legend is not known with certainty, but according to Johnny Grant, the long-time Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, Woodward was the first celebrity to agree to pose with her star for photographers, and therefore was singled out in the collective public imagination as the first awardee.
  • 1969
    Age 38
    She was nominated for Best Actress in 1969 for Rachel, Rachel; in 1974 for Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams; and in 1991 for Mr. and Mrs. Bridge.
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  • 1958
    Age 27
    Woodward and Newman married on January 29, 1958, in Las Vegas.
    More Details Hide Details On March 28 of the same year, Woodward won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Three Faces of Eve.
    The two were married in 1958, after their work together in the film The Long, Hot Summer.
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  • 1957
    Age 26
    By that time, Woodward had starred in The Three Faces of Eve (1957), for which she won the 1957 Academy Award for Best Actress.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared with husband Paul Newman in ten feature films: Both appeared in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls but had no scenes together. She starred in five films that Newman directed or produced but in which he did not star: Woodward has continued to act, in such films as Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973) opposite Martin Balsam, and Philadelphia (1993) in which she played the mother to Tom Hanks' character, and in television. She appeared in the television films Sybil (1976), opposite Sally Field, and Crisis at Central High (1981). She was the narrator for Martin Scorsese's screen version of The Age of Innocence (1993). Woodward was a co-producer and starred in a 1993 broadcast of the play Blind Spot, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie.
  • 1955
    Age 24
    She had also returned in 1955 for the premiére of her debut movie, Count Three And Pray, at the Paris Theatre on North Main Street.
    More Details Hide Details Woodward majored in drama at Louisiana State University, where she was an initiate of Chi Omega sorority, then headed to New York City to perform on the stage. Woodward's first film was a post-Civil War Western, Count Three and Pray, in 1955. She continued to move between Hollywood and Broadway, eventually understudying in the New York production of Picnic, which featured her future husband Paul Newman.
  • 1947
    Age 16
    She graduated from Greenville High School in Greenville, South Carolina in 1947.
    More Details Hide Details Woodward won many beauty contests as a teenager. She appeared in theatrical productions at Greenville High and in Greenville's Little Theatre, playing Laura Wingfield in their staging of The Glass Menagerie, directed by Robert Hemphill McLane. She returned to Greenville in 1976, to play Amanda Wingfield in another Little Theatre production of The Glass Menagerie.
  • 1930
    Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, daughter of Elinor (née Trimmier) and Wade Woodward, Jr., who at one point was vice president of publisher Charles Scribner's Sons.
    More Details Hide Details Her middle names, "Gignilliat Trimmier", are of Huguenot origin. She was influenced to become an actress by her mother's love of movies. Her mother named her after Joan Crawford, using the Southern pronunciation of the name – "Joanne". Attending the premiere of Gone with the Wind in Atlanta, nine-year-old Woodward rushed out into the parade of stars and sat on the lap of Laurence Olivier, star Vivien Leigh's partner and future husband. She eventually worked with Olivier in 1977, in a television production of Come Back, Little Sheba. During rehearsals, she mentioned this incident to him, and he told her that he remembered her doing it. Woodward lived in Thomasville until she was in the second grade, when her family relocated to Marietta, Georgia, where she attended Marietta High School. She remains a booster of Marietta High and of that city's Strand Theater. They moved once again when she was a junior in high school, after her parents divorced.
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