Julie Newmar
American actress
Julie Newmar
Julie Newmar is an American actress, dancer and singer. Her most famous role is Catwoman in the Batman television series.
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Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar reprise their 'Batman' roles in 'Return of the Caped Crusaders'
LATimes - 5 months
Mark your calendars: “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” is getting a limited one-day theatrical release. Which means if you want a chance to catch Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar as they reprise their classic Batman characters (at least their voices) on the big screen, this may be your...
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Comics On TV: 'Batman '66'
MTV News - over 3 years
by Ryan Rigley "I am vengeance. I am the night. I am... Ben Affleck." That's right, folks. Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder have officially announced who our next Dark Knight will be and it's neither Josh Brolin nor Ryan Gosling. Apparently, Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck has officially signed a multi-film deal with Warner Bros., meaning he'll play the Caped Crusader in the next few Batman films— including Snyder's "Superman vs. Batman" and the highly-anticipated "Justice League." So far, reactions to Affleck's new role have been pretty mixed with several online petitions being made to recast the Dark Knight. Lest we forget, there have already been a few different interpretations of Batman throughout the years, including Adam West's Batusi-doing do-gooder. Speaking of which, here's a look back on the super campy, yet super awesome "Batman" TV series from the 60's. Series Statistics Network: ABC Broadcast Date: 1966 - 1968 Seasons: 3 Episodes: 120 In the wake of successful j ...
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Justin Barbin: Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo 2013 (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The legendary San Diego Comic-Con happened last weekend, but don't get too jealous, Chicago. We have our own annual comic convention, Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), which comes through town again from April 25-27, 2014 at McCormick Place. You have just over 9 months to get your body in-shape to slip into that spandex costume. Thousands of Chicagoans and comic-enthusiasts from across the country converged on Chicago for the 3rd annual 3-day event which covered the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga, and video games. Bringing the best of popular culture to downtown Chicago, C2E2's show floor was packed with hundreds of exhibitors, panels and autograph sessions which gave fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators along with screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either the big or small screen. The highlight of the weekend was easily when filmmaker, ...
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C2E2 2013 recap: Comics, costumes and cosmic bliss
Chicago Times - almost 4 years
The Boy Wonder folded his hands before him on the table and waited for the next question. It was one of those archetypal comic book convention moments, the kind you can picture even if you've never come within 100 miles of a comic book convention. Burt Ward, now in his late 60s and beach-ball round, sat beside Julie Newmar, now in her late 70s and flightily casting her hands about as if impersonating Kristen Wiig's impersonations of an aging diva. TV's Robin and Catwoman from the camp 1960s “Batman” sat side by side, fielding questions (Batman — Adam West, now in his 80s — canceled abruptly, citing a back injury).     
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Whoopi Goldberg Debuts Film About Iconic Lesbian Comedian At Tribeca Film Festival
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Whoopi Goldberg recently made her directorial debut at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Her groundbreaking documentary, "I Got Somethin' To Tell You," is about the life of African-American and openly lesbian stand-up comic Moms Mabley, born Loretta Mary Aiken. The North Carolina-born comedian graced stages such as New York City's Apollo Theatre and Carnegie Hall with her quirky acts touching on racism and romance between the 1920s and 1960s. Mabley came out in her late twenties and often made her sexuality a part of her routines. She appeared in the 1933 film "The Emperor Jones" alongside Paul Robeson, which was inducted into the Library Of Congress' National Film Registry Library in 1999. Her wardrobe in the film was markedly androgynous, an unusual sight on a woman in the 1930s. She was also referenced in the 1995 queer favorite "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar," starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo. As AfterEllen.com not ...
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Stan Lee, Elvira, Norman Reedus, Julie Newmar booked: LA’s Comikaze, Sept 15, 16
Monsters and Critics - over 4 years
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President Obama's 'Dark Knight Rises' Review: It's All About Anne Hathaway
MTV News - over 4 years
If you, like me, thought Anne Hathaway was the best part of "The Dark Knight Rises," you're not the only one. In fact, you're in very good company indeed: none other than the President of the United States counts himself among the big Selina Kyle fans. Earlier this week at a Connecticut fundraiser hosted by Harvey Weinstein, President Obama gave his brief, to-the-point review of "Rises," singling out Hathaway's performance as the movie's highlight. "She's spectacular," he said, according to Deadline. "I got a chance to see Batman, and she was the best thing in it. That's just my personal opinion." Obama's personal opinion is one that many filmgoers share. Not only did Hathaway's Selina rank number one on our list of the greatest "Dark Knight Rises" characters (and number two overall of the "Dark Knight" trilogy's rogues), but reviewers have been especially kind towards the actress' work in the Christopher Nolan directed picture. "As Selina Kyle – the film never refers to he ...
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Marilyn Monroe pictures: A trove of Vogue photos uncovered
LATimes - over 4 years
Bert Stern photographed Marilyn Monroe for Vogue in 1962, in what's known as 'The Last Sitting.' He recently got a message that brought him back to that work. NEW YORK — A tiny apartment in a run-down industrial neighborhood in Brooklyn is not where you'd expect to be looking at original color negatives of Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Audrey Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve, Julie Newmar and Sophia Loren — especially using a bare light bulb and sheet of typing paper as a light box.
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California Women's Conference Unveils Stellar Line up of Speakers
Yahoo News - over 4 years
EventComplete, LLC today announced a partial list of celebrated speakers including: Gloria Allred, Amanda de Cadenet, Marcia Cross, Mark Victor Hansen, Mary McDonough, Michael Learned, Judy Norton, Kami Cotler, Julie Newmar, Tippi Hedren, Dr. John Gray, Donzaleigh Abernathy, Rose Marie, Shannon Tweed, and more.Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 The California Women’s Conference, which is an internationally acclaimed forum for the world’s most influential voices, hearts and minds, will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center on September 23-24, 2012. U.S. ...
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Blatant Insubordination: Pixies, Moo Moos and Catwoman
Primary Ignition - almost 5 years
By Rob Siebert Editor, Fanboy Wonder I’m going to jump around in this one, do some quick hits. But before I do… 1. Hairy Fairy Does everybody know what a “pixie haircut” is? I didn’t until yesterday. I heard the term on the radio, and then I happened to stumble across a story on Once Upon a Time‘s Ginnifer Goodwin, who apparently has one. This label makes no sense to me, possibly because I’m not well versed in either fairies or women’s hair. But it sparked the following text message conversation with my girlfriend… “Do you know what a pixie haircut is?” “Um, yes.” “I’d never heard that term until today. Can pixies not have long hair? Is that in the dress code?” “It would get in the way of the wings.” “Are the wings sticky or something? How would long hair hinder fairy flight?” “When was the last time you tried to fly?” “Literally or figuratively?” “Both.” “Baby, I fly every time we have intellectually stimulating conversation like this.” 2. Okay, Rapidfire Time… — So ...
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Years before Howard Keel starred on TV's Dallas, his musicals were more than OK! - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Ava Gardner and Agnes Moorehead; Kiss Me Kate (1953), again co-starring Kathryn Grayson and featuring Keenan Wynn, Ann Miller and Bob Fosse; Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954), with Jane Powell, Julie Newmar, Russ Tamblyn and Jeff Richards;
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Holy History! Adam West and Burt Ward Celebrate 45 Years of "Batman" - NBC Connecticut (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
“It was brilliantly produced,” sighs Julie Newmar, whose sinuously sexy turn at the villainous Catwoman defined the character for generations to follow. “They had something marvelous to work with. They gathered the right people: brilliant writers,
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The Conscious Catwoman Explains Life On Earth - LA Canyon News
Google News - over 5 years
BEVERLY HILLS—There seems to be a lot of buzz in the media about the upcoming reincarnation of the latest Catwoman, starring Anne Hathaway in “Dark Knight Rises,” which has made this the “purrrrfect” time for the original Catwoman, Ms. Julie Newmar,
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Tattle: Anne Hathaway's had it with love - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 5 years
ALTHOUGH Anne Hathaway isn't the first actress you'd think of to inherit the Catwoman mantle from Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry, writes Daily News film critic Gary Thompson, she recently got a vote of
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To Julie Newmar, Thanks for Everything & Happy Birthday! - Passport Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The name Julie Newmar rings in my ears because of the well-received movie To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything. Julie Newmar. The movie paid well-deserved homage to the beauty icon best known for her role at Catwoman in the 1960s show Batman along side
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Julie Newmar comments on Anne Hathaway, Hathaway comments on Catwoman in 'The ... - Batman-News
Google News - over 5 years
PopcornBiz interviewed the original Catwoman, Julie Newmar, recently. Newmar is best known for playing Catwoman in the 1960′s Batman television show. In the interview she shares her thoughts on Anne Hathaway's casting. Here are an excerpt from the
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ComicsHistory Character Profile: The Many Faces of Catwoman - Comic Book Movie
Google News - over 5 years
Julie Newmar played the first television version of Catwoman for the Batman television show of the 1960s. Julie Newmar portayed Catwoman in twelve episodes in the classic Catwoman costume which she designed herself. The costume is on display at the ... - -
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Julie Newmar
  • 2003
    Age 69
    In 2003, Newmar appeared as herself in the TV movie Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt alongside former Batman co-stars Adam West, Burt Ward, Frank Gorshin, and Lee Meriwether.
    More Details Hide Details Julia Rose played Newmar in flashbacks to the production of the TV series. Due to longstanding rights issues over footage from the Batman TV series, however, only footage of Meriwether taken from the feature film was allowed to be used in the TV movie. In the 1970s, Newmar received two US patents for pantyhose and one for a brassiere. The pantyhose were described as having "cheeky derriere relief" and promoted under the name "Nudemar". The brassiere was described as "nearly invisible" and in the style of Marilyn Monroe. Newmar began investing in Los Angeles real estate in the 1980s. A women's magazine stated, "Newmar is partly responsible for improving the Los Angeles neighborhoods on La Brea Avenue and Fairfax Avenue near the Grove."
  • 1992
    Age 58
    She was seen in the music video for George Michael's "Too Funky" in 1992, and appeared as herself in a 1996 episode of Melrose Place.
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  • 1983
    Age 49
    In 1983, she reprised the hit-woman role in Hart to Hart, Wagner's later TV series, in the episode "A Change of Hart".
    More Details Hide Details Both performances with Wagner included full-body grappling ending with Wagner lying on top of Newmar. In the 1970s, she had guest roles in Columbo and The Bionic Woman. Newmar appeared in several low-budget films during the next two decades. She guest-starred on TV, appearing on The Love Boat, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, CHiPs, and Fantasy Island.
  • 1977
    Age 43
    Newmar married J. Holt Smith, a lawyer, on August 5, 1977, and moved with him to Fort Worth, Texas, where she lived until her divorce from Smith in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details She has one child, John Jewl Smith (born February 1981), who has a hearing impairment and Down syndrome. She suffers from Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease, an inherited neurological condition that affects 1 in 2,500 Americans. A legal battle with her neighbor, actor Jim Belushi, ended amicably with an invitation to co-star on his sitcom According to Jim in an episode ("The Grumpy Guy") that poked fun at the feud. An avid gardener, Newmar initiated at least a temporary ban on leaf blowers with the Los Angeles City Council. Julie Newmar later appeared on The Home and Family Show where she met Gotham actress Camren Bicondova who portrays a younger Selina Kyle.
  • 1969
    Age 35
    In 1969, she played a hit-woman in the It Takes a Thief episode "The Funeral is on Mundy" with Robert Wagner.
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  • 1967
    Age 33
    In 1967, she guest-starred as April Conquest in an episode of The Monkees ("Monkees Get Out More Dirt"), and was the pregnant Capellan princess, Eleen, in the Star Trek episode "Friday's Child".
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  • 1962
    Age 28
    In 1962, Newmar appeared twice as motorcycle-riding, free-spirited heiress Vicki Russell on Route 66, filmed in Tucson, Arizona ("How Much a Pound is Albatross") and in Tennessee ("Give the Old Cat a Tender Mouse").
    More Details Hide Details She guest-starred on The Twilight Zone as the devil in "Of Late I Think of Cliffordville", F Troop as an Indian princess, Bewitched ("The Eight-Year Itch Witch" in 1971) as a cat named Ophelia given human form by Endora (essentially playing her Catwoman character from Batman), The Beverly Hillbillies, and Get Smart as a double agent assigned to Maxwell Smart's apartment posing as a maid.
  • 1958
    Age 24
    She won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Katrin Sveg in the 1958 Broadway production of The Marriage-Go-Round, and reprised the role in the 1961 film version.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1960s, she starred for two seasons as Catwoman in the television series Batman (1966–67).
  • 1956
    Age 22
    Her three-minute Broadway appearance as the leggy Stupefyin' Jones in the musical Li'l Abner in 1956 led to a reprise in the film version released in 1959.
    More Details Hide Details She was also the female lead in a low-budget comedy, The Rookie (also 1959). Newmar had first appeared on Broadway in 1955 in Silk Stockings which starred Hildegarde Neff and Don Ameche. She also appeared in the film, The Marriage-Go-Round (1961), which starred James Mason and Susan Hayward. Newmar developed the role of the Swedish vixen and won a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress. She later appeared on stage with Joel Grey in the national tour of Stop the World - I Want to Get Off and as Lola in Damn Yankees! and Irma in Irma La Douce. She appeared in a pictorial in the May 1968 issue of Playboy magazine, which featured Playmate Elizabeth Jordan. The film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) pays homage to the actress; Newmar herself makes a cameo appearance near the film's end.
    Her other stage credits include the Ziegfeld Follies in 1956, and playing Lola in Damn Yankees! (1961) and Irma in Irma la Douce (1965) in regional productions.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in the music video for George Michael's 1992 single "Too Funky", and had a cameo as herself in the 1995 film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. She was born in Los Angeles as Julia Chalene Newmeyer, the eldest of three children born to Don and Helen (Jesmer) Newmeyer. Her German-American father was head of the Physical Education Department at Los Angeles City College and had played American football professionally in the 1920s with the Los Angeles Buccaneers of the first American Football League. Her Swedish-French mother was a fashion designer who used Chalene as her professional name and later became a real-estate investor. Newmar began her career as a dancer, training with Denishawn and later appearing in the Ziegfeld Follies; Eddie Cantor said she had "the most beautiful legs in the Follies". Newmar has two younger brothers, Peter Bruce Newmeyer (born 1935) and John A. Newmeyer (born 1940), a writer, epidemiologist, and winemaker.
  • 1933
    Born on August 16, 1933.
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