Paul Newman

Actor + Director
Born Jan 26, 1925

Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, professional racing driver and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money and eight other nominations, three Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy award, and many honorary awards.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Newman.


1925 Birth Born on January 26, 1925.


1943 18 Years Old Graduating from Shaker Heights High School in 1943, he briefly attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where he was initiated into the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. … Read More
1944 19 Years Old Qualifying in torpedo bombers in 1944, Aviation Radioman Third Class Newman was sent to Barbers Point, Hawaii. … Read More


1945 20 Years Old As a radioman-gunner, he was ordered aboard the with a draft of replacements shortly before the Battle of Okinawa in the spring of 1945. … Read More
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After the war, Newman completed his Bachelor of Arts in drama and economics at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio in 1949. … Read More
1951 26 Years Old 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.
1952 27 Years Old …  His first credited role was in a 1952 episode of Tales of Tomorrow entitled "Ice from Space". … Read More
1953 28 Years Old He made his Broadway theatre 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.
1954 29 Years Old In February 1954, Newman appeared in a screen test with James Dean, directed by Gjon Mili, for East of Eden (1955). … Read More


1956 31 Years Old In 1956, Newman garnered much attention and acclaim for the role of Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me.
1957 32 Years Old Shortly after filming The Long, Hot Summer in 1957, he divorced Witte.
In 1958, he starred in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), opposite Elizabeth Taylor. … Read More


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Newman was a lifelong Democrat. For his support of Eugene McCarthy in 1968 (and effective use of television commercials in California) and his opposition to the Vietnam War, Newman was placed nineteenth on Richard Nixon's enemies list, which Newman claimed was his greatest accomplishment.
1969 44 Years Old Newman was an auto racing enthusiast, despite being colorblind, and first became interested in motorsports ("the first thing that I ever found I had any grace in") while training at the Watkins Glen Racing School for the filming of Winning, a 1969 film.
1971 46 Years Old 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. … Read More
1972 47 Years Old Newman's first professional event as a racer was in 1972 at Thompson International Speedway, quietly entered as "P.L. Newman", by which he continued to be known in the racing community. … Read More


1976 51 Years Old During the 1976 auto racing season, Newman became interested in forming a professional auto racing team and contacted Bill Freeman who introduced Newman to professional auto racing management, and their company specialized in Can-Am, Indy Cars, and other high performance racing automobiles. … Read More
1979 54 Years Old Their "Newman Freeman Racing" team was very competitive in the North American Can-Am series in their Budweiser sponsored Chevrolet powered Spyder NFs. Newman and Freeman began a long and successful partnership with the Newman Freeman Racing team in the Can-Am series which culminated in the Can-Am Team Championship trophy in 1979. … Read More
1983 58 Years Old Later Newman co-founded Newman/Haas Racing with Carl Haas, a Champ Car team, in 1983, going on to win 8 drivers' championships under his ownership.


1996 71 Years Old The 1996 racing season was chronicled in the IMAX film Super Speedway, which Newman narrated. … Read More
2007 82 Years Old He took the pole in his last professional race, in 2007 at Watkins Glen International, and in a 2008 run at Lime Rock, arranged by friends, he reportedly still did 9/10ths of his best time. … Read More
…  Newman was named the Most Generous Celebrity of 2008 by
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