Paul Newman
American actor, director
Paul Newman
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.
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This Is What The Oscars Looked Like In 1987
Huffington Post - 2 days
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Welcome Back, William Inge
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By Helaine Feldman, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, February 15, 2017 Although he won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama along with many other awards, had five plays produced on Broadway during the 1950s--which were later successfully adapted for the screen, William Inge remains largely underappreciated. But happily, not by Off-Broadway's Transport Group. This award-winning theatre company is presenting two of Inge's finest plays--Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba--in rotating repertory at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street, from Thursday, February 23 through Sunday, April 16. The cast includes Michele Pawk (featured in the Transport Group's 2007 revival of Inge's The Dark at the Top of the Stairs), Emily Skinner (Billy Elliot), Heather MacRae (I Remember Mama), Joseph Kolinski (Follies), John Cariani (Something Rotten) and Hannah Elless (Bright Star). Encouraged by Tennessee Williams, whom he met when he was a drama critic at the St. Louis Star-Times in 1943, Inge had his first ...
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The Sky Horse Is the Limit - A Galloping Publisher
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There's sky blue; skyline: skyscraper: skyrocket; skylark; Skylab; Luke Skywalker. And then there's Skyhorse. Or, as I call it, the little colt that could. Skyhorse: a young, hot-to-trot company (www.skyhorsepublishing.com) that's just turned 10 -- overturning expectations, turning editorial heads, and turning $0 into $43 million! The maverick Mustang that's been kicking down corporate stalls, publishing a range of topics as wide as the Montana skies, from Putin to Pokemon Go; from fantasy and fashion (Corsets and Codpieces) to Fix-it and Forget-It series; from conspiracies to cookbooks--titles from Malcolm Nance's The Plot to Hack America to Kristy Carlson's Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls. Photo Source (above): www.localriding.com Skyhorse: named after PEN/Hemingway award-winning Hispanic Native American Mexican author Brando Skyhorse. Seriously, now, could you ask for a more romantic derivation ? Photo Source: 'S' bend corset (r ...
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Of Orgies and Dream Teams (or How to Survive the Trumpocalypse)
Huffington Post - 2 months
I have a confession. My wife Kate hates orgies. There, I said it. She hates orgies - doesn't care for them, doesn't want to participate in them, isn't orgy curious - just generally not a fan of orgies. Kate's primary concern with orgies is that the people she expects would participate would not be of the highest, how do you say... quality. But that got Kate thinking - what if she could choose which people would be in the orgy? So a few years ago, Kate came up with the idea of an Orgy Dream Team™ - essentially a list of people she would need to be involved in the orgy for her to want to participate. Alexander Skarsgård, Idris Elba, and Hud-era Paul Newman all feature highly on any orgy dream team she would want to field. The roster changes frequently, often based on which vampire show she happens to be watching at the moment. Around the same time, Kate started thinking about other dream teams that might come in handy. And, because she'd been watching a lot of Doomsday Preppers and ...
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Advertising: Paul Newman Who? Salad Dressing Company Adjusts to Reach Millennials
NYTimes - 3 months
Newman’s Own gives all its profit to charity, but that message on its labels didn’t seem to stand out to a generation known to favor companies with social consciences.
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Hollywood, It's Time To Stand Up
Huffington Post - 3 months
One morning, over breakfast, my father said to me "If a man can't go his own way, he's nothing. The moment you give up what you stand for for fame or money, that's the moment you lose your soul." Yeah, it's heavy talk for a kid over Rice Crispies, but, my Dad was a pretty deep guy. And, he was a man who stood up, and spoke the truth. Sometimes, it made me cringe with nervousness. But, in the end, it was what made me most proud. And that was how that morning's particular chat started. I asked why more people like him didn't stand up and speak up. He told me the truth. Hollywood is full of pussies. It always has been. There have always been those that bowed out from doing the right thing, and hid behind whatever cloak they think made their cowardice palatable. And then, there were those few. The mavericks. The do-what-is-righters, no matter what the cost is on the other end of maintaining their integrity. The ones that stood up to be counted on the right side of history. The ...
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Robert Vaughn, 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Star, Dead At 83
Huffington Post - 4 months
Robert Vaughn, who starred as Napoleon Solo on TV’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” from 1964-68, died Friday morning of acute leukemia, his manager Matthew Sullivan told Variety. He was 83. Vaughn began undergoing treatment for the illness this year on the East Coast. The James Bond-influenced “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” in which Vaughn’s Solo and David McCallum’s Illya Kuryakin battled the evil forces of T.H.R.U.S.H. around the globe (thanks to the glories of stock footage), was quite the pop-culture phenomenon in the mid-1960s, even as the show’s tone wavered from fairly serious to cartoonish and back again over its four seasons. It spawned a spinoff, “The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.,” starring Stefanie Powers, as well as a few feature adaptations during the run of the TV series — “One Spy Too Many,” “One of Our Spies Is Missing,” and “The Karate Killers” — that starred Vaughn and McCallum. Vaughn also guested as Napoleon Solo on sitcom “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” and made an uncred ...
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These Female Entrepreneurs Dress To Match Their Brands, And It’s Beautifully Brilliant
Huffington Post - 4 months
Women-led businesses are on the rise. From 2007 to 2012, the percentage of companies helmed by females jumped by 7.5 percent, to over a third of all business, according to data from the National Women’s Business Council. And with more women now running the show, outdated industry norms have been rightfully disrupted, including around workplace fashions. To celebrate the undoing of old sartorial standards, we teamed up with ModCloth and spoke with three empowered female entrepreneurs from three diverse industries, and discussed how modern women dress for success in their personal and professional lives. Meet Kegan Schouwenburg, co-founder of SOLS, a company that makes personalized orthotics using 3D printing; Julia Landauer, the Stanford-educated stock car driver; and Alice Brooks, a mechanical engineer and co-founder of Roominate — a building toy that’s designed especially for girls. Who runs the world? These stylish and business-savvy women are certainly well on their way to domin ...
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Giving Special Section: Charity That Begins With Spaghetti Sauce
NYTimes - 4 months
The actor Paul Newman’s charitable acts inspired other celebrities to become involved in philanthropy.
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California's Big Climate Program Hits 10
Huffington Post - 5 months
Sometime allies Governors Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger joined forces again Wednesday at the California Museum in Sacramento to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Schwarzenegger's signing of California's pioneering omnibus climate change legislation. The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, also known as AB 32, committed the Golden State to a decades-long drive to create a low-carbon economy and slash greenhouse gas emissions by accelerating the transition to renewable energy, conservation and energy efficiency, and new transportations systems. The site was not nearly so spectacular as that of the signing ceremony itself, Treasure Island in the midst of San Francisco Bay. The event was a tad late, as the actual signing took place on September 27, 2006. And there was no global superstar statesman taking part by satellite hook-up. Then third-term British Prime Minister Tony Blair (not yet ruined by the Iraq War), who provided significant assistance to California on the issue, h ...
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Why some people don't cheat
CNN - 8 months
Even if you don't live in Hollywood, you've probably wondered how some people manage to stay married for decades on end. When asked how he remained faithful to his wife, the late, legendary actor/god/salad dressing entrepreneur Paul Newman is said to have quipped something of, "Why go out for hamburger when you could have a steak at home."
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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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Illinois Meets Paul Newman: Is What We Have Here a Failure to Communicate?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The 1967 prison drama "Cool Hand Luke" is a classic, and contains one of the all-time classic American movie lines. "What we've got here is failure to communicate," the prison's sadistic warden intones with mock regret after administering a beating to Luke (Paul Newman), newly recaptured after an escape. The line comes to mind this week as Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his second State of the State Address and his political nemesis, House Speaker Michael Madigan, delivered his response. Rauner says (more nicely this year than in last year's address) that he will not discuss tax increases to balance a state budget until the Democrats who control the General Assembly pass at least some of his business and political reforms. Madigan says those reforms amount largely to lowering wages and the standard of living for the middle class. Thus Illinois heads toward its eighth month without a state budget as public colleges struggle to keep their doors open, the state's largest social se ...
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Best 50 Immersive Tours in Northeast USA
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Join an archeological dig in process, climb into Air Force 2, throw bales of tea into Boston Harbor, fill your water bottles with famous spring water, pray with the last three Shakers on earth, hunt for ancient sharks teeth and gemstones, watch fish jump up ladders, see moose in their element, and learn how to race cars from the experts. These and dozens more experiences from Virginia to Maine are listed below. To discover the best places to eat and stay in each town, consult the GetawayMavens.com. MAINE Lewiston-Auburn ME: Hunt for gemstones at Mt. Apetite Park: You'll hear chisels before you see anyone, as this place is a known entity to rock hounds around the world, and quite popular. Though you might not find eye-catching purple-green tourmaline or the cobalt-blue apatite for which the park is named, you will surely find tons of clear and smoky quartz and mica-rich rock. Open daily dawn to dusk, free. Lewiston-Auburn ME: Rancourt & Co. Shoe Factory Tour. On a facto ...
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'M.A.S.H.' Actor Wayne Rogers Dies At 82
Huffington Post - about 1 year
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wayne Rogers, whose Trapper John McIntyre alongside Alan Alda's Hawkeye Pierce brought mischief, martinis and meatball surgery to the masses in the 1970s every week on "M.A.S.H.," has died. The actor was surrounded by family when he died Thursday in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia at age 82, his publicist and longtime friend Rona Menashe told The Associated Press. Rogers' army surgeon Trapper John was one of the most beloved characters — and half of one of the most beloved duos — in TV history, despite the actor's appearing in only the first three of the show's 11 seasons on CBS. The two skilled doctors, Hawkeye and Trapper, blew off steam between surgeries pulling pranks, romancing nurses and tormenting their tent-mate Frank Burns, with a seemingly endless supply of booze and one-liners at the ready. In one classic moment, Trapper reaches out as though he's checking for rain and says, "Hmm, feels like it's going to martini," as Hawkeye p ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Newman
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 83
    Newman died on the morning of September 26, 2008, aged 83, surrounded by family and friends.
    More Details Hide Details He was survived by his five daughters and eight grandchildren. His remains were cremated after a private funeral service near his home in Westport. Newman is one of four actors to have been nominated for an Academy Award in five different decades. The other nominees were Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, and Jack Nicholson. In addition to the awards Newman won for specific roles, he received an honorary Academy Award in 1986 for his "many and memorable and compelling screen performances" and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his charity work in 1994. He received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1992 along with his wife, Joanne Woodward. In 1994, Newman and his wife received the Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards. Newman won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for The Long, Hot Summer and the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Nobody's Fool.
    In June 2008, it was widely reported that Newman had been diagnosed with lung cancer and was receiving treatment at Sloan-Kettering hospital in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details Writer A.E. Hotchner, who partnered in the 1980s with Newman to start Newman's Own, told the Associated Press that Newman told him about the disease about 18 months prior to the interview. Newman's spokesman told the press that the star was "doing nicely", but neither confirmed nor denied that he had cancer.
    Newman was scheduled to make his professional stage directing debut with the Westport Country Playhouse's 2008 production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, but he stepped down on May 23, 2008, citing his health concerns.
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    Newman earlier donated money to Bill Richardson's campaign for president in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He attended the first Earth Day event in Manhattan on April 22, 1970. Newman was concerned about global warming and supported nuclear energy development as a solution.
    He contributed $20,857,000 for the year of 2008 to the Newman's Own Foundation, which distributes funds to a variety of charities.
    More Details Hide Details Upon Newman's death, the Italian newspaper (a "semi-official" paper of the Holy See) L'Osservatore Romano published a notice lauding Newman's philanthropy. It also commented that "Newman was a generous heart, an actor of a dignity and style rare in Hollywood quarters." Newman was responsible for preserving lands around Westport, Connecticut. He lobbied the state's governor for funds for the 2011 Aspetuck Land Trust in Easton. In 2011 Paul Newman's estate gifted land to Westport to be managed by the Aspetuck Land Trust.
    Newman was named the Most Generous Celebrity of 2008 by Givingback.org.
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  • 2007
    Age 82
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Newman was posthumously inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame at the national convention in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 21, 2009. key)
  • 1996
    Age 71
    The 1996 racing season was chronicled in the IMAX film Super Speedway, which Newman narrated.
    More Details Hide Details He was a partner in the Atlantic Championship team Newman Wachs Racing. Having said he would quit "when I embarrass myself", Newman competed into his 80s, winning at Lime Rock in what former co-driver Sam Posey called a "brutish Corvette" displaying his age as its number: 81.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1983
    Age 58
    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.
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  • 1979
    Age 54
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Newman was associated with Freeman's established Porsche racing team which allowed both Newman and Freeman to compete in S.C.C.A. and I.M.S.A. racing events together, including the Sebring 12-hour endurance sports car race. This car was sponsored by Beverly Porsche/Audi. Freeman was Sports Car Club of America's Southern Pacific National Champion during the Newman Freeman Racing period.
  • 1976
    Age 51
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The team was based in Santa Barbara, California and commuted to Willow Springs International Motorsports Park for much of its testing sessions.
  • FORTIES
  • 1972
    Age 47
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He was a frequent competitor in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) events for the rest of the decade, eventually winning four national championships. He later drove in the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans in Dick Barbour's Porsche 935 and finished in second place. Newman reunited with Barbour in 2000 to compete in the Petit Le Mans. From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, he drove for the Bob Sharp Racing team, racing mainly Datsuns (later rebranded as Nissans) in the Trans-Am Series. He became closely associated with the brand during the 1980s, even appearing in commercials for them in Japan and having a special edition of the Nissan Skyline named after him. At the age of 70 years and eight days, Newman became the oldest driver to date to be part of a winning team in a major sanctioned race, winning in his class at the 1995 24 Hours of Daytona. Among his last major races were the Baja 1000 in 2004 and the 24 Hours of Daytona once again in 2005.
  • 1971
    Age 46
    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.
    More Details Hide Details It was produced and directed by David Winters, who co-owned a number of racing cars with Newman.
  • 1969
    Age 44
    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.
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  • 1968
    Age 43
    During the 1968 general election, Newman supported Democratic nominee Hubert Humphrey and appeared in a pre-election night telethon for him.
    More Details Hide Details Newman was also a vocal supporter of gay rights. In January 1995, Newman was the chief investor of a group, including the writer E.L. Doctorow and the editor Victor Navasky, that bought the progressive-left wing periodical The Nation. Newman was an occasional writer for the publication. Consistent with his work for liberal causes, Newman publicly supported Ned Lamont's candidacy in the 2006 Connecticut Democratic Primary against Senator Joe Lieberman, and was even rumored as a candidate himself, until Lamont emerged as a credible alternative. He donated to Chris Dodd's presidential campaign.
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 33
    He married Woodward early in 1958.
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    He won Best Actor at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival for this film.
    More Details Hide Details Newman starred in Exodus (1960), The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), Harper (1966), Hombre (1967), Cool Hand Luke (1967), The Towering Inferno (1974), Slap Shot (1977), and The Verdict (1982). He teamed with fellow actor Robert Redford and director George Roy Hill for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Sting (1973). After his marriage to Woodward they appeared together in The Long, Hot Summer (1958), Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! 1958), From the Terrace (1960), Paris Blues (1961), A New Kind of Love (1963), Winning (1969), WUSA (1970), The Drowning Pool (1975), Harry & Son (1984), and Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990). They starred in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls, but did not share any scenes.
    Also in 1958, Newman starred in The Long, Hot Summer with Joanne Woodward, with whom he reconnected on the set in 1957 (they had first met in 1953).
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    In 1958, he starred in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), opposite Elizabeth Taylor.
    More Details Hide Details The film was a box office smash and Newman garnered his first Academy Award nomination.
  • 1957
    Age 32
    Shortly after filming The Long, Hot Summer in 1957, he divorced Witte.
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  • 1956
    Age 31
    In 1956, Newman garnered much attention and acclaim for the role of Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1954
    Age 29
    In February 1954, Newman appeared in a screen test with James Dean, directed by Gjon Mili, for East of Eden (1955).
    More Details Hide Details Newman was tested for the role of Aron Trask, Dean for the role of Aron's fraternal twin brother Cal. Dean won his part, but Newman lost out to Richard Davalos. That same year, he co-starred with Eva Marie Saint and Frank Sinatra in a live—and color—television broadcast of Our Town, a musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's stage play. Newman was a last-minute replacement for James Dean. The Dean connection had resonance two other times, as Newman was cast in two leading roles originally earmarked for Dean, as Billy the Kid in The Left Handed Gun and as Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me, both filmed after Dean's death in an automobile collision. Newman's first film for Hollywood was The Silver Chalice (1954). The film was a box office failure and the actor would later acknowledge his disdain for it.
  • 1953
    Age 28
    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.
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  • 1952
    Age 27
    His first credited role was in a 1952 episode of Tales of Tomorrow entitled "Ice from Space".
    More Details Hide Details In the mid-1950s, he appeared twice on CBS's Appointment with Adventure anthology series.
  • 1951
    Age 26
    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.
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  • 1949
    Age 24
    Newman was married to Jackie Witte from 1949 to 1958.
    More Details Hide Details They had a son, Scott (1950 - 1978), and two daughters, Stephanie Kendall (born 1951) and Susan (born 1953). Scott, who appeared in films including Breakheart Pass, The Towering Inferno, and the 1977 film Fraternity Row, died in November 1978 from a drug overdose. Newman started the Scott Newman Center for drug abuse prevention in memory of his son. Susan is a documentary filmmaker and philanthropist, and has Broadway and screen credits, including a starring role as one of four Beatles fans in I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978), and also a small role opposite her father in Slap Shot. She also received an Emmy nomination as co-producer of his telefilm, The Shadow Box. Newman met actress Joanne Woodward in 1953.
    After the war, Newman completed his Bachelor of Arts in drama and economics at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio in 1949.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after earning his degree, he joined several summer stock companies, most notably the Belfry Players in Wisconsin and the Woodstock Players in Illinois. He toured with them for three months and developed his talents as a part of Woodstock Players. He later attended the Yale School of Drama for one year, before moving to New York City to study under Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. Oscar Levant wrote that Newman initially was hesitant to leave New York for Hollywood, and that Newman had said, "Too close to the cake. Also, no place to study."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1945
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His pilot's ear infection kept their plane grounded while the rest of their squadron continued to the aircraft carrier. Days later, the rest of their unit on the USS Bunker Hill were among those killed when the ship was the target of a kamikaze attack.
  • 1944
    Age 19
    Qualifying in torpedo bombers in 1944, Aviation Radioman Third Class Newman was sent to Barbers Point, Hawaii.
    More Details Hide Details He was subsequently assigned to Pacific-based replacement torpedo squadrons VT-98, VT-99, and VT-100, responsible primarily for training replacement combat pilots and air crewmen, with special emphasis on carrier landings. He later flew as a turret gunner in an Avenger torpedo bomber.
  • 1943
    Age 18
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Newman served in the United States Navy in World War II in the Pacific theater. Initially, he enrolled in the Navy V-12 pilot training program at Yale University, but was dropped when his colorblindness was discovered. Boot camp followed, with training as a radioman and rear gunner.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1925
    Age 0
    Born on January 26, 1925.
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