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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On Time: Paul Newman’s Rare Rolex Has Auction Watchers Buzzing
NYTimes - 6 months
The Rolex Daytona, perhaps the most famous timepiece in the world, has resurfaced and is up for auction. Collectors think it could fetch $10 million.
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On Time: Instagram Turbocharges the Watch Market
NYTimes - 7 months
A social media post sparks the sale of a 1969 Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona for $175,000 within minutes.
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Benedict Andrews' full-throttle theatre: 'I want to bother you in your dreams'
Guardian (UK) - 7 months
As he directs Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell in a sizzling Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the Australian discusses waging war on the old guard, his obsession with desire and why he’s inspired by the ‘visceral violence’ of Francis Bacon It’s hot, Tennessee Williams hot, and in an old church hall in Southwark, the hottest play of the summer is slowly coming together: the West End production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Jack O’Connell and Sienna Miller play the leads in Tennessee Williams’s walloping family drama fuelled by sex and drink. In the 1958 film, Paul Newman played Brick Pollitt, the golden boy gone to sot, and Elizabeth Taylor was his wit’s-end wife, Maggie the Cat. Together, they generated enough heat to melt metal. No wonder director Benedict Andrews is turning off three industrial fans after the day’s rehearsals. The 45-year-old Australian plonks himself down in a swivel chair. “You can’t rehearse this play in a protected way,” he says, half-puffed. “You have to dive in at the dee...
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How Paul Newman's Legendary Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Was Found---and Where It's Going Now
Wall Street Journal - 9 months
The original Paul Newman Daytona has long been one of the world’s most sought-after watches. The discovery of the timepiece is as remarkable as its original owner.
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How Paul Newman's Legendary Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Was Found---and Where It's Going Now
Wall Street Journal - 9 months
The original Paul Newman Daytona has long been one of the world’s most sought-after watches. The discovery of the timepiece is as remarkable as its original owner.
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Alleged Fake Architect Newman Indicted In 'Operation Vandelay Industries'
Huffington Post - 10 months
New York Attorney General and apparent “Seinfeld” fan Eric Schneiderman announced the indictment of an alleged fraudulent architect named Newman on Thursday, following an investigation titled “Operation Vandelay Industries.” Paul J. Newman, President of Cohesion Studios, Inc., is accused pretending to be a registered architect, collecting nearly $200,000 for rendering fraudulent services since 2010, Schneiderman’s office said in a statement. Schneiderman tweeted news of the indictment, complete with related “Seinfeld” GIF.  I'm indicting alleged fake architect Paul Newman on 58 counts as a result of our "Operation Vandelay Industries." pic.twitter.com/8cfn6zQIGk — Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) April 20, 2017 The aptly-named investigation found that Newman’s firm was contracted to provide architectural renderings and services for townhouses, a multi-story senior living community, and multifamily apartment complex, among several others. “By alleged...
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This Is What The Oscars Looked Like In 1987
Huffington Post - 12 months
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Welcome Back, William Inge
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 (...
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Of Orgies and Dream Teams (or How to Survive the Trumpocalypse)
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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. Th...
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Robert Vaughn, 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Star, Dead At 83
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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 uncre...
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These Female Entrepreneurs Dress To Match Their Brands, And It’s Beautifully Brilliant
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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 domi...
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Giving Special Section: Charity That Begins With Spaghetti Sauce
NYTimes - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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, ...
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Why some people don't cheat
CNN - over 1 year
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 - almost 2 years
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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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.
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    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.
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    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.
    Newman earlier donated money to Bill Richardson's campaign for president in 2008.
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    He contributed $20,857,000 for the year of 2008 to the Newman's Own Foundation, which distributes funds to a variety of charities.
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    Newman was named the Most Generous Celebrity of 2008 by Givingback.org.
  • 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.
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  • 1996
    Age 71
    The 1996 racing season was chronicled in the IMAX film Super Speedway, which Newman narrated.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 1968
    Age 43
    During the 1968 general election, Newman supported Democratic nominee Hubert Humphrey and appeared in a pre-election night telethon for him.
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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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 33
    He married Woodward early in 1958.
    He won Best Actor at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival for this film.
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    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).
    In 1958, he starred in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), opposite Elizabeth Taylor.
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  • 1957
    Age 32
    Shortly after filming The Long, Hot Summer in 1957, he divorced Witte.
  • 1956
    Age 31
    In 1956, Newman garnered much attention and acclaim for the role of Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me.
  • 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).
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  • 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.
  • 1952
    Age 27
    His first credited role was in a 1952 episode of Tales of Tomorrow entitled "Ice from Space".
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  • 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.
  • 1949
    Age 24
    Newman was married to Jackie Witte from 1949 to 1958.
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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 1944
    Age 19
    Qualifying in torpedo bombers in 1944, Aviation Radioman Third Class Newman was sent to Barbers Point, Hawaii.
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  • 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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1925
    Age 0
    Born on January 26, 1925.
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