Paul Newman Biography (1925-)

Full name, Paul Leonard Newman; born January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, OH; sonof Arthur S. (a sporting goods store owner) and Theresa (maiden name, Fetzer)Newman; married Jacqueline Witte (an actress), December, 1949 (divorced, 1957); married Joanne Woodward (an actress), January 29, 1958; children: (firstmarriage) Scott (deceased), Susan, Stephanie; (second marriage) Elinor "Nell"Theresa, Melissa "Lissy" Steward, Claire "Clea" Olivia. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Office: Newman Haas Racing, 500 Tower Pkwy., Lincolnshire, IL 60069; Newman's Own, Inc., 246 Post Rd. E., Westport, CT 06880.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer, screenwriter, philanthropist, chef, auto racer
Birth Details
January 26, 1925
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Basil, The Silver Chalice, Warner Bros., 1955
  • Captain Edward Worthington Hall, Jr., The Rack, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • Rocky Graziano, Somebody up There Likes Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • Captain Jack Harding, Until They Sail, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • Larry Maddux, The Helen Morgan Story (also known as Both Ends of the Candle and Why Was I Born?), Warner Bros., 1957
  • Ben Quick, The Long Hot Summer, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958
  • Brick Pollitt, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958
  • William "Billy the Kid" Bonney, The Left Handed Gun, Warner Bros.,1958
  • Harry Bannerman, Rally 'round the Flag Boys!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959
  • Anthony Judson "Tony" Lawrence, The Young Philadelphians (also known as The City Jungle), Warner Bros., 1959
  • Alfred Eaton, From the Terrace, Twentieth Century-Fox., 1960
  • Ari Ben Canaan, Exodus, United Artists, 1960
  • Ram Bowen, Paris Blues, 1961
  • "Fast" Eddie Felson, The Hustler, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961
  • Chance Wayne, Sweet Bird of Youth, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1962
  • Ad Francis, Adventures of a Young Man (also known as Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962
  • Hud Bannon (title role), Hud, Paramount, 1963
  • Steve Sherman, A New Kind of Love, Paramount, 1963
  • Andrew Craig, The Prize, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1963
  • Juan Carrasco, The Outrage, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964
  • Larry Flint, What a Way to Go!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964
  • Armand, Lady L, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1966
  • Professor Michael Armstrong, Torn Curtain, Universal, 1966
  • Narrator, A Year toward Tomorrow, 1966
  • Lew Harper (title role), Harper (also known as The Moving Target), Warner Bros., 1966
  • John Russell, Hombre, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Lucas "Cool Hand Luke" Jackson (title role), Cool Hand Luke, Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1967
  • Himself, Luke, 1967
  • Title role, The Secret War of Harry Frigg, Universal, 1968
  • Frank Capua, Winning, Universal, 1969
  • Butch Cassidy/Robert Leroy Parker, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969
  • Rheinhardt, WUSA, Paramount, 1969
  • Himself, The Making of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," 1970
  • Commentator, King: A Filmed Record ... Montgomery to Memphis (documentary), 1970
  • Hank Stamper, Sometimes a Great Notion (also known as Never Give an Inch), Universal, 1971
  • Jim Kane, Pocket Money, National General, 1972
  • Title role, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, National General, 1972
  • Rearden, The Mackintosh Man, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Henry Gondorff/Mr. Shaw, The Sting, Universal, 1973
  • Doug Roberts, The Towering Inferno, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • Lew Harper, The Drowning Pool, Warner Bros., 1975
  • Host, McCarthy: Death of a Witch Hunter (also known as A Film of the Era of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy), 1975
  • Himself, Silent Movie, 1976
  • Buffalo Bill Cody, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or; Sitting Bull's History Lesson, United Artists, 1976
  • Reggie Dunlop, Slap Shot, Universal, 1977
  • Essex, Quintet, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) The War at Home, 1979
  • Hank Anderson, When Time Ran Out (also known as The Day the World Ended and Earth's Final Fury), Warner Bros., 1980
  • John Murphy, Fort Apache, The Bronx, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Michael Gallagher, Absence of Malice, Columbia, 1981
  • Frank Galvin, The Verdict, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Harry Keach, Harry and Son, Orion, 1984
  • "Fast" Eddie Felson, The Color of Money, Touchstone, 1986
  • Hello Actors Studio (documentary), 1987
  • John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick, 1988
  • General Leslie R. Groves, Fat Man and Little Boy (also known as Shadow Makers), Paramount, 1989
  • Governor Earl K. Long, Blaze, Touchstone, 1989
  • Walter Bridge, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, Miramax, 1990
  • Why Havel?, 1991
  • Sidney J. Mussburger, The Hudsucker Proxy (also known as Hudsucker-Der grosse Sprung), Warner Bros., 1994
  • Donald "Sully" Sullivan, Nobody's Fool, Paramount, 1995
  • Narrator, Super Speedway (also known as Super Speedway: The Ride), 1997
  • Harry Ross, Twilight, Paramount, 1998
  • Dodge Blake, Message in a Bottle, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Henry Manning, Where the Money Is (also known as Ein Heisser Coup), USA Films, 2000
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Sladke sanje (also known as Sweet Dreams), 2001
  • Himself, The Life Between, 2001
  • John Looney, Road to Perdition, DreamWorks, 2002
  • Film Work
  • Producer
  • (And director) Rachel, Rachel, Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1968
  • (Uncredited; co-executive producer) Winning, Universal, 1969
  • (Uncredited; co-executive producer) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969
  • (Coproducer) WUSA, Paramount, 1969
  • They Might Be Giants, 1971
  • (With Richard Colla; co-executive producer and director) Sometimes a Great Notion (also known as Never Give an Inch), Universal, 1971
  • Pocket Money, National General, 1972
  • (Uncredited; co-executive producer) The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, National General, 1972
  • The Mackintosh Man, Warner Bros., 1973
  • The Sting, Universal, 1973
  • (And director) The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • The Towering Inferno, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • The Drowning Pool, Warner Bros., 1975
  • Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or; Sitting Bull's History Lesson, United Artists, 1976
  • Slap Shot, Universal, 1977
  • (With Ronald L. Buck; and director) Harry and Son, Orion Pictures,1984
  • Director
  • On the Harmfulness of Tobacco, 1959
  • The Glass Menagerie, Universal, 1987
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Nels's Friend, I Remember Mama, CBS, 1949-1957
  • Occasional cast member, The Aldrich Family, 1952-1953
  • Episodic
  • Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1952
  • "The Assassination of Julius Caesar," You Are There, CBS, 1953
  • Nathan Hale, "The Fate of Nathan Hale," You Are There, CBS, 1953
  • "One for the Road," The Web, CBS, 1953
  • "The Bells of Damon," The Web, CBS, 1953
  • "The Party Night," The Mask, ABC, 1954
  • "Guilty Is the Stranger," Goodyear Television Playhouse, NBC, 1954
  • "Thunder of Silence," Goodyear Television Playhouse, NBC, 1954
  • "Knife in the Dark," Danger, CBS, 1954
  • Mack, "Five in Judgment," Appointment with Adventure, CBS, 1955
  • "Bridge of the Devil," Appointment with Adventure, CBS, 1955
  • "The Death of Billy the Kid," Philco Television Playhouse, NBC, 1955
  • "The Battler," Playwrights '56, NBC, 1955
  • George Gibbs, "Our Town," Producers' Showcase, 1955
  • "The Rag Jungle," The Kaiser Aluminum Hour, NBC, 1956
  • Danny, "Army Game," The Kaiser Aluminum Hour, NBC, 1956
  • "The Five Fathers of Pepi," U.S. Steel Hour, CBS, 1956
  • Henry Wiggen, "Bang the Drum Slowly," U.S. Steel Hour, CBS, 1956,rebroadcast on The Golden Age of Television, PBS, 1981
  • "The Eighty Yard Run," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1958
  • Person to Person, CBS, 1958
  • Mystery guest, What's My Line?, 1959
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1995
  • Voice of himself as salad bottle, "The Blunder Years," The Simpsons, Fox, 2001
  • Also appeared in episodes of Hollywood and the Stars, NBC, TheDavid Frost Show, syndicated, The Tonight Show, NBC, and The Gong Show; appeared as Sergeant Wilson, "Ice from Space," Tales of Tomorrow.
  • Specials
  • Super Comedy Bowl 2, CBS, 1972
  • Once Upon a Wheel, NBC, 1974
  • Host, The Wild Places (documentary), NBC, 1974
  • Narrator, The American Ballet Theatre, 1976
  • Narrator, Angel Death, syndicated, 1979
  • The Sensational, Shocking, Wonderful, Wacky '70s, NBC, 1980
  • Himself, The Making of "Absence of Malice," 1981
  • The American Film Institute Salute to John Huston, 1983
  • The 58th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1986
  • Hollywood Valentine, syndicated, 1986
  • Candid Camera: The First 40 Years, CBS, 1987
  • The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1988
  • The Valvoline National Driving Test, CBS, 1989
  • "Broadway Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre," American Masters, PBS, 1989
  • "Ancient Forests: Rage over Trees," World of Audobon Specials, PBS, 1989
  • American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia, PBS, 1990
  • Face to Face with Connie Chung, CBS, 1990
  • Host and narrator, Havel's Audience with History, PBS, 1990
  • Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come, CBS, 1990
  • "Miracle on 44th Street: A Portrait of the Actors Studio," American Masters, PBS, 1991
  • Himself, Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros., 1991
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1992
  • The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1992
  • "What Is This Thing Called Love?," The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1993
  • The Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards, ABC, 1994
  • The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • "The Video Special," Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1994
  • Inside the Academy Awards, TNT, 1995
  • The 67th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1995
  • Magic Time for Piotr, 1998
  • AMC Backstory: The Long Hot Summer (documentary), AMC, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Voice, Baseball, 1994
  • Television Work
  • Director
  • The Shadow Box (special), NBC, 1980
  • Stage Appearances
  • Alan Seymour, Picnic, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1953-1954
  • The Desperate Hours, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1955
  • Sweet Bird of Youth, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1959
  • Baby Want a Kiss, Little Theatre, New York City, 1964
  • Love Letters, 1999
  • Ancestral Voices, 2000
  • Stage manager, Our Town, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT,2002
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • The Racing Experience, 1988
  • (In archive footage) Twister: A Musical Catastrophe, 2000
  • The Directors: Martin Scorsese, 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Ronald L. Buck) Harry and Son (based on the novel A LostKing by Don Capite), Orion, 1984

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Heroes and Heroines, Book III, Gale, 1998
    • Godfrey, Lionel, Paul Newman, Superstar: A Critical Biography, [New York], 1978
    • Hamblett, Charles, Paul Newman, [London], 1975
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 1996
    • Landry, J. C., Paul Newman, [London], 1983
    • Lax, Eric, Paul Newman: A Biography, 1996
    • Morella, Joe, and Edward Z. Epstein, Paul and Joanne: A Biography of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Delacorte, 1988
    • Netter, Susan, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, [London], 1989
    • Newsmakers 1995, Issue 4, Gale, 1995
    • Oumano, Elena, Paul Newman, [New York], 1989
    • Quick, Lawrence, The Films of Paul Newman, revised edition, Lyle Stewart (New Jersey), 1986
    • Stern, Stewart, No Tricks in My Pocket: Paul Newman Directs, [NewYork], 1989
    Periodicals
    • Films and Filming, January, 1965; April, 1975; August, 1984
    • New York, December 12, 1994, pp. 36-45
    • People, April 13, 1987, p. 122; June 11, 1990, p. 120
    • Sight and Sound, autumn, 1973

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