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Paul Newman biography


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Paul Newman was born on January 26, 1925 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA. He was born as Paul Leonard Newman. His father, Arthur was a sporting-goods store owner and mother, Theresa was a housewife. He has a brother, Arthur was a producer, production manager.

Paul Newman attended the Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio and then joined the Naval Air Corps. In 1949, Paul was graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. In 1950, because of his father's death, he ran the family sporting goods store in Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1949, Paul Newman married with Jackie Witte and divorced in 1958. They together have two daughters and a son. His son, Scott Newman was a actor (born on September 23, 1950; died on November 20, 1978) and daughters, Susan Kendall Newman is a stage actress and Stephanie Newman.

On 29 January 1958, Paul Newman married with the actress Joanne Woodward (born on February 27, 1930). They togetherly have three daughters, Elinor Newman, Melissa Newman and Clea Newman. Paul Newman met Joanne Woodward in the movie "The Long Hot Summer".

In 1954, His first movie, "The Silver Chalice" was released. Victor Saville was the director of this movie. In this movie, Paul Newman played a role of Basil. Paul Newman described this movie as the "worst movie of the entire 1950s decade". After the start, he was in the movies including "Somebody Up There Likes Me" (1956) "The Rack" (1956), Exodus" (1960), "From the Terrace" (1960), "Torn Curtain" (1966), "Luke" (1967), "Slap Shot" (1977), "Quintet" (1979), "Message in a Bottle" (1999), "Road to Perdition" (2002), etc.

In 1986, His movie, "The Color of Money" was released. Martin Scorsese was the director of this movie. Paul Newman played a role of Fast Eddie Felson with the actor Tom Cruise who played a role of Vincent Lauria. For this movie, Paul Newman won the Oscar awards as the best actor. and was nominated for Golden Globe Award (Best Actor). He also won NBR Award and New York Film Critics Circle Award.

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