Paul Newman

Actor, Film actor

1925 – 2008

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Who was Paul Newman?

Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner 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, six Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy award, and many honorary awards. He also won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing, and his race teams won several championships in open wheel IndyCar racing.

Newman was a co-founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which Newman donated all post-tax profits and royalties to charity. As of June 2012, these donations exceeded $330 million.

Famous Quotes:

  • Why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home?

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Born
Jan 26, 1925
Shaker Heights
Also known as
  • Paul Leonard Newman
  • King Cool
  • PL
  • P.L. Neuman
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Slovak American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Ohio University
  • Kenyon College
    ( - 1949)
  • Yale University
    Acting
  • Shaker Heights High School
  • Actors Studio
  • Yale School of Drama
Employment
  • Newman's Own
Lived in
  • Cleveland
  • Westport
  • Shaker Heights
  • St. George
Died
Sep 26, 2008
Westport

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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