Paul Newman Bio, Wife, Death, Last Movie, Joanne Woodward, Net Worth

Paul Newman was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. 

Paul Newman Biography

Paul Newman was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Look also for Paul Mooney.

Paul Newman Death

Newman died on 26 September 2008, Westport, Connecticut, United States. The famous actor and film director died of lung cancer. He passed away at the age of 83 years old.

Paul Newman Wife

They met in 1953, were cast together in “The Long Hot Summer” in 1957, married in 1958, and remained blissfully happy together for 50 years, celebrating their golden anniversary just months before Paul’s death in 2008.

Newman Paul Last Movie

Newman’s last movie appearance was as a conflicted mob boss in the 2002 film Road to Perdition opposite Tom Hanks, for which he was nominated for an Acadamy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Paul Newman And Joanne Woodward

Newman met actress Joanne Woodward in 1953, on the production of Picnic on Broadway, it was Newman’s debut and Woodward was an understudy. Shortly after filming The Long, Hot Summer in 1957, he divorced Witte. He married Woodward early in 1958.

The Newmans moved to 11th Street in Manhattan, before buying a home and starting a family in Westport, Connecticut. They remained married for 50 years, until his death in 2008. They had three daughters: Elinor “Nell” Teresa (b. 1959), Melissa “Lissy” Stewart (b. 1961), and Claire “Clea” Olivia (b. 1965).

Paul Newman photo

Newman was well known for his devotion to his wife and family. When once asked about his reputation for fidelity, he famously quipped, “Why to go out for a hamburger when you have steak at home?”

He also said that he never met anyone who had as much to lose as he did. In his profile on 60 Minutes, he admitted he once left Woodward after a fight, walked around the outside of the house, knocked on the front door and explained to Joanne he had nowhere to go.

Newman directed Nell alongside her mother in the films Rachel, Rachel and The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.

Paul Newman Jackie Witte

His first marriage was to Jackie Witte from 1949 to 1958. They had a son, Scott (1950–1978), and two daughters, Susan (born 1953) and Stephanie Kendall (born 1954). Scott, who appeared in films including Breakheart Pass, The Towering Inferno, and the 1977 film Fraternity Row, died on November 1978 from a drug overdose.

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.

Paul Newman How Paul Son Die

Son Scott died in 1978 of a drug overdose of Barbiturate.

Paul Newman Children

He has four daughters, Melissa Newman, Nell Newman, Susan Kendall Newman, Claire Olivia Newman, and Stephanie. He also had one son by the name Scott Newman.

Paul Newman Philanthropy

With writer A. E. Hotchner, Newman founded Newman’s Own, a line of food products, in 1982. The brand started with salad dressing and has expanded to include pasta sauce, lemonade, popcorn, salsa, and wine, among other things.

Newman established a policy that all proceeds, after taxes, would be donated to charity. As of 2014, the franchise has donated in excess of $400 million. He co-wrote a memoir about the subject with Hotchner, Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good. Among other awards, Newman’s Own co-sponsors the PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award, a $25,000 reward designed to recognize those who protect the First Amendment as it applies to the written word.

One beneficiary of his philanthropy is the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a residential summer camp for seriously ill children located in Ashford, Connecticut, which Newman co-founded in 1988. It is named after the gang in his film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), and the real-life, historic Hole-in-the-Walloutlaw hangout in the mountains of northern Wyoming.

Newman’s college fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau, adopted his Connecticut Hole in the Wall camp as their “national philanthropy” in 1995. The original camp has expanded to become several Hole in the Wall Camps in the U.S., Ireland, France, and Israel. The camps serve 13,000 children every year, free of charge.

Paul Newman Best Movies

  • Cars (Movie) Doc Hudson 2006
  • Tell Them Who You Are (Movie)  2005
  • Empire Falls (TV Show) Max Roby 
  • Magnificent Desolation: Walking On The Moon 3d (Movie)  2005
  • Empire Falls (TV Show) Max Roby Road To Perdition (Movie) John Rooney 2002
  • Where The Money Is (Movie) Henry 2000
  • Message In A Bottle (Movie)  1999
  • The Hudsucker Proxy (Movie) Sidney J. Mussburger 1994
  • Nobody’s Fool (Movie) Donald “Sully” Sullivan 1994
  • Mr. And Mrs. Bridge (Movie) Walter Bridge 1990
  • Fat Man And Little Boy (Movie) Gen. Leslie R. Groves 1989
  • Absence Of Malice (Movie) Gallagher 1981
  • Fort Apache, The Bronx (Movie) Murphy 1981
  • When Time Ran Out (Movie) Hank Anderson 1980
  • The Young Philadelphians (Movie) Tony Lawrence 1959

Paul Newman Awards|Paul Newman Oscar

  • Academy Awards, USA
    Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Road to Perdition (2002)
  • 1995
    Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Nobody’s Fool (1994)
  • 1994
    Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
  • 1987
    Best Actor in a Leading Role
    The Color of Money (1986)
  • 1982
    Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Absence of Malice (1981)
  • 1969
    Best Picture
    Rachel, Rachel (1968)
  • 1968
    Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Paul Newman Net Worth

Newman was an American actor, producer, director, philanthropist and entrepreneur who had a worth of $80 million at the time of his death.

Paul Newman Parents

He was born to Arthur Sigmund Newman and Theresa Newman. His mother was a Slovak; his father was a Jew who had one parent from Hungary and the other from Poland. Although Paul Newman was not a Jew by Jewish

Paul Newman Grandson

He had two grandsons, Henry Elkind born to Daughter Melissa Newman and Peter Elkind.