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Paul Newman

Paul Newman
Paul Newman - 1963.jpg
Newman in 1963
Born Paul Leonard Newman
(1925-01-26)January 26, 1925
Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.
Died September 26, 2008(2008-09-26) (aged 83)
Westport, Connecticut, U.S.
Cause of death Lung cancer
Alma mater Kenyon College, B.A. 1949
Occupation Actor
Years active 1951–2008
Spouse(s) Jackie Witte (m. 1949; div. 1958)
Joanne Woodward (m. 1958; his death 2008)
Children 6 (including Scott, Nell, and Melissa)
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1979
Teams Dick Barbour Racing
Best finish 2nd (1979)
Class wins 1 (1979)

Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor. He won and was nominated for numerous awards, winning an Academy Award for his performance in the 1986 film The Color of Money, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many others. Newman's other films include The Hustler (1961), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) as Butch Cassidy, The Sting (1973), and The Verdict (1982).

Despite being colorblind, Newman 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. He was a co-founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which he donated all post-tax profits and royalties to charity. As of 2016, these donations have totaled over US$460 million. He was also a co-founder of Safe Water Network, a nonprofit that develops sustainable drinking water solutions for those in need. In 1988, Newman founded the SeriousFun Children's Network, a global family of summer camps and programs for children with serious illness which has served 290,076 children since its inception.


Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1979 Germany Kremer Racing Germany Rolf Stommelen
United States Dick Barbour
Porsche 935 IMSA+2.5 300 2nd 1st
Media offices
Preceded by
President of the Actors Studio
1982–1994
Succeeded by
Al Pacino
Ellen Burstyn
Harvey Keitel

  • Newman, Paul; Hotchner, A.E. Newman's Own Cookbook. Simon & Schuster, 1998; .
  • Newman, Paul; Hotchner, A.E. Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good. Doubleday Publishing, 2003; .
  • Dherbier, Yann-Brice; Verlhac, Pierre-Henri (2006). Paul Newman: A Life in Pictures. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. ISBN . OCLC 71146543. 
  • Demers, Jenifer. Paul Newman: the Dream has Ended!. Createspace, 2008;
  • Lax, Eric. Paul Newman: a Biography. Turner Publishing, Incorporated, 1999; .
  • Levy, Shawn (2009). Paul Newman: A Life. Harmony Books. ISBN . 
  • Morella, Joe; Epstein, Edward Z. Paul and Joanne: A Biography of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Delacorte Press, 1988; .
  • O'Brien, Daniel. Paul Newman. Faber & Faber, Limited, 2005; .
  • Oumano, Elena. Paul Newman. St. Martin's Press, 1990; .
  • Quirk, Lawrence J. The Films of Paul Newman. Taylor Pub., 1986; .
  • Thomson, Kenneth. The Films of Paul Newman. 1978; .
  • Hinton, Susan (1967). The Outsiders. USA: Viking Press, Dell Publishing. ISBN . OCLC 64396432. 
  • Quirk, Lawrence J. (1971). The Films of Paul Newman. New York, NY: Citadel Press. ISBN . OCLC 171115. 
  • Hamblett, Charles (1975). Paul Newman. Chicago, IL: H. Regnery. ISBN . OCLC 1646636. 
  • Godfrey, Lionel (1979). Paul Newman Superstar: A Critical Biography. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. ISBN . OCLC 4739913. 
  • Landry, J. C. (1983). Paul Newman. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN . OCLC 9556372. 
  • Morella, Joe; Epstein, Edward Z. (1988). Paul and Joanne: A Biography of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. New York, NY: Delacorte Press. ISBN . OCLC 18016049. 
  • Stern, Stewart (1989). No Tricks in My Pocket: Paul Newman Directs. New York, NY: Grove Press. ISBN . OCLC 18780705. 
  • Netter, Susan (1989). Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. London, England: Piatkus. ISBN . OCLC 19778734. 
  • Oumano, Elena (1989). Paul Newman. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. ISBN . OCLC 18558929. 
  • Lax, Eric (1996). Newman: Paul Newman, A Celebration. London, UK: Pavilion. ISBN . OCLC 37355715. 
  • Lax, Eric (1996). Paul Newman: A Biography. Atlanta, GA: Turner Pub. ISBN . OCLC 33667112. 
  • Quirk, Lawrence J. (1996). Paul Newman. Dallas, TX: Taylor Pub. Co. ISBN . OCLC 35884602. 
  • O'Brien, Daniel (2004). Paul Newman. London, UK: Faber. ISBN . OCLC 56658601. 
  • Demers, Jenifer (2008). Paul Newman: The Dream has Ended!. California: Createspace. ISBN . 
  • Hotchner, A.E. (2010). Paul and Me: Fifty-three Years of Adventures and Misadventures with My Pal, Paul Newman. New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. ISBN . 
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