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Paul Newman

Paul Newman
Paul Newman in 1975
Personal information
Birth namePaul Leonard Newman
Birth dateJanuary 26, 1925
Place of birthShaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.
Date of deathSeptember 26, 2008(age 83)
Death placeWestport, Connecticut, U.S.
Cause of deathLung cancer
EducationShaker Heights High School
Alma materKenyon College (B.A.)
OccupationActor, director, entrepreneur
Years active1952 2008
Political partyDemocrat
Spouse-Jackie Witte-1949-1958 (divorced)
-Joanne Woodward-1958-2008 (his death)
ChildrenScott (1950-78) (deceased)
Susan (1953)
Nell (1959)
Melissa (1961)
Claire (1965)
ParentsTheresa (nee Fetzer or Fetsko),
Arthur Samuel Newman

Paul Newman

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Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, professional racing driver 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, three 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 July 2011, these donations exceeded $300 million.

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