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Paul Newman

Actor and Entrepreneur Paul Newman

Profession: Actor and Entrepreneur

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Paul Newman is best known as an award-winning actor.

During a varied career he was also a film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver and auto racing team owner.

His awards included 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 (including three honorary ones), a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award among others.

He was also the co-founder of food company Newman's Own, from which Newman donated all the after-tax profits and royalties to charity.

Born: January 26, 1925
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: September 26, 2008 (aged 83)
Cause of Death: Lung cancer

Married Life

  • 1958-01-29 Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman (33) weds "The Three Faces of Eve" actress Joanne Woodward (27) at the El Rancho hotel-casino in Las Vegas

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