Paul Newman

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Paul Newman
Full NamePaul Leonard Newman


An esteemed member of the royal court, His Majesty Paul Leonard Newman, was born on January 26, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, to a family of wealth and distinction. His father, Arthur Sigmund Newman, was a Jewish businessman and his mother, Theresa Fetsko, a Roman Catholic Slovak. His Uncle Joe had an interest in the creative arts, which inspired the young prince to pursue his own passion in the performing arts. In grade and high school, the future king acted in plays and continued to excel, eventually becoming one of the most famous screen legends and superstars in movie history. His deep blue eyes made him instantly recognizable and his legacy will forever be honored in the annals of film history.

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  • Oscar1987
    The Color of MoneyBest Actor in a Leading Role
  • Primetime Emmy2005
    Empire FallsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
  • Golden Globe2006
    Empire FallsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television


  • Baseball
  • Wide Wide World
  • Holiday Greetings from 'The Ed Sullivan Show'
  • The Simpsons
  • Inside the Actors Studio
  • Jay Sebring.... Cutting to the Truth
  • The Sting
  • King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
  • The 41st Annual Academy Awards
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • The Last Movie Stars
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen
  • The 81st Annual Academy Awards
  • The Web
  • Our Town
  • Road to Perdition
  • The Verdict
  • The War at Home
  • Tab Hunter Confidential
  • The Price of Sugar
  • James Dean: Forever Young
  • Sing Your Song
  • Waking Sleeping Beauty
  • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
  • The Young Philadelphians
  • The Man Behind the Badge
  • Hombre
  • Slap Shot
  • Nobody's Fool
  • The Kid Stays in the Picture
  • The Meerkats
  • Empire Falls
  • Cars
  • The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards
  • The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Rachel, Rachel
  • Cars
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • America at the Movies
  • Appointment with Adventure
  • The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
  • The Towering Inferno
  • The Color of Money
  • Into the West

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Paul Leonard Newman, born January 26, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, was a renowned screen legend, superstar and possessor of the most famous blue eyes in movie history. He was the second son of Arthur Sigmund Newman, a Jewish businessman from Poland and Hungary, and Theresa Fetsko, a Roman Catholic Slovak from Homonna, Pticie. His older brother, Arthur S. Newman Jr., was named for their father. Scott Newman, born September 23, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio, was an actor known for his work in The Towering Inferno (1974), The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) and Fraternity Row (1977). Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward, born February 27, 1930 in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward, was an actress who claimed to have been nearly born in the middle of a Joan Crawford movie (Our Modern Maidens (1929)). Claire Newman, his granddaughter, is known for Big Little Lies (2017), The Big C (2010) and Sharp Objects (2018). This illustrious family of actors, descended from a Jewish businessman and a Roman Catholic Slovak, have earned their place amongst the most regal of dynasties.

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