Newman, Paul, 1925-2008

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Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He won and was nominated for numerous awards, winning an Oscar 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 roles include the title characters in The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), Harper (1966) Cool Hand Luke (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), and leading roles in The Sting (1973), Slap Shot (1977), and The Verdict (1982). He voiced Doc Hudson in the first installment of Disney-Pixar's Cars as his final acting performance, with voice recordings being used in Cars 3 (2017). 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 November 2018, these donations have totaled over US$535 million. He was 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. He was the husband of Oscar winning actress Joanne Woodward.
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creatorOf Stern, Stewart. Papers of Stewart Stern, 1931-1983. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Florence Allen papers, 1920-1997 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Newman, Paul, 1925-2008. 61st annual spring commencement at Sarah Lawrence College [sound recording] / with remarks by Paul Newman. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn Cheryl Crawford papers, 1920-1986 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Voices from the Food Revolution: People Who Changed The Way Americans Eat, An oral history project conducted by Judith Weinraub, 2009-2011 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Paul Newman scripts and films, 1956-1989 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Southern Elections Fund. Papers, 1965-1975 of the Fund and of the chairman of the Board of Trustees, Julian Bond [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William Wolf film & theater interview collection sound recordings The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn 10/22/77, Pres. Carter in Omaha and Los Angeles (T-12382) Jimmy Carter Library
creatorOf Newman, Paul, 1925-2008. Reminiscences of Paul Newman : oral history, 1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Woodward, Joanne, 1930-. Joanne Woodward papers, 1946-1992. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf Stone, Robert, 1937-. "WUSA" - movie script, 1969. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Circle in the Square papers, 1906-2004 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005. The prize, 1963 Jan. 9 / from the following writer, Ernest Lehman. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Clarke Taylor performing arts interviews [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Valeriani, Richard. Papers, 1961-1983. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Goldman, William, 1931-. Harper, [1966]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Actors Studio (New York, N.Y.). Recordings [sound recording], 1956-1969. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn McCarthy for President. Wisconsin. Papers, 1967-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Leonard, Elmore, 1925-. Papers, 1970-1988. Indiana University
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
referencedIn Gerald R. Ford Special Letters Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn Universal Newsreel Volume 39, Release 11 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Ira Berkow, papers, undated, 1960-2011 American Jewish Historical Society
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referencedIn Official Military Personnel File for Paul L. Newman, 1943-1946 National Archives at St. Louis
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associatedWith Actors Studio (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Allen, Florence W. (Florence Wysinger), 1913-1997. person
associatedWith Berkow, Ira person
associatedWith Crawford, Cheryl, 1902-1986. person
associatedWith Florence Allen person
associatedWith Franklin, Joan, person
associatedWith Franklin, Robert, person
associatedWith Goldman, William, 1931- person
associatedWith Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005. person
associatedWith Leonard, Elmore, 1925- person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Mann, Theodore person
associatedWith McCarthy for President. Wisconsin. corporateBody
founderOf Newman's Own corporateBody
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Southern Elections Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Stern, Stewart. person
associatedWith Stone, Robert, 1937- person
associatedWith Taylor, Clarke person
associatedWith Valeriani, Richard. person
correspondedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Wolf, William person
spouseOf Woodward, Joanne, 1930- person
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Shaker Heights (Ohio) OH US
Westport CT US
Subject
Actors--Interviews
Motion picture producers and directors--United States--20th century
Motion pictures--20th century
Acting--Study and teaching
Motion pictures--Production and direction
Motion picture actors and actresses--20th century
Motion picture producers and directors--20th century
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States--20th century
Motion pictures--United States--20th century
Theater
Occupation
Entrepreneurs
Automobile racing drivers
Directors (performing arts)
Producers
Philanthropists
Actors
Film directors
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Birth 1925-01-26

Death 2008-09-26

Male

Americans

English

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