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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 26, 2008|
|Born:||January 26, 1925||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Shaker Heights, Ohio||Profession:||Cast ...|
"I had no natural gift to be anything--not an athlete, not an actor, not a writer, not a director, a painter of garden porches--not anything. So I've worked really hard, because nothing ever came easily to me." --Paul Newman to Daily News, June 10, 1991
Awarded the Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Man of the Year Award in 1968.
He received an honorary LH.D. from Yale University in 1988.
Received the William J German human relations award presented by the American Jewish Committee.
Newman and Woodward have waged an anti-drug campaign under the auspices of the Scott Newman Foundation, named for Newman's late son who died of a drug overdose.
Ever since "Winning", Newman has raced automobiles. In 1984, he devoted himself entirely to racing. In 1985, he won the Sports Car Club of American National Championship, GT1 Class and Road Atlanta. He has also taken part in the grueling 24-hour Le Mans race, in which he and his teammates placed second.
Talking about his inability to give up auto racing: "Last year, I crashed more than I raced, so there may be somebody out there who's giving me subtle advice. But I really do enjoy it.
Question: The thrill of it?
Newman: No, the grace of it.
--from USA Today, March 18, 1994
Newman invested in the magazine The Nation in the mid-1990s. In 1997, he wrote an editorial for the magazine which parodied Senator Jesse Helms.
Received the Golden Apple--Star of the Year Award from the Hollywood Women's Press Club (1986) and the Franklin D Roosevelt Four Freedom's Award (1991)
"It's devilish. It's like, you know, grabbing a thunderbolt, especially when everything is shot out of continuity, when everything depends on a scene that isn't even written yet. That's what I mean by devilish, in that way. You have to make judgments about where you're going to be. But I'm really loose in ways I haven't been in a long time." --Newman on his role in "Nobody's Fool", quoted in Los Angeles Times, April 3, 1994
Newman's Own has a website at www.newmansown.com
"Acting is like letting your pants down - you're exposed." - Newman GQ September 2002
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