Paul Newman Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Date of Birth January 26, 1925

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 Feet Inches (1.77 m)
Weight 82 kg (181 lbs)
Chest 44 inches
Biceps 16 Inches
Waist 34 Inches
Eye Color blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Nickname Paul Newman,
Full Name Paul Leonard Newman
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality American
Date of Death September 26, 2008
Place of Death Westport Town in Connecticut
Birthplace Shaker Heights
Religion Not Known
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

Paul Newman (born on January 26, 1925–September 26, 2008) in Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S. He was an American actor, film director, racer, and businessperson.


As a child, he showed an interest in theater and performed in a stage production of the Dragon at the Cleveland Play House at age 10. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 and spent time in the Pacific Theater of World War II. He graduated from Kenyon College and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama and economics.

Newman toured with many summer stock companies, including the Belfry Players. Before studying at the Actors Studio, he attended the Yale School of Drama for a year. He first started a Broadway role in the Picnic (1953) by William Inge.

At first, he starred in smaller roles for a few more films. Later, he received public attention and recognition for his performances in the American drama film Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956). Brick Pollitt in the film Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) alongside Elizabeth Taylor.

Newman’s lead film roles include Eddie Felson in the sports drama film The Hustler (1961), Hud Bannon in the Western film Hud (1963). He also starred in the lead role of Lew Harper in the film series Harper (1966), Luke Jackson in the crime drama film Cool Hand Luke (1967).

Paul Newman also worked as a voice actor and gave his voice to the role of Doc Hudson in the first part of Disney-Pixar’s Cars as his final acting performance. Nine years after his death, his real voice recordings were used again in the animated film Cars 3 in 2017. A ten-time Oscar nominee, he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for The Color of Money (1986).

Paul Newman Education

School Yale School of Drama
College Kenyon College

Paul Newman Career

Profession: Movie Actor

Salary: Under reveiw

Net Worth: $80 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Arthur Sigmund Newman

Mother: Theresa Newman

Arthur Newman

Marital Status: married

Joanne Woodward, Jackie Witte

Children: 6

Son(s): Scott Newman

Daughter(s): Nell Newman, Melissa Newman, Susan Kendall Newman, Claire Olivia Newman, Stephanie Newman

Paul Newman Favorites

Hobbies: motor enthusiast

Favorite Food: frozen pizza

Favorite Color: Blue

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