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Paul Newman

  • BORN
  • Paul Leonard Newman
  • Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.
  • January 26, 1925
  • DIED
  • Westport, Connecticut, U.S.
  • September 26, 2008
1925 births; 2008 deaths; 20th-century American male actors; 20th-century American racing drivers; 21st-century American male actors; 21st-century American racing drivers; 24 Hours of Le Mans drivers; Academy Honorary Award recipients; Actors Studio members; American cookbook writers; American film directors; American film producers; American food company founders; American humanitarians; American Jews in the military; American male film actors; American male television actors; American male writers; American military personnel of World War II; American people of Hungarian-Jewish descent; American people of Jewish descent; American people of Polish-Jewish descent; American people of Slovak descent; BAFTA winners (people); Best Actor Academy Award winners; Best Director Golden Globe winners; Best Foreign Actor BAFTA Award winners; Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe (television) winners; Businesspeople from Connecticut; Businesspeople from New York; Businesspeople from Ohio; Cancer deaths in Connecticut; Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globe winners; Connecticut Democrats; David di Donatello winners; Deaths from lung cancer; Film directors from Ohio; IndyCar Series team owners; Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award winners; Jewish American male actors; Jewish American philanthropists; Jews and Judaism in Cleveland; Kennedy Center honorees; Kenyon College alumni; Male actors from Cleveland, Ohio; Male Western (genre) film actors; New Star of the Year (Actor) Golden Globe winners; Nixon's Enemies List; Ohio University alumni; Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Screen Actors Guild Award winners; Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Primetime Emmy Award winners; People from Shaker Heights, Ohio; People from Westport, Connecticut; Racing drivers from Ohio; SCCA National Championship Runoffs winners; Silver Bear for Best Actor winners; The Nation (U.S. magazine) people; Trans-Am Series drivers; United States Navy sailors; V-12 Navy College Training Program; Yale School of Drama alumni

Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist. He won and was nominated for numerous awards, winning an Academy Award 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) and Cool Hand Luke (1967), as well as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), The Sting (1973), and The Verdict (1982). He also voiced Doc Hudson in the first installment of Disney-Pixar's Cars, and received a posthumous credit for his voice recordings in Cars 3 (2017).

Despite being colorblind, 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 January 2017, these donations have totaled over US$485 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.

SOURCE: Wikipedia