Birthday: 1/26/1925, the
Age: 83 year
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Date of death: 26.09.2008 Year
Place of death: Westport, Connecticut, USA
Height: 177 cm
Original name: Paul Leonard Newman
Star of the painting “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
10 nominations for the award Oscar and won one Oscar – this is only a small part of what community movie fans celebrated talents Paul Newman. Interestingly, Newman was not only a brilliant film makers – many knew him also as an outstanding racer.
Newman was born Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland (Shaker Heights, Cleveland). His father, Arthur Sigmund Newman, ran quite a successful sporting goods store. Paul’s mother was a Christian, his father – a Jew; Newman himself formally to any religion did not belong, however, a certain kinship with the Jewish culture is still felt.
Interest in theatrical activities Paul appeared quite early, and his mother encouraged the development of this interest. At age 7, Newman made his debut as an actor, playing the court jester in a school production of ‘Robin Hood’. After leaving school in 1943, while it Paul studied at the University of Ohio (Ohio University). Later he went to repay the Navy birthplace – Newman had a chance to serve in the Pacific. It is known that initially he planned to undergo flight training, but congenital blindness to put his plans bold cross. In the end of the arrow, and Paul did a radio operator. Fortunately, through the vicissitudes of military action Newman was able to pass, saving lives and health, though, he had to see a lot. After the war, Newman received a Bachelor of Arts in Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio (Gambier, Ohio). Shortly after graduating Paul began performing as a part of the summer theater companies; touring it a total of 3 months. After a course at the School of Drama at Yale, he moved to New York (New York City), where he began an internship at the Lee Strasberg (Lee Strasberg) at the Actors Studio.
He settled in New York, Newman – along with his first wife, Jackie Witt (Jackie Witte) – 1951 th. In 1953 he debuted it on Broadway; in the 1955th he had to play in the original Broadway production of ‘The Desperate Hours’, and in 1959 – in the original version of ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’. The final statement of Newman played together with the Geraldine Page (Geraldine Page). Later, after 3 years, and Paige Newman starred in the film version of the same play.
Newman spoke very active and on television. His first role he played in the 1952nd in the sci-fi series ‘Tales of Tomorrow’. In the mid-50s he twice had the opportunity to play in the draft CBS ‘Appointment with Adventure’. In February 1954, Newman appeared in regular samples along with James Dean (James Dean): Both laid claim to the role in the film ‘East of Eden’ (‘East of Eden’). Dean was lucky, but the role went to Richard Davalos Newman (Richard Davalos). Subsequently, the way Dean Newman and crossed several times – at least three times as Paul received, it was originally intended for James.
Newman’s first Hollywood movie was totally a failure pattern of ‘The Silver Chalice’. In 1956. Paul has managed to attract attention and played a boxer Graziano in “Somebody up there likes me ‘(‘ Somebody Up There Likes Me ‘). By 1958 th floor has become one of the rising stars in Hollywood – and a role in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ‘(‘ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ‘) with Elizabeth Taylor (Elizabeth Taylor) only strengthened his reputation. This picture became a hit and earned Newman his first nomination for an Oscar. In the same year, Paul played in the film ‘A long hot summer’ (‘The Long, Hot Summer’) c Joanne Woodward (Joanne Woodward), for this film at the Cannes Film Festival he won the ‘Best Actor’. With Woodward Newman 1958th also married previously to obtain a divorce from his first wife.
The transition from the cinema of the second half of the 20th century for many actors be challenging. Newman, however, coped brilliantly. Over the next 20 years, he has played a number of major roles, and several times he had to work in the company of Joan Woodward.
In total, Paul 10 times nominated for Oscar and once managed to win this award – in 1986 painting “The Color of Money ‘(‘ The Color of Money ‘) earned him the title of’ Best Actor ‘.
Newman was known as a fairly active racing driver; races he worked in parallel with the acting. Since the mid 70’s to early 90’s Paul listed as the team ‘Bob Sharp Racing team’. He led for the most part the car brand ‘Datsun’. Later, Newman decided to create his own team and with the help of Bill Freeman (Bill Freeman) plans implemented. The base of the new team was located in Santa Barbara, California (Santa Barbara).
In the 2000s, Paul Newman slowly walked away from the actor’s activities, and on May 25, 2007, the actor announced his final retirement to rest. Newman said that is no longer able to withstand a decent level of play.
Paul Newman died on September 26, 2008, surrounded by family and children. The cause of death was the actor lung cancer, with which he fought with varying success in the last years of his life.
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