Paul Leonard Newman

NAME: Paul Leonard Newman

BORN: January 26, 1925

PARENTS:

Arthur S. Newman and Theresa (Fetzer) Newman

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

born...Cleveland, Ohio (Cuyahoga County)
raised...Shaker Heights, Ohio

EDUCATION:

graduated, Kenyon College, B.A. (English)
Yale Drama School; Actors Studio

OCCUPATION: actor

 
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Campanile, 20th Century Fox, 1969

FAST FACTS:

After high school graduation, Newman enlisted in the Navy for flight training. While enrolled at Ohio University, he was turned down due to color blindness. In 1943, he started a World War II tour of duty as a radioman on torpedo bombers in the Pacific. After his discharge three years later, he enrolled at Kenyon College. He played on the school's football team and was active in campus theater.

ACADEMY AWARD HONORS:

Nominated for Best Actor 1958 : CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Nominated for Best Actor 1961 : THE HUSTLER
Nominated for Best Actor 1963 : HUD
Nominated for Best Actor 1967 : COOL HAND LUKE
Nominated for Best Picture 1968 : RACHEL, RACHEL, Producer
Nominated for Best Actor 1981 : ABSENCE OF MALICE
Nominated for Best Actor 1982 : THE VERDICT 
WON Best Actor 1986: COLOR OF MONEY