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Paul Newman, Hearth throb, Actor, Director, Owner and Race Car Driver

Updated on March 11, 2010
Paul Newman Hunk
Paul Newman Hunk

Paul Leonard Newman was born 26th January 1925 Shaker Heights in Ohio USA.

I wonder how many women Romantized about being with him with those come to bed blue eyes and sexy appearance? He could have put his shoes under my bed at any time - I wish.

He spent three years in the navy as a radio operator during World War 11. A rebel in his early days (that shows in his eyes)

He married for the second time to actress Joane Woodward and later his second child Susan was born.

His achievements were incredible throughout his life. Yet with all his achievements and movies made he won 1 Oscar in the movie “The color of money”. This seems unbelievable considering his incredible talent.

He married for the second time to actress Joane Woodward and later his second child Susan was born.

pics from flickr
pics from flickr

Movie Career

He made approximately eighty incredible movies. including "The Long Hot Summer," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The Sting,""The Hustler," "Hud," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Cool Hand Luke," "Slap Shot," "Absence of Malice," "The Verdict," "Nobody's Fool" and "Cars." Produced – eleven movies and directed six movies and wrote one. His career took him to heights that no one could even dream of.

He owned The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which is a summer camp for children with cancer and other blood-related diseases in Ashford, Connecticut, and ran a fall "Discovery" program for inner city kids, in Ashford.

He also has his own line of food products, "Newman's Own", featuring mainly spaghetti sauces and salad dressings. The company has made more than $100 million in profits over the years, all of which he has donated to various charities, throughout America and Australia. He was awarded an honorary Oscar in 1994 in recognition of his charity work.

Paul Newman the Nascar race driver
Paul Newman the Nascar race driver

Racing Career

Paul Newman began racing cars in 1972, after completing the movie "Winning," in which his character, Frank Capua, was a struggling race car driver who turned his career around by winning the Indianapolis 500. The experience he gained in the movie stayed with him leading him into racing cars himself. He won his first-ever Sports Car Club of America race in 1972. From then on there was no stopping him.  He loved to win in everything he did, and became a champion driver in SCCA and owner in Indy cars.

The only major race the team now known as Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing failed to win was the Indianapolis 500, though they were placed second on two occasions.

Paul Newman, from cancer at the age of 83, and was best-known as one of the most famous actors in the world and founder of the popular Newman's Own brand of organic food products, and donated more than $250 million to charity since 1982.

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      He was brilliant. thats for sure. thanks for stopping by

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      Ken R. Abell 7 years ago from ON THE ROAD

      Thanks, Eileen. He is on my all-time great actors list.

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Ethel, yes and now I just looked at the ad pics on this page

      it sure shows up his body.

      yes he was brilliant in everything he did.

      Gee you have been busy writing lately too.

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      wavegirl, I like that man candy, thats a new one on me. Yes he was so spunky and his eyes always got to me. He did so much.

      Nemingha, He sure was, he was also a bit rebellious in his younger years too. At least he was straight (I think) I loved watching Rock Hudson too, Until I found out he wasnt the spunk I thought he was. But hey that was his life so thats ok. T

      Thanks everyone for stopping bye

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      dohn I loved watching him in Movies, I would love to have listed all his achievments but he did so much in his well long life that is is hard to cover everything. He also married another woman in his more reckless years Jackie and had 3 children to her. I may go back and put more details in on thinking about it.

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      Nemingha 7 years ago

      I remember seeing a TV special about him years ago, in which it was stated that the reason he was overlooked for Academy Awards was his looks - at the time, apparently, Hollywood just didn't know what to make of a good-looking guy and box-office draw that could really, seriously act.

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      Nemingha 7 years ago

      I remember seeing a TV special about him years ago, in which it was stated that the reason he was overlooked for Academy Awards was his looks - at the time, apparently, Hollywood just didn't know what to make of a good-looking guy and box-office draw that could really, seriously act.

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      Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

      Eileen . . here I am .. and thanks for leading me to a little bit of your man candy! Great Hub on a well deserved delicious eye candy man!

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      He had it all and he was philanthropic into the bargain. What a man.

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      A truly great man in all aspects. He is arguably the most respected actor of all time (I really can't think of anyone else that has given so graciously and selflessly). It really was a pleasant surprise to me to find that he did the voice of the judge in Pixar's "Cars." I also liked him in "Road to Perdition," which is one of my favorite movies of all time (he should have won an Oscar!!!) Thanks so much for writing this great hub for a great man, Eileen.