Paul Newman: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Marian Edelman Borden

By Marian Edelman Borden

Paul Leonard Newman used to be a real Renaissance guy who's recognized around the world for his performances as an actor and director. His profession within the leisure stretched over 50 years, as did his marriage to Joanne Woodward—an strange and extraordinary fulfillment in Hollywood. Newman used to be additionally a skilled race vehicle motive force, an influential political activist, a savvy businessman, and a passionate philanthropist who created a meals corporation that has donated greater than $280 million to charities. yet Newman additionally suffered many defeats all through his lifestyles; he was once human, simply as all of us are.

This biography offers a chronological narrative that files Newman's lengthy lifestyles and myriad contributions. information about his early years in Ohio, his carrier within the U.S. military in the course of global warfare II, his luck at the degree and reveal, his paintings with charities and enterprise ventures, and his exploits in automobile racing is provided.

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12. Parsons, Louella O. ” Los Angeles Herald Examiner (February 3, 1963), H1, H3. 13. Rother, Larry. ” New York Times (November 18, 1990), H13. 14. Thomas, Bob. ” Good Housekeeping (May, 1979), 139. 15. Ibid. 16. zap2it. story 17. Thomas, “Paul Newman: His Life Story,” 200. 18. Griffin, Nancy. html. 19. ” New York Times (October 19, 1969), E12. 20. Levy, Shawn. Paul Newman: A Life. New York: Harmony Books, 2009, 240. 21. Morella, Joe, and Edward Z. Epstein. Paul and Joanne. New York: Delacorte, 1989, 119.

Paul had spent several months in that city when he had been in the Navy, prior to being kicked out of the pilot training program because he was color blind. The family rented an apartment in a threefamily house. Jackie began to get occasional work as a model in New York City (about a two-hour train ride away). To augment the family income, Paul became a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman. Even 50 years later, he still bragged, “I’m just saying that at Yale, I ran out of money and had a wife and a child.

41. Chapter 2 A NEW BEGINNING No longer the size of a Sea Scout, in fact, now an honorably discharged, 5-feet-9 (or 10, according to some reports) veteran, Paul Newman returned home and applied to Kenyon College. He insisted, later on, that he chose Kenyon because it was an all-male school (the college didn’t accept women until 1970). ”1 However, even without female students to distract him, Paul would always maintain that he graduated magna cum lager (beer). Kenyon was located in quiet Gambier, Ohio, where the Amish and Mennonite residents still drove carts and horses up and down the main street (this would become important around Paul’s graduation).

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