Paul Newman: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

Paul Newman: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

Marian Edelman Borden

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 0313383103

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This book examines the life of the remarkable Paul Newman―an iconic actor, director, race car driver, political activist, businessman, philanthropist, devoted husband, and father.

• Contains over 25 original interviews of Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and other contemporaries

• Provides a timeline of important events in Newman's illustrious life and career

• Includes a bibliography of all books, articles, and videos to assist students in further research

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underway, as well as the continuing Watergate crisis, which had been in the daily news for more than a year. The movies in release in 1972 and 1973 were equally tough, for example, The Godfather and Deliverance. In The Sting, two con artists (Newman and Redford) methodically fleece a rich, ruthless racketeer through an elaborate and ingenious scheme that fools the mark, as well as the audience. In his review, Roger Ebert calls it, “one of the most stylish movies of the year. That’s an especially

supermarkets.”6 He urged Paul and Hotch to add some of the chemicals necessary for preservation. But the two would-be entrepreneurs stuck to their guns: all natural meant no chemicals— period. And once again, Newman’s luck struck. Crowley’s production department discovered that the ingredients in Paul’s dressing formed a natural gum, which prevented quick spoilage. And even more surprising, when put through a longevity test, Paul’s dressing passed with flying colors. Over the next six months,

to a one-on-one debate on nuclear disarmament. Paul was well prepared and had copious notes. He knew 98 PAUL NEWMAN Actor Paul Newman, a U.S. delegate to the United Nations Special Session on Disarmament, is shown at his UN office on June 3, 1978, during an interview with the Associated Press discussing his efforts to help focus world attention on the need to scale down the global arms race. Newman said it was tragic that the opening of a gambling casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, seemed

Rachel, Rachel, he couldn’t get any of the studios or producers interested.2 This time, in order to get studio backing, Paul agreed to star in the film, as well as direct it. He had done that once before, in Sometimes a Great Notion (1970), but he had been dissatisfied with the result. So this time, Paul asked Joanne to act as a director surrogate when he was acting. Joanne had some directing experience, having helmed Come Along with Me, a television film in 1982. In retrospect, it didn’t work.

Marriage Profile.” About.com, http://marriage.about.com/ od/entertainmen1/p/paulnewman.htm. 26. Hotchner, A. E. Paul and Me. New York: Doubleday, 2010, 223. 27. Levy, Paul Newman, 440. 28. Cowan, Alison Leigh. “Paul Newman, Philanthropist, Does Hereby Leave . . .” New York Times (November 26, 2008), http://city room.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/26/paul-newman-philanthropistdoes-hereby-leave/?scp=1-b&sq=&st=nyt. 29. “Paul Newman Dead at 83.” WestportNow. This page intentionally left blank

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