Paul Newman

1925 - 2008

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Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, race car driver, and entrepreneur. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.Born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, Newman showed an interest in theater as a child and at age 10 performed in a stage production of Saint George and the Dragon at the Cleveland Play House. He served in the United States Navy during 1943–46 and spent time in the Pacific Theater of World War II. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in drama and economics from Kenyon College in 1949. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Newman has received more than 15,251,855 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Paul Newman is the 78th most popular actor (down from 62nd in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from United States (down from 137th in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Actor.

Paul Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He was a co-founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which all after-tax profits are given to charity.

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  • 87

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  • 5.23

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  • 5.65

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Among actors, Paul Newman ranks 78 out of 10,030Before him are Catherine Deneuve, Liam Neeson, Vin Diesel, Clark Gable, Gérard Depardieu, and Toshiro Mifune. After him are Tom Hanks, Jane Fonda, John Wayne, Judi Dench, Leslie Nielsen, and Tom Selleck.

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Among people born in 1925, Paul Newman ranks 7Before him are Malcolm X, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Richard Burton, Gilles Deleuze, and Yukio Mishima. After him are Patrice Lumumba, Albert Bandura, Robert F. Kennedy, Zygmunt Bauman, Alija Izetbegović, and Mikis Theodorakis. Among people deceased in 2008, Paul Newman ranks 5Before him are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Yves Saint Laurent, Irena Sendler, and Edmund Hillary. After him are Bobby Fischer, Arthur C. Clarke, Charlton Heston, Suharto, Albert Hofmann, Samuel P. Huntington, and Chinghiz Aitmatov.

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Among people born in United States, Paul Newman ranks 155 out of 15,968Before him are Vin Diesel (1967), James Brown (1933), Ray Charles (1930), Barbra Streisand (1942), Clark Gable (1901), and Carl Sagan (1934). After him are Tom Hanks (1956), Jane Fonda (1937), John Tyler (1790), John Wayne (1907), Bobby Fischer (1943), and John Williams (1932).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Paul Newman ranks 36Before him are Nicolas Cage (1964), Jon Voight (1938), Will Smith (1968), Brad Pitt (1963), Vin Diesel (1967), and Clark Gable (1901). After him are Tom Hanks (1956), Jane Fonda (1937), John Wayne (1907), Tom Selleck (1945), Peter Falk (1927), and Gregory Peck (1916).

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