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Paul Newman Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Paul Newman Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9½ in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth January 26, 1925
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Date of Death September 26, 2008

Paul Newman was an American actor, director, race car driver, and entrepreneur who became one of the greatest actors of the 20th century with films like The Hustler (1961), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Slap Shot (1977), Hud (1963), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), The Color of Money (1986), etc.

Born Name

Paul Leonard Newman

Nick Name

PL, King Cool

Paul Newman as seen in 1958
Paul Newman as seen in 1958 (Unnamed / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


He was born on January 26, 1925.


He passed away on September 26, 2008, from lung cancer in Westport, Connecticut at the age of 83 years.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States





In 1949, he got his Bachelor of Arts degree in drama and economics from Kenyon College.

For 1 year, he also went to Yale School of Drama. Post that, under Lee Strasberg’s tutelage, he went to Actors Studio.


Actor, Director, Race Car Driver, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist


  • Father – Arthur Sigmund Newman Sr. (1893–1950) (Sporting Goods Store Owner)
  • Mother – Theresa Garth (née Fetzer) (1894-1982)
  • Siblings – Arthur Sigmund Newman Jr. (1924-2020) (Older Brother)

Net Worth

At the time of his death, Paul’s net worth was $80 million according to




5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm


75 kg or 165 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Paul had dated –

  1. Lana Turner
  2. Sandra Dee
  3. Shelley Winters
  4. Grace Kelly (1951) – RUMOR
  5. Lita Milan – RUMOR
  6. Joan Collins (1958)
  7. Montgomery Clift – RUMOR
  8. Natalie Wood – RUMOR
  9. Jacqueline Kennedy
  10. Marlon Brando – RUMOR
  11. Susan Hayward
  12. James Dean – RUMOR
  13. Peggy Lee
  14. Anthony Perkins
  15. Jacqueline Witte (1949-1958) – He wed Jacqueline Witte in 1949. She gave birth to their son Alan Scott Newman (1950-1978), and daughters Susan Newman (b. 1953) and Stephanie Newman (b. 1954). However, the couple got divorced in 1958.
  16. Joanne Woodward (1957-2008) – On January 29, 1958, he married actress Joanne Woodward. Together, they raised 3 daughters named Elinor Newman (b. 1959), Melissa Newman (b. 1961), and Claire Newman (b. 1965). The couple stayed together for over 50 years until Newman’s death in 2008.
  17. Marilyn Monroe (1960)
  18. Myrna Loy (1960) – RUMOR
  19. Joan Crawford (1967)
  20. Nancy Bacon – RUMOR


A United States Navy portrait of Paul Newman
A United States Navy portrait of Paul Newman (U.S. Navy Photographer / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


He had Slovak ancestry on his mother’s side and was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on his father’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ with his advancing age.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Dashing good looks
  • Chin dimple
Paul Newman seen at a political rally in 1968
Paul Newman as seen at a political rally in 1968 (Christopher Peterson / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Paul Newman Facts

  1. He had aspired to be a pilot but had to give up on his dream because he was colorblind.
  2. In 1995, Newman was included in the list of ‘100 Sexiest Stars in Film History’ compiled by Empire Magazine at the 12th spot.
  3. He was the visual inspiration behind the illustrations of the comic book character, Green Lantern/Hal Jordan.
  4. Paul was an avid race car driver all his life. He competed in the 1979 Le Mans 24-hour race in a Porsche 935 and finished in the 2nd spot.
  5. He was often mistaken for Marlon Brando early on in his career.
  6. Newman was named in the infamous ‘Enemies List’ maintained by President Richard Nixon at the time of the Watergate scandal.
  7. He was the godfather of actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

Featured Image by Unnamed / Wikimedia / Public Domain

Did we miss anyone?


  1. Here is what was said about him: “Newman was 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) and he weighed about 170 pounds. 5 feet 10 inches was most likely peak height, which his real height had to be under 5 feet 10 like maybe 5 feet 8 inches or 5 feet 9 inches” His height reach was 5 feet 11 inches”
    Here is what Newman said: “I’m 5 feet 9 in a half and 170 pounds”

  2. It was stated that he was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Not Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He was raised in Shaker Heights.


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