|Paul Newman Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9½ in|
|Date of Birth||January 26, 1925|
|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.
Paul Leonard Newman
PL, King Cool
He was born on January 26, 1925.
He passed away on September 26, 2008, from lung cancer in Connecticut at the age of 83 years.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States
Actor, Director, Race Car Driver, Entrepreneur
At the time of his death, Paul’s net worth was $80 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm
75 kg or 165 lbs
Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse
Paul had dated –
- Lana Turner
- Sandra Dee
- Shelley Winters
- Grace Kelly (1951) – RUMOR
- Lita Milan – RUMOR
- Joan Collins (1958)
- Montgomery Clift – RUMOR
- Natalie Wood – RUMOR
- Jacqueline Kennedy
- Marlon Brando – RUMOR
- Susan Hayward
- James Dean – RUMOR
- Peggy Lee
- Anthony Perkins
- 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.
- 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.
- Marilyn Monroe (1960)
- Myrna Loy (1960) – RUMOR
- Joan Crawford (1967)
- Nancy Bacon – RUMOR
Race / Ethnicity
He had Slovak ancestry on his mother’s side and was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on his father’s side.
However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ with his advancing age.
- Dashing good looks
- Chin dimple
Paul Newman Facts
- He had aspired to be a pilot, but had to give up on his dream because he was colorblind.
In 1995, Newman was included in the list of ‘100 Sexiest Stars in Film History’ compiled by Empire Magazine at the 12th spot.
- He was the visual inspiration behind the illustrations of the comic book character, Green Lantern/Hal Jordan.
- 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.
- He was often mistaken for Marlon Brando early on in his career.
- Newman was named in the infamous ‘Enemies List’ maintained by President Richard Nixon at the time of the Watergate scandal.
- He was the godfather of actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
Featured Image by Unnamed / Wikimedia / Public Domain
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”