Monday, January 26, 2009

PAUL NEWMAN January 26, 1925, Shaker Heights, Ohio, ~ 26 September 2008, Westport, Connecticut


Was so ashamed of his debut in the failed costume drama The Silver Chalice (1954), that he took out an ad in Variety apologizing for his performance.

His father was of German heritage and his mother was of Hungarian heritage.


Lee Strasberg, who trained Newman at the Actor's Studio, said that he would have been as great an actor as Marlon Brando if he hadn't been so handsome. According to Strasberg, Newman had the talent, but he too often relied on his good looks to coast through a role.