Why did Paul Newman marry Joanne Woodward? Paul Newman has appeared in several movies, including Hud (1962), Cool Hand Luke (1967), and two blockbuster movies alongside Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Sting (1973).
Paul and Joanne have appeared in numerous films, such as A New Kind of Love (1963), Paris Blues (1961), and From the Terrace (1960).
Paul made his debut in the film Rachel, Rachel. Joanne was nominated for Oscar Awards for Best Actress. After the film got released, Paul came on to the media to tell everyone that Joanne Woodward had given up her career.
Paul and Joanne were a married couple, and both were blessed with three daughters. His family was living in Connecticut, which was far away from Hollywood’s spotlight.
Apart from the couple’s film career, they were actively involved in liberal politics, lobbying for various causes and publicly speaking on behalf of Democratic candidates.
President Jimmy Carter appointed Newman to work on a UN conference on Nuclear Disarmament.
In 1968, the couple was featured in LIFE magazine. Previously, they were trending on the news as the press speculated some conflicts between the couple. However, Paul and Joanne handled their marriage diligently.
There were several issues the couple had to face during their marriage life. They worked on some film projects together, including The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972).
In 1978, the couple was shocked as their son, Scott, died from a drug overdose, which affected them greatly. Paul went on to direct his wife in the film The Glass Menagerie. He won the Oscar Award for best actor after he played the role of Fast Eddie Felson in The Color of Money.
In 1982, he had a salad-dressing company which he turned into a retail empire. Newman owned it, and that company started to generate a revenue of more than $220 million in charitable donations.
Due to high revenue, the company was able to introduce popcorn, salsas, sauces, and fruit drinks.
In January 2008, Woodward and Newman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Following the same year, he was set to direct John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men stage production.
As for Woodward, she is an artistic director. In June 2008, he withdrew from production due to health issues. It was later revealed that he was diagnosed with lung cancer.
On September 26, 2008, he passed away, and the cause of his death was due to his cancer. It was reported that he was 83 years old at the time of his death.