Paul Newman (known as ol' PL to both friends and enemies; the L stands for "Leonard" or "Lunkhead" - he answers to
both) is probably best known for his spectacularly successful food
conglomerate. In addition to giving the profits to charity, he also ran
Frank Sinatra out of the spaghetti sauce business. On the downside, the
spaghetti sauce is out-grossing his films. He did graduate from Kenyon
College magna cum lager and in the process begat a laundry business which
was the only student-run enterprise on Main Street. Yale University later
awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for unknown reasons. He
has won four Sports Car Club of America National Championships and is listed
in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest driver (70) to
win a professionally sanctioned race (24 Hours of Daytona, 1995). He is
married to the best actress on the planet* was number 19 on Nixon's enemy
list, and purely by accident has 51 films and four Broadway plays. He is
generally considered by professionals to be the worst fisherman on the East
*(Note from BookBrowse: Paul Newman's wife is Joanne Woodward)
This biography was last updated on 12/18/2007.
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