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Paul Newman's relationship with Joanne Woodward ended when Paul Newman died on September 27, 2008. They had been married for 50.6 years.

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Paul Newman

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and auto racing enthusiast

Age: 83 (1/26/1925 - 9/27/2008)

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Joanne Woodward

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: "The Three Faces of Eve"

Age: 86 (b. 2/27/1930)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
Engaged n/a --
Married 1/29/1958 50.6 years
Deceased 9/27/2008 --
 Total50.6 years*

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Elinor Teresa04/08/195957 yrs.FemaleBiological
Melissa Stewart09/17/196155 yrs.FemaleBiological
Claire Olivia196551 yrs.FemaleBiological

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Where and/or how did Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward meet?

Paul and Joanne met on the film "The Long, Hot Summer" while he was still married to his first wife. They realized that they belonged to together and eventually so did his wife and she ended up giving him a divorce.

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Other Relationship Information about Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward:

In Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, Newman and Woodward played a conservative, rule-abiding couple in Kansas City during the 1930s and '40s.

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Classic Quotes by Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward about their relationship:

"Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?" Paul Newman
"You should see us when we get back to the bedroom." Paul Newman
"She thinks competitive driving is the silliest thing in the world. It is also very scary for her, and she doesn't much care for it." Paul Newman
"We are very, very different people and yet somehow we fed off those varied differences and instead of separating us, it has made the whole bond a lot stronger." Paul Newman
"Joanne has always given me unconditional support in all my choices and endeavors, and that includes my race car driving, which she deplores. To me, that's love." Paul Newman
"Being married to Paul is being married to the most considerate, romantic man". Joanne Woodward
"Who could direct you better than the person you live with? Paul knows everything there is to know about me. I wish he could just direct every movie I ever do." Joanne Woodward
"Sexiness wears thin after a while, and beauty fades. But to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat." Joanne Woodward

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