I remember him from The Towering Inferno … one of the first English movies I saw outside the school auditorium. A few scenes from The Road To Perdition, with Tom Hanks, is still vivid !
As reported in The New York Times, Newman’s talent as an actor was drawn from his “physical grace, unassuming intelligence and good humour that made it all seem effortless.”
Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in the nearby suburb of Shaker Heights. In high school, he acted in school drama performances and played football.
At age 18, Newman joined the U.S. Navy and served as a radioman/gunner on a torpedo plane during World War…
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