Incredibly Sweet, Unknown Things About Paul Newman: His Children Did Not Call Him Dad

November 19, 2018 14:02

As a Hollywood actor, Paul Newman was different. He had a special place in the hearts of his fans and the many children whose days were brightened by his philanthropic work.


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Philanthropist with a difference

The actor left a legacy that continues to make the world a better place. He started SeriousFun camps in 1988, with an intention to create a carefree place, where sick children could take a break from their health challenges.


The idea was to get them to have fun without inhibitions, while getting the help they needed.


Newman’s daughter Claire, who continues to run his charity work, has said that her father was only able to make meaningful changes in the world because he never lost touch with the child in him.

He was a goofy dad

For Claire and the rest of the family, he was way more than the beloved actor and humanitarian. Paul was just a regular dad, who made terrible jokes and loved to prank everybody. And their special nickname for him was 'Pop'.


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The actor loved to keep his family life private, and he was never the one to seek out the spotlight just to catch the eye of the paparazzi.


Paul’s life was in a 12-room colonial style home, where he lived with his family –  his second wife, Joanne Woodward, and their children.

Beautiful marriage to Joanne Woodward

Paul and Joanne were the golden Hollywood couple of their time. The two starred in multiple movies with an onscreen chemistry that made people go weak in the knees.

In real life, Paul and Joanne were married for 50 years. They met while Paul was still married to his first wife, Jackie Witte. Once they got together, they remained devoted to each other, and the actor famously said he had no business going out to eat hamburgers when he got to eat steak at home. Well, then!

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