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    • Joanne was nominated for 1995 and 2006, after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 1985. In 1985, she was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries" for Breathing Lessons. In 2006, she was nominated in the same category for Empire Falls.

    • Joanne was not present at the 1990 Academy Awards ceremony where she was nominated for an Academy Award. Kathy Bates won the award for the film MIsery.

    • Joanne is on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Defense Information.

    • In 1992, she received the Kennedy Center Honor alongside her husband, Paul Newman.

    • Joanne majored in drama when she attended Louisiana State University.

    • Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.

    • Joanne won many beauty contests as a teenager.

    • Joanne once revealed her two favorite actors of all time to be Bette Davis and Sir Laurence Olivier.

    • Joanne played the mother to real-life daughter Nell Potts in 1972 film The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.

    • Joanne was once briefly engaged to novelist, essayist and screenwriter Gore Vidal before she decided to break off the engagement and pledge herself to eventual husband Paul Newman.

    • Joanne is typically known for her portrayal of mentally or emotionally disturbed women.

    • In 1990, she finally graduated Sarah Lawrence University alongside her youngest daughter, Clea Newman.

    • On January 29th 1958, Joanne married fellow actor Paul Newman.

    • In 1994, Joanne earned an Emmy nomination for her work in the telefilm Breathing Lessons.

    • Joanne currently serves as the artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse which is near her home in Connecticut.

    • Joanne wore a hand-made dress that cost about $100 dollars to the 1957 Oscar ceremony in which she won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in The Three Faces of Eve.

    • In 1947, Joanne graduated from Greenville Senior High School in Greenville, South Carolina.

    • Joanne lists her favorite movies as 1939's Gone with the Wind and Wuthering Heights, 1940's The Philadelphia Story and the 1938 film Jezebel.

    • Joanne once lived next door to her idol, Bette Davis.

    • Two of Joanne's favorite activities are ballet and horse-back riding.

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