He was born in an affluent suburb of Cleveland called Shaker Heights. Born to parents Arthur S. Newman Sr. and Theresa Fetzer. He has one brother named Arthur.
Before he became an actor, Newman ran the family sporting goods store in Cleveland, Ohio
Allegedly at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, he was asked to leave for crashing a beer keg into the president's car.
Wife: Joanne Woodward; married January 29, 1958 - present.
Wife: Jackie Witte; married 1949; divorced 1958.
Father: Arthur S., sporting-goods store owner; deceased.
Mother: Theresa Fetzer; deceased.
Brother: Arthur, producer, production manager.
Son: Alan Scott; deceased at 28; mother, Jacqueline Witte.
Daughter: Stephanie; mother, Jacqueline Witte.
Daughter: Susan; mother, Jacqueline Witte.
Daughter: Elinor (aka Nell), food-sales executive; mother, Joanne Woodward.
Daughter: Melissa (aka Lissy), singer; mother Joanne Woodward.
Daughter: Claire (aka Clea); mother, Joanne Woodward.
Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, OH.
Kenyon College in Gambier, OH; economics major.
School of Drama, Yale University.
Actors Studio in New York, NY
1953: Theatre World Award
1956: Golden Globe: Most Promising Newcomer-Male
1958: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor, The Long Hot Summer
1961: British Film Academy Award: Best Foreign Actor, The Hustler
1965: Golden Globe: World Film Favorite-Male
1967: Golden Globe: World Film Favorite-Male
1967: NATO Star of the Year Award; presented by the National Association of Theater Owners
1968: Producers Guild of America Award: Best Motion Picture Producer, Rachel, Rachel
1968: New York Film Critics Circle Award: Best Director, Rachel, Rachel
1968: Golden Globe: Best Director, Rachel, Rachel
1984: Cecil B DeMille Award; presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
1985: Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award; shared honors with Joanne Woodward
1985: Honorary Oscar; presented "in recognition for his many memorable and compelling screen performances and for his personal integrity and dedication to his craft"
1986: National Board of Review Award: Best Actor, The Color of Money
1986: Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award
1986: Oscar: Best Actor, The Color of Money
1992: Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award
1993: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award; statuette presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
1994: New York Film Critics Circle Award: Best Actor, Nobody's Fool
1994: National Society of Film Critics Award: Best Actor, Nobody's Fool
1995: Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear: Best Actor, Nobody's Fool
1997: Ranked #19 in Empire (UK) magazine's Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time