|Height:||163 cm (5' 5'')|
|Birth Day:||February 27, 1930|
|Birth Place:||Thomasville, United States|
|Height:||163 cm (5' 5'')|
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Actress who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for portraying three characters in the film Three Faces of Eve. She gained further recognition after marrying movie star Paul Newman.
In her youth, she won multiple beauty pageants.
Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, the daughter of Elinor (née Trimmier) and Wade Woodward, Jr., who was vice president of publishing company Charles Scribner's Sons. Her middle and maiden names, "Gignilliat Trimmier", are of Huguenot origin. She was influenced to become an actress by her mother's love of movies. Her mother named her after Joan Crawford – "Joanne".
They moved once again when she was a junior in high school after her parents divorced. She graduated from Greenville High School in Greenville, South Carolina, in 1947. Woodward won many beauty contests as a teenager.
Woodward first met Newman in 1953. They later reconnected on the set of The Long, Hot Summer in 1957. Newman divorced his wife Jackie Witte, with whom he already had 3 children, and married Woodward on January 29, 1958, in Las Vegas. On March 28 of the same year, Woodward won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Three Faces of Eve. The couple remained married for 50 years until Newman's death from lung cancer on September 26, 2008.
She was signed to a long-term contract by 20th Century Fox in January 1956.
In 1956, Woodward returned to Broadway to star in The Lovers which only had a brief run (but was later filmed as The War Lord (1965)).
In 1958, Woodward won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Three Faces of Eve. In 1960, she won the Silver Shell for Best Actress at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for her work on The Fugitive Kind . She was nominated for Best Actress in 1969 for Rachel, Rachel; in 1974 for Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams; and in 1991 for Mr. and Mrs. Bridge. She was named Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 1974 for her performance in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.
A popular (but untrue) bit of Hollywood lore is that Woodward was the first celebrity to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In fact, the original 1,550 stars were created and installed as a unit in 1960; no one star was officially "first". The first star actually completed was director Stanley Kramer's. The origin of this legend is not known with certainty, but according to Johnny Grant, the long-time Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, Woodward was the first celebrity to agree to pose with her star for photographers, and therefore was singled out in the collective public imagination as the first awardee.
She was to have co-starred with Robert Shaw in Strindberg's Dance of Death at Lincoln Center in 1974, but withdrew from the production during rehearsals. "New York puts a pressure on you that I don't react well to, with the critics and all that", she later said. "I like to act in a relaxed atmosphere."
She appeared in theatrical productions at Greenville High and in Greenville's Little Theatre, playing Laura Wingfield in the staging of The Glass Menagerie. (She returned to Greenville in 1976 to play Amanda Wingfield in another Little Theatre production of The Glass Menagerie. She also returned in 1955 for the première of Count Three And Pray, her debut movie, at the Paris Theatre on North Main Street.)
Attending the premiere of Gone with the Wind in Atlanta, 9-year-old Woodward rushed into the parade of stars and sat on the lap of Laurence Olivier, star Vivien Leigh's partner. She eventually worked with Olivier in 1977 in a television production of Come Back, Little Sheba. During rehearsals, she mentioned this incident to him, and he told her he remembered.
Woodward supported Burt Reynolds in The End (1978), and did A Christmas to Remember (1979) on TV. The decade ended with The Streets of L.A. (1979). She also directed an episode of Family in 1979.
She returned to Broadway for Candida (1981–1982), a production directed by Michael Cristofer that was filmed in 1982.
In 1988, Newman and Woodward established the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a nonprofit residential summer camp, and year-round center named after the Wyoming mountain hideaway of the outlaws in Newman's film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The camp, located in Ashford, Connecticut provides services free of charge to 20,000 children and their families coping with cancer as well as other serious illnesses and conditions.
In 1990, after working toward her bachelor's degree for more than 10 years, Woodward graduated from Sarah Lawrence College at the same time as her daughter Clea. Newman delivered the commencement address, during which he said he dreamed that a woman had asked, "How dare you accept this invitation to give the commencement address when you are merely hanging on to the coattails of the accomplishments of your wife?"
In 1994, she and her husband were jointly presented the Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards.
In 1995, Woodward directed off-Broadway revivals of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy and Waiting for Lefty at the Blue Light Theater Company in New York.
In 2011, she narrated the Scholastic/Weston Woods film All the World.
Woodward and Newman have three daughters: Elinor Teresa "Nell" (1959), Melissa Stewart (1961), and Claire Olivia "Clea" (1965). In 2012 Clea started running the nonprofit Hole-in-the-Wall that was started by her parents.
Documents declassified in 2017 show that the National Security Agency had created a biographical file on Woodward as part of its monitoring of prominent US citizens whose names appeared in signals intelligence.
Joanne was married to Paul Newman from 1958 to 2008 and the couple had three children together: Elinor, Melissa, and Claire.
|#1||Claire Olivia Newman||Children||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#2||Melissa Newman||Children||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||59||Actor|
|#3||Nell Newman||Children||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||61||Entrepreneur|
|#4||Paul Newman||Spouse||$80 Million||N/A||83||Actor|
|#5||Melissa Newman||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||59||Actor|
|#6||Paul Newman||$80 Million||N/A||83||Actor|
|#7||Nell Newman||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||61||Entrepreneur|
Currently, Joanne Woodward is 92 years, 9 months and 0 days old. Joanne Woodward will celebrate 93rd birthday on a Monday 27th of February 2023. Below we countdown to Joanne Woodward upcoming birthday.
Happy 90th Birthday Joanne Woodward
Today is the 90th birthday of the actor Joanne Woodward. Have you seen The Three Faces of Eve or The Long, Hot Summer? You must. The world is a better place because she is in it.