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Claire Olivia Newman, Paul Newman’s daughter

Claire Olivia Newman is the daughter of Paul Newman. Claire Olivia Newman’s father, Newman was an American actor, film director, race car driver, and entrepreneur. Newman was the recipient of numerous awards, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Claire Olivia Newman: Profile Summary

Full Name Claire “Clea” Olivia Newman
Famous as daughter of Paul Newman
Birthday  April 21, 1965
Age 56 years old as of 2021
place of birth United States of America
Zodiac sign Taurus
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Parents Father-  Paul Newman, Mother- Joanne Woodward
Siblings Nell Newman, Melissa Newman, Stephanie Newman, 
Susan Kendall Newman, Scott Newman
Husband Kurt Soderlund

Born on April 21, 1965, Claire Olivia Newman is the daughter of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. As of 2021, Claire is 56 years old. Her birth sign is Taurus. Claire Olivia Newman’s mother, Woodward is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. One of the last major stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood, having made her career breakthrough in the 1950s, Woodward is the earliest surviving Academy Award winner in a leading category.

Claire Olivia Newman is not the only child of her parents, she had three other siblings,  Nell Newman, Claire Olivia Newman, Melissa Newman, and two step-siblings, they are Susan Kendall Newman, Scott Newman. She studied law but her first love was show-jumping. Claire Olivia Newman also worked for other non-profit organisations but one way or another she has been involved in her father’s good causes since her childhood, when he would take her around with him.

How did Claire Olivia Newman’s parents meet, fell in, and start their relationship? Claire’s parents first met 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 three 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. 

Claire Olivia Newman’s mother, Woodward has said: “He’s very good looking and very sexy and all of those things, but all of that goes out the window and what is finally left is if you can make somebody laugh… And he sure does keep me laughing.” Newman attributed their relationship success to “some combination of lust and respect and patience and determination.”

It is Claire Olivia Newman’s father, Paul Newman who has been quoted as saying, in response to a question to him about marital cheating, “I don’t like to discuss my marriage, but I will tell you something which may sound corny but which happens to be true. I have steak at home. Why should I go out for a hamburger?”

Claire Olivia Newman’s father also said that he never met anyone who had as much to lose as he did. In his profile on 60 Minutes, he admitted he once left Woodward after a fight, walked around the outside of the house, knocked on the front door, and explained to Joanne he had nowhere to go.

Paul’s youngest daughter Claire (Clea) is working as a producer in Hollywood on shows like Big Little LiesThe Big CMad Men, and more. She is married to Kurt Soderlund.

In 1988, Newman founded the SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global family of summer camps and programs for children with a serious illness which has served 1.3 million children and family members since its inception. The name was changed to SeriousFun some years ago at around the time Claire Olivia Newman took over running the organisation. It was almost inevitable that she would end up at the helm.

Claire Olivia Newman’s father Newman was scheduled to make his professional stage directing debut with the Westport Country Playhouse’s 2008 production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, but he stepped down on May 23, 2008, citing his health concerns.

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In June 2008, it was widely reported in the press that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and was receiving treatment for the condition at the Sloan-Kettering hospital in New York City. A. E. Hotchner, who partnered in the 1980s with Newman to start Newman’s Own, told the Associated Press in an interview in mid-2008 that Newman had told him about being afflicted with the disease about 18 months earlier. 

Newman’s spokesman told the press that the star was “doing nicely”, but neither confirmed nor denied that he had cancer. The actor was a heavy cigarette smoker until he quit in 1986.

Claire Olivia Newman’s father sadly died on the morning of September 26, 2008, surrounded by friends and family. He was 83 years old.

Newman was cremated after a private funeral service near his home in Westport, Connecticut.



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