Greenville Senior High Schoo, Greenville, South Carolina, USA (1947)
Drama, Louisiana State University, Sarah Lawrence College (1990)
==Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Newman== (née Woodward; born February 27, 1930) is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her performance in The Three Faces of Eve (1957), which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.
===Personal life=== Woodward was reported to have been engaged to author [[Gore Vidal]] before marrying [[Paul Newman]]. However, there was no real engagement: Vidal later claimed it was just a stunt to attract Newman's attention. Woodward shared a house with Vidal in Los Angeles for a short time, and they remained friends.
===Woodward first met Newman=== in 1953. They later reconnected on the set of The Long Hot Summer in 1957. Woodward and Newman married 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.
===Woodward and Newman=== had three daughters: Elinor Teresa "Nell" (1959), Melissa Stewart (1961), and Claire Olivia "Clea" (1965). They also have two grandsons by Melissa.
===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===, Woodward graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, along with 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?"
===Woodward, widowed=== since 2008, makes her home in Westport, Connecticut.
==Joanne Woodward== Actress - ===Born=== February 27, 1930 Thomasville, Georgia, USA
===Birth Name=== Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward
===Height=== 5' 4" (1.63 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a quite a movie buff and enjoyed going to picture shows often. Joanne claims she was nearly born in the middle of a Joan Crawford movie (Our Modern Maidens (1929)). Her mother wanted to name her Joan, but being Southern, she changed it to Joanne.
===Thomasville=== was a typical small town in southern Georgia, around ten miles from the Florida border. Joanne was born right into the Great Depression. Her father was an administrator in the Thomasville school system, and her family was raised Episcopalian. Joanne's mother being an avid movie lover, it wasn't a surprise that Joanne wanted to go into the acting profession. Her father wasn't too keen on the idea, but her mother saw it coming and was thrilled. Joanne and her mother both adored the movie Wuthering Heights (1939) starring Laurence Olivier, and in 1939 Elinor took her daughter to the premiere of Gone with the Wind (1939) in Atlanta. Pulling up in a limo with the love of his life, Vivien Leigh (who starred in Gone with the Wind (1939)), Laurence Olivier was shocked when 9-year-old Joanne hopped right into the limo and sat in his lap without any warning. Years later when Joanne was famous, Olivier keenly remembered this incident. She later worked with Olivier in Come Back, Little Sheba (1977).
===In her teens===, Joanne entered and won many Georgia beauty contests. Her mother said that "she was the prettiest girl in town". But all Joanne wanted to do was act, and she saw beauty contests as the first step toward her dream. When she was of age, she enrolled in Louisiana State University, majoring in drama. After graduation and doing small plays, Joanne headed to New York and studied acting with Sanford Meisner. The first thing he tackled was Joanne's southern drawl.
===Soon, Joanne was starring=== in television productions and theater. One day, she was introduced by her agent to another young actor at her level by the then-unknown name of Paul Newman. Paul's first reaction was, "Jeez, what an extraordinarily pretty girl". Joanne, while admitting that he was very good-looking, didn't like him at first sight, but she couldn't resist him. Soon they were working closely together as understudies for the Broadway production of "Picnic" and got along very well. They would have long conversations about anything and everything. Then both their movie careers took off: Joanne with Count Three and Pray (1955) and Paul with The Silver Chalice (1954). Also adding to the tension was Paul's wife, Jackie, who refused to get a divorce when Paul asked her for one. He wanted to marry Joanne; Jackie would simply not have it. Eventually, Jackie saw the anguish this was causing Paul and agreed to a divorce. Less than a week after the divorce was final, Paul married Joanne in Las Vegas on January 29, 1958, just months before Joanne won her Best Actress Oscar for The Three Faces of Eve (1957), in which she plays a woman with multiple personality disorder.
===On April 8, 1959===, Joanne gave birth to their first child, Elinor Teresa Newman, named after her and Paul's mothers. They both continued on with their careers, doing movies both together and apart. Two more children followed: Melissa Steward Newman on September 17, 1961, and Claire Olivia Newman on April 21, 1965. Since then, Joanne has been extremely busy in theater, film and television as well as ballet performances and very involved with charities and taking care of her family. In 2003, Joanne starred in a movie with Paul on HBO.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Skye Robinson
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Actress (79 credits)
Producer (4 credits)
Director (2 credits)
Soundtrack (2 credits)
Writer (1 credit)
Thanks (2 credits)
Self (72 credits)
Archive footage (17 credits)
[Play, Drama,Solo, Original]
Produced in association with The Westport Country Playhouse (Joanne Woodward: Artistic Director, Anne Keefe: Associate Artistic Director, Alison Harris: Executive Director)
Originally produced at The Westport Country Playhouse (Joanne Woodward: Artistic Director, Anne Keefe: Associate Artistic Director, Alison Harris: Executive Director)
Apr 30, 2008 - Aug 17, 2008
[Play, Drama, Revival]
Produced by The Westport Country Playhouse (Joanne Woodward: Artistic Director, Anne Keefe: Associate Artistic Director, Alison Harris: Executive Director)
Dec 04, 2002 - Jan 26, 2003
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
Starring: Joanne Woodward [Candida]
Oct 15, 1981 - Jan 02, 1982
Baby Want a Kiss
[Play, Comedy, Original]
Performer: Joanne Woodward [Mavis]
Apr 19, 1964 - Aug 22, 1964
Performer: Joanne Woodward [Douane]
May 10, 1956 - May 12, 1956
Understudy: Joanne Woodward
Feb 19, 1953 - Apr 10, 1954
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