Paul Newman And Joanne Woodward Were Blessed With Fifty Years Of Joyful Marriage(video)

It just so happened that two of the most beautiful actors on screen were wed. Before Paul Newman passed away, Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman were a charming and devoted couple who were married for fifty years.

According to The History Channel, the two performers got their start in acting together on the set of "Picnic" in the 1950s. At the time, Newman was married, and the two of them parted ways to pursue significant parts in Hollywood productions.

When "The Long, Hot Summer" (1958) came to a finish, Newman's divorce from his first wife had already been formalized. They collaborated once again on the picture. He swept Woodward off her feet and they were married in Las Vegas.

The ensuing decades were characterized by both career and romantic success. They moved to Connecticut as a happy family and had three kids. Paul Newman went on to play the major parts in "The Sting" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" among others. For her performance in "The Three Faces of Eve," his wife Joanne was also awarded an Oscar for best actress.

In addition, Paul Newman founded the organic food line "Newman's Own." He carried on these and other charitable endeavors until his death from lung cancer in 2008. He and Joanne commemorated their golden anniversary of fifty years of blissful marriage that same year.

According to The New York Times, Newman is frequently cited as saying, "I have steak at home; why go out for hamburger?" in reference to his wife Joanne, who is the "steak." And from her perspective, laughter was the key to a happy marriage. She told TODAY that a partner who makes you laugh every day is something to cling onto, even when beauty may fade.

Their electrifying chemistry has been seen by others, and a writer who attended a dinner party in the 1970s was captivated by them.

Joanne Woodward was sitting on the ground behind me, her legs out in front of her, and her back resting against the trunk of a large tree. As he enjoyed the music, Paul Newman would periodically reach up to stroke her face and hair, resting his head on her lap, according to author Carol Ross Joynt, who wrote about it for The Washington Post. "I could have gaped. It's still the most romantic thing I've ever seen.
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