It’s perhaps fair to say that the world of Hollywood isn’t an easy place for relationships to survive. In fact, it’s arguably not uncommon for celebrity marriages to end in divorce. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were a rare exception to this rule, however – and their magical love story, which spanned decades, proved everyone wrong.
Newman came into the world on January 26, 1925, in the Ohio city of Shaker Heights. Although, growing up, the future actor inherited his mother’s creativity, his life at one point looked set to turn out very differently. After all, he was booted out of Ohio University, and he subsequently joined the United States Navy, where he served his country for three years.