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Why An Acting Legend Left The Hollywood Spotlight For 10 Acres In Westport, Connecticut

Florence Carmela

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Actor Paul Newman on the set of the movie "Winning" in 1969David Sutton - Photographer

His Mission To Help Children

The late-actor Paul Newman was not only a Hollywood legend but also a philanthropist who was passionate about bringing joy to children. His life's mission was to help children in need and encourage happiness and bring comfort to their daily lives. 

When Newman’s Own first started, Paul Newman affirmed that 100% of the proceeds would go to good causes to help those in need. Today, this mission continues through Newman’s Own Foundation. They have raised in total, more than 570 million dollars and since 1982, have been donated to good causes.

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Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward with their children in 1973Milton H. Greene / 2015 ArchiveImages.com

Newman's Own Products

Newman's Own is more than just popcorn, pizza, salad dressings, lemonade and pet food products. They offer so much more, never losing sight of their brand mission to nourish children and transform their lives.

According to the Newman's Own Website, ''The work today continues and honors his commitment to improving children’s lives. The Foundation continues Paul Newman’s commitment to using all the money that it receives from the sale of the popular Newman’s Own products to support children, their families, and their communities. Millions of children face challenges like food insecurity, chronic health conditions, and poverty. Nearly 50% of children live through an adverse childhood experience with estimates increasing due to the ongoing pandemic.'' 

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Historic Westport, Connecticut Home of Paul Newman and Joanne WoodwardWestport News

Quiet Life In Westport, Connecticut

Paul Newman’s masculine screen image was only strengthened by his home life, which he preferred to keep very private. He never pursued the glamorous life lived by those Hollywood stars of his time who lavished in the glitz and glamour of the spotlight. He preferred a game of golf on his charming, yet spacious, 12-room Colonial in the Historic Coleytown section of Westport, Connecticut. The actor lived on 10 acres of land, that he shared with his wife of 50 years, the actress Joanne Woodward, and their children. 

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