Appeared (as "Glen Griffin") in "The Desperate Hours" on Broadway. Melodrama. Directed by Robert Montgomery
. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 10 Feb 1955-13 Aug 1955 (212 performances).
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I never ask my wife [actress Joanne Woodward
] about my flaws. Instead I try to get her to ignore them and concentrate on my sense of humor. You don't want any woman to look under the carpet, guys, because there's lots of flaws underneath. Joanne believes my character in a film we did together, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
(1990), comes closest to who I really am. I personally don't think there's one ...
Owned The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a summer camp for children with cancer and other blood-related diseases (and their siblings) in Ashford, Connecticut, and also ran a fall "Discovery" program for inner city kids, also in Ashford.
While he played similar system-bucking, troubled young men as such near contemporaries as Marlon Brando
and James Dean
, Newman's characters were often more humorous, introspective and self-assured. Newman's character's conflicts were often ironic and (intentionally) borderline-absurd.