Appeared (as "Alan Seymour") in "Picnic" on Broadway. Comedy. Directed by Joshua Logan
. Music Box Theatre: 19 Feb 1953-10 Apr 1954 (477 performances).
11 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
5 Interviews |
81 Articles |
16 Pictorials |
36 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
| Newman, Arthur Sigmund
Did You Know?
I had no natural gift to be anything--not an athlete, not an actor, not a writer, not a director, a painter of garden porches--not anything. So I've worked really hard, because nothing ever came easily to me.
According to Joe McGinnis
' book about the advertising industry's participation in Richard Nixon
's 1968 campaign, the first telethon for the Eugene McCarthy
Campaign, which was emceed by Newman, raised $125,000 (about $800,000 in 2008 money, when factored for inflation, a good sum for the time). Nixon's advertising people attributed the success of the telethon to Newman's participation.
He was known for his wry, puckish sense of humor, mainly off-screen.