Paul Newman(actor, born January 26, 1925, cleveland, Ohio - died September 26, 2008) Joanne Woodward(actress, born February 27, 1930, Thomasville, Georgia) For 39 years Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, together and separately, have created some of the most powerful films of their time. To people all over the world their names stand for ideals of riveting acting, charisma, sex appeal, and of course, marital success. She has won major acting awards for her work in films and television, and he's racked up a total of eight Academy Award nominations and two Oscars. 1958 was a very good year for Newman and Woodward; the first of the many Newman-Woodward films was released (The Long Hot Summer), she won the best actress Oscar (The Three Faces of Eve), he starred in MGM's biggest money-maker of the year (Cat On a Hot Tin Roof), and they were married. Their careers started together in New York.