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Biography of Acting Legend Paul Newman
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01 July 2010

Biography of Acting Legend Paul NewmanWorld renowned actor Paul Leonard Newman was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 26, 1925. Throughout Newman’s life, the talented performer tried various Hollywood roles on for size, but always managed to climb back into the “ladykiller” role that launched his career and made him famous.

Apart from being a celebrated actor, Newman was also an extremely charitable person. The successful food company he started, dealing primarily in salad dressings, earned millions of dollars annually. Paul donated every penny of his food company’s earnings to various charities around the globe.

Paul Newman never intended on being an actor. Growing up in an average family in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Newman wanted to be a professional athlete after falling in love with sports and spending days at his father’s sporting-goods store. He did act some as a child, however, in various school productions.

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Meryl Streep - one of the greatest actresses of this generation
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29 March 2010

Meryl Streep - one of the greatest actresses of this generationWidely appreciated as one of the greatest actresses this generation, Meryl Streep was born June 22, 1949 in Summit, New Jersey. Since beginning her stage career in the early 1960s, Meryl has been a virtual powerhouse of the motion picture industry, starring alongside some of the greatest actors to ever grace the screen.

Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep and was raised in an upper middle class neighborhood in Bernardsville, New Jersey. After graduating as class valedictorian from Bernards High, she then enrolled at Vassar College in 1971 and earned her B.A. in Drama. After leaving Vassar, Streep then attended Yale.

At the Yale School of Drama, a young Meryl began to hone her craft while playing various roles in the school’s bevy of onstage productions. After graduating from Yale, Streep would then go on to perform in several theaters throughout New York City, including an appearance at the New York Shakespeare Festival.

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