August 28, 1992 |
Lionel Hampton, Ginger Rogers, Mstislav Rostropovich, Paul Taylor, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward will receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors, it was announced Thursday. Selected by the trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for their contributions to cultural life in America, they will be guests of President Bush at the White House and will attend a televised performance at the Kennedy Center in December.
July 8, 1990 |
In his 1987 film of one of Tennessee Williams' greatest plays, Paul Newman has succeeded almost totally with this rich and tender production, headed by Joanne Woodward--who gives us a transcendent Amanda Wingfield--with Karen Allen and John Malkovich, the triumph of the film (both pictured above). (TMC Monday at 5:30 a.m., Showtime Thursday at 1:30 p.m.)
October 26, 1990 |
Ms. Woodward Goes to Washington: Joanne Woodward is in Washington for a conference titled "All Babies Count," where she will address the issue of infants born addicted to drugs or alcohol. The campaign brings together Jean Kennedy Smith's Very Special Arts organization and the Scott Newman Center, named in memory of her husband Paul Newman's son.
December 18, 1990 |
Joanne Woodward says her superstar husband, Paul Newman, once toyed with the idea of running for political office but the roar of a race car got in the way. "He could have been a serious candidate. But then he got involved in racing," Woodward said in an interview with the couple in the January issue of McCall's magazine. Looking at Newman, she added: "A mind is a terrible thing to waste on a Trans Am motor."
August 18, 1989 |
Joanne Woodward says she regrets never becoming a superstar and at times has even resented husband Paul Newman because of his celebrity status. Despite great respect in her profession, Woodward told Lear's magazine: "I would have liked a bigger career. I would have liked to be a major star."
May 2, 1993 |
In Hollywood, the urge to publicly espouse a cause is resisted only as long as it takes the celebrity to get his or her hands on a microphone, as this year's Oscar telecast once again demonstrated. Joanne Woodward was just about to yield to that urge and evangelize on behalf of her newest cause, babies of drug-addicted mothers, when a miracle of good sense intervened and stopped her. She thought: I am an actress, not an orator, not a politician, not a debater.