Late Hollywood star Newman tells his own story in newly discovered memoir

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Actor Paul Newman is each smiles during an quality connected "The Tonight Show," hosted by Jay Leno astatine NBC Studios successful Burbank, California, April 8, 2005. REUTERS/Jim Ruymen JR

LOS ANGELES, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A recently discovered memoir by precocious Hollywood fable Paul Newman, successful which helium talks astir fame, matrimony and aging gracefully, is to beryllium published adjacent year, publishers Knopf said connected Wednesday.

Newman, 1 of the biggest stars of the 1960s and 1970s, began penning the memoir successful the 1980s to antagonistic the relentless media attraction connected him, Knopf said successful a statement. He ne'er published an autobiography anterior to his decease successful 2008.

Knopf said the arsenic yet untitled memoir would screen the thoughts of the "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" prima connected acting, directing, his 50-year matrimony to histrion Joanne Woodward, racing, authorities and stardom.

“Because determination had been truthful galore unsolicited biographies and examinations of my enactment and my life, the grounds present has nary bearing connected information astatine all," Newman told a friend, screenwriter Stewart Stern, successful 1986. "I should astir apt astatine slightest marque immoderate truthful self-examination truthful the unsolicited biographies wouldn’t beryllium considered arsenic gospel.”

The memoir is based connected Stern's conversations with Newman. Stern besides spoke with dozens of Newman's friends and co-stars, galore of them connected the record.

Knopf said the transcripts for the memoir were precocious discovered astatine the location of Woodward, present 91, and had been approved for work by the family.

Peter Gethers, who is editing the book, said it showed a broadside of Newman that had not been seen before.

“He does not shy distant from his demons, and the actor’s candor, is, by turns, stunning, smart, funny, self-critical, and tender,” Gethers said successful a statement.

Newman, known for his piercing bluish eyes, won an Oscar for his 1986 movie "The Color of Money" and was Oscar-nominated 9 different times for movies including "Cool Hand Luke" and "The Verdict." Also a keen contention car driver, helium retired from acting successful 2007 and died the pursuing twelvemonth of lung crab astatine property 83.

Knopf said the memoir volition beryllium published successful the autumn of 2022.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant Editing by Mark Heinrich

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