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Julie Newmar

Julie Newmar
Birth name Julie Chalene Newmeyer
Born August 16, 1933 (1933-08-16) (age 73)
Flag of California Los Angeles, California
Notable roles Catwoman in Batman

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Biography

Youth

Julie Newmar was born in Los Angeles, California, the eldest of three children. She graduated from John Marshall High School. Her mother, Helen Jesmer, was a Ziegfeld Follies dancer, her father, Donald Newmeyer, was a teacher and real estate investor. Her first appearances, before she changed her name, were as the "dancer-assassin" in Slaves of Babylon (1953) and as "the gilded girl" in Serpent of the Nile (1953) in which she was clad only in gold paint. She also danced in several other films including The Band Wagon and Demetrius and the Gladiators and was a ballerina with the Los Angeles Opera. She also worked as a choreographer and dancer for Universal Studios. Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... There are several high schools in the United States named after the early United States politician and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, including: John Marshall High School in the Independent School District #535 of Rochester, Minnesota John Marshall High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District of Los... The Ziegfeld Follies were a series of elaborate theatrical productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 through 1931. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Band Wagon is a musical comedy film, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1953, which tells the story of an aging musical star who wants to star in a Broadway play that will restart his career. ... Demetrius and the Gladiators was a 1954 drama film that was a sequel to The Robe. ... Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios), a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is one of the major American film studios that has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los Angeles...


Career

Her first major role, billed as "Julie Newmeyer", was as one of the brides in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). Her show-stopping 90-second Broadway appearance as "Stupefyin' Jones" in Li'l Abner in 1956 led to a reprise in the 1959 film version. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Movie CD cover Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a musical film released in 1954. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... Lil Abner is a musical theatre production based on the comic strip Lil Abner by Al Capp. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ...


Newmar also appeared on Broadway in the non-musical 1961 play, The Marriage-Go-Round, which starred Claudette Colbert. Newmar re-developed the stock character role of the sexy Swedish vixen and won a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Claudette Colbert (September 13, 1903 - July 30, 1996) was an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning French-American actress in Hollywood film, stage, television and radio. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ...


Newmar starred as the sexy 'Rhoda the Robot' in the short-lived cult TV series My Living Doll. She is best known for her 13-episode recurring role on the 1960s TV series Batman as the "purrfect" villainess, Catwoman (portrayed in the related 1966 feature film by Lee Meriwether and in the series' final season by Eartha Kitt). In 1967, she guest starred as April Conquest in an episode of The Monkees and as a pregnant princess named Eleen in the Star Trek episode "Friday's Child." She appeared on stage with the late Anthony Newley in a national tour of Stop the World - I Want to Get Off, and as "Lola" in Damn Yankees!. She also guest-starred on such iconic 60s TV shows as The Twilight Zone, F-Troop, The Beverly Hillbillies and Get Smart. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... My Living Doll was an American comedy television series that aired for 26 episodes from September 27, 1964 to September 8, 1965. ... Burt Ward as Robin and Adam West as Batman Batman was the title of an exceptionally popular TV series based on the comic-book character Batman that aired on ABC TV for 2 1/2 seasons from 12 January 1966 to 14 March 1968. ... Catwoman is a fictional character associated with DC Comics Batman franchise and created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. ... Lee Meriwether in The Time Tunnel. ... Eartha Kitt (born Eartha Mae Keith on January 17, 1927), [1] is an American actress, singer, and cabaret star. ... Lauren steiger, born in 1992 at Royal Womens hospital started acting and modelling at the age of 2 and is now currently 15 working in Milan on the catwalks. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... Fridays Child is a second season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. ... Anthony George Newley (born on September 24, 1931 in the London Borough of Hackney; died on April 14, 1999) was an English actor, singer and songwriter. ... Stop the World - I want to get off Stop the World - I want to get off was a musical which opened at the Queens Theatre, London on 20th July 1961, and ran for 555 performances. ... Damn Yankees! - The Film This is the film version of the Broadway musical of the same name. ... The Twilight Zone title. ... F Troop is a satirical American television sitcom that originally aired from 1965-1967 on ABC. It premiered in the United States on September 14, 1965, ran for two seasons and finished its first run on April 6, 1967, for a total of 65 thirty-minute episodes. ... For the 1993 film, see The Beverly Hillbillies (film) The Beverly Hillbillies was an American television program about a hillbilly family living in Southern California. ... Get Smart was an American comedy television series that satirized the secret agent genre, which was quite popular in the mid-1960s. ...

Julie Newmar as Catwoman in Batman
Julie Newmar as Catwoman in Batman

In the 1980s and early 1990s, Newmar appeared in several low-budget films. She guest-starred on TV shows including The Love Boat, Hart to Hart, CHiPs, Fantasy Island, and Melrose Place. She also appeared in George Michael's videoclip Too Funky in 1992. Julie Newmar This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... Julie Newmar This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... Catwoman is a fictional character associated with DC Comics Batman franchise and created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. ... Burt Ward as Robin and Adam West as Batman Batman was the title of an exceptionally popular TV series based on the comic-book character Batman that aired on ABC TV for 2 1/2 seasons from 12 January 1966 to 14 March 1968. ... The Love Boat was an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from 1977 until 1986. ... Stefanie Powers & Robert Wagner Lionel Stander & Freeway Hart to Hart was an American television series starring Robert Wagner as Jonathan Hart and Stefanie Powers as his wife Jennifer, who lived in a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles. ... CHiPs was an American television series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios that aired on NBC from September 15, 1977 to July 17, 1983. ... Fantasy Island refers to two separate but related American fantasy television series, both originally airing on the ABC television network. ... Melrose Place is an American television series that ran between 1992 and 1999, created by Darren Star for the FOX network. ...


In 1995, she made a cameo appearance at the end of the film : To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, a film that paid homage to her legendary beauty. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Martin Scorsese appears briefly in an uncredited role in this scene from his feature film Taxi Driver. ... To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is a 1995 Hollywood film, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo. ...


Personal life

After a relationship with the novelist Louis L'Amour in the early 1950s, Newmar married J. Holt Smith (born 1942), a lawyer, on August 5, 1977. The marriage was dissolved in 1984. They had one child, John Jewl Smith, who is deaf and has Down Syndrome. According to a 2006 interview the actress gave journalist Jane Wollman Rusoff, Newmar, who was 46 at the time of her pregnancy, "opted against tests to determine whether the baby might be born with Down Syndrome or other disorders." The child was born five weeks premature and with two inoperable holes in his heart.[1]. This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... This article discusses the way the word deaf is used and how deafness is perceived by hearing and Deaf communities. ...


On November 2, 2004, Julie Newmar was sued by next-door neighbor and TV comedian, James Belushi, for the sum of $4,000,000. Belushi claimed that she had been harassing him and actively trying to force him to move through such acts as destroying his property, blaring loud music directed at his home, and bad-mouthing him to neighbors. November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Edgar Jim Belushi (born June 15, 1954) is an American film and television actor, and younger brother of the late comedian John Belushi. ...


Julie Newmar countered that she was the victim of a boorish and arrogant James Belushi. James Edgar Jim Belushi (born June 15, 1954) is an American film and television actor, and younger brother of the late comedian John Belushi. ...


However, as of January 2006, the dispute was settled, and she later appeared on an episode of James Belushi's sitcom, According to Jim in an episode ("The Grumpy Guy") that poked fun at the feud. January 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accuses European nations of trying to complete the Holocaust by creating a Jewish camp Israel in the Middle East. ... James Edgar Jim Belushi (born June 15, 1954) is an American film and television actor, and younger brother of the late comedian John Belushi. ... According to Jim is an American situation comedy television series broadcast by ABC. The show premiered with little publicity in October, 2001, following the surprise hit comedy My Wife and Kids. ...


Quote

  • "Tell me I'm beautiful, it's nothing. Tell me I'm intellectual, I know it. Tell me I'm funny and it's the greatest compliment in the world anyone could give me." — Julie Newmar, New York Times interview.

An intellectual is one who tries to use his or her intellect to work, study, reflect, speculate on, or ask and answer questions with regard to a variety of different ideas. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...

Pantyhose Inventor and Real Estate Investor

Newmar invented and marketed her own brand of pantyhose, "Nudemar," in the 1970s & 1980s. She holds three U.S. patents: 3,914,799 and 4,003,094 for "Pantyhose with shaping band for Cheeky derriere relief" and 3,935,865 for "Brassiere." After further education at UCLA in the early 1980s, Newmar began investing in Los Angeles real estate. As an article about the actress has noted, "Newmar is partly responsible for improving the Los Angeles neighborhood at La Brea Avenue and Beverly Boulevard."[2] La Brea Avenue is a prominent north/south thoroughfare in Los Angeles. ... Beverly Boulevard is one of the main east-west thoroughfares in Los Angeles. ...


Filmography

1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Band Wagon is a musical comedy film, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1953, which tells the story of an aging musical star who wants to star in a Broadway play that will restart his career. ... Demetrius and the Gladiators was a 1954 drama film that was a sequel to The Robe. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Movie CD cover Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a musical film released in 1954. ... Lil Abner is a musical theatre production based on the comic strip Lil Abner by Al Capp. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mackennas Gold is a 1969 western film directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif and Camilla Sparv. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Ghosts Cant Do It is a 1990 film starring Bo Derek and Anthony Quinn, directed by John Derek. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is a 1995 Hollywood film, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...

Television Work

Opening Logo The Phil Silvers Show (originally titled Youll Never Get Rich) was a comedy television series which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959 for a total of 143 episodes (including a 1959 special). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Route 66 was an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Twilight Zone title. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... My Living Doll was an American comedy television series that aired for 26 episodes from September 27, 1964 to September 8, 1965. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... Fridays Child is a second season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... It Takes a Thief was an American action-adventure television series that aired on the ABC Network for two and a half seasons between January 9, 1968 to March 24, 1970. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Jason of Star Command was a live action television show by Filmation which ran between 1978 and 1980. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... According to Jim is an American situation comedy television series broadcast by ABC. The show premiered with little publicity in October, 2001, following the surprise hit comedy My Wife and Kids. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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Julie Newmar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (579 words)
Julie Newmar (born August 16, 1933 as Julia Charlene Newmeyer) is an American actress, dancer, and singer.
On November 2, 2004, Newmar was sued by nextdoor neighbor and TV comedian, James Belushi, for the sum of $4,000,000.
Newmar countered that she was the victim of the boorish and arrogant Belushi.
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