Julie Newmar

  • Birth Name: Julia Charlene Newmeyer
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Dancer
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Fast Facts

  • Studied classical piano, ballet and various forms of dance, beginning at an early age.   
  • Graduated high school and became a prima ballerina for the Los Angeles Opera at age 15.
  • Reportedly has an I.Q. of 135. 
  • Scored a 99 on her entrance exam for UCLA, but attended the school for only six weeks before going to work for Universal Studios as a choreographer, teacher and dance double. 
  • Appeared in gold body paint (and a bikini) at age 17 for her role in 1953's Serpent of the Nile.
  • Landed first Broadway role at age 19 as a ballerina in Silk Stockings.
  • Appeared in the Broadway and film productions of Li'l Abner (1956 and '59) and The Marriage-Go-Round (1958 and '60); won a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Marriage-Go-Round.
  • Had her legs insured for $1 million.
  • Became the first to play Catwoman in the Batman series in 1966 at the urging of her brother, a Batman fan and Harvard fellow in Physics.
  • Posed for Playboy magazine in 1968 and 1969. 
  • 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."
  • Appeared nearly nude in a 1977 edition of People magazine---donning high heels and pantyhose---to market her invention, Nudemar pantyhose.
  • Ran her own real-estate business in the 1980s.  <LI style="MARGIN: 0in 0

Awards

  • 1965, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series: Nominee
  • 1959, Tony — Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic): Winner
  • 1961, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Nominee

Relationships

  • Donald Charles Newmeyer — Father
  • John Holt Smith — Ex-husband
  • John Newmeyer — Brother
  • George Newmeyer — Brother
  • Louis L'Amour — Ex-fiancé
  • Helene Jesmer Newmeyer — Mother
  • John Jewl Smith — Son

College

  • Attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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