Actress, dancer, singer, businesswoman, writer
Julie Newmar (born August 16, 1933) is an American actress, dancer and singer, known for a variety of stage, screen, and television roles. She won a Tony Award in 1959 and played Catwoman in the 1960s Batman television series. Wikipedia
Born: 16th August, 1933, Los Angeles, California
Height: 5' 11" (180 cm)
Claim to Fame: Catwoman on Batman TV show
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It was so wonderful being on "Batman" (1966) because you could be nasty and mean, and in the `50S women could never--unless you were some `B` picture actress--be mean, bad, and nasty. It was so satisfying; I can`t tell you how satisfying it was.
[on how she got her most famous role, Catwoman on "Batman" (1966)] I had lived in New York at the time on Beekman Place. I remember it was a weekend, Friday or Saturday, and my brother had come down from Harvard with five or six of his friends, and we were all sitting around the sofa, just chatting away, when the phone rang. I got up and answered it, and it was this agent or someone in Hollywood, who said, "Miss Newmar, would you like to play Catwoman on the `Batman` series? They are casting it out here." I was insulted because he said, "It starts Monday." I said, "What is this?" That`s how television is done: they never know what they are doing until yesterday. Well, my brother leaped off the sofa. I mean he physically levitated and said, " `Batman`! That`s the favorite show at Harvard. We all quit our classes and quit our studies and run into the TV room and watch this show." I said, "They want me to play Catwoman." He said, "Do it!" So, I said, "OK, I`ll do it."
Last time Julie Newmar was mentioned on this site, she had just creeped over the border to Scary Celebrity status (at the time, there was a strange Joker-esque quality to her rubbery face). Well, after a recent appearance, she seems to have become a permanent citizen of that scary state. Perhaps, she got cheek implants to give her face youthfulness, but instead, it just looks weird. Read More
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In November 2004, the former "Catwoman" had a different type of cat fight on her hands. Her next-door neighbor, actor James Belushi, sued her for $4 million alleging harassment and defamation of character. Their openly hostile neighborhood feud has been supposedly going on for years. Newmar, an avid community advocate who once fought restrictions against noisy leaf-blowers, once threw an egg at Belushi's house in retaliation for a noisy air conditioner. The suit includes vandalism and spying.
Her son John is deaf and has Downs Syndrome.
An updated animated series centering on the Caped Crusader himself as he partners and deals with his fellow superheroes in the DC Comics universe.