Angela Newman Wiki – Angela Newman Bio
Angela Newman is the wife of Barry Newman who was best known for his roles in Vanishing Point and Petrocelli, dies at 92.
The Boston-born entertainer, best known for his role as Kowalski in the 1971 crime thriller Vanishing Point, passed away May 11, his wife Angela told The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday.
Newman was cast in the Richard C. Sarafian movie Vanishing Point after a stint on Broadway and in the 1970 movie The Lawyer.
Other notable films he appeared in included City on Fire (1979), King Crab (1980), Amy (1981) and Good Advice (2001), while he acted on TV shows such as L.A. Law, Murder, she She Wrote, The Fall Guy and The Cleaner.
He stopped working regularly following a 2009 diagnosis with vocal-cord cancer, with his final project coming with the 2022 independent film Finding Hannah.
Newman was born in Boston on November 7, 1930 and went on to graduate from Boston Latin School and Brandeis University prior to pursuing a career in acting studying under famed filmmaker Lee Strasberg.
Angela Newman‘s age is unknown and her husband Barry Newman died at the age of 92 years old.
The motion picture was filmed over the course of eight weeks and is considered a cult classic, with feted filmmaker Steven Spielberg among its biggest fans.
Newman was also known for his role as defense lawyer Anthony Petrocelli in the 1970 movie The Lawyer, which was based on the case of Cleveland surgeon Sam Sheppard, who was convicted and later exonerated in the murder of his wife, in a story that also inspired The Fugitive franchise.
Newman reprized his role as Petrocelli in the 1974 TV movie Night Games and on the TV series Petrocelli, which ran 44 episodes over two seasons from September 1974 through March 1976.
Among his more prominent projects later in his career included roles in on The O.C. in 2005, in the 2002 comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights, in the 1996 Sylvester Stallone action movie Daylight and in the 1999 Eddie Murphy-Steve Martin comedy Bowfinger.
Newman in 1957 began working on Broadway in the Herman Wouk play Nature’s Way, and subsequently appeared in the Mel Tolkin and Lucille Kallen play Maybe Tuesday in the following year.
Other plays he appeared in included What Makes Sammy Run? as well as Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap and Pretty Boy Floyd.
He opened up about the popularity of Vanishing Point in a 2019 interview with Paul Rowlands, saying, ‘In England, I was a hero, and in America, I was just a guy picking up his bags at the plane terminal!
‘It opened again in America after playing Europe and people then started getting on to the movie. It became a cult movie without me even realizing it. To this day, I’m always being asked to talk about it somewhere.’
Newman died at Columbia University Irving Medical Center on May 11, 2023, at the age of 92. He was survived by his wife, Angela.
Tributes For Her Husband
His wife Angela shared a tribute while expressing her grief for Newman’s death. Angela in her tribute to the late actor said he was a rock for many people. She further mentioned how Newman lifted their spirits and allowed them to be free.