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Birth information

16 August 1933 Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Julia Chalene Newmeyer

Nickname

Catwoman

How tall is Julie Newmar?

1.8 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

J. Holt Smith

Life Story of Julie Newmar

Julia Chalene Newmeyer was born on August 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, the eldest of three children. Her father, Don, was a one-time professional football player (LA Buccaneers, 1926), her mother, Helen Jesmer, was a star of the Follies of 1920, who later became a fashion designer under the professional name of "Chalene". From an early age, Julie studied piano, dance and classical ballet. She graduated from high school at the age of 15, and spent a year touring Europe with her mother and brother. She became prima ballerina for the Los Angeles Opera. She attended UCLA studying classical piano, philosophy and French.

Newmar went to New York and tried out for Broadway musicals; in 1955, she made her Broadway debut as the ballerina in "Silk Stockings". Julie won acclaim for her role as Stupefyin' Jones in "Li'l Abner". Though audiences and critics alike were stupefied by her good looks, that was not the compliment Julie wanted.

Julie wanted to be known for her comedy, as she told the New York Times: "Tell me I'm funny, and it's the greatest compliment in the world." She had beauty, brains and a fantastic sense of humor. Promoting her various Broadway...

Significant features of Julie Newmar

Natural brunette hair
Voluptuous figure
Seductive deep voice

What movies did Julie Newmar play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Batman vs. Two-Face (2017) Catwoman, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016) Catwoman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2010) Martha Wayne, According to Jim (2006) Julie, If... Dog... Rabbit (1999) Judy's Mother, Maggie (1998) Catwoman, Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny (1997) Kit'yara, Oblivion 2: Backlash (1996) Miss Kitty, Oblivion (1994) Miss Kitty, Nudity Required (1990) Irina, Ghosts Can't Do It (1989) Angel, Dance Academy (1988) Miss McKenzie, Deep Space (1988) Lady Elaine, Evils of the Night (1985) Dr. Zarma, Streetwalkin' (1985) Queen Bee, Love...

Birth information

16 August 1933 Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Julia Chalene Newmeyer

Nickname

Catwoman

How tall is Julie Newmar?

1.8 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

J. Holt Smith

Life Story of Julie Newmar

Julia Chalene Newmeyer was born on August 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, the eldest of three children. Her father, Don, was a one-time professional football player (LA Buccaneers, 1926), her mother, Helen Jesmer, was a star of the Follies of 1920, who later became a fashion designer under the professional name of "Chalene". From an early age, Julie studied piano, dance and classical ballet. She graduated from high school at the age of 15, and spent a year touring Europe with her mother and brother. She became prima ballerina for the Los Angeles Opera. She attended UCLA studying classical piano, philosophy and French.

Newmar went to New York and tried out for Broadway musicals; in 1955, she made her Broadway debut as the ballerina in "Silk Stockings". Julie won acclaim for her role as Stupefyin' Jones in "Li'l Abner". Though audiences and critics alike were stupefied by her good looks, that was not the compliment Julie wanted.

Julie wanted to be known for her comedy, as she told the New York Times: "Tell me I'm funny, and it's the greatest compliment in the world." She had beauty, brains and a fantastic sense of humor. Promoting her various Broadway...

Significant features of Julie Newmar

Natural brunette hair
Voluptuous figure
Seductive deep voice

What movies did Julie Newmar play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Batman vs. Two-Face (2017) Catwoman, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016) Catwoman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2010) Martha Wayne, According to Jim (2006) Julie, If... Dog... Rabbit (1999) Judy's Mother, Maggie (1998) Catwoman, Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny (1997) Kit'yara, Oblivion 2: Backlash (1996) Miss Kitty, Oblivion (1994) Miss Kitty, Nudity Required (1990) Irina, Ghosts Can't Do It (1989) Angel, Dance Academy (1988) Miss McKenzie, Deep Space (1988) Lady Elaine, Evils of the Night (1985) Dr. Zarma, Streetwalkin' (1985) Queen Bee, Love...

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Julie Newmar in Monster Squad (1976)

Was friends with New York Mets pitcher Tracy Stallard, the man who as a member of the Boston Red Sox gave up Roger Maris' record-breaking 61st home run in 1961.

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Richard Bakalyan and Julie Newmar in Monster Squad (1976)

Was the first actress to portray the DC comics character Catwoman in a live-action adaptation of the Batman series.

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Julie Newmar and Henry Polic II in Monster Squad (1976)

Won the 1959 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Drama for "The Marriage-Go-Round".

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Julie Newmar in Monster Squad (1976)

Julie Newmar appeared on Broadway with Hildegard Knef in the Cole Porter musical "Silk Stockings".

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Julie Newmar in Monster Squad (1976)

She is one of only five actors to have played "Special Guest Villains" on Batman (1966) who are still alive, the others being John Astin, Joan Collins, Glynis Johns and Barbara Rush.

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Julie Newmar and Henry Polic II in Monster Squad (1976)

Has appeared in episodes of two science fiction series with Sid Haig: Jason of Star Command (1978) and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979).

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Julie Newmar and Joe E. Tata in Monster Squad (1976)

Newmar was visiting her brother at his college in New York when she was first contacted with the offer to play Catwoman on Batman (1966). A group of her brother's friends were regular watchers of the series and after consultation convinced her to take the role.

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Meg Foster, George Takei, Andrew Divoff, Irwin Keyes, Jeff Moldovan, Julie Newmar, etc.

Best known by the public for her roles as Catwoman on the television series Batman (1966) and as Princess Ele'en in the second season episode of the original Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) series, Star Trek: The Original Series: Friday's Child (1967).

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Julie Newmar in Alien Desperados (1994)

Good friends with Batman (1966) cast: Adam West, Frank Gorshin, Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and Yvonne Craig.

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John Carradine, Tina Louise, and Julie Newmar in Evils of the Night (1985)

Gave birth to her only child at age 47, a son John Jewl Smith on February 25, 1981. Child's father is her ex-husband J. Holt Smith.

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Julie Newmar in Badlands (1996)

Has two younger brothers: Peter Bruce Newmeyer and John A. Newmeyer.

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Julie Newmar and Richard Joseph Paul in Badlands (1996)

She appeared in the music video "Too Funky" by George Michael. [1992]

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Brent Huff and Julie Newmar in Badlands (1996)

Blogged about surviving a 5½-hour physical and sexual battering in 1960. [October 2017]

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Adam West, Lesley Gore, and Julie Newmar in Batman (1966)

Claims she has had almost no doctor visits in the last eight years, which she attributes to the teaching and wisdom of Abraham-Hicks.

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Julie Newmar in Batman (1966)

Bears a strong resemblance to Famke Janssen.

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Julie Newmar in Batman (1966)

The film Monsieur Lecoq (1967) was unfinished and abandoned.

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Jeanie Moore and Julie Newmar in Batman (1966)

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Julie Newmar in Batman (1966)

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Julie Newmar in Batman (1966)

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Betty Carr, Jacques d'Amboise, Norma Doggett, Virginia Gibson, Nancy Kilgas, Ruta Lee, etc.

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