Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Happy 50th Anniversary

I've got nothing today. I've just started the second chapter of my proposal which I need to finish this week, along with more changes to chapter one.

However, I did want to wish Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward a happy 50th wedding anniversary. The two were married on January 29th 1958 in Las Vegas.

They had met while appearing on Broadway, he was appearing in Picnic while she was one of the understudies. Although he was married at the time, with 3 kids, they fell in love.

The secret to their successful marriage? He says that even though they have nothing in common, he likes race cars, she likes the ballet, they celebrate their differences instead of letting them come between them. Even though she hates the fact that he loves to race fast cars (seriously he was still driving until he turned 80!), she supported him because it was something he loved to do.

Of course, being that I'm astrological minded, the fact that they have a double Sun/Moon conjuction probably helps their compatibility. Carl Jung did a study where he found that some of the most successful couples had a Sun/Moon conjuction. In Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's case, His Aquarius Sun conjucts her Aquarius Moon, and her Pisces Sun conjucts his Pisces Moon. Pretty cool huh?
So happy anniversary!


Georgie Lee said...

It's great to see at least one Hollywood couple who've made it so many years. I enjoy Paul Newman's movies. He is a great actor.

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

I agree, and its nice to see two people who support each other, despite their different interests, and who manage to combine raising a family with being creative and pursuing their own careers. I'm sure it involved a lot of sacrifices of movies that they didn't do in order to raise their kids. Great interviews on Risky Regencies and The Lady Novelist!

Carleen Brice said...

Jan 29 is my anniversary too. I'll be sure to tell hubby we're in good company! :)

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Happy belated anniversary Carleen. May you one day celebrate 50 years as well.