Daughter: Newman liked pratical jokes

DATELINE

Nell Newman's father died a year ago at age 83. She says he considered himself lucky and wanted to give back, leading to his passion for philanthropy.

His daughter gave a rare glimpse into the actor's life Monday in an interview with The Associated Press. Her company, Newman's Own Organics, is highlighting its partnership with McDonald's Corp., where it sells coffee.

She says her father enjoyed practical jokes and liked turning up on President Nixon's enemies list. She says he also preferred the company of race car mechanics to the Beverly Hills jet set.

Her company and Newman's Own have given $250 million to charities.

Follow Action News on Twitter

Get Action News on your website

Follow Action News on Facebook

Click here to get the latest Philadelphia news and headlines from across the Delaware and Lehigh valleys.

Copyright © 2020 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.