Actress,dancer, pianist, mime...
Born in Hollywood...known for being the quintessential Catwoman. Julie Newmar dropped out of college to become a choreographer/ dance director for Universal Studios. Her early appearances are often seen on YouTube, including her role as the golden statue-come to-life in the film Serpent of the Nile. She was next cast as one of the brides in the classic MGM musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Like her mother, a former Ziegfeld girl, Julie made the New York stage her next horizon at age 19.
She soon became an overnight sensation as the one and only Stupefyin’ Jones in Li’l Abner. Julie would recreate the same role on Broadway 42 years later, in the same costume. Subsequent to the original performance, her legs were insured for 10 million dollars (not however, in the event of theft).
Julie won a Tony for her acting role on Broadway in the hit comedy Marriage-Go-Round, and she was immediately accepted by the prestigious Actors Studio. Loving dance, she continued to star in Bob Fosse’s musicals on and off Broadway. She toured nationally with Joel Grey in Stop the World I Want to Get Off.
She guest-starred in many now-favorite TV episodes, on shows such as The Monkees, Columbo, Love American Style, Get Smart, Star Trek, F Troop, The Beverly Hillbillies, Twilight Zone and Route 66. The part she’s most fondly remembered for is Catwoman,in the original Batman television series.
In 1995, Universal Pictures and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment produced a movie named after her, To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar. In the film, Julie appeared as herself.
With cutting-edge sensibility, Julie retrained herself into the Internet world of social media. Active on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/JNewmar, Julie is currently working on four books, and various videos to be seen on the media section of her website, www.JulieNewmar.com
An avid gardener, Julie’s gardens are renowned. There is a rose, daylily and begonia named after her. See: http://JulieNewmar.com/videos/julie_newmar_garden/
Julie has a handicapped son who “sparks love and a high level of creativity” in her life.