Newman admitted, however, that he was "a little embarrassed" by his culinary success. How so? 'Newman's Own' salad dressing was, somewhat sadly, out-grossing 'Newman's Own' films!
[A noted political activist, Newman -- a delegate (under Eugene McCarthy) to the tumultuous 1968 Democratic Party convention and (under Jimmy Carter) to a United Nations General Assembly session on disarmament -- once ranked 19th on Nixon's notorious "enemies list". He later became part owner of The Nation.]