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In Memory of Paul Newman

Posted by on 27 September 2008

The man with the most beautiful blue eyes in Hollywood died 26 September 2008.  We are now less yet one more classic movie actor.  Paul Newman died yesterday from complications due to lung cancer at the age of 83.

I shouldn’t be surprised that he died.  He was, after all, 83 years old.  He’s battled cancer for a few years now.  However, he’s one of my favorites and it seems like we’ve lost so much.  There’s no actors or actresses in Hollywood any more like Paul Newman or any of the other classic movie starts.  He may not have acted any more, but at least you knew that he was still there.  He was still a part of our society.  Now he’s gone.  Think about who’s left.  Robert Redford is 72 and Clint Eastwood is 78.  Elizabeth Taylor is 76.  I can’t say it enough, there’s just not that many classic movie stars left and the ones that are left are all up in age.

Some of Paul Newman’s greatest movies that he was known for are:  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Felson in The Hustler, Hud, Hombre, The Sting and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with Robert Redford, The Verdict, The Color of Money and many other great movies.  He won 3 Golden Globe Awards, a Cannes Film Festival Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Emmy and an Academy Award.  Paul Newman was also a director. 

Among his other interests away from the big screen, Paul Newman was a racing enthusist, business owner and humanitarian.  He was the co-founder of Newman’s Own food company.  All profits from that company went to charity.  Sources say his donations amount in millions of dollars.  Newman also served in the Navy during World War II.

One of his greatest achievements was not his career.  It was his marriage.  He was first married to Jackie Witte, whom he had 3 children with.  They were married from 1949-1958.  He then married Joanne Woodward.  He married her in 1958 and they had 3 daughters.  They were still married 50 years later when he passed away. 


4 Responses to In Memory of Paul Newman

  1. Debbie

    He certainly had a very productive life.

    I can’t believe Clint Eastwood is 78!

  2. Elaine

    Yes he did Debbie. It’s a shame he was gone. It was almost like security knowing that he was there. Clint is still going strong, but you never know when something is going to change that in a hurry. I actually thought he was 73-75, but he’s 78!!

  3. Elaine-

    oh i’m sad that paul newman died! yes when you think about it, we grew up idolizing these people and soon they will all be gone, really makes one feel their mortality doesn’t it? sad

  4. coffee fiend

    Paul Newman is a legend for his work in movies, and he’s a stud for all his work outside of movies

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