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    Legendary actor Paul Newman dies at age 83

    The Associated Press
    Article Launched: 09/27/2008 06:56:20 AM PDT

    NEW HAVEN, Conn.—A spokeswoman for screen legend Paul Newman says the actor has died at age 83.

    Spokeswoman Marni Tomljanovic says Newman died Friday of cancer. No other details were immediately available.

    Newman was nominated for Academy Awards 10 times, winning a regular Oscar in 1987 for "The Color of Money" and two honorary ones. He was equally at home in comedies such as "The Sting" and dramas such as "Hud."

    He sometimes teamed with his wife, Joanne Woodward, also an Oscar winner for the 1957 film "Three Faces of Eve."

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    Newman's Own Foundation Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Paul Newman

    (January 26, 1925 - September 26, 2008)
    Last update: 9:14 a.m. EDT Sept. 27, 2008

    WESTPORT, Conn., Sept 27, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

    Remembering the life and legacy of Paul Newman, Newman's Own Foundation has issued a statement. The statement, from Vice-Chairman Robert Forrester, follows:
    "Paul Newman's craft was acting. His passion was racing. His love was his family and friends. And his heart and soul were dedicated to helping make the world a better place for all.
    "Paul had an abiding belief in the role that luck plays in one's life, and its randomness. He was quick to acknowledge the good fortune he had in his own life, beginning with being born in America, and was acutely aware of how unlucky so many others were. True to his character, he quietly devoted himself to helping offset this imbalance.
    "An exceptional example is the legacy of Newman's Own. What started as something of a joke in the basement of his home, turned into a highly-respected, multi-million dollar a year food company. And true to form, he shared this good fortune by donating all the profits and royalties he earned to thousands of charities around the world, a total which now exceeds $250 million.
    "While his philanthropic interests and donations were wide-ranging, he was especially committed to the thousands of children with life-threatening conditions served by the Hole in the Wall Camps, which he helped start over 20 years ago. He saw the Camps as places where kids could escape the fear, pain and isolation of their conditions, kick back, and raise a little hell. Today, there are 11 Camps around the world, with additional programs in Africa and Vietnam. Through the Camps, well over 135,000 children have had the chance to experience what childhood was meant to be.
    "In Paul's words: "I wanted to acknowledge luck; the chance and benevolence of it in my life, and the brutality of it in the lives of others, who might not be allowed the good fortune of a lifetime to correct it."
    "Paul took advantage of what life offered him, and while personally reluctant to acknowledge that he was doing anything special, he forever changed the lives of many with his generosity, humor, and humanness. His legacy lives on in the charities he supported and the Hole in the Wall Camps, for which he cared so much.
    "We will miss our friend Paul Newman, but are lucky ourselves to have known such a remarkable person."

    If you would like to support the Hole in the Wall Camps, please visit

    About Newman's Own Foundation
    Paul Newman believed in sharing his good fortune. He created Newman's Own Foundation, a private independent foundation, to carry on his commitment of donating to charity all profits and royalties he earns from the sale of Newman's Own products.
    Paul Newman and the Newman's Own Foundation have donated more than $250 million to thousands of charities worldwide. For more information, please visit
    SOURCE Newman's Own Foundation

    Copyright (C) 2008 PR Newswire.

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    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
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    Paul Newman was THE Man.

    He exemplified everything that was great about being an actor in America.
    Give yourself a treat and watch him in this one: Hud (1963)

    In his creative work, his private life and the way he gave back he exemplified
    the possibilities of being a good human being.

    He was truly one in a million; we won't see many more of his like.
    In this day and age it is a good reminder to see how to do it right.

    Mr. Newman, you will be missed.

    I've used his picture in my profile here at WNY for a couple of years and will continue to do so.

    My depest condolences to his wife of 50 years, Joanne, and his family.

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    The Silver Chalice (1954):

    Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956 - On set with Rocky Graziano):

    The Left Handed Gun (1958):

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958):

    Exodus (1960):

    The Hustler (1961):

    "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1962):

    Hud (1963):

    Harper (1966):

    Cool Hand Luke (1967):

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969):

    The Sting (1973):

    Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976):

    Slap Shot (1977):

    The Verdict (1982):

    The Color of Money (1986):

    Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990):

    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994):

    Empire Falls (2005):

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    A magnificent life. He is one person who took celebrity to a realm unmatched by any other star, except maybe Elizabeth Taylor with her relentless work to eradicate AIDS. We went out and bought some Newman's Own stuff today.

    A great actor, a great American, and a great humanitarian.

    He's hanging with the angels!

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    A truly great man.

    Theirs was a Hollywood match made in heaven - the marriage lasted 50 years. They co-starred numerous times, and he directed her in four films including Rachel, Rachel in 1968.

    And who could ever forget his charm and humour in this.
    Last edited by brianac; September 27th, 2008 at 01:36 PM.

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    He seemed the type that would live only in our memories

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    Paul Newman [Oscar nomination] & Patricia Neal [Oscar winner] in 1963

    "I was married to him for six years. Only thing he was ever good for was to scratch my back where I couldn't reach it."

    "You still got that itch?"

    "Off and on."

    "Well, lemme know when it gets to botherin' ya."

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    Bad year. Scheider and now Newman. And Ledger if you count him - but that was more self inflicted.

    RIP Mr Newman. Life is short everyone. Newmans passing is yet another reminder.

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    Bernie macs death is what snapped me back into reality.

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    How did I forget Mac? Thanks Joe. Newman, Scheider, Mac and Ledger. Must have been all that Ledger-Mania that made me forgetful.

    Also the guy who does the trailer voiceovers died a few weeks ago.

    I didnt realize Newman was a star by the mid 50s.

    Thats some career.

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    Paul Newman's "star-making role" was in his second feature film: "Somebody Up There Likes Me" (1956)

    The lead role (an Academy Award winning bio-pic of boxer Rocky Graziano) was originally to be played by James Dean, but his untimely death on September 30, 1955 resulted in the last minute re-casting of the role.

    It's interesting to see, when looking at the resumes of both Paul Newman and James Dean, that the advent of television and the early years of that industry (centered in NYC throughout the 1950s) played a huge part in the development of their craft and their careers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Paul Newman's "star-making role" was in his

    It's interesting to see, when looking at the resumes of both Paul Newman and James Dean, that the advent of television and the early years of that industry (centered in NYC throughout the 1950s) played a huge part in the development of their craft and their careers.
    And also their involvment with Lee Strasberg at The Actors Studio.

    Famous alumni

    Over its long history, many famous and successful actors, directors, and playwrights have come out of the Studio, including:
    • Edward Albee
    • Carmen Argenziano
    • Carroll Baker
    • Barbara Bain
    • James Baldwin
    • Anne Bancroft
    • Ellen Barkin
    • Marlon Brando
    • Ellen Burstyn
    • Nandita Chandra
    • Lee J. Cobb
    • Montgomery Clift
    • Bruce Dern

    • Robert De Niro
    • James Dean
    • Jane Fonda
    • Robert Ginty
    • David Groh
    • Steven Hill
    • Pat Hingle
    • Dustin Hoffman
    • Anne Jackson
    • Salome Jens
    • Harvey Keitel
    • Bruno Kirby
    • Richard Kuranda
    • Martin Landau
    • Diane Ladd

    • Brandon Lee
    • Norman Mailer
    • Karl Malden
    • Terrence McNally
    • Steve McQueen
    • Allan Miller
    • Marilyn Monroe
    • Paul Newman
    • Jack Nicholson
    • Gerald S. O'Loughlin
    • Al Pacino
    • Geraldine Page

    • Estelle Parsons
    • Chazz Palminteri
    • Will Patton
    • Sidney Poitier
    • Michael J. Pollard
    • Julia Roberts
    • Mickey Rourke
    • Eva Marie Saint
    • Gene Saks
    • P.J. Soles
    • Sissy Spacek
    • Kim Stanley
    • Maureen Stapleton

    • Rod Steiger
    • Eric Stoltz
    • Susan Strasberg
    • Rip Torn
    • Christopher Walken
    • Eli Wallach
    • Gene Wilder
    • Tennessee Williams
    • Shelley Winters
    • Joanne Woodward
    • Lance Henriksen
    Last edited by brianac; September 29th, 2008 at 01:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe25 View Post
    Bernie macs death is what snapped me back into reality.
    Not all actors but 2008 has been a pretty bad year

    Brad Renfro
    Roy Scheider
    Charlton Heston (how did we forget?)
    Bernie Mac
    Isaac Hayes
    Dick Martin
    Stan Winston
    Sydney Pollack
    Don Lafontaine
    Anthony Minghella (Talented Mr Ripley, Cold Mountain writer)
    Paul Newman
    That old lady from the Golden Girls
    Marlon Brando's Son (Christian)
    Balding Pill Taker Ledger

    and last but not least

    George Carlin!

    Thankfully not Patrick Swayze!

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