The Legendary Paul Newman Dies

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  1. camper joe

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    [FONT=arial,helvetica][SIZE=+1]Legendary actor Paul Newman dies at age 83[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=arial,helvetica][SIZE=-1]Saturday September 27 9:16 AM ET[/SIZE][/FONT]

    [FONT=arial,helvetica][SIZE=-1]Paul Newman, the Academy-Award winning superstar who personified cool as an activist, race car driver, popcorn impresario and the anti-hero of such films as "Hud," "Cool Hand Luke" and "The Color of Money," has died. He was 83. [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=arial,helvetica][SIZE=-1]Newman died Friday after a long battle with cancer at his farmhouse near Westport, publicist Jeff Sanderson said. He was surrounded by his family and close friends. [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=arial,helvetica][SIZE=-1]In May, Newman he had dropped plans to direct a fall production of "Of Mice and Men," citing unspecified health issues.


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    Oh, that's sad. I hadn't heard that.

    He was a wonderful actor. Butch and Sundance and Cool Hand Luke are two of my favourite movies. He was smokin' in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I can't actually recall seeing him in anything that I didn't enjoy.

    RIP - and thanks for all the entertainment.
     
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    He was one of my favs, too. Rest in peace Mr. Newman!!!
     
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    Like legions of men and women around the world, I loved Paul Newman. Not just because he was so beautiful and a great actor, but because he loved and honored his wife and family. He respected the sanctity of marriage; which is something one doesn't often see in Hollywood or anywhere else.

    I don't think I've seen even half of his films. My favorite is actually one he did many years ago with his beloved wife, Joanne Woodward. It's called A New Kind of Love. Doesn't matter what time it's on, I stop everything and watch it. IMO it's one of the best and most underrated romantic comedys ever made.

    A New Kind of Love was nominated for Best Costume Design (Edith Head) and Best Musical Socre, Adaptation or Treatment (Leith Stevens). Joanne Woodward was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe.

    Little known facts about Paul Newman.

    He was much loved and shall be missed immensely.


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    Certainly sad, one of the greats will be missed.
     
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    One of the best movies I have seen with Paul Newman in it was "The Hustler". It also starred Jackie Gleason. That was one helluva movie!
     
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    he was a great actor....and I love his spaghetti sauce...I get it all the time
     
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    He's my favorite actor, and was one of the few real movie stars left. This is a sad day.
     
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    Paul and Joanne were good friends with a friend and office colleague
    of mine. My friend called me late one Saturday afternoon and said
    that he was having them over for dinner and that his other guest had
    the flu and couldn't make it. He asked if I would be kind enough to fill
    in the misssing seat. I was highly honored, so of course I said yes.

    My friend knew that since I was friends with a number of high profile
    writers, actors, musicians, etc, that I was not prone to fawn all over
    them, and I would not embarrass him and his guests.

    That evening was delightful and will remain as a cherished memory.
    Joanne asked me about my Southern accent and where I was from.
    It was then we discovered we were from the same State and I had
    visited relatives in her town who lived near were she lived as a child.
    As the evening progressed our accents got heavier and heavier..:smile:

    Not once did we discuss anything about acting, the movies, the theatre,
    or Hollywood. We talked about cars (I had an English sports car at the
    time....this was before Paul started racing), foods we liked, farming, and
    our favorite vacation areas and trips, They both were so unasuming,
    down to earth, and sweet, wonderful people.

    Paul Newman will be sorely missed but never forgotten. My condolences
    to his wonderful wife, Joanne, his daughters and family, and all his close
    friends who will miss him the most.
     
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    RESPECT ..... M. NEWMAM...

    You miss us ....
     
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    He sure was. And unlike others, he aged very well. He was still pretty attractive in his later years.

    RIP
     
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    Such a loss!
    :frown1:

    And thx for sharing silvertriumph2!!!
    That sounds like a pretty special memory.
     
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    Wasn't he one of the most handsome and talented men God ever placed on earth? Today's hot actors all pale in comparison. He will be missed, but we were fortunate to have him with us for 83 years.
     

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    RIP Paul Newman. You shall be misssed...:frown1:
    Extremely handsome and talented. We'll all miss you terribly, Butch.
     
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    i guess we'll never if he dove for the boys since he's dead now. :(
     
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    Terribly sad news. One of the greatest Hollywood legends EVER...there will never be another Paul Newman. Cool Hand Luke is one of my absolute favorite films...

    Goodnight, Mr. Newman. Rest in peace.
     
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    Hollywood Royalty. RIP.
     
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    Paul Newmans 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.
    R.I.P. Paul Newman.
     
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    This is sad. What a great actor he was. He will be missed.
     
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