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Hollywood legend Paul Newman dead at 83

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Michael Rielly

Film star Paul Newman dead at 83

September 27, 2008

Reuters

By Bob Tourtellotte

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Legendary film star Paul Newman, whose brilliant blue eyes, good looks and talent made him one of Hollywood's top actors over six decades has died after a long battle with cancer, a spokesman said on Saturday.

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He was 83, and he died on Friday night, said his Los Angeles-based spokesman Jeff Sanderson.

Newman appeared in some 60 movies, including "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The Hustler," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and "The Sting." He earned nine Oscar nominations for acting and won the best actor honor for 1986's "The Color of Money."

Famed for his philanthropy as well as his acting, Newman was married to Oscar-winning actress Joanne Woodward for more than 50 years, and had successful side careers as an auto racing driver and creator of a line of food products, Newman's Own, that bore his name and face on their labels.

The "Newman's Own Foundation," took profits from that company and sponsored numerous charitable organizations. Newman also founded his "Hole in the Wall" Camps, which provided fun summer breaks for children around the world suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

"Paul's 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," Robert Forrester, vice-chairman of the Newman's Own Foundation, said in a statement.

Newman was born in a Cleveland suburb on January 26, 1925, and was a Navy radio man in the Pacific during World War Two. Afterward, he went to Kenyon College in Ohio on a football scholarship but took up acting after being cut from the team because of a barroom brawl.

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Michael Rielly

I didn't agree with his politics, but always thought he was a great actor.

RIP Mr. Newman

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Santa Trever

I agree, too liberal left for me but a great actor. :candles:

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Carlo Klemm

I recall a few films that we played when we had a movie theatre.... The Sting, The Hustler, Towering Inferno and my favourite SLAP SHOT despite the language.

RIP Paul.

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Santa JerryO

Paul Newman will surely be missed as an actor, I liked him in Cool Hand Luke. "What we have here is a failure to communicate" Thanks for the memories, Paul and thanks for your service to this great nation! R.I.P. :sc_sad:

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alison

Let's not forget the millions his food company has given away to various charities since its founding in 1982! Goes some way to restoring your faith in human nature, given the current economic revelations.

R.I.P. Paul.

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Kriss Kringle

A great humanitarian and a legendary actor.

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Clausman

Paul Newman was a fantastic Actor. The BEST of the BEST.

I didn't agree with his politics at all, either, but then, he never really went nuts with it like so many actors do today and try to force it down people throats.

He tried to stay out of the limelight as much as he could, and I always respected that about him. I don't think he really knew how much pleasure his acting and his films brought to the masses. Age didn't bother him, he just kept on making movies, and his later movies were some of his best. He will definitely be missed.

Clausman

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SantaCraig

RIP Mr. Newman. May your charity work continue in your honor.

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Santa Bear

RIP good sir.

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