Actor Paul Newman Dead!

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  • minimus

    He died of cancer.

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    Oh sad!! Any newspaper articles?.......If he doen't get into heaven with his charity then there's no hope for me! Loved him in "The color of Money."

  • leavingwt

    He was one of my favorites. I recommend the following films, if you haven't already seen them.

    • The Long, Hot Summer
    • The Hustler
    • Cool Hand Luke
    • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    • The Sting
    • The Verdict
    • The Color of Money
    • Nobody's Fool

    He gave away millions of dollars to charity, which is commendable.

  • mrsjones5

    Oh wow! But he lived a good life, and was a good man with a great heart, let's celebrate that.

  • minimus

    ....and he made great salad dressings too!

  • dawg

    I've been waiting on this sad news for the last few months... he was one of the best.

  • Blueblades

    Where is the information about this?


  • chickpea

    i just heard it on msnbc....

    83 years of age....
    one of the last true "stars"
    of the hollywood heydays

  • Gopher

    Here's a news article about it, for those who asked:

    Acting legend Paul Newman dies at 83

    Spokeswoman says Oscar-winning screen icon has succumbed to cancer

    BREAKING NEWS updated 24 minutes ago

    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - 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, a spokeswoman said Saturday. He was 83.

    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.

    In May, Newman said he had dropped plans to direct a fall production of "Of Mice and Men," citing unspecified health issues.

    10 Oscar nominations
    Newman was nominated for Oscars 10 times, winning one regular award and two honorary ones, and had major roles in more than 50 motion pictures, including "Exodus," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Verdict," "The Sting" and "Absence of Malice."

    Newman worked with some of the greatest directors of the past half century, from Alfred Hitchcock and John Huston to Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese and the Coen brothers.

    His co-stars included Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and, most famously, Robert Redford, his sidekick in "Butch Cassidy" and "The Sting."

    50 years of marriage
    He sometimes teamed with his wife and fellow Oscar winner, Joanne Woodward, with whom he had one of Hollywood's rare long-term marriages.

    "I have steak at home, why go out for hamburger?" Newman told Playboy magazine when asked if he was tempted to stray.

    They wed in 1958, around the same time they both appeared in "The Long Hot Summer," and Newman directed her in several films, including "Rachel, Rachel" and "The Glass Menagerie."

  • watson

    A Class Act, for sure. He will be missed.

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