Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman Dead at 83

Photo from source, CNN

You don't want to believe those "So-and-so's Final Days" stories you see on The National Enquirer, but they usually turn out to be true. Such is the case with legendary actor, Paul Newman, about whose health the tabloids have been buzzing for weeks.

Paul Newman was frankly not in many of my favorite movies. I guess I took less of a fancy to Butch Cassidy, and paid more attention to The Sundance Kid. But Newman sure did make up the background of my early pop culture knowledge. And he was one of a small group of actors (another being Gene Hackman) who was excellent in every part, even if the movie wasn't so good. RIP, Mr. Newman, and condolances to the (also legendary) Joanne Woodward.


Paul Newman dies at 83

Paul Newman, the legendary actor whose steely blue eyes, good-humored charm and advocacy of worthy causes made him one of the most renowned figures in American arts, has died of cancer at his home in Westport, Connecticut. He was 83. . .

Read more at: CNN

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