Movie: September 2008 Archives

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Yeah, I did a double-take too when I saw the headline that big screen legand Paul Newman had died.


Newman was supremely talented. He was riveting, compelling, magnetic, unforgettable.

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According to the Associated Press, Newman died of cancer after a brilliant six-decade Hollywood career that produced unforgettable movies such as "Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid," "Young Philadephians," "The Verdict," "The Sting," "Cool Hand Luke" and "The Hustler," among many.

AP reported Newman died Saturday at his farmhouse near Westport, Connecticut.

His family released a statement:

"His death was as private and discreet as the way he had lived his life, a humble artist who never thought of himself as 'big,' surrounded by his beloved family and the close circle of friends." 

The AP story went on to report: "Paul Leonard Newman, known as "PL" to his friends, appeared in more than 50 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 honour for 1986's "The Color of Money"."

The AFP reported: "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," Newman's Own foundation Vice-Chairman Robert Forrester said in a statement from Westport, Connecticut. The actor had suffered from cancer."

For more details:

Paul Newman dead at 83 (+pics, video)
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - Sep 27, 2008
LEGEND PASSES: Hollywood movie star legend Paul Newman has died at the age of 83.Newman is pictured here in on the Jay Leno Show in 2005 and in the 1969 ...
Paul Newman dead Sydney Morning Herald
Hollywood legend Paul Newman is dead NDTV.com
Paul Newman Dead At 83 MTV.com
Voice of America - Examiner.com

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