Legendary Actor Paul Newman Dies at 83

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Paul Newman CancerPaul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 - September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, race car driver, racing team owner and humanitarian. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and an Emmy award, along with many honorary awards. He won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing and his race teams won several championships in open wheel Indy Car racing. He was also the founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which Newman donated all profits and royalties to charity. As of May 2007, these donations have exceeded US$220 million. Newman died at his long-time home in Westport, Connecticut after a battle with lung cancer.

Illness and death
Newman was scheduled to make his professional directorial stage debut with the Westport Country Playhouse's 2008 production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, but he stepped down on May 23, 2008, citing health issues.

In June 2008 it was widely reported that Newman, a former chain smoker, had been diagnosed with lung cancer and was receiving treatment at Sloan-Kettering hospital in New York City. Photographs taken of Newman in May and June showed him looking gaunt. Writer A.E. Hotchner, who partnered with Newman to start Newman's Own salad dressing company in the 1980s, was quoted in the media as saying that Newman told him about the disease about 18 months ago. Newman's spokesman told the press that the star is "doing nicely," but neither confirmed nor denied that he had cancer. In August, Newman reportedly had finished chemotherapy and had told his family he wished to die at home. His daughter, Nell, is poised to take over Newman's Own.

Paul Newman died of lung cancer on September 26, 2008 aged 83 at his long-time home in Westport, Connecticut. He was surrounded by his family and close friends

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Re: Legendary Actor Paul Newman Dies at 83

World shakn' is over. RIP my friend

Re: Legendary Actor Paul Newman Dies at 83

He was a man that took his craft to greater levels thus making the film industry shine. A star that shined brighter then most

Re: Legendary Actor Paul Newman Dies at 83

To say "I miss you" and "I loved you" just isn't enough. Your talent, kindness and generosity will live forever. It's too bad that the so-called actors of today do not have 1% of your talent and goodness. You are sorely missed.

Re: Legendary Actor Paul Newman Dies at 83

This comment is really for Joanne Woodward, I've quoted something I heard your husband say on a talk show many times. "Why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home". He truly loved you and you he. Find peace in watching his movies (I wish I had some from my deceased husband. Know many people around the world will miss any future works he may have done, but so appreciate all that he left us.