Friday, September 26, 2008

In Memorandum: Paul Newman

Legendary American Actor Paul Newman died on September 26 after a battle with cancer. He was a member of the original Broadway cast of Picnic in 1953. Newman was perhaps best known for this work on film in such movies as Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, and The Color of Money for which he won the 1986 Academy Award for Best Actor. Newman returned to the Broadway stage in 2003 starring in a production of Our Town which garnished him a Tony Award nomination and the production was taped and aired on PBS and Showtime - earning him an Emmy Award nomination as well.

Newman is also famous for his line of salad dressings, sauces, popcorn and more whose proceeds went to charity. As of 2006, the organization had given over $200 million in charitable contributions.

Newman was 83.

NPR Obituary

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