Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman, 1925-2008

A silver-screen giant has passed - Paul Newman lost his battle with lung cancer at the age of 83. Read all about it here.

Enough has been said about Newman's legendary roles in, among other films, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, The Sting, The Color of Money, and of course, Cool Hand Luke. His activism and canned vegetables (Newman's Own) were also renowned. Less well known or discussed is his service in the Pacific during World War II on the USS Bunker Hill, during the Battle for Okinawa, in which the rest of his detail perished. Also worth mentioning is his work in recent films, including Road to Perdition and Cars (as the voice of a retired race car).

Newman is survived by his wife, Joanne, five children, two grandsons, and his older brother, Arthur.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget SlapShot. Great movie.