Sad, sad news, Paul Newman dies

@ElicBxn (60390)
United States
September 27, 2008 10:25am CST
He's one of the famous names of Hollywood, and lately, grocery stores. I wasn't a major fan of his, but I recognize his talent. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080927/ap_on_en_mo/obit_newman;_ylt=ArnBrsHKG_LR_sziZiHAByas0NUE Who can forget Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - a classic pairing of him and Redford. What is your favorite Paul Newman film - or do you prefer his foods?
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@Fishmomma (11563)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I am very sad to hear he passed away. He was a great family man and actor. Its sad to hear he lost his battle with cancer.
@ElicBxn (60390)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Cancer is a mindless reaper. so sad when it takes one of our bright spots.
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@AmbiePam (46854)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Yes, I read about that. His second marriage to Joanne Woodward lasted over 50 years. That is no small feat in Hollywood! I was very fond of them both because they so obviously loved each other, and they really wanted to leave a better world behind. I have only ever tasted his salad dressing, but I admired how he wanted to make more healthy, more organic kinds of food.
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@ElicBxn (60390)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Me too - I was a bit surprised when he started, but as he moved forward - I could see he had both good humor as well as good taste.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Yes, very sad news. I also liked that movie and also Cool Hand Luke. I really did enjoy watching him at race tracks or seeing pictures of him at them. He did love to drive race cars and loved to attend the events.
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@ElicBxn (60390)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Yeah - he was a man who lived his life as he loved it.
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• Australia
4 Oct 08
I only heard of his foods, never as an actor. Might have something to do with the fact that I was born many years after those early movies.
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@ElicBxn (60390)
• United States
4 Oct 08
Well, you must look up some of them. Heck, if he hadn't been an actor first, he'd've never gotten to do the food thing.
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• Australia
4 Oct 08
I've probably got some of them on DVD. We have heaps of older movies that the other half decided to buy one day. Still waiting to watch them.
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@BarBaraPrz (18415)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Sep 08
I hadn't heard... Thanks for posting. He's one of my favorites and aged gracefully. In the article you cite, it says he is survived by an older brother... Paul was 83, so how old is his brother?!?
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@ElicBxn (60390)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I had never known he had a brother!
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@BarBaraPrz (18415)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Sep 08
Neither me, but then he was very private about his personal life.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
Wow, a month later and I just got the news. (We have internet, but no television/cable). Too bad. He was a very talented man.
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@ElicBxn (60390)
• United States
29 Oct 08
He got mentioned in an artical about Butch Cassidy today. I started a discussion on that this morning if you'd like to read it. http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/ 28oct_halloweensky.htm?list27315
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
29 Sep 08
I have to say Cool hand luke was my favorite movie of his too. I think the man lived a full and special life and it makes me sad that he has passed.
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@ElicBxn (60390)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I agree, and while you can be saddened by the loss of a good man, you have to know that he did his best to make a mark in his life.
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I have been a fan since I was a kid. Quality is a good description of him and his products. I have tried a few of this products and they were just as good as any others. He not only was a very good actor, family man, and philanthropist but an all around good guy. Not many of those left in Hollywood. He was a type of person who enjoyed what he did, acting, racing,etc.
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@ElicBxn (60390)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I always thought he was more than just a "pretty face." He was a good actor and it seems a good an all around good person.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
28 Sep 08
Yes i read about that.I had no idea he was as old as he was..He was a great talent for sure & he will be missed....
@ElicBxn (60390)
• United States
28 Sep 08
I remembered from a few years back that he and my mom were about the same age - mom just turned 82. I can't say I REMEMBERED that, but when I did see his age, I wasn't surprised.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
28 Sep 08
mine was cool hand luke, it was one of the very first movies I ever got to see in a movie theater. I was about 13 then.
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@ElicBxn (60390)
• United States
28 Sep 08
wow - I can't even remember the first movie I saw in the theater - I do remember seeing Sleeping Beauty and getting a cool charm bracelet - long gone now.
@Rosekitty (19485)
• San Marcos, Texas
27 Sep 08
As I was loggging on i saw that he passed and was very sad since i prefer older actors..to me they knew how to act then these young ones now..and how to say which movie i loved best cause i loved them all..especially Cool Hand Luke..Butch Cassidy.Hud..
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@ElicBxn (60390)
• United States
27 Sep 08
isn't that true, Rose He was a great actor.
• United States
27 Sep 08
It is saturday after noon and I had not heard of such a thing. I did watch the news this morning. I am sure he will be missed. Did you know that all the proceeds from his selling Newsown brand goes to charities. What a good guy.
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@oderog (732)
• Kenya
27 Sep 08
It's very sad indeed, but life is a journey like in the movies somehow it has to come to an end