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Salzypat  (Level: 154.3 - Posts: 5295)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 10:23 AM


I just received this e-mail. He was truly a film legend.

Breaking News from


Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 10:30 AM


Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 10:33 AM

Oh no.

Mplaw51  (Level: 176.9 - Posts: 1582)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 10:36 AM

I hadn't heard this yet. I loved all his films. He was a great humanitarian as well with his Hole in the Wall Gang charity that served children with cancer or life threatening illnesses.

Larrybus  (Level: 304.1 - Posts: 383)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 10:37 AM

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 10:39 AM

I read that this morning when I signed on. He'll be missed.


Joshua1  (Level: 4.6 - Posts: 42)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 10:41 AM

Rest In Peace Cool Hand Luke

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 10:51 AM

Damn, he'll be missed.

I love how I get my news from Sploofus. You guys are SO quick.

Now when I read "RIP Kelly"...I'll know I'm dead too.


Okuome1  (Level: 33.0 - Posts: 89)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 11:01 AM

My Mom is a Robert Redford nut.
I was always for Paul.
He was a fine man.
I loved him in all his films-
And for him being him.
You should see"Nobody's Fool"(1994) with Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis and Melanie Griffith
It's a great film. Funny and heart-wrenching.
It was a bit of a sleeper movie, didn't score big $$ @ the box office...why not, I haven't a clue.

Spacecat  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 666)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 11:12 AM

This is truly shocking. Other than being a film legend his line of food products were tasty.

Crazy4games  (Level: 122.3 - Posts: 1020)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 11:28 AM

Such sad news. He will truly be missed.

Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 11:43 AM

This is the first time in a long while that I have teared up over the death of a celebrity. He was amazing and inspiring to so many - he will be missed.

Gypsylady  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 6036)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 11:59 AM

He was a great actor, and will be missed by everyone who watched his films and knew him as a person. Really sad news!


Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 12:16 PM

So Very Sad He was my favorite. He will be missed.

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 12:52 PM

What a talented, handsome and generous man! I loved him in The Sting, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid the most -- but really, he was wonderful all the time. We'll miss him, but what a legacy he leaves -- film, food and fans -- a true visionary who followed his heart. Thank you, Paul!


Aquamar  (Level: 176.8 - Posts: 904)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 12:58 PM

Even though this was expected I feel saddened by the death of a legend. He was a fine actor and those eyes were drop dead gorgeous. My heart goes out to his family and friends. He will be missed by a multitude of fans.


Sargon  (Level: 111.2 - Posts: 1256)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 1:14 PM

He described the Newman's Own brand as "a joke that got out of control". All the after tax profits went to charity. The company has generated $250 million in contributions to thousands of charities.

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 2:14 PM

He made a film "Road to Perdition" right down the street from where I worked. I saw him and Redford while making "The Sting"
in downtown Chicago in the 70's.

Maurlin  (Level: 210.5 - Posts: 2658)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 2:15 PM

My daughter told me about it, and I was really shocked to hear he was 83. He just couldn't have been that old. I remember him in his 40s, and I can't have aged so much!

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 2:21 PM

He made a lot of great films. My favorites were Hud, Hombre and Cool Hand Luke

Chyenn  (Level: 199.9 - Posts: 1332)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 2:44 PM

He was a great actor but more importantly, he used his celebrity status to help others and that made him a great person. i was also surprised to see that he was 83. Film images keeps everyone ageless i suppose.

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 5:22 PM

A truly great man, such a loss. I've got a bottle of Newman's Own Grape Juice in the fridge right now, excellent product. My dad & Paul had the same colour blue eyes & what beautiful eyes they were. I'm missing them both today, so sad.

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 5:35 PM

One of the very few Hollywood personalities that I would have liked to meet. One of the first and best of his movies was "The Hustler" with Jackie Gleason in '61. I saw it at the Custer Hill theater in Ft Riley KS just before shipping out to Berlin Germany. Watched it again at the Cine in Berlin a couple of months later (dubbed in German) it was just as good and the Germans loved it.
Haven't missed a Newman flick since.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 5:38 PM

The cattle scenes in Hud were filmed on my uncle's ranch at Goodnight, TX. He was great to my cousins. A truly fine man who will be much missed.

Could anyone ever forget the bicycle scene while BJ sang "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"?

Kaufman  (Level: 253.8 - Posts: 3936)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 5:43 PM

... not to mention Slap Shot ...

Summertime  (Level: 108.9 - Posts: 1122)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 5:46 PM

I can relate totally Knerd. When I logged on and saw the news, I gasped and then spoke the words, "Oh no, Paul Newman died" and teared up as well. I am 62 today so I've been a fan and watched his movies for well over fifty years. Fell in love with him before I ever saw the blueness of his eyes...had to wait for the first technicolor film! Paul Newman was a good man without a hint of scandal to flaw his and Joanne's life or his career. One article I read today had several quotes of his from throughout the years. When asked why he never wandered, he responded with "Why go out for hamburger, when I have steak at home."

Alvandy  (Level: 225.5 - Posts: 7525)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 6:54 PM

He was one of our great actors. I guess Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid would be my favorite movie starring Paul.
His charity "The Hole in the Wall Gang" has served thousands of very ill children every year.
In August , while attending a union community services institute, during "trivia" discussions with some friends, I was told that when Mr. Newman was filming "Slap Shot"
in Johnstown, PA about 30 years ago, he would regularly drop by the local bars after the day's shoots and "down a few" with the locals. He appreciated the working class ,and didn't let his fame go to his head.
He will be missed.

Ladyvol  (Level: 202.7 - Posts: 5432)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 7:37 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with his family...He had the most beautiful blue eyes I ever saw and I loved him in every movie I saw him in...This is one who will be sorely missed...RIP Mr. Newman!

Jorboo  (Level: 39.1 - Posts: 141)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 9:07 PM

I will miss Paul Newman. I loved his performance in "The Verdict".

Okuome1  (Level: 33.0 - Posts: 89)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 9:28 PM

My husband's friend @ Peerless Racing ( Hi Brian) says Paul was just one of the guys.
He would show up @ the hotel room in wherever Indiana town with beer in tow and watch movies & shoot the shit with the guys.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 10:02 PM

You know, my fave movie was Message in a Bottle. While everybody else was paying attention elsewhere, my attention was on Paul - and those eyes - and that face full of character.

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4144)
Sun, 28th Sep '08 1:33 AM

I'd read recently when he gave a lot of his personal fortune away to charity -- apparently an unprecedented amount for an actor -- that he didn't have long to live, and I was very saddened. Not only have I enjoyed his films but also his wife's and the few they did together. I also have a lot of respect for any celebrity couple with a strong marriage. I'll miss him.

-- Geri

Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Sun, 28th Sep '08 4:59 AM

Absolutely speechless - the first actor that I actually wanted to BE. Don't mind admitting I'm a little misty.
There now follows a somewhat spooky story...

I didn't hear about this until last night, UK time, due to family stuff happening during the day. There was a bunch of kids (all under 4) running wild in my house, knocking things over and generally being wonderfully troublesome. My daughter was rummaging around the back of a bookcase and found an old video tape - we haven't had a VCR for some years, being all modern and digital (!) and whatnot, so it was actually very nice to see it. It was a copy of "The Sting" that I'd taped from the TV years and years ago.
Wait up, it gets spookier...
About an hour later Claire - a visiting friend - got stuck in our bathroom. The door handle has been sticking for years and I just never got round to fixing it, as there always seemed to be a football match on TV and beer in the fridge just as I reached for the toolbox...
Anyway I had to chisel out the mechanism to get the door open, which required a fair bit of hammering, swearing and thumb-sucking and in doing so knocked off just one of the several pictures of movie stars that grace the wall of our bathroom - the one of Newman and Redford coming out of a barn and finding the entire Bolivian army waiting for them.
Now I'm not exactly claiming responsibility or anything - and I don't really believe in Chaos theory or most Spiritualist claims - but I did go to bed a wee bit freaked out last night.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sun, 28th Sep '08 5:25 AM

I don't normally watch E! but was flipping around last night and saw this.

He was a great actor and humanitarian and I think I've seen all of his movies.

I always thought how amazing his long term marriage to Joanne Woodward was and and they quoted something he had said in an interview when asked about it and his response was "Why go out for hamburger when I've got steak at home" - love that.

Joanneeberlin  (Level: 181.7 - Posts: 686)
Sun, 28th Sep '08 8:15 AM

What tragic news. We all loved you Paul and we will always remember you. May you rest in Peace.


Salzypat  (Level: 154.3 - Posts: 5295)
Sun, 28th Sep '08 8:36 AM

Well, Martin, it just goes to show that there's still a lot in this world that we don't understand or can't explain.

I've had many times where I have thought of someone I haven't seen in perhaps months, maybe several years, and within 24 hours I'll see them at the store or they'll call, or I'll have some kind of contact.

We're so smart but we don't know all the answers yet.

I, too, loved Paul's answer about why should he go out for hamburger when he had steak at home. No, it's not all flowery and mushy, but it's one of the most romantic remarks I've heard.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sun, 28th Sep '08 10:05 PM

I loved Paul Newman as an actor, and always thought he was one of the most beautiful human beings I've ever seen, but he was especially dear to my heart as a racer. He was a fantastic driver, could've made his living in a race car if life had taken him down a slightly different path. An SCCA champion several times over, he raised the trophy in many a victory lane, and I was there to see him do it after the 24 Hours at Daytona - when he was 70 years old! One of his last races was the Baja 1000, a bonecrushing thousand-mile offroad endurance test through the Mexican desert, at the age of 79!

He founded teams in several racing series, including IndyCar and NASCAR, and discovered and fostered the careers of many young drivers. He was a wonderful ambassador for racing, winning media coverage and fans to the sport he loved as much as anything he ever did, and he will be missed every bit as much in the racing community as in the film world.

Everything he ever touched turned to class. What a loss.

Salzypat  (Level: 154.3 - Posts: 5295)
Sun, 28th Sep '08 11:21 PM

Thanks, Smoke, for telling us about another side of Paul Newman. The newspaper accounts have touched on his racing career but nothing really in-depth.

Jeannette  (Level: 109.5 - Posts: 1736)
Mon, 29th Sep '08 2:00 AM

only just seen this post had family all weekend so didnt see any news ,what a great man he was .i too remember him from being young ,was the first actor i fell in love with .those eyes .

Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Mon, 29th Sep '08 9:33 AM

I had posters of Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and Robert Redford on my wall all through jr high and high school. Now, only Bob is left. sigh.

Newyorkgoomba  (Level: 211.4 - Posts: 58)
Sat, 4th Oct '08 4:29 PM

A classy guy and great actor. And someone who took pride in being on Tricky Dick's Enemies List!

Flcyclist  (Level: 122.3 - Posts: 691)
Sun, 5th Oct '08 8:42 PM

I was also shocked when I read the news. I wasn't aware he had cancer. But then we all have to die of something, I guess. I have never seen a Paul Newman movie I didn't like. He was a good looking and very likable guy. My thoughts go out to his family and close friends who will miss him even more than we do! Paul Newman R.I.P.

Barb1111  (Level: 101.7 - Posts: 215)
Sun, 5th Oct '08 10:45 PM

Turner Classic Movies will be having a day long celebration of Paul Newman's movies on Sunday, October 12th.

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