RIP Mr Paul Newman

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Great actor and humanitarian. I am addicted to these, btw:

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He wasn't just a great actor but a great person. He donated to a lot of causes for years and as the end neared he donated even more. Truly a great man.
 
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He was both a great actor and an "A" list movie star. Lots of folks in one or the other category, but not both. One of my favorite movies is one of his lesser known. A gem called "Nobody's Fool". Not to diminish any of the Newman classics, but a great film. RIP
 
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this was issued by his charity Newmans Own Foundation...very touching and makes you feel the world is a little more empty without this very kind person.



Paul Newman's craft was acting. His passion was racing. His love was his family and friends. And his heart and soul were dedicated to helping make the world a better place for all. Paul had an abiding belief in the role that luck plays in one's life, and its randomness. He was quick to acknowledge the good fortune he had in his own life, beginning with being born in America, and was acutely aware of how unlucky so many others were. True to his character, he quietly devoted himself to helping offset this imbalance. An exceptional example is the legacy of Newman's Own. What started as something of a joke in the basement of his home, turned into a highly-respected, multi-million dollar a year food company. And true to form, he shared this good fortune by donating all the profits and royalties he earned to thousands of charities around the world, a total which now exceeds $250 million. While his philanthropic interests and donations were wide-ranging, he was especially committed to the thousands of children with life-threatening conditions served by the Hole in the Wall Camps, which he helped start over 20 years ago. He saw the Camps as places where kids could escape the fear, pain and isolation of their conditions, kick back, and raise a little hell. Today, there are 11 Camps around the world, with additional programs in Africa and Vietnam. Through the Camps, well over 135,000 children have had the chance to experience what childhood was meant to be.

In Paul's words: "I wanted to acknowledge luck; the chance and benevolence of it in my life, and the brutality of it in the lives of others, who might not be allowed the good fortune of a lifetime to correct it."

Paul took advantage of what life offered him, and while personally reluctant to acknowledge that he was doing anything special, he forever changed the lives of many with his generosity, humor, and humanness. His legacy lives on in the charities he supported and the Hole in the Wall Camps, for which he cared so much.

We will miss our friend Paul Newman, but are lucky ourselves to have known such a remarkable person."
 
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That saddens me on so many levels. A very fine actor, a true family man, and a very generous spirit. The world needs more people like him. I too had a crush on him - those eyes!! :biggrin:

I hope a lot of channels run his movies in honour and memory of him. Some great movies there.
 
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Other than his great sald dressings and sauces......he was on heck of a racer. Just about 8 weeks ago he was piloting a Corvette around a track out in CA.

He was truely a model of a great person. Godspeed Paul!
 
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I almost forgot about this one...

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