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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman 1925-2008

Legendary actor and director Paul Newman passed away at the age of 83 on Friday, September 26th, 2008, after a long battle with cancer. He was surounded by family and friends.

He was born on January, 26th, 1925 in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Throughout his career he has been nominated for 9 Academy awards for his acting, including one win for his leading role in The Color of Money in 1986. He was nominated for Best Picture in 1969 for directing Rachel, Rachel, and has also won two honourary Academy awards.

He was most famous for his roles in Hud, Cool Hand Luke, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. In his last acting role, he voiced Doc Hudson in Cars.

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

He will be missed by many. May he rest in peace.

-John C.

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