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   Features  >  LATEST NEW YORK NEWS

 
PAUL NEWMAN DEAD AT 83

FOREVER A STAR
By ROGER B. HARRIS
Published September 27 2008

  Paul Newman

Legendary actor Paul Newman has died at the age of 83, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. A major film star, Newman received numerous Oscar nominations, starting with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He finally prevailed for The Color of Money.Along the way, he also starred in Somebody Up There Likes Me. The Hustler, Exodus, Hud, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Absence of Malice and The Verdict. Reportedly, he considered his first movie The Silver Chalice the worst movie ever made.

Newman appeared on Broadway several times. He was in the original production of William Inge's Picnic and in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth. His last foray on Broadway was in late 2002 at the Booth, where he played the Stage Manager in Thorton Wilder's Our Town, for which he received a Tony nom.

Along with his acting career, Newman directed his wife Joanne Woodward in Rachel, Rachel and also directed her in a film version of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie.

Newman was an unabashed liberal, serving as a delegate for Eugene McCarthy at the 1968 Democratic conventiion in Chicago. He also took great pride in the fact that he had made it onto Richard Nixon's "enemies list."

Newman is survived by Ms. Woodward, their three daughters Elinor, Melissa and Claire, his daughters Susan and Stephanie from his marriage to Jackie Witte and his brother Arthur. His only son, Scott (from his marriage to Witte) died in 1978.

 

 

 

 


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