Saturday, September 27, 2008

Breaking News: Paul Newman Dead at 83

The following article is from the CNN Wire:

September 27th, 2008
Hollywood icon Paul Newman dies at 83
Posted: 10:08 AM ET
(CNN) — Paul Newman, the legendary actor whose steely-blue eyes, good-humored charm and advocacy of worthy causes made him one of the most renowned figures in American arts, has died at his home in Westport, Connecticut. He was 83.

He died of cancer Friday, said spokeswoman Marni Tomljanovic.

Newman attained stardom in the 1950s and never lost the movie-star aura, appearing in such classic films as “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “Exodus,” “The Hustler,” “Cool Hand Luke,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Sting” and “The Verdict.”

He finally won an Oscar in 1986 — on his eighth try — for “The Color of Money,” a sequel to “The Hustler.” He later received two more Oscar nominations. Among his other awards was the Motion Picture Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

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