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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

PAUL NEWMAN TOP TEN AMAZING FACTS

“If you don't have enemies, you don't have character.”
PAUL LEONARD NEWMAN
January 26, 1925 ~ September 26, 2008

Paul Newman, American Actor, Film Director, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian & Auto Racing Enthusiast. Paul was 83 when he passed away Friday at his longtime farmhouse in Westport Connecticut. Paul died of complications arising from lung cancer. His family & close friends were by his side.

* ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
BEST ACTOR WIN:
The Color Of Money

BEST ACTOR:
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
The Hustler
Hud
Cool Hand Luke
Absence Of Malice
The Verdict
Nobody's Fool
The Road To Perdition

DIRECTOR:
Rachel, Rachel
 
* NEWMAN'S OWN
Food line started in 1982 with salad dressing. Later added popcorn, salsa, marinades, spaghetti sauce, lemonade, cereal & steak sauce. Generated more than $220 million in donations for charities.

* CHARITIES
Founded camps for severely ill children & a foundation to fight drug abuse. Most notable, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp a no fee camp for children with cancer & serious blood diseases.

Just Click: THE HOLE IN THE WALL GANG

* MARRIED FOR 50 YEARS
January 29, 1958 to the beautiful Oscar winner Joanne Woodward, making this one of the longest Hollywood marriages on record.

Paul's secret for never straying: "I have steak at home! Why should I go out for a hamburger?" 

* PIERCING BLUE EYES 
Paul Newman was color blind, which prevented him from becoming a Navy pilot in World War Two. 

* POLITICS
Paul was on Richard Nixon's 'Enemies List' for supporting Liberal Democrat Eugene McCarthy in 1968 presidential election.

Paul called it: "The highest single honor I've ever received." 

* AUTO RACING
Inspired by his starring role in 'Winning' in 1969. Paul's first professional race was in 1972. He continued competing into his 70s.

* SENSE OF HUMOR
Major practical joker, he once cut director George Roy Hill's desk in half with a chainsaw. Paul put 300 chicks into director Robert Altman's trailer.

* BIGGEST FLOP
Paul's first movie role, 'The Silver Chalice' 1954. He took out a full-page ad in the Hollywood Variety newspaper to apologize.

* LAST MAJOR ROLE
Road To Perdition 2002. Paul played a gangster opposite Tom Hanks, he was nominated for an Oscar. He told ABC in 2007 that his acting career was essentially over. "I'm not able to work any more as an actor at the level I would want to ... so that's pretty much a closed book for me."

BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID
My personal favorite Paul Newman & Robert Redford movie.
With Katharine Ross as Etta Place

Paul Newman's legacy will always be that he was a gorgeous talented giving movie star, an Original One Of A Kind (OOAK) amazing man & incredible Hollywood legend. He will be greatly missed...

Our Prayers & Condolences go out to Paul Newman's Family & Friends.
Blessings Always, Lyndy Ward

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10 comments :

Designs by CK said...

Hi Lyndy! ~ GREAT post and I was saddened by his loss. Hollywood will not be the same without him!

SpOOky Hugs,
Chris

XOXO

Anonymous said...

Hello Lyndy, these really are amazing Paul Newman facts.

I was just Googling Paul Newman & found your amazing blog. I must say that I didn't know most of those complete details about one of my favorite Hollywood hunks. Your tribute is one of the best on the Internet. The photo's are excellent too.

Thank you for taking the time to post such a cool remembrance of an amazing guy. Like you said he was such a giving gentleman. Not like most of today's celebrities that are drug addicts & boozers. Only a small minority take the time to become Humanitarians that are selfless givers like Paul & his lovely wife Joanne were. Will, Joanne & their family still are.

The world lost a gracious guy. I hope his goodness rubs off on more celebrities.

Best Regards, Sammy Jacob

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Hi Lyndy!

What an amazing and magickal blog you have...(I love it)...and what a wonderful tribute to Paul Newman! I was very saddened by his loss!

Have an Enchanted Week!
Joyce

suzanne.artist said...

Hi Lyndy,
Mr. Newman and his family were a gift to the town of Westport. I grew up in Westport and knew early on how fortunate we were to have his spirited compassion and tireless energy backing valuable community causes.

My hope is that the younger Hollywood generation will heed his advice and use his life as an example on how to lead theirs.

Suzanne U.

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Chris, thanks for your comment.

I love your Halloween funny posts on your blog. I especially love your Halloween Spirited Blog, pun intended!

Hugs & Halloween Black Cat Purrrs,
Lyndy

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Sammy, thanks for your comment.

Yes, Paul Newman was a giving gracious gentleman. AND I totally agree not like most of today's celebrities. Hopefully more & more people will become Humanitarians & give anything back they can to our planet.

Even saving water & recycling can help make our Mother Earth a better place.

Love & Light,
Lyndy

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Joyce, thanks for your comment. Oh, I'm so excited about your last email!!!

Paul Newman will be missed greatly. He was such a fine man & the epitome of the words Hollywood Legend.

Let's trade Blogs links, it will be easier to stay in touch with each other too...

Black Cat Blessings With Great Bigs Hugs,
Lyndy

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Suzanne, thanks for your comment, I'm always happy to hear from you.

Wow, how lucky to have had Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward live in your community of Westport Connecticut. I bet they were the pride & joy of Westport. I'm sure they backed most every hometown cause the ever was. I've already read that his beautiful wife Joanne & family will carry on his wonderful giving tradition.

Like I said earlier, hopefully more & more people will become Humanitarians & give anything back they can to our planet. Even saving water & recycling can help make our Mother Earth a better place.

The 21st century life as we know it has changed drastically. After this last stock market crash & bank failures, every human has had to take a long hard look at what's important. I truly believe everything happens for a reason.

Everyone has to be accountable for our planets fate. So I agree with you about young Hollywood, but I would add that everyone should follow Paul Newman's example on how to lead their lives. Like Nancy Reagan said: "Say no to drugs!" AND, I personally feel there is no level of being gracious & giving. Paying it forward should be a way of life. In person, it could be just a smile or hug to brighten someone's day. On the Internet, a positive comment always helps to see the world in a better light.

Peace, Love & Light,
Lyndy

Carolee said...

What a wonderful tribute to a great actor and great humanitarian. He will be missed...

~ Carolee

movie fan said...

it's hard not to admire Paul Newman for putting his money to work in such productive ways, such as his Newman's Own line--high quality stuff and the proceeds go to good causes... very smart.