Paul Newman passed away on Saturday. He was 83. According to an AP News story, Newman “was nominated for Oscars 10 times, winning one regular award and two honorary ones, and had major roles in more than 50 motion pictures, including “Exodus,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Verdict,” “The Sting” and “Absence of Malice.””
One of my favorites of his was BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID. Then there was COOL HAND LUKE, THE VERDICT, THE STING, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. So many great movies and through it all, Mr. Newman nevers seems to have lost his head to the cult of celebrity. Everyone who knew him, respected him. His philanthropy has helped so many.
It is the end of an era and Mr. Newman will be sorely missed. Here’s one of the many tributes available on Youtube to Paul Newman on a sad Guilty Pleasures Monday.