Monday, September 29, 2008

A great man has passed

Paul Newman, a great actor, philanthropist and human being, has died at the age of 83. He died on friday, September 26, after having lost the battle against cancer. Newman was an extraordinary man who reached success in the movies, in business, in racing, as well as in life.

His movie career peaked in 1986 when he received an Oscar for "The Color Of Money", which was a sequel to his earlier film "The Hustler". He was nominated for an Oscar twice more.

In 1982 he founded Newman's Own together with his friend A.E. Hotchner. Newman's Own is today a successful food company producing food ranging from pasta sauces to salad dressings to cookies. The proceeds goes to charity. So far the company has donated over $200 million.

He was also a passionate race car driver. In 1969 he portrayed a race car driver in the film "Winnings". This led to him taking part in real racing. At the age of 70 he participated in the 24 Hours of Daytona. He was still active at the age of 80.

Paul Newman led a great life as husband, father and humanitarian. He will be missed, but never forgotten. His legacy will live on and have an impact on people for many more years.

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