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Paul Newman Dead at 83

Paul Newman Dead at 83

Legendary actor Paul Newman passed away last night at the age of 83 at his home in Westport, Connecticut.

A former chain smoker, Newman had been diagnosed with lung cancer in June of this year and ultimately died of it.

He appeared in over 60 movies including: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting. Nominated nine times for an Oscar, he won best actor for the 1986 film, The Color of Money.

Also known as the founder of Newman’s Own food company, his daugher Nell will most likely take over. Profits and royalties from the company are donated to charity and have exceeded $220 million as of last year.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul’s family and friends.


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  • Raquel

    Great actor!

  • flower

    oh so sad!! paul was, is and will be a leyend, r.i.p

  • Helen

    RIP…So sad/

  • victoria


  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    a legend.

  • salma

    rip i’am so sad was will and be A great man

  • neela

    very sad. another great one … he’ll be missed.

  • neela

    very sad. another great one … he’ll be missed.

  • neela

    very sad. another great one … he’ll be missed.

  • lauren

    he’s one of the kindest, most talented actors ever.

  • neela

    oops. i apologize for the triple post. my browser’s acting up

  • Tilly

    Very sad news………….thoughts are with his family and friends
    He was not just a great actor, but did a lot of good as well through his charities.

  • pinkydoo

    I have seen him and met him a few times in the town we both lived in. What an inspiration he was and a true class act.

  • jessica

    RIP… my condolences to his family.

  • amy

    Great Man, Great Actor who leaves an enormous legacy behind, will be surely missed

  • laurenn=]

    oh my gosh. He was wonderful. so sad… :(


  • lonewolf

    Peace be with you and yours, Paul. You will always be one of the greatest in my list of actors (up there with Cahrlton Heston). The good die young…..

  • andy

    RIP Paul Newman

    But Jared , what’s with this post? You sound so rude.

  • michele

    I am so saddend by this news. GREAT actor! Great loss.

  • Frenchy

    Good man, Great actor, great humanitarian, great full life, great legacy.

    Rest in peace.

  • Amy

    Amazing actor – very sad news.


    (p.s. Jared, suggest you change the title/the post – it’s all sounding a bit unemotional ‘…Dead at 83.’)

  • athena

    Wow, this is heartbreaking. I think I’ve seen every movie he’s made. I will miss him and my blessings go out to his family and friends. I believe Tom Cruise is a friend of his too.
    I’m just so happy to know he’s remained married to Joanne Woodward for more than 50 years. They are an incredible and most likely the best of the last of EXTRAORDINARY Hollywood marriages.

  • zoe

    =( will miss him terribly

  • tonblan

    Oh it’s so sad.He was a really great great actor.


    It is such a shame that worthless idiots like those chicks from The Hills, Zanessa, The Jonas Brothers, Hayden Planetarium and others will have stories that will probably get far more attention on here than this story. Hollywood does not know what they lost (well the old school class does). We lost someone who truly enjoyed and celebrated their life and was a great avtor, husband and humnitarian. In his 83 years, Paul Newman accomplished an unprecedented amount of tasks, from winning an Oscar to racecar driving championships to raising millions upon millions upon millions of dollars for charity. He was a true belssing to this world. May God Offer Him A Special Place In Heaven and may well all celebrate his amazing life.

  • sweetie

    Incredible actor. Great philanthropist.
    He will be missed. :-(

  • m

    [*] in our hearts for ever


    That’s so sad…I remember watching the movie “Cat on a hot Tin Roof” in college (in France), after having read the book as part of a course…I actually liked the movie whereas I usually hate movies older than 1985…may he rest in peace!!!

  • trish.

    rest in peace.

  • anoble

    Very sad news. RIP a great actor and humanitarian. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is one of my all-time favorites.

  • michelledepp

    God Speed, Mr. Newman.

  • dialectic

    NO! i seriously have a picture of him on the wall at my work! amazing man,amazing actor ,words seem cheap compared to his abilities……..R.I.P cool hand luke..we loved you very much…………..

  • mike

    Absolute legend! R.I.P.

  • elle

    RIP Paul, truly among the greatest in Hollywood

  • Rosie

    The world has lost a true gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially his wife of 50 years, Joanne Woodward. RIP, Butch Cassidy. You will be sorely missed. :( :(

  • me

    Such a fine man! Condolences to his wife, Joanne and his children.

  • Marta

    true legend, wonderful actor
    we will miss him.

  • crabbie

    Thank goodness for Wikipedia, eh Just Jared?

  • debra77

    What sad news. This is a “STAR” who has passed away. It is important to note that those who are now following should look at this man’s example of what a STAR is. I have seen I believe every film. He had a great relationship with his wife Joanne and their children. I agree with one of the previous post, that we get so caught up on these fly by night want to Be’s and forget what a true actor is and should be.

    My favorite roles are The Verdict, Absence of Malice, Butch Cassidy, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cool Hand Luke… Just to name a few. These are roles that will be remembered. How many actor’s roles can you say the same of.

    He will be greatly missed.

  • lulu

    One of the best actor and legend of our time
    He will be missed.

  • Orig Ruth

    RIP Mr. Newman

  • Kelly

    so sad. incredible actor and man.


    (SOBBING)……………Paul Newman a great actor a legend one of the last great personalities……………..a great human being part of a good hollywood marriage……………peace be upon him


    (SOBBING)……………Paul Newman a great actor a legend one of the last great personalities……………..a great human being part of a good hollywood marriage……………peace be upon him

  • Mara

    Rest in Peace, dear Paul Newman! An intelligent, talented, creative, business philanthropic (giving back), and beautiful (inside/outsie) man. He and incredible wife, Joanne Woodward, gave us some great film and, yet, we didn’t receive enough of them (together or separate)!

    He was originally from Ohio and passionately opposed the Vietnam War, favored civil rights, and ended up on evil Richard Nixon’s hit list.

    In honor of all the good Paul Newman gave in this world, celebrate his life by casting your vote on November 4 for OBAMA-BIDEN!!!

  • estelle

    Growing up with a mum, who is a great fan of Mr. Newman, it’s a great loss.

    My deepest condolences to Mr. Newman’s family and Rest In Peace Mr. Newman.

  • ebmo

    Truly a legend.

    “I wish I could recall with clarity the impulse that compelled me to help bring this camp into being. I’d be pleased if I could announce a motive of lofty purpose. I’ve been accused of compassion, of altruism, of devotion to Christian, Hebrew, and Moslem ethic, but however desperate I am to claim ownership of a high ideal, I cannot. I wanted, I think, to acknowledge Luck; the chance of it, the benevolence of it in my life, and the brutality of it in the lives of others, made especially savage for children because they may not be allowed the good fortune of a lifetime to correct it.”
    – Paul Newman.

  • Liza

    I had hoped the rumors of his condition weren’t true. Forget about the film career for a minute, this man did so much for charity, with little publicity, which speaks volumes. Listen up 15 yr old JJ readers, THIS is what a true legend and star is, not the poseurs who usually grace the pages of this blog.

  • Helena

    Nooooooo! Worst year ever!


    quite right celebrate his life vote on nov.4 ………………….obama-biden