September 26 2008 Screen legend Paul Newman dies

I remember him from The Towering Inferno … one of the first English movies I saw outside the school auditorium. A few scenes from The Road To Perdition, with Tom Hanks, is still vivid !

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On September 26th 2008, Paul Newman, one of the leading movie stars of the 20th century, died at the age of 83 from cancer at his home in Westport, Connecticut.

In a career spanning more than five decades, Newman made over 65 movies, including the classics “Cool Hand Luke,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Sting” and “The Verdict.”

As reported in The New York Times, Newman’s talent as an actor was drawn from his “physical grace, unassuming intelligence and good humour that made it all seem effortless.”

Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in the nearby suburb of Shaker Heights. In high school, he acted in school drama performances and played football.

At age 18, Newman joined the U.S. Navy and served as a radioman/gunner on a torpedo plane during World War…

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