Sunday, September 28, 2008

hollywood has lost a star

Paul Newman died Friday after his long-time battle with cancer. :(

He won TEN Academy Awards in his 6-decade long career.

He ALSO was a professional race car driver..

AND... I know everyone has seen "Newman's Own" dressing etc... yea, that's him.

Everyone in Hollywood and around the world are really mourning his death (obviously..).. here are a couple statements that were issued..

"Sometimes God makes perfect people and Paul Newman was one of them."
--co-star Sally Field

"He set the bar too high for the rest of us. Not just actors, but all of us."
--George Clooney

"Paul was an American icon, philanthropist and champion for children . . . Our prayers and thoughts are with Joanne and the Newman family and the many people who Paul impacted through his endless kindness and generosity."
--Bill and Hilary Clinton

It was just May of last year when he told Good Morning America that he was done with acting... saying "I'm not able to work any more as an actor at the level I would want to. You start to lose your memory, your confidence, your invention. So that's pretty much a closed book for me."

You will certainly be missed, Mr. Newman. But we'll be sure to smile and think of you every time we have a taste of your own dressing or see your movies. :)


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