I was really sad to hear today that the legendary Paul Newman has died of lung cancer. There is an old African saying that says, “every time an old person dies, it is as if a library has burned down.”
Here is what I know about Paul Newman. He was in over 60 films and was nominated for an Oscar 10 times. He had AMAZING blue eyes. I love his salad dressing, lemonade and I am popping a bag of Newman’s Own popcorn as I write this. He was a dedicated Democrat and selfless philanthropist. All proceeds from Newman’s Own products went to charity. As of 2006, the amount donated was over $200 million. Wowie.
He was a known family man. Here’s a colorful quote he gave after being asked about marital infidelity: “I have steak at home, why go out for hamburger?”
Here are some pictures:
Look at those eyes.
RIP Paul Newman.
[Posted by Kathleen]