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Newman: Proud Liberal, Embarrassed Sex Symbol

Maureen Dowd pays affectionate tribute to frequent interviewee

(Newser) - Paul Newman was an unapologetic liberal, Maureen Dowd reminds us in a column on the actor who was also her teenage crush. He made Nixon's enemies list for supporting Eugene McCarthy and opposing the Vietnam War, and had "traits that have been in short supply in the Bush administration,... More »

Newman a Man for All Seasons

Whether racing cars, making pasta sauce, or helping sick children, acting was just one of Paul Newman's talents

(Newser) - Paul Newman was one of our most legendary actors, but his life and legacy went far beyond the movies, the New York Times writes. From his rare long-lived Hollywood marriage to Joanne Woodward (they lived in Connecticut) to his tireless philanthropy on behalf of sickly kids, Newman did more than... More »

Paul Newman Dead at 83

Legendary actor struggled with cancer, spokeswoman says

(Newser) - Paul Newman, the Academy-Award winning actor who personified cool as an activist, race car driver, popcorn impresario and the anti-hero of such films as Hud, Cool Hand Luke and The Color of Money, has died after a long battle with cancer, the AP reports. He was 83. In May, Newman... More »

Ailing Newman Gives $120M Company to Charity

Reports say movie legend dying of lung cancer

(Newser) - Movie legend Paul Newman has quietly turned over his ownership of Newman's Own cookies and salad dressing company—worth $120 million—to his charitable foundation, which helps ill and impoverished kids, reports Fox TV. News of the gift comes amid reports the gaunt 83-year-old star is dying of lung cancer;... More »

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