Posts Tagged ‘Paul Newman’

Patricia Neal Obituary

Monday, August 9th, 2010


Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress



The actress, who won an Academy Award for her role in the 1963 film ‘Hud,’ persevered through a life that was marked by a succession of tragedies.


By Jack Jones
Los Angeles Times
August 8, 2010


Actress Patricia Neal, who rebuilt a troubled career to win an Academy Award only to face a more desperate battle for survival when three strokes left her paralyzed and unable to speak or remember, has died. She was 84.


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Obit…Paul Newman

Saturday, September 27th, 2008


Paul Newman Dies at 83



WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) – Paul Newman, the Academy-Award winning superstar 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. He was 83.    (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)



Paul Newman Given Weeks to Live…

Saturday, August 9th, 2008


‘I want to die at home,’ Paul Newman tells his family as he’s given ‘weeks to live’


By Andy Dolan
Daily Mail
August 8, 2008


Paul Newman has finished chemotherapy treatment for cancer and has told his family he wants to die at home.


The Oscar-winning star was pictured being pushed from a New York cancer hospital in a wheelchair looking thin and frail.


It was reported in America that Newman, 83, had only weeks to live and had returned home to his wife Joanne Woodward.


Paul Newman

Paul Newman is wheeled out of hospital


‘Paul didn’t want to die in the hospital,’ a source said. ‘Joanne and his daughters are beside themselves with grief.’


The source, described as a ‘close family friend’ said that the star – who co-owns a motor racing team and has his own salad dressing brand – had spent the past few weeks getting his affairs in order.


It was claimed that some of Newman’s actions had caused tension among of his children.


‘He gave a prized car – a Ferrari with his racing number 82 on it – to a long-time pal,’ the friend said. ‘The sudden move angered his children. It’s especially hard for them to come to grips with what’s going on.


‘The word they’ve been given is that he has only a few weeks to live.’


Newman married Miss Woodward in 1958 and the couple have three daughters.


It was reported last month that he had been readying their oldest child, Nell, to take over his Newman’s Own salad dressings company, the profits of which are given to a charitable foundation.


He also has two daughters from his first marriage to Jackie Witte.


Newman has so far declined to comment on his condition, apart from saying he is ‘doing nicely’.


Rumours about his health surfaced in January. Three months ago, he withdrew from directing a production of Of Mice and Men in his home town of Westport, Connecticut.


He was pictured leaving the Weill Cornell Medical Centre in New York, which specialises in cancer treatment, in a wheelchair on July 31.


He retired from acting in 2006 after a 50-year career that included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting (1971), The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963) and Cool Hand Luke (1967).


Newman was nominated for ten Oscars, winning best actor for his role in The Color of Money in 1986.