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According to the National Enquirer, the actress struggled with her grief following Newman's death from cancer in October, until he visited her in a dream and told her to get back to work.
The 78-year-old Oscar winner has listened to his advice and joined the cast of A Holiday Garland, at the Westport Country Playhouse, near her Connecticut home - 15 years after her last appearance on the big screen, in Tom Hanks movie Philadelphia.
A source tells the Enquirer, "In an attempt to heal her broken heart, Joanne is going to return to acting - granting Paul's final wish.
"In his final days, he confided in close family members and friends that his main concern was Joanne's life after he was gone. They were soul mates and he knew she would be facing a hard road after his passing.
"He thought she should return to what she did best besides being his life partner - and that was acting." »
To the salad dressing goes the window dressing. The details of the late Paul Newman's will have been made public, and reveal to whom—and what—the legendary actor chose to bequeath his belongings. While the lion's share of the charitable man's personal possessions were, as expected, left to his wife, Joanne Woodward, Newman opted to leave his three Oscars and various other theatrical awards, including an Emmy, three Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award, among others, to his Newman's Own Foundation. According to the will, signed by Newman in Connecticut on April 11 of this year, the actor's "tangible personal property," including real estate, musical instruments »
The estate of late movie legend Paul Newman will sell off his beloved race cars to the highest bidder, as per the instructions left in his will.
The Oscar winner lost his battle with cancer in September and details of his will were made public this week (begs17Nov08).
The documents reveal Newman left all his assets to his wife, actress Joanne Woodward, with his movie accolades, including three Academy Awards, going to his Newman's Own Foundation.
The Hollywood icon's shares in food company Newman's Own and Salad King were also left to the foundation, keeping his word that all profits and royalties would benefit the charity.
In addition to his food empire, the Cool Hand Luke star was a keen racer who started Newman Haas Racing and still holds the record for being the oldest driver to win a professionally sanctioned race. He owned a number of race cars and they will be auctioned off along with his airplane, with profits going to his estate, reports radaronline.com.
The will, signed off on 11 April, was filed in Connecticut. »
Broadway's marquees will go dim for one minute at 8 Friday night in memory of Paul Newman.
Although Newman, who died last week at age 83, was an enormously important movie star, his career began in the theater. After studying at the Yale Drama School and New York's Actors Studio, he made his Broadway debut in 1953 in William Inge's "Picnic."
His performance attracted the attention of Hollywood talent scouts, who signed him to a Warners contract. It also was in that production that he first met Joanne Woodward, who would become his wife.
Newman also had starring roles in Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" as well as "The Desperate Hours" and "Baby Want a Kiss."
In 2003, Newman received a Tony nomination for his performance as the stage manager in a Broadway production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town." He had performed the play at the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut that he, »
- By Gregg Kilday
Paul Newman will be honoured by Broadway's theatre bosses on Friday, when the lights of New York's famous district are dimmed for one minute.
At 8pm Eastern Time, marquees outside theatres across theatreland in the city will lower their lights in recognition of Newman's contribution to the New York stage.
Charlotte S. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League, says, "After beginning his illustrious career on stage, his love for theatre continued throughout his life. His presence everywhere will be missed."
Newman lost his battle with cancer last Friday, at the age of 83. »
I remember once my Mother expressing fearfulness over her own mortality when one of her favorite movie stars passed away. At the time I thought she was being a bit melodramatic—after all, movie stars are only human beings, right?—and yet with the recent news of the death of Paul Newman, and my 55th birthday right around the corner, I suddenly felt my breath clutch in my chest. Losing one of the true stars in the firmament, the remaining few decades of my own existence now seem irrevocably less illuminated. Sure, there are new actors glittering up the horizon with each new issue of Entertainment Weekly; but, few of them shine consistently like the true stars of yesteryear, let alone guide the way for the rest of us—like torches held aloft to ward off encroaching darkness—icons to emulate.
I have four specific images of Paul Newman which wing to mind. »
- Michael Guillen
That's the hard-boiled Dragline, speaking of Cool Hand Luke.
After she read my obituary of Paul Newman, my wife Chaz asked me, "Why didn't you write more about his acting?" She was right. Why didn't I? I've been asking myself that. Maybe I was trying to tell myself something. I think it was this: I never really thought of him as an actor. I regarded him more as an embodiment, an evocation, of something. And I think that something was himself. He seemed above all a deeply good man, who freed himself to live life fully and joyfully, and used his success as a way to follow his own path, and to help others.
If Newman was that kind of person, so, too, was his wife of more than 50 years, Joanne Woodward. Too little attention was paid to her in the appreciations. They grew old and fine together. None of »
- Roger Ebert
Paul Newman has died.
The Hollywood legend passed away at his farmhouse, located near Westport, Connecticut, on Friday after losing his battle with cancer.
In a statement, his spokesman Jeff Sanderson revealed Newman, who was 83, had been surrounded by friends and family, including his wife of 50 years Joanne Woodward and five daughters, at the time of his death.
A statement from his children said: "Paul Newman played many unforgettable roles. But the ones for which he was proudest never had top billing on the marquee - devoted husband, loving father, adoring grandfather and dedicated philanthropist."
Late actor Paul Newman has been hailed as an inspiration to others. His five daughters from two marriages - Claire, Elinor and Melissa from his time with Joanne Woodward, and Stephanie and Susan from his union with Jackie Witte - commented that he will be "profoundly missed". Newman died from lung cancer aged 83 at his home in Westport, Connecticut on Friday. "Our father was a rare symbol of selfless humility, the last to acknowledge (more) »
- By Michael Thornton
In Hollywood, Paul Newman was royalty. But in Westport, Conn., where he lived with his wife of 50 years, Joanne Woodward, he was just "a regular guy," says Aj Izzo, part owner of Crossroads Hardware on Main Street, where Newman had been a customer for more than 20 years. "He'd walk in and say, 'How are you, Aj?' And I'd say, 'Hey, Paul.' He probably gave more than he took in life, and you don't find many people like that." Newman, who will be remembered in town as upbeat, generous, and down-to-earth, often popped into the store to buy supplies to fix common household problems. »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Hollywood legend Paul Newman was an "inspirational" father who will be "profoundly missed", his daughters have declared in a touching tribute to the late star.
The screen icon lost his battle with lung cancer on Friday, at the age of 83.
He had reportedly been given only weeks to live after completing chemotherapy treatment at a New York hospital in August.
Newman was pictured being wheeled out of the Weill Cornell Medical Centre - which specialises in cancer treatment - looking thin and frail in July.
He died at his home in Westport, Connecticut, on Friday night surrounded by his family.
His daughters Claire, Elinor and Melissa, from his marriage to actress Joanne Woodward, and Stephanie and Susan, from his first union to Jackie Witte, were among the first people to pay tribute to the movie star, in which they revealed that his proudest achievement was his work away from the cameras.
A statement released on Saturday, immediately after the news of his passing was confirmed to the press, reads: "Our father played many unforgettable roles. But the ones for which he was proudest never had top billing.
"He was a devoted husband, a loving father, an adoring grandfather and a dedicated philanthropist.
"Our father was a rare symbol of selfless humility, the last to acknowledge what he was doing was special. Intensely private, he quietly succeeded beyond measure in impacting the lives of so many with his generosity.
"Always and to the end, Dad was incredibly grateful for his good fortune. He will be profoundly missed... but he leaves us with extraordinary inspiration to draw upon.
"During this difficult time, we ask for privacy for our family."
He announced his retirement in 2007, admitting he was too old to continue his work in Hollywood.
But Newman will be fondly remembered for his charity work, which he continued until the end.
The star set up the Scott Newman Center for drug abuse prevention following the death of his only son Scott from an accidental drug overdose in 1978.
He was also the founder of food company Newman's Own, from which Newman donated all profits and royalties to charity. »
News of the Oscar winner's death was confirmed by his spokesperson Marni Tomljanovic on Saturday, and the tributes have been flooding in ever since.
Redford, who starred with Newman in 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, was one of the first celebrities to comment on the 83 year old's passing.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the Spy Game actor said: "There is a point where feelings go beyond words. I have lost a real friend. My life - and this country - is better for his being in it."
Clooney hailed the late Cool Hand Luke star as "the best" in the business, saying, "He set the bar too high for the rest of us", while his Ocean's Eleven co-star Roberts adds, "He was my hero, he was a total inspiration."
Newman, who died at his home in Westport, Connecticut, had reportedly been given only weeks to live after completing chemotherapy treatment at a New York hospital in August.
He also won two Golden Globe awards, a Screen Actors Guild award, a Cannes Film Festival award and an Emmy award.
In 2007, he announced his retirement, admitting he was too old to continue his work in Hollywood.
But his legacy will be remembered for years to come, claims actor/director Kevin Spacey.
He says, "An era just ended. Paul Newman was a great humble giant. He said it was all down to luck, but the rest of us know it was his talent, wit and generous heart that made him the star he was.
"He should be an example to the acting profession because he seemed to have had his ego surgically removed."
Newman was also famed for his charity work. Following the death of his only son Scott from an accidental drug overdose in 1978, the star set up the Scott Newman Center for drug abuse prevention.
He was also the founder of food company Newman's Own, from which Newman donated all profits and royalties to charity.
And filmmaker Sam Mendes, who directed Newman in Road To Perdition in 2002, has credited the star for his philanthropy: "Working with him on Road to Perdition was the highlight of my professional life. To say he was an extraordinary man would be an understatement. It seems to me one of the great 20th century lives, a shining example of how to use global fame for the greater good."
Newman is survived by his wife - actress Joanne Woodward - and their three daughters, Elinor, Melissa and Claire. He also has two daughters, Susan and Stephanie, from his first marriage to Jackie Witte. »
Friends for 41 years, legendary race-car driver Mario Andretti says one of the things he'll miss most about Paul Newman is his pal's sense of humor. The two were known to cook up bets and competitions just to amuse each other. "We would have a bet of a dollar and seventy-three cents for the Super Bowl, because of course the amount wasn't important; we just wanted to win," Andretti says. "And he'd send me the check by FedEx, and it would cost him nine bucks to send the check. We'd just pull out a stupid number and stick with it. "He »
- Kristin Harmel
Hollywood legend Paul Newman has died after a battle with cancer. He was 83. The star of such films as Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler, The Color Of Money, Road To Perdition and many more over a career spanning 50 years, was surrounded by members of his family at the time of his death.
Newman acted in 60 films in all, appearing in some with his wife, Joanne Woodward, in like Long Hot Summer and Paris Blues. He worked alongside legends like Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Altman, Robert Redford, Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall and Tom Hanks. He even provided his voice for the 2006 Pixar movie Cars, which turned out to be his last role.
Newman gave up acting in 2007 because he felt that he couldn't give the »
Strangely enough I was recently considering writing a Cinematic Revival article about Paul Newman as I had been revisiting several of his earlier films such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Hustler, The Verdict, Slap Shot and many others. Unfortunately we now learn that what we have gotten is all we are going to get as news has hit that Newman has died after a long battle with lung cancer. It was reported in early August the actor only had weeks to live and it seems his time was finally up. Newman had recently finished chemotherapy and was spending his final days at home with friends and family, including his wife, Joanne Woodward, the actor and philanthropist at his farmhouse home near Wesport, Conn. Newman won an Oscar for his performance in The Color of Money and was nominated nine other times and also received two honorary Oscars, »
- Brad Brevet
Paul Newman, who combined Method training with matinee idol looks to become the personification of the cool '60s rebel in such iconic roles as the reckless Hud, the defiant Cool Hand Luke and the hotshot Butch Cassidy, died Friday. Surrounded by friends and family, including his wife, Joanne Woodward, the actor and philanthropist passed away at his farmhouse home near Wesport, Conn., after a long battle with cancer. He was 83.
In a film career that spanned nearly six decades, Newman received seven Oscar nominations before he was finally presented with an Honorary Oscar in 1986 "in recognition of his many and memorable and compelling screen performances and for his personal integrity and dedication to his craft."
But then he pulled out a trump card of his own, winning the best actor Academy Award the following year for "The Color of Money," in which he reprised the role of pool shark Fast Eddie Felsen, »
- By Gregg Kilday and Duane Byrge
Billy The Kid. Eddie Felson. Hud Bannon. Cool Hand Luke. Butch Cassidy. Doc Hudson. You've known him by so many names and so many faces and will never forget them. The legendary film icon Paul Newman has passed away at the age of 83. He finally lost his battle with lung cancer and died at his home in Westport, Connecticut yesterday. He retired from acting in 2007 and was last scene on screen in Road to Perdition in 2002, in addition to voicing Doc Hudson in Cars in 2006. However, his legacy will undoubtedly live on forever in one of the most impressive filmographies anyone might ever find. Newman leaves behind his wife of fifty years, actress Joanne Woodward, as well as three children. Newman was nominated for an Oscar a total of 9 times, starting in 1959 with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. His other nominations include The Hustler, »
- Alex Billington
Paul Newman's passing is being met with an outpouring of grief and fond rememberances from celebs everywhere. Newman's 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' co-star, fellow screen legend Robert Redford, tells "The Insider": "There is a point where feelings go beyond words. I have lost a real friend. My life -- and this country -- is better for his being in it." "Late Show" host David Letterman adds to that sentiment: "Paul was a very fine actor and a really good race driver. But mostly, he personified humanity -- always taking care of those who were less fortunate. For me, this will be his legacy." And Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says: "Paul Newman was the ultimate cool guy who men wanted to be like and women adored. He was an American icon, a brilliant actor, a Renaissance man and a generous but modest philanthropist. "He entertained »
Last night the legendary screen actor and philanthropist passed away at the age of 83. Paul was surrounded by friends and family when he passed at his home in Westport, Ct, after battling cancer. Few details were released by his publicist just as his illness was kept under the radar since suspicions rose earlier this year. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, actress Joanne Woodward, and their five daughters and grandchildren. Paul was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and directed and starred in films including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Road to Perdition. Paul won his first Oscar with The Color of Money as well as two additional honorary awards. He was one of the most charitable men in Hollywood with his food empire, Newman's Own, and as a co-founder of the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a summer camp for seriously ill children. »
27 September 2008 8:49 AM, PDT | IMDb News
Beloved actor and humanitarian Paul Newman has died of cancer in his home in Westport, Connecticut. He was 83. »
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