Obituaries

Paul Newman, 83

Newman by Ron GalellaThe Hollywood legend died yesterday at home near Westport, Connecticut, according to his publicist, Jeff Sanderson at Warren Cowan and Associates. Newman had been battling cancer for years and recently told friends he hoped to die at home rather than in a hospital. Newman was "one of the last great movie stars," says Manohla Dargis at the New York Times. He won his best actor Oscar for "The Color of Money" and was nominated for "Road to Perdition," "Nobody's Fool," "The Verdict," "Absence of Malice," "Rachel, Rachel," "Cool Hand Luke," "Hud," "The Hustler," and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Let's also remember:

"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"
"The Sting"
"Slap Shot"
"The Verdict"
"Harper"
"Exodus"
"The Color of Money"
"Fort Apache the Bronx"
"The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds"
"Somebody Up There Likes Me"
"Message in a Bottle"

Obits and appreciations: NYT plus Manohla Dargis and audio slide show, LAT with gallery. The Ron Galella photo from 1979 is from Variety's online slide show.


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