Paul Newman near death

August 15, 2008

Paul Newman left the hospital last week in order to die at home with his family around him. Newman’s battle with cancer has been in the news the past few months. Read his biography and see photos and video here.

Paul Newman, the legendary actor of films such as “Cool Hand Luke” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” is reportedly near death. He was being treated at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. However, he decided to leave there in order to go home because he did not want to die in a hospital. He left the hospital in a wheel chair. Paul Newman has been preparing for his death by putting his affairs in order. He was also reported seen in a wheelchair last month.

Our thoughts are with Paul Newman and his family. He will live on in his many movies that people will watch and enjoy from now on.

Paul Newman Biography

Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, and his age is 83 years. He was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He is 5′ 9 1/2″ tall. His father was Arthur Newman, a successful sporting goods store owner. His mother’s name was Theresa. Paul Newman acted in various plays during elementary school and high school. He was kicked out of Ohio University because of unruly behavior. He then joined the Navy where he served as a radio operator for three years. After being discharged from the Navy in 1946, he enrolled at Kenyon College and later graduated. He married his first wife, Jackie, and they had a child, Scott. He attended Yale Drama School for a year before heading to New York where he attended the famed New York Actors Studio.

Paul Newman had classic good looks with blue eyes that became his trademark. He oozed sex appeal.

His first Broadway appearance was in “Picnic” (1953), and his first film was “The Silver Chalice” (1954) by Warner Brothers. However, he felt that his performance in the “The Silver Chalice” was so bad that he took out a full-page ad in a trade paper to apologize to anyone who had seen it. His next show as “Somebody Up There Likes Me” (1956) for which he drew rave reviews. He became one of the top box office draws of the 1960s.

Some of Paul Newman’s most popular films were “The Hustler” (1961), “The Prize” (1963), “Cool Hand Luke” (1967), and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969). He also became involved as producer and director in films such as “Rachel, Rachel” (1968). “Rachel, Rachel” received an Oscar nomination for best picture.

Paul Newman was nominated nine times for best actor oscar, and he won an Oscar for his performance in “The Color of Money” (1986).

Paul Newman and his wife, Joanne Woodward, live in Westport, Connecticut. He is the founder of “Newman’s Own” which is a line of successful food products. All proceeds from “Newman’s Own” products are donated to charity.

Photos/pictures and a video of Paul Newmanare below.

Video: Paul Newman in “Cool Hand Luke”

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