Paul Newman

on September 27, 2008 by Paul_Newman.jpg

Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman passed away on Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 83 years old.

Newman was nominated for 10 Academy Awards during his lifetime and he finally won a Best Actor trophy for reprising his role as Eddie Felson in 1986's The Color of Money.The Academy also awarded Newman the Honorary Award in 1986 and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1994.

In addition to acting, Newman was an avid racing enthusiast and he also donated to charity thanks to his "Newman's Own" line of spaghetti sauces and salad dressings.

Newman made his last on-screen appearance opposite Tom Hanks in Road to Perdition before providing the voice of Doc Hudson in Pixar's Cars.

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