Thursday, September 3, 2015

Farewell Fast Eddie

Paul Newman meets Minnesota Fats

Farewell Fast Eddie

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Paul Newman, 1925-2008.

He left enough.

"Paul Newman always wore his fame lightly, his beauty, too," writes Manohla Dargis, in her New York Times appreciation.

Paulene Kael wrote that he was one of those men who project  "such a traditional heroic frankness and sweetness that the audience dotes on them, seeks to protect them from harm or pain."

David Ansen wrote that Newman was "our great middleweight movie star."

He leaves behind his wife of a half century, Joanne Woodward, and five children. He died at home in Westport, Conn. of cancer.

 

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