Saturday, September 27, 2008

Rest in Peace: Paul Newman

I admire most good actors for their craft, but Paul Newman was even more special. By all accounts, he was a wonderful husband to Joanne Woodward, in a long-term marriage of more than 50 years rarely seen in Hollywood or any other place in America these days. His daughters put out this statement:
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.
Paul Newman donated more than $220 million through the sales of his food products. In 1988 he started the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a residential summer camp for seriously ill children. Now there are 11 camps around the world, that have helped over 135,000 children for free. He was also a delegate to the 1978 UN conference on disarmament.

Rest in peace. You were loved and will be missed.