Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul "Cool Hand Luke" Newman dies

Paul Newman was a classic and a legend.  He starred in one of the greatest movies of all time "Cool Hand Luke" which is Matt's all time favorite movie.  He was also in many other films like "The Verdict" and of course most recently in "Cars" which Kevin and Zach loved.  

Newman was a class act and used his fame and fortune to contribute to the overall well being of society.  Wikipedia says that his company "Newmans own" (which makes a darn good oil and vinegar salad dressing which I enjoy)  has brought in 220 million dollars to charity!

His life was a great example to everyone as to how to carry yourself, and handle yourself.....he avoided the traps of fame, living in Connecticut and not the hills above Malibu.....him and his wife had been married for 50 years..he was a great man.


Baptist_Mike_in_Utah said...

Refresh my memory,

How many eggs did he eat in "Cool Hand Luke"?


Touche!! He was and is one of my all time favorite actors. He was a class act and was his own person. He was on one of my flights in the early 80's from New York to L.A. He was a great having on the flight. He talked with people during the flight and provided alot of entertainment. When he left the plane in L.A. we flight attendants were all at the exit when he left to get one more look at this awesome movie star. When he left the plane he said in a very dry sense of humor "now don't you flight attendants start swinging from the chandelier now that I am leaving." I know it sounds corny but it was so classic and I will never forget one of my favorite stars that flew on one of flights with American Airlines. Love ya, Susan