Paul Newman passes away at the age of 83

Paul Newman, a screen hero for more than half a century and the head of a philanthropic food empire for the past 25 years, has died, it was announced Saturday. He passed away after a long battle with cancer at his farmhouse near Westport, Connecticut. He was 83.

Famed for his intense blue eyes, his love of car racing and one of the coolest demeanors ever to heat up the silver screen, Newman was nominated for Oscars ten times.

Career Highs:
Born in Ohio in 1925, the actor rose to fame in such roles as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, in which he starred opposite Robert Redford.

He was nominated for 10 Oscars, winning for 1987's The Color of Money and taking home two honorary ones.

Newman was also known for his philanthropy. He created the Newman's Own brand of organic foods and donated the company's profits to charity.


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