My mother, a huge Paul Newman fan, had a poster-sized photo of Paul Newman hanging on our bathroom door when I was growing up. The photo was black and white except for his blue eyes. I can still picture that handsome face and those beautiful blue eyes staring at me whenever I closed our bathroom door. How fortunate was I to get to gaze at Paul Newman every day.
I have also been a huge fan of Paul Newman. He has made so many great movies including my all time favorite, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Whenever I watched Paul Newman act, he always made me smile.
Besides being a fan of his acting, I have been most impressed by his generosity. Paul Newman started Newman's Own as a joke in 1982 and ended up raising over 250 million dollars, all of which has been donated to thousands of charities all over the world. He has never even earned a nickel profit for himself from any of his food products.
I am so very saddened to hear of Paul Newman's death. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. Farewell Paul Newman. The world will not be the same without you.
Video from the Newman's Own Foundation website: