April 4, 1991 |
Paul Newman this week celebrates the 10th anniversary of Newman's Own, the food company that has given almost $40 million to charity. "We always thought the people that would be on the other end of the checks would be the beneficiaries," the movie star told a gathering of 200 food distributors Tuesday at Manhattan's Russian Tea Room. "But we were wrong. We're the beneficiaries. " To mark the occasion, the company introduced a salsa and a ranch dressing, bringing its total line to 16 products.
March 27, 1997 |
"It sucks. Not nearly as much fun. " - Actor Ken Wahl, on his court-ordered life without alcohol Would you buy a new car from this man? Of course you would, since the man is Paul Newman. The actor, a longtime auto-racing enthusiast, plans to make his passion street-legal by buying a car dealership near his Westport, Conn., home, Newman's attorney said this week. With partners Michael Brockman and David J. Long - a Motor Trend magazine columnist and a New Jersey Volvo dealer, respectively - Newman will purchase the Volvo City/Milford Mazda/Enterprise Oldsmobile dealership, which has been under bankruptcy protection since 1995.
September 30, 2008
Paul Newman became a movie star by playing anti-heroes who bore little resemblance to the caring philanthropist and devoted husband that America now mourns. Newman died Friday at his home near Westport, Conn., after a long battle with cancer. He was 83. In films such as The Hustler, Hud, Cool Hand Luke, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Newman played con artists and cads who used their masculine wiles to bed women and steal money. Playing an older, wiser "Fast Eddy Felson," his character in 1961's The Hustler, Newman won an Oscar in 1986 for his role in The Color of Money.
June 2, 1994 |
The postman only rang once. As Annie Ruth Mitchell struggled to the barred porch door of her Brewerytown home yesterday mailman Paul (Just like the movie star) Newman could see she wasn't well. Then she collapsed. Despite the fact it was the first of the month, the day Social Security checks arrive and Newman had plenty of mail to deliver, he stopped during rounds to help. Newman, 29, rushed to neighbors on 30th Street near Jefferson hoping someone had a key to Mitchell's door but ended up climbing across a neighbor's porch roof into a bedroom of Mitchell's house and running down the stairs to her aid. Fire Rescue took Mitchell, 60, to Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, where she was in guarded condition.
December 12, 1989 |
It was while he was lying face up in a coffin that Paul Newman became disgusted with the state of manufacturing in the United States. Newman, the popcorn mogul, salad dressing magnate and star of the movie "Blaze," opening tomorrow, said he was forced to lie in the coffin for the better part of a week while filming progressed. While so ensconced, he became painfully aware of the disregard coffin manufacturers had for those who eventually occupy such vessels. Iron ribs beneath the cushion cut into his flesh, he said, causing extreme discomfort.
April 23, 2004 |
On April 24 for some years now, students at Princeton University have had a tradition - wholly unsanctioned, of course - of downing a beer an hour for 24 hours. They have called it Newman Day after the actor Paul Newman in the belief that he once said: "Twenty-four hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not. " Not so, according to Newman's attorney, who has written to the university asking that it take steps to stop it. For Newman, it is more than personal.
September 28, 2008 |
Paul Newman, 83, the Hollywood icon with the famous blue eyes and killer grin who seduced audiences with six decades worth of rebels, rascals and moody romancers, died Friday after a battle with cancer. He died in the farmhouse in Westport, Conn., where he lived with his wife, Joanne Woodward - his costar in life and in 10 of his movies - at his side, along with other family members. Mr. Newman, who also pursued politics and race cars and his philanthropic foodstuffs company with a passion, was an actor who radiated such easygoing, wily charm that it was virtually impossible to dislike the characters he played, even when they were selfish heels, shallow pretty boys, con men, or drunks - and they often were.
April 3, 1986 |
Even the sunglasses couldn't hide from the public the identity of the man strolling along Atlantic City's Boardwalk. Paul Newman was in the resort yesterday for the filming of scenes in "The Color of Money," a movie being billed as a sequel to "The Hustler. " The cameras rolled outside Resorts International Casino Hotel after police moved back the folks who came to watch.
September 28, 2008 |
Paul Newman was mourned yesterday in the many worlds he touched - acting, philanthropy and auto racing. "There is a point where feelings go beyond words," said Robert Redford, who costarred with Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting. "I have lost a real friend. My life - and this country - is better for his being in it. " Sally Field, who appeared with Newman is Absence of Malice said, "Sometimes God makes perfect people, and Paul Newman was one of them.
September 3, 2012 |
'Michael Smerconish made a comment today [on the radio] about Newman's Own, saying . . . he is suspicious about how much money really goes to charity. We want to reassure Michael - and his listeners - that 100% of the profits and royalties from the Newman's Own products go to charity. That was the case when Paul Newman started the company in 1982, and it continues today: All profits to charity. " Me and my big mouth. That e-mail came to me recently after I said I loved the quality of Newman's Own coffee, pasta sauce, and salad dressing, but wondered about the charitable giving.