Saturday, September 27, 2008

Actors come and actors go...but a classic will live forever in our hearts

What a sad way to end this evening...finding out that one of my all-time favorite actors has passed away. I grew up on Paul Newman....Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, Cool Hand Luke, The Sting, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Long Hot Summer....just to name a few of the many movies of his that I have watched again and again and again.

The man was an incredibly talented actor....in this day and age of so many young actors here and then suddenly they are gone, Paul Newman was of a special group of actors that outlived the rest and had that special something that is rare to find....he truly belonged to an elite group.
Yes, he was sexy....but the thing that made him even sexier, in my opinion, was his total commitment and devotion to his wife, Joanne. When Playboy magazine asked him in an interview one time about the temptation to have an affair, he responded, "I have steak at home, why go out for hamburger." They have been married since 1958.





Now, I'm going to spend some time on You Tube, going through clips of my favorite movies and remembering the great man that he was....and always will be to those of us who loved him.
Rest in peace.



**Photographs borrowed from Google Images.

10 comments:

Laura/CenterDownHome said...

Oh. I didn't know. Hadn't heard.

Sad. A classy guy.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It's definitely the end of an era.

smalltownmom said...

Would you believe I heard it here first! Thank you for breaking it to us so gently. I just watched The Hustler a few weeks ago.

Mary Alice said...

He was one of a kind...I always admired his great love for his wife.

i am very mary said...

So sad! I had no idea!

phd in yogurtry said...

I just loved him. His charity work was the icing on a scrumptious cake.

3rdEyeMuse said...

my heart aches with yours (and his wifes, of course) ... at least he'll be remembered with lots of love and respect.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I just bought a bottle of his salad dressing today. And then? I came home and found out he's gone. :-(

hulagirlatheart said...

I rarely get sad when celebrities die, but I did on this one. He was such a classy act and one of my all time favorites. Right up there with Cary Grant. Proof that sexy isn't just about the body.

Cool Hand Luke--Love it!

Janet said...

He was quite a man, wasn't he?