Saturday, September 27, 2008

R.I.P. Paul Newman

Another icon of the cinema has left us, after a long battle with cancer.

My favorite movie of his was The Sting. His character in it was so wonderfully wily.

Little known fact: comic book artist Gil Kane "cast" Newman as Green Lantern Hal Jordan, one of my favorite superheroes.

He will be remembered not only for his performances, but also for his charitable work and for proving that showbiz marriages can last.

My condolences to his widow, Joanne Woodward, another fine performer, and to the rest of his family and friends.

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