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Legendary actor Paul Newman dies at age 83
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Post Legendary actor Paul Newman dies at age 83 - September 27, 2008, 09:31 AM


One of the best actors of our time. I meet him when I was about 13 yo, at Summit Point.
Bill Scott invited both Paul Newman, and Tom Cruise to come down to the track for a weekend.
Met both of them. My uncle who just passed away recently was the chief range instructor there.

RIP to my uncle as well, Gary Bowers.

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September 27, 2008, 10:23 AM

R.I.P. Paul.


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September 27, 2008, 10:25 AM

RIP Paul you are missed.

RIP to your Uncle I am sure your family will miss him.

Makes me think now I have less years in front of me than I have behind me.

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September 27, 2008, 11:13 AM

He was an awesome actor...and also a great person. My 2 year absoultly loves his voice...especially since he was the voice of the Great Hudson Hornett(in Cars).

RIP Paul
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September 27, 2008, 11:18 AM

RIP Paul Newman.

That's why I hate getting older. All the great actors I grew up watching are departing more and more everyday. I loved his movies, not so much the popcorns.

side note * rip your uncle

apparently another thread started by Jay


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September 27, 2008, 03:56 PM

Saw (and met him) at Summit racing a 240Z in the early '80s....
If I was still "legal to drive".. I'd go out and rent "Cool Hand Luke" in tribute...
Will pick it up in the morning....
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September 27, 2008, 08:06 PM

He did great things to fight cancer, ironically. He used the profit from his salad dressing sales to fund cancer research. He also started summer camps for children suffering from cancer.

A friend of mine worked as a counselor at one of his camps, and later went on to be a MD doing cancer research. She credits having worked with those kids at his camp as the motivating factor. She fought her own battle with childhood cancer, losing her leg at age 9, but being on the other side at Newman's camp ultimately led her to that career choice.

He was also a go-fast gearhead. RIP Paul.
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September 27, 2008, 08:51 PM

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Just watched him on CNN...he was running the Daytona Prototype...I only wish I could do that at my age,much less in my 80's

Godspeed Paul


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September 28, 2008, 04:30 AM

Originally Posted by WvGoDFather
One of the best actors of our time. I meet him when I was about 13 yo, at Summit Point.
weird , my mom also met him at summit point in the 70's , she slipped in mud and so did he . she helped him up then realized who it was . she said her friends would never believe her . 20 minutes later she was sitting by her tent with her friends and paul newman walks by and waves and says "hi jeanne" all her friends freaked out . sucks that he's gone .

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