Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman


A beautiful man who did a lot of good things in his life, he was married to the same lady for over 50 years (About whom he famously quipped when asked if he was ever tempted "why have a hamburger out when you have steak at home?") and famously started a food business that is wholly devoted to charity.

In these days of stars that throw phones and tantrums, who spend time in jail when they aren't exiting cars naked-coochie first or who pontificate from on high to the rest of us, take a moment to review someone who did the superstar thing with true grace and true style.

For the rest of us, we have the movies; if that was his only legacy, it would be enough.

A list of those available at Amazon is here


1 comment:

ScentScelf said...

I, too, felt compelled to note his passing. There's something compelling about a guy who comes to the spotlight thanks in no small part to his looks, and pokes fun at that while he insists on not only doing his job well, but living his life well.

The body of work would have been worth noting; the life, perhaps because of its imperfections, make his story all the more worthy of note.