Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman

I have always thought Paul Newman was the coolest actor ever.

He served in the navy in WWII as a tail gunner. In one battle his entire detail was killed except for him and his pilot. They were held back at the last moment because his pilot had an ear infection.

At the age of 70, he became the oldest driver to be part of a winning team in a major sanctioned race, the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1995.

He was married for 50 years to actress Joanne Woodward. They lived in Connecticut.

As of May this year, the Newman's Own Brand had contributed over 220 million dollars to charity.

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