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Paul Newman - RIP

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Bradford, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Not in Atlanta, GA
    Newman story from another board:

    "A boss I had in New York had just moved into a new house in Greenwich, CT. The doorbell rings. He opens the door. Standing there is Paul Newman with a loaf of freshly baked bread (his wife just made) and a bottle of wine. He was there to welcome his new neighbor. My boss invited him in. They drank and talked for an hour or so. He said Newman was incredibly nice and modest -- more interested in learning about my boss than talking about himself."


    Cool story. Speaks volumes about the guy. I only wish the acting profession had more Newmans and less of the shallow, cause of the day shitheads that it seems filled with these days. I get physically ill when I see a story about one of these "celebrities" on TV or in the print media because I worry it speaks to a fault in Americans, the worship of the vapid, inane celebrity.
  2. sayaret

    sayaret Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    absolutely one of the best. great man. he will be missed
  3. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

    Jan 14, 2005
    A bit better than yesterday, all day vomiting for
    I had the pleasure of meeting Newman at Brainerd International Raceway in the early 80s. He'd just become a professional race car driver and was extremely open and available to those of us who had pit/paddock passes. He took the time to chat, to ask questions of my young daughter, and to wish us well when we left. He was incredibly humble, gregarious and, as my (then) wife observed, "make your knees shake" handsome.

    Another American treasure is lost.
  4. j

    j Senior member Admin

    Feb 17, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    [​IMG]!! + Datsun + BRE car + those glasses = j's motorsport hero actually that may not be the BRE car but IIRC he did drive one of the BRE 510s. [​IMG]
  5. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

    Mar 7, 2002
    Washington, D.C.
    You know you're cool when one of the most desirable watches in the world is named after you:

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