Butch Cassidy

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PAUL L. NEWMAN
January 26, 1925 to September 25, 2008

“There’s a point where feelings go beyond words,” Robert Redford said of the passing of his dear friend and favorite co-star, Paul Newman.  “My life – and this country – is better for his having been in it.”  (The two are shown above in their signature roles as Butch Cassidy (Newman) and the Sundance Kid (Redford) in a still from the 1969 20th Century Fox film.)

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 An Uncommon Actor

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An Uncommon Man

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An Uncommon Husband, Father and Philanthropist

What else is there to say, except that Paul Newman made darn good salad dressing (Newman’s Own) and created a haven for kids with serious medical conditions (cancer, sickle cell anemia, HIV, etc.) at his Hole in the Wall Gang Camps – the name of which sprang from the gang Butch Cassidy’s bunch joined in the late 1800s.   He not only was good, he did good – in every single area of his life.

3 thoughts on “Butch Cassidy

  1. Bonni Daybell says:

    I never tire of watching From the Terrace. With each viewing I relate to Newman’s character, having gone from the so called “perfect” marriage myself to a second one full of love and contentment. I feel as if I’ve lost a member of my immediate family.

  2. Julie Larson says:

    What another great tribute to a man that will be sorely missed. Precis captured the man and his positive impact on so many people. Paul Newman was my first movie star crush and I am so sorry he is not longer with us. The fact that he left the world a better place is the best tribute a person can have.
    Thank you for making me cry again,
    Julie Larson

  3. Jennifer Stark says:

    I’ll never forget seeing “Hombre” for the first time. The first scene was a close-up of Paul Newman’s face and his brilliant blue eyes. It hit me to the core! Although many of his movies are on the depressing side – a legendary exception is “The Sting” – one of my all-time favorites. It’s hard to believe he is gone.

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