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    Re: Paul Newman RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    He's an Ohio native, born in Shaker Heights. Attended Ohio U until entering the Navy during WWII. Graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier after the war. I wonder if he'll be laid to rest in Ohio.
    I can't find the story that was published when he left the hospital knowing he had cancer, b/c he wanted to die @ home rather than the hospital, but I could have sworn the story said he'd be laid to rest in Connecticut.

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    A very good but not real known Newman movie is "Nobody's Fool" from 1994.

    He and Harrison Ford are my two favorite actors. A sad day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    RIP Paul Newman. His performance in Cool Hand Luke is one the best ever,IMO.
    Yep. A lot of solid actors and moments in that movie. Loved Strother "Captain" Martin ... "What we've got here is failure to communicate."

    Gonna have to pull out my DVD of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid tommorrow and watch it in tribute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Yep. A lot of solid actors and moments in that movie. Loved Strother "Captain" Martin ... "What we've got here is failure to communicate."

    Gonna have to pull out my DVD of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid tommorrow and watch it in tribute.
    i still think of Stother Martin as the henchman of Liberty Vallance.

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    “I have steak at home, why go out for hamburger?”

    Ya gotta love how Newman compared his wife to cuts of meat, compared the women of the world to ground meat, and yet still managed to remain beloved by feminists everywhere.

    But in all seriousness, he seemed like quite a great guy.
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    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Paul Newman was one of those rare Hollywood stars you felt you could actually admire as a person, probably because he was never really "Hollywood." The work he did for terminally ill children and others less fortunate than he is staggering, on top of his legendary acting work.

    RIP, Mr. Newman.
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    RIP Doc Hudson aka The Hudson Hornet. My family will miss you.

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    I met Paul Newman in the mid-seventies. I was in college and was working part-time for an antique dealer in Massachusetts. He and Joanne Woodward drove up in a Volvo and stayed for more than an hour. He purchased a couple of very expensive Oriental rugs. I remember he went out to his car for his checkbook and returned with it and a 16 ounce Budweiser.

    The antique dealership was on a rambling estate, and I was mainly employed to mow lawns, deliver and carry antiques so I didn't have much contact with him. I did help haul his rugs out to his car, and he seemed like a regular guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    I met Paul Newman in the mid-seventies. I was in college and was working part-time for an antique dealer in Massachusetts. He and Joanne Woodward drove up in a Volvo and stayed for more than an hour. He purchased a couple of very expensive Oriental rugs. I remember he went out to his car for his checkbook and returned with it and a 16 ounce Budweiser.
    I KNEW IT! Paul always seemed like a Bud man.
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    I KNEW IT! Paul always seemed like a Bud man.
    I have always heard that he was a Coors man and had them delivered special when Coors was only west of the rockies.
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    I have always heard that he was a Coors man and had them delivered special when Coors was only west of the rockies.
    I remember those days. When I was in the military, and when buddies went on leave, they would bring back Coors before they really opened their market and wasn't available back east.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    I remember those days. When I was in the military, and when buddies went on leave, they would bring back Coors before they really opened their market and wasn't available back east.
    Yep. And it was 'better' when you got it from 'out west'. Once they opened it to general distribution most folks discovered that it was very 'mundane'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    I have always heard that he was a Coors man and had them delivered special when Coors was only west of the rockies.
    I don't know what you heard, but I tell you I saw a Bud.
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    Re: Paul Newman RIP

    Actor Paul Newman was decorated WWII sailor

    By Mark D. Faram - Staff writer
    Posted : Friday Oct 3, 2008 16:04:25 EDT

    Most Americans know actor Paul Newman had an Academy Award to his credit, but few know his list of awards also include a Navy Combat Action Ribbon and the coveted Combat Aircrew Wings he got while serving as an aviation radioman and aerial gunner during World War II.

    Newman, 83, died Sept. 26 after a long battle with cancer.

    According to information provided by Navy Personnel Command and the Naval Historical Center, the future blue-eyed actor enlisted in the Navy on Jan. 22, 1943 — four days before his 18th birthday — with the hopes of becoming an officer and an aviator flying off carriers.

    While waiting for his application for officer training to go through, Newman attended Ohio University in Athens.

    When his approval came through, he was ordered to report on July 1 to the Navy V-12 program at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. His hopes for a commission and pilot’s wings were dashed four months later after a flight physical discovered he was colorblind.

    Instead, he was shipped a few miles down the road to the Navy’s boot camp at Newport, R.I. Graduating three days after Christmas, Newman was selected to train as an aviation radioman and reported to the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 8, 1944.

    He would not leave Jacksonville until July 20, having completed radio school and qualified as an aerial gunner — enabling him to be aircrew on carrier-based aircraft.

    Aviation Radioman 3rd Class Newman spent a few months at Naval Air Station Miami before transferring to NAS Barber’s Point, Hawaii, where he would serve in three Pacific-based replacement torpedo squadrons, VT-98, VT-99, and VT-100.

    While he was with VT-99, training personnel in TBM-1Cs, TBM-3s and TBF-1cs, the squadron moved to Eniwetok, then to Guam, and in January 1945 on to Saipan. The squadron would ferry replacement pilots and aircraft to carriers around the fleet.

    Though Newman did see scattered combat, his closest brush with death came in May 1945.

    Operating from Saipan, Newman and a number of other aircrews from his squadron had been ordered with their TBM Avenger aircraft to be replacements onboard the Essex-class aircraft carrier Bunker Hill operating off Okinawa. But Newman’s pilot got sick, grounding the aircraft and crew until he could recover.

    Just days later, on May 11, two Japanese kamikaze aircraft hit the ship within 30 seconds and in the resulting fires and explosions 346 sailors were killed — among them, the entire contingent from Newman’s squadron.

    A VT-99 contingent including Newman was aboard the escort carrier Hollandia, which was operating about five hundred miles off Japan when the Enola Gay dropped its atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

    Returning home after the Japanese surrender, Newman served with Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 7 in Seattle, Wash. before being discharged Jan. 21, 1946.

    Along with his aircrew wings and CAR, he was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the American Area Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2008/1...nobit_100308w/


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