Paul Newman Joanne WoodwardOscar-winning actor and philanthropist Paul Newman has died at home in Westport, Connecticut, of cancer. He was 83. See the Los Angeles Times obituary here.

The actor was famous for films such as “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Exodus," "The Hustler," "Cool Hand Luke," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting" and "The Verdict," but also for his many years of charity work.

Paul Newman co-founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, with author A.E. Hotchner in 1988. The international organization arranges free camping experiences for children suffering from cancer and other illnesses and gives aid to their families.

More than $200 million, all the after taxes profits from his food company, Newman’s Own, was donated to charity over the past 15 years.

I would guess that the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award he received at the Oscars in 1994 meant more to him than his Best Actor Oscar for the role of "Fast" Eddie Felson in "The Color of Money."

Although he appeared in “Road to Perdition” with Tom Hanks in 2002, his last film role was the voice of Doc Hudson in the animated feature, "Cars."

Newman leaves behind his devoted wife of 50 years, actress Joanne Woodward, and their five children.

Not to be corny or anything, but I’m really sad. And I have a feeling I’m not alone.

Please take a moment to remember all the marvelous moments this man gave us in his film career. And think of how many children and people he has helped in this world.

If you want to, please post your favorite memories of Paul Newman and any farewell tributes. Sometimes that helps the grieving process. I’d really like to read them all. Let’s remind each other…

He was one of a kind. A class act. An inspiration and a role model. He will be remembered and loved always.

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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead