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Paul Newman Dies At Age 83

On CNN now...he's been sick a while. Great, great shame. He should have been a professional driver.
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Man, that is so sad! I have always liked him
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I always loved his movies, sadly missed. Not too many actors of his level.


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A very gracious man in person, as well. I had the good fortune to chat with him on numerous occassions at CART/Champ Car races. Our motorhomes were usually back to back in the paddock. He was a true gentleman.

My favorite quote was when he won the pole at Lime Rock a few years ago at 80. He actually inherited it, when the pole winner was disqualified. He said something like "I can't believe it, it's not like I'm 75 anymore!"
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Big shame. Always enjoyed 'Cool hand Luke' and his salad dressings.

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Makes me want to go ice skating in a jock strap. Thanks for the memories.


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You'll be missed, Paul

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Boss, he's shaked his last bush. He gave plenty back, a good man.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Rick and Maggie the Cat

Excellent Movie

He will be missed by many...........
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