Died Today (September 26th): Paul Newman (1925–2008)

paulnewman.jpgPaul Newman (1925–2008)

Born: January 26, 1925 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
Died: September 26, 2008 (age 83) in Westport, Connecticut, USA

Married to: Joanne Woodward (29 January 1958 – 26 September 2008) (his death) (3 children)
Jacqueline E. Witte (27 December 1949 – 28 January 1958) (divorced) (3 children)

[Joanne Woodward] has always given me unconditional support in all my choices and endeavors, and that includes my race car driving, which she deplores. To me, that’s love.

I’m always puzzled by this talk about star… image. I think there’s people who are writers or barbers or mechanics or race car drivers that have certain recognizable personalities, and I don’t think just because they happen to be on the screen that it makes them any more exceptional.

Cat on a Half Tin Roof
1958
dir. Richard Brooks
Cast
Newman
Elizabeth Taylor
The Long Hot Summer, dir. Martin Ritt, starring Paul Newman, Orson Welles, Joanne WoodwardThe Long, Hot Summer
1958
dir. Martin Ritt
starring
Newman
Orson Welles
Joanne Woodward
THE LEFT HANDED GUNThe Left Handed Gun
1958
dir. Arthur Penn
Cast
Paul Newman
Lita Milan
HustlerThe Hustler
1961
dir. by Robert Rossen
starring
Newman
Jackie Gleason
Sweet Bird of Youth
1962
dir. Richard Brooks
Cast
Paul Newman
Geraldine Page
HUDHud
1963
dir. Martin Ritt
Cast
Newman
Melvyn Douglas
SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES MESomebody Up There Likes Me
1956
dir. Robert Wise
Cast
Paul Newman
Pier Angeli
Torn CurtainTorn Curtain
1966
dir. by Alfred Hitchcock
starring
Newman
Julie Andrews
movie posterTHE SECRET WAR OF HARRY FRIGG
1968
dir. Jack Smight
Cast:
Paul Newman
Sylva Koscina
Cool Hand Luke
1967
dir. Stuart Rosenberg
Cast:
Newman
George Kennedy
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1969
dir. George Roy Hill
starring
Newman
Robert Redford
The StingThe Sting
1973
dir. George Roy Hill
starring
Newman
Robert Redford
The Towering InfernoThe Towering Inferno
1974
dir. John Guillermin
Irwin Allen
Starring
Steve McQueen
Paul Newman
SHOT SLAPSlap Shot
1977
dir. George Roy Hill
starring
Newman
THE VERDICTThe Verdict
1982
dir. Sydney Lumet
Cast
Paul Newman
Charlotte Rampling
The Hudsucker ProxyThe Hudsucker Proxy
1994
dir. Joel and Ethan Coen
Cast
Tim Robbins
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Road to PerditionRoad to Perdition
2002
dir. Mendes
starring
Tom Hanks
Newman
CARSCars
2006
dir. John Lasseter
Joe Ranft
Voices by
Owen Wilson
Paul Newman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Died Today (September 26th): Johnny Lewis (1983–2012)

johnnylewis.jpgJohnny Lewis (1983–2012)

Born: October 29, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: September 26, 2012 (age 28) in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California, USA

Was a victim of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Head injuries from a motorcycle crash in late 2011 were followed by increasingly bizarre behavior culminating in arrests in 2012, additional head injuries in jail, misdiagnosis as “psychotic with chemical dependency,” despite never testing positive for drugs that year and never having any previous criminal history.

 

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Died Today (September 26th): Gloria Stuart (1910–2010)

gloriastuart.jpg  Gloria Stuart (1910–2010)

Born: July 4, 1910 in Santa Monica, California, USA

Died: September 26, 2010 (age 100) in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to:
Arthur Sheekman (29 July 1934 – 12 January 1978) (his death) (1 child)
Blair Gordon Newell (21 June 1930 – 17 May 1934) (divorced)

At age 86, she was aged by makeup to play Rose DeWitt Bukater at age 101 in Titanic (1997). However, Stuart did not find this a pleasant experience.

THE INVISIBLE MAN
1933
dir. James Whale
Starring:
Claude Rains
Gloria Stuart
THE OLD DARK HOUSETHE OLD DARK HOUSE
1932
dir. James Whale
Starring:
Boris Karloff
Melvyn Douglas

TITANICTitanic
1997
dir. Cameron
starring
Kate Winslet
Leonardo DiCaprio

 

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Died Today (September 26th): Richard Mulligan (1932–2000)

richardmulligan.jpgRichard Mulligan (1932–2000)

Born: November 13, 1932 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: September 26, 2000 (age 67) in Los Angeles, California, USA

“He exited the stage quietly and was happy to be able to do so.” – David Fisher, Mulligan’s assistant, after Mulligan’s death.

 

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Happy Birthday: George Raft (1901–1980)

georgeraft.jpgGeorge Raft (1901–1980)

Born: September 26, 1901 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: November 24, 1980 (age 79) in Los Angeles, California, USA

[In a 1936 interview, discussing former jobs before getting into the acting profession] My one ambition then was to drive a horse. So I got a job driving a delivery wagon for a large grocery company. I drove up and down Ninth avenue like I was daffy. I raced all the other delivery wagons. I gave all the boys rides. Deliveries were always late, customers complained, and I was fired.

SCARFACE
1932
dir. Howard Hawks
Richard Rosson
Stars:
Paul Muni
Boris Karloff

Some Like it HotSome Like it Hot
1959
dir. Wilder
Starring
Monroe
Jack Lemon
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Happy Birthday: Jill Soloway

jillsoloway.jpgJill Soloway

Born: September 26, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Married to:
Bruce Gilbert (2011 – present) (1 child)

When I write, I lose time. I’m happy in a way that I have a hard time finding in real life. The intimacy between my brain and my fingers and my computer. . . . Yet knowing that that intimacy will find an audience . . . It’s very satisfying. It’s like having the safety of being alone with the ego reward of being known.

 

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Happy Birthday: Christina Milian

christinamilian.jpgChristina Milian

Born: September 26, 1981 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

When I go home, I still have to clean my room, I still have to do the dishes. We have somebody come every now and then to do that stuff, but my mom still makes me clean before she comes.

BAGGAGE CLAIM
2013
dir. David E. Talbert
Stars:
Paula Patton
Taye Diggs

MOVIE POSTERAMERICAN PIE
1999
dir. Chris Weitz
Paul Weitz
Stars
Jason Biggs
Eugene Levy

 

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