“What could be better than to hold your hand out to people less fortunate than you are?”
In 1988 Paul Newman co-founded the Hole in the Wall residential summer camp for gravely ill children.
Located in Ashford, Connecticut, it is named after the gang in his 1969 movie ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.’ Newman’s college fraternity Phi Kappa Tau adopted the Hole in the Wall camp as their national philanthropy and the original camp has expanded into several in the United States, Ireland, France, and Israel. [Official website]
Paul Newman died on the morning of September 26, 2008, in the company of his family. He was 83 years old. His body was cremated after a private funeral service near his home in Westport, Connecticut.
Paul Newman’s great summation scene in the 1982 movie ‘The Verdict’
“In my religion, they say, ‘Act as if you had faith and faith will be given to you.’ If… if we are to have faith in justice, we need only to believe in ourselves. And act with justice. I believe there is justice in our hearts.”
With the love of his life Joanne Woodward.
His great passion, after Joanne Woodward and right up there with movies, was auto racing.
As Cool Hand Luke in the 1967 classic.