Sunday, September 28, 2008
A Good Run
Paul Newman died on Friday, as most of you will know. I think his daughters made the sweetest statement when they said...
"Paul Newman played many unforgettable roles. But the ones for which he was proudest never had top billing on the marquee:
Devoted husband, loving father, adoring grandfather, dedicated philanthropist."
Growing up in the 70's, we loved "Cool Hand Luke," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and "The Sting." Each one remains a total classic.
One thing I admired greatly about Newman's life was the successful 50 year marriage that he shared and Joanne Woodward.
At the height of Newman's career, when he was everyone's favorite beautiful Hollywood face, Joanne was asked what it is like being married to the most beautiful and most sexy man in the world.
Her reply has long been one of my favorite quotes on marriage...
"Beauty fades and sexiness wears thin, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat."