A good man is gone

| September 27, 2008

I’m sure Paul Newman had his flaws — we all do — but for someone to be successful in at least three different endeavors — acting, racing, and raising $175 million for charity — and to always keep a normal-sized head (Newman refused to sign autographs, not out of ego but because signing autographs seemed arrogant) makes for a pretty remarkable life.

Condolences to his family, including his wife, the ever-lovely Joanne Woodward (to whom he was married for 50 years).  Hat tip to Ace of Spades.

[UPDATED 1001 MDT] Here’s a better and more thoughtful obituary than the wire service one linked above:

A loving father, faithful husband, World War II veteran and philanthropist who gave away a vast fortune, being one of the all-time great screen legends was only part of who Paul Newman was, and it‘s the rare circumstance where after their passing we mourn the loss of the man more than the star.

..bruce w..

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at bwebster@bfwa.com, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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