It was a sad day for the the philanthropy world when Paul Newman passed away Friday.
Newman, who was Jewish, will be forever be remembered for his classic roles in such films as “Cool Hand Luke,” “The Sting” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” – and my favorite, “Slapshot.” But over the weekend, he was remembered most as a philanthropist.
Newman gave away more than a quarter of a billion dollars when he donated his Newman’s Own line of food products to his personal foundation.
Thousands of publications have remembered Newman over the past couple of days. Here are a few that are worth checking out.
- NPR has a seven-minute audio obit. (And a segment about his potty mouth.)
- Both Sports Illustrated and ESPN.com remembered him as a sportsman and auto racer. ESPN also has a video obit.
- The LA Times has the Hollywood take.
- Check the Boston Globe for the philanthropy story.
- And Politico talks about his activism.