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Post Mortem: September 21, 2008 - September 27, 2008

Paul Newman's Shrewd Move

Actor, director, philanthropist, race car driver and political activist Paul Newman died yesterday at 83. Television news in particular transforms every dead celebrity, no matter how insignificant, into a "legend" who will be "sorely missed." But based on the months I spent researching Newman to prepare his obit years ago...

By Matt Schudel  |  September 27, 2008; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Poll: Your Favorite Paul Newman Movie Character

Academy Award-winning actor and Hollywood legend, Paul Newman died of cancer Friday, September 26, 2008, at his farmhouse near Westport, Conn. Newman's career in the motion pictures spanned decades and covered drama, comedy, action and just about everything else. A true leading man, he had an unforgettable face and the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  September 27, 2008; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Newman and Redford, Forever Linked

Paul Newman, 83, the actor and sex symbol who surged to stardom by playing loners as well as criminal and moral outlaws -- anything to downplay his astonishing looks -- died of cancer Friday, September 26, 2008, at his farmhouse near Westport, Conn. Newman and co-star Robert Redford will likely...

By Washington Post Editors  |  September 27, 2008; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Baseball's Forgotten Star

With the exception of the great Walter Johnson, who pitched the Senators to their only world championship in 1924, Vernon was the most popular baseball player Washington had ever known ...

By Matt Schudel  |  September 26, 2008; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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New Technology, Old Ritual

We're all in favor of technology here, especially if it helps the news get out, but Twittering a funeral seems a bit over the line, akin to a play-by-play of a burial rite. Twitter, for those who don't spend every waking moment keeping up with new technology, is a way...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  September 25, 2008; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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