When stars like Paul Newman die, the world is made a little duller. From start to finish, Newman was both a Movie Star (in caps) and an actor's actor, at home in Tennessee Williams and art films (heartbreaking in Mr. and Mrs. Bridge) and at the same time capable of making real entertainment out of silliness like The Towering Inferno and What a Way to Go!
On top of all that, he was smart, entrepreneurial, philanthropic, and - not the least of any actor's virtues - both ruggedly handsome and, somehow, lavishly beautiful. It would seem he even loved dogs.
All that and those blue eyes, too. How lucky he was - and so were we.