Honoring the Legacy of Paul Newman on the Anniversary of His Birth

Paul Newman

If he were still alive, Paul Newman would have turned 90 years old today. As a way to honor his memory on the date of his birth, I thought I’d tell the story of how he went from being just another famous name I heard of while growing up to now being one of my favorite actors. I will also share with you a way that you can join his daughter Clea in honoring his legacy through something that Paul Newman was well known for – giving back.

Paul Newman is one of those names I heard quite often in my pre-old movie loving days but didn’t really know much about because I hadn’t seen any of his movies. Well, except for The Towering Inferno (1974) when I was very young, but I think I was too disturbed by that movie as a little girl to even give much thought as to who was in it. It’s interesting now to realize that I was watching some of my future favorites; Fred Astaire, William Holden and Paul Newman, and I had no idea they’d become a big part of my love for old movies many years down the road.

Whenever I heard the name Paul Newman, I would usually associate it with his blue eyes or maybe with Robert Redford because of the two movies they made together and their shared reputation as heartthrobs, but that was about it. Even after I became a huge fan of old movies, I didn’t watch much of his work because I preferred black and white movies from the ’30s and ’40s, and his film career did not begin until 1954. Continue reading →

Saturday State Post: Classic Movie Actors from Ohio

Last week was very special for fans of Doris Day as her first album of original studio material in over 17 years, “My Heart” was released in the UK. In honor of that momentous occasion, this week’s Saturday State Post features actors and actresses from Doris’ home state of Ohio.

A few of the actors and actresses from the state of Ohio are:

Clark Gable

Born: February 1, 1901 in Cadiz,OH

Died: November 16, 1960 (age 59)

Married five times including once to actress Carole Lombard

Known for the Movies: Red Dust, Dancing Lady, The Call of the Wild, It Happened One Night, Mutiny on the Bounty, San Francisco, Gone With the Wind, The Misfits

My Favorite Clark Gable Movie: It Happened One Night Continue reading →