Memorable for many things including those beautiful blue eyes, playing Elizabeth Taylor's closeted gay husband in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and hit movies such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting.
He founded a line of food products whose entire proceeds of more than $100 million dollars he donated to charity.
Newman: "I'm a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being... by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant."