Unfortunately, it has been confirmed that Paul Newman indeed has cancer. Along with being one of America's favorite actors, Newman has devoted his life to charity, since 1982, with his Newman's Own food products that have generated profits in excess of $220 million. He is also a World War II veteran and an Oscar winning actor.
Writer A.E. Hotchner, who co-founded Newman's Own food products with the actor, told Reuters that Newman, 83, was doing fine as of two weeks ago. Asked if Newman had cancer, Hotchner said "he made it known to a lot of his friends." Hotchner, who lives near Newman and his wife, actress Joanne Woodward, in Westport, Connecticut, said he did not know what type of cancer Newman had because "I don't believe it's any of my business, and I don't want to get into it."
Our thoughts and prayers are with he and his wife, Joanne Woodward, of 50 years.