Film star Paul Newman dead at 83

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:05am EDT

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Legendary film star Paul Newman, whose brilliant blue eyes, good looks and talent made him one of Hollywood's top actors over six decades, has died, a spokesman said on Saturday. He was 83 and had been battling cancer.

Newman appeared in some 60 movies, including "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The Hustler," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and "The Sting." He earned nine Oscar nominations for acting and won the best actor honor for 1986's "The Color of Money."

(Writing by Bob Tourtellotte; Editing by Patricia Zengerle)

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