Paul Newman, Dead at 83

One of the most amazing actors of our time passed away Friday. Paul Newman, the singularly handsome actor with the ice-blue eyes who starred in such films as ``The Color of Money'' and ``Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' while pursuing his interests as a racecar driver, businessman and philanthropist, died yesterday at 83 at his home in Westport, Connecticut, his spokeswoman said. Newman recieved his cancer diagnosis more than a year ago.

Highly profitable is ``Newman's Own,'' the food-product company he started in 1982 with a salad dressing the actor concocted with Hotchner in Westport. The company added more products, including pasta sauces, Lemonade, organic foods and wine.

From the outset, Newman and Hotchner, an author, vowed to funnel their profits to charities. Their cumulative donations totaled $220 million by 2006. Among the beneficiaries are children who attend Newman's ``Hole in the Wall'' camps for youngsters coping with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.