Paul Newman (Jan 26, 1925 - Sep 26, 2008)was an actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy award, and many honorary awards. He also won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing and his race teams won several championships in open wheel IndyCar racing. He a co-founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which Newman donated all post-tax profits and royalties to charity. As of May 2007, these donations exceeded 220 million dollars. On Friday Sep 26, 2008 Newman died at his home in Westport, Connecticut, of complications arising from lung cancer.