Newman planned for charitable legacy after death
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Paul Newman broached the subject of his
philanthropic legacy several years ago while fishing with friends
Robert Forrester and David Horvitz off the Outer Banks of North
Even though he was a Hollywood icon - a 10-time Academy Award
nominee known for his performances in such classic films as "Cool
Hand Luke" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" - it was a
rare moment in which Newman reflected on how he would be remembered
after his death, Horvitz recalled Sunday.
"Most of the time he didn't think about legacy," he said. "He
was pretty much in the moment."
But Newman, who died Friday of cancer at age 83, told the men he
wanted to be remembered for the "Hole in the Wall" camps he
helped to start across the world for children with life-threatening
illnesses and to make sure that 100 percent of the profits from his
popular food company, Newman's Own, would continue to benefit such
camps and thousands of other charities.
Horvitz is chairman of the Association of Hole in the Wall