Archive for September, 2008

PAUL NEWMAN: 1925-2008

September 27, 2008

Paul Newman was a great Hollywood actor. Reportedly, even greater in life. He and his wife Joanne Woodward was happily married for a whole 50 years. Throughout his life he donated more than $250 million to charities through earnings from his food company, Newman’s Own.

As a man of simplicity who once burned his tuxedo, he always looked good both on and off screen. Newman first got an Oscar nomination in 1959 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and most recently in 2003 for Road to Perdition. He won an Oscar for his role in The Color of Money in 1987 and his four movies The Sting (1973), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Hustler (1961) is rated among the top 250 movies in The Internet Movie Database. Last year he retired from the movie business, and yesterday, the 26 September 2008, he died at the age of 83 surrounded by family and close friends.

THE END OF AN ERA

September 27, 2008
It really is the end of an era. New York has the Statue of Liberty. Paris has the Eiffel Tower. Oslo has, soon to be had, the Holmenkollen ski jump. In about a months time the ski jump will be torn down. The Holmenkollen skiing arena has hosted competitions since 1892. The ski jump has been renovated 18 times, and the current one dates back to 1939. The tower stands as a national and international symbol of skiing after being the heart of Norwegian winter sports in over a 100 years.

 

Source: Skiforeningen, Oslo Kommune