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Film icon Paul Newman joins Conn. Hall of Fame

April 16, 2009 |  4:04 pm

PaulNewmanB Paul Newman is joining fellow actor Katharine Hepburn, humorist Mark Twain, baseball great Jackie Robinson and others as members of the Connecticut Hall of Fame.

Newman died in September at age 83. He was a longtime Westport resident and an Oscar-winning star of stage, television and films.

He also was known as a champion of the underdog. He gave $250 million to charities through his food company and set up camps for severely ill children.

Newman was inducted into Connecticut's Hall of Fame on Thursday. The president of the Newman's Own Foundation received the award on behalf of Newman and his wife, actress Joanne Woodward.

-- Associated Press