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Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Newman on Letterman: I Burned My Tuxedo in My Driveway

Westports Paul Newman appeared on the David Letterman Show Monday night to promote his new book about NewmanҒs Own and talked about life at the age of 78. Among his disclosures: he burned his tuxedo in the driveway of his Westport home much to the horror of wife Joanne Woodward ֖ because at his age he figured he did not need it any more.
Paul Newman visits with David Letterman Monday night. CBS-Worldwide Pants/WestportNow.com photo
He said he had attended enough awards events and such and decided it was time to get rid of it. His favorite alcoholic beverage continues to be beer. ItӒs the drink of the common man, he said, to the applause of the studio audience. Letterman asked about NewmanԒs racing exploits and showed some recent pictures of him in action on the race track. Asked how fast he was going in one race, Newman replied, Oh, about 170 miles per hourӔ and said he did it for about an hour. Letterman wondered whether Newmans wife was concerned about his racing at his age. ғShe takes out a new life insurance policy every year, the actor replied. Newman said as long as he can get out on the track and not look terrible,  he plans to continue racing. ԓIm not worried about racing,Ҕ he said. IӒm worried about getting in and out of the car. Its a tight squeeze.Ҕ Newman was on the program to promote his new book, Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good.Ӕ Written with fellow Westporter A. E. Hotchner, it tells how the two became accidental entrepreneurs and launched a company that now sells dressing, pasta sauce, popcorn and more in eight countries, all to the benefit of charities.

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