Screen legend Newman spent time in Ulster, Dutchess counties

WESTPORT, Conn. – Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning superstar who personified cool as the anti-hero of such films as “Hud,” “Cool Hand Luke” and “The Color of Money” – followed by a second act as an activist, race car driver and popcorn impresario – has died at the age of 83.

Newman – who, with his wife, Jo-anne Woodward, had professional ties to the Hudson Valley – died Friday at his farmhouse near Westport, Conn., following a long battle with cancer, publicist Jeff Sanderson said. Newman was surrounded by his family and close friends.

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