Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg released the following statement on the passing of Paul Newman:
“Paul Newman was a vibrant and dynamic person -- an actor of extraordinary talent and a philanthropist of intense commitment. His passing is a tremendous loss to the entertainment industry, his fans around the world and to the art of acting.
In 1985, Paul and his wife Joanne Woodward were the recipients of Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award for outstanding achievement in fostering the finest ideals of the acting profession. One of only two dual-recipient Life Achievement Awards given by the Guild in more than 40 years.
I personally had the greatest admiration for his abilities as an actor and director and for his constant commitment to bettering society through his charitable efforts and generous spirit.
Our profound sympathy goes out to his wife Joanne and his entire family at this sad time.”