Stars Turn Out For Newman's Fundraiser
A host of stars including TOM HANKS, JACK NICHOLSON, JULIA ROBERTS and SEAN PENN turned out for an annual fundraiser for late actor PAUL NEWMAN's children's charity.
Newman died after a battle with cancer on 26 September (08), at the age of 83.
The gala was held on Monday (27Oct08) night in San Francisco to benefit The Painted Turtle, a camp for children with life-threatening illnesses, which was started by Newman in 1999.
And celebrities attending the event used the opportunity to pay their respects to the acting legend.
Lethal Weapon star Danny Glover told the crowd, "We expected Paul to be with us and so this kind of turned into kind of a tribute. This is the first time we are doing this without Paul - there is a void there, without a doubt."
Fellow actor Tom Hanks - who starred with Newman in 2002's Road to Perdition - also took to the stage, calling for the late star's humanitarian efforts to be recognised officially.
He adds, "Paul was a member of the ensemble more than anything else. He didn't care about the hierarchy, but he was a guy, quite frankly, who should have won the Nobel Peace Prize."
Newman and his charitable organisations donated more than $250 million (GBP162 million) to good causes over the years.