Woodward Returns To Work

PAUL NEWMAN's widow JOANNE WOODWARD is coming out of acting retirement, two months after the death of her husband of 50 years.
According to the National Enquirer, the actress struggled with her grief following Newman's death from cancer in October (08), until he visited her in a dream and told her to get back to work.
The 78-year-old Oscar winner has listened to his advice and joined the cast of A Holiday Garland, at the Westport Country Playhouse, near her Connecticut home - 15 years after her last appearance on the big screen, in Tom Hanks movie Philadelphia.
A source tells the Enquirer, "In an attempt to heal her broken heart, Joanne is going to return to acting - granting Paul's final wish.
"In his final days, he confided in close family members and friends that his main concern was Joanne's life after he was gone. They were soul mates and he knew she would be facing a hard road after his passing.
"He thought she should return to what she did best besides being his life partner - and that was acting."


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Joanne Woodward missed the Saturday evening performance of "A Holiday Garland" at the Westport Country Playhouse. THe reason given was that she had a bout of laryngitis.
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Joanne; Nothing could make me as happy as hearing this news you back on any screen. Ms. woodward you are up there with Redgrave and the few other who are great actors. Please may I send my condolance on your loss I respected him as a man with human sense and a family man and a great actor. I miss him. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS Myr
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Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward are two of my heros !They are both loved so much and his charity work so appreciated. He could never know how much and am certain he had no idea how many corners of the world he touched with his camps for sick children. May he rest in peace and may Ms Woodward carry on his legacy.
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I am overjoyed and what a beautiful Season, of Peace, Joy and Hope, to share of Paul Newman's Spirit. What an incredible contribution to our world from both Joann and Paul, their beautiful children and the many people connected to the "Organic" food business and the many charitable contributions they have made!!!! Love and Light this holiday Season and Always.
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It is wonderful that Joanne is going to continue with his wishes. I'm sure she knew he wanted her to do that before his death. Go,go Joanne, we love you and love to see you working again. You two were the envy of soooo many people. You were the true "in love" couple and proved it.
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