Redford Remembers Newman

From Butch Cassidy to birthday gifts, Robert Redford recalls friendship
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2008 3:00 PM CDT

"Paul really likes to have fun and…he really especially loves to laugh at his own jokes, and some of them are just really awful," Robert Redford recalled of his friend Paul Newman to ABC News. "He enjoyed them so much…you'd start to laugh with him because you're so caught up in his enjoyment of them."

"For his 50th birthday, I happened…to find a trashed Porsche and it was just totally demolished and I had them wrap it up and leave it on his kitchen back step, wrapped in paper with a ribbon around it, that said "Happy 50th," Redford said with a smile. "He was a real friend and that humor that we had, I'll miss that. I'll miss him,"
(More Paul Newman stories.)

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