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Newman a lot of things, but for many years, racing came first

You probably know all about Paul Newman the actor and philanthropist. To really get the complete picture of the legend who died Friday at age 83, you had to get to know the racer and team owner, writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: September 28, 2008, 9:12 AM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

Paul Newman, who died Friday from cancer at the age of 83, was best-known as one of the most famous actors in the world and founder of the popular Newman's Own brand of organic food products, which has donated more than $250 million of after-tax profits to charity since 1982.

But readers of this Web site likely paid more attention to his second career in auto racing, as a driver and team owner.

Born Jan. 25, 1925 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Newman showed an ...

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