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Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Race Car Driver, Entrepreneur / 1925 - 2008
Paul Newman came to be known as one of the finest actors of his time. He also started the Newman's Own food company, which donates all profits to charity.
Film Actor / 1979 - 2008
Heath Ledger was an Academy Award-winning, Australian actor best known for his roles in Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight. He died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in 2008.
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