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Sunday, January 25, 2015
HEALTHWATCH: JOANNE WOODWARD
Hollywood legend Joanne Woodward is nearing her final days after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease according to reports by the Associated Press. The 84-year-old film legend and widow of actor, the late Paul Newman's deteriorating health issues became more evident and concerning for friends and fans after Woodward was a no show recently at a scheduled appearance a the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut.
Taking Woodward's place was her daughter Clea Newman. It was revealed that soon after the event started and it was evident that Joanne was unable to attend that friends and fans began realizing that Woodward's health was the cause of her absence. The Associated Press also revealed that Woodward is being cared for in her home in Westport by her daughter Melissa.Woodward is best known for long Hollywood film career and her Oscar win for her role in the 1957 film “The Three Faces of Eve."
Joanne, who is ravaged by Alzheimer’s disease, hasn’t been seen at public events since early 2013.Woodward married Newman in 1958 and share three daughters, Nell Newman, Melissa Newman, Claire Olivia Newman. Joanne Woodward began her log running Hollywood film career in 1955. During this time she continued her career move between Hollywood and Broadway, before becoming the understudy in the production of Picnic, which featured Paul Newman.
Newman and Woodward met and fell in love on the set and later married in 1958 after their work together in the film "The Long, Hot Summer." Throughout their career's Joanne and Paul appeared alongside each other in ten films. Woodward also starred in five feature films directed by her late husband Paul Newman. Newman married Woodward on February 2, 1958, in Las Vegas and remained married for 50 years until Newman's death from lung cancer in 2008.
Woodward's friends and fans are wishing her and her family comfort and peace throughout her final days....