D’ea’d at 92: Barry Newman, Star of “Vanishing Point” and “The Limey”
The late Newman, who passed away on May 11, “was a rock for so many people,” according to his wife Angela.According to numerous sources, Barry Newman, best known for his part in the classic action film The Vanishing Point, passed away on May 11 in a hospital in New York City.
The Emmy-nominated star was 92 years old. Regarding his death, no other information has been made public.
Angela, Newman’s wife, who is still alive, said that her husband had passed away. According to Deadline, his buddies also confirmed the news on social media.
According to Angela, Newman “was a rock for so many people, whose spirit he lifted and allowed to be free,” in a tribute she shared with THR. “He had an amazing, funny sense of humor that brightened everything and everyone, and he was truly a light for so many.”
The stage, cinema, and television performer was raised in Boston and is well known for his lead part in the 1974 judicial drama Petrocelli. He made the decision to become an actor after meeting Lee Strasberg while a student at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Following graduation, he pursued acting courses in New York City.
Newman went on to star in movies like Daylight with Sylvester Stallone in 1996, Bowfinger with Steve Martin in 1999, and The Limey with the late Peter Fonda in the same year.
According to numerous sites, Newman received a vocal cord cancer diagnosis in 2009, which hampered his performing opportunities. Finding Hannah, a 2022 film that was shot in 2019, was his most recent endeavor.
In the same year, Newman discussed how one of Steven Spielberg’s favorite movies, 1971’s Vanishing Point, helped him initially find popularity. The cult film didn’t become popular immediately in the United States, but when it debuted in London, “people lined up around the block to see it,” according to Newman, as reported by THR.
“In America, I was just a guy picking up his bags at the airport, whereas, in England, I was a hero!”