Paul Newman 'Was My Hero', says Julia Roberts

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Washington, September 29 : 'Pretty Woman' Julia Roberts has revealed that the Hollywood legend Paul Newman, who recently passed away at 83, was her mentor.

The Oscar-winning actress, who had recently attended a charity event with late Paul Newman's wife Joanne Woodward, remembered the philanthropist actor as her 'hero'.

"He was my hero," People magazine quoted her as saying.

Julia is also on the board of Newman's charitable 'Hole in the Wall' association, which provides financial assistance to summer camps across the globe for children suffering from life-threatening diseases.

Newman, who died of cancer at his Connecticut residence on September 26, is hailed for his enormous philanthropic efforts and legendary acting career.

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