Joanne and Paul met in 1953 while both were working in the Broadway production of Picnic.
Joanne: From the beginning, Paul and I had an advantage: we were good friends before we were lovers. I mean, we really liked each other. We could talk to each other. We could talk to each other, we could tell each other anything without fear of ridicule or rejection. There was trust.
Paul: Joanne has always given me unconditional support in all my choices and endeavours, and that includes my race car driving, which she deplores. To me, that’s love.
They were married from January 29, 1958 until September 26, 2008 and raised three daughters. For 50 years their love endured and brought warmth into the world.
Paul passed away at the age of 83, due to lung cancer, at his home in Westport, Connecticut leaving a legacy unscathed by time.