Here's the New York Times' obituary. I grew up in Westport, where he and Joanne Woodward lived for 50 years, until I was 12. Can't say I remember ever seeing him around town like AP writer Gregory Katz, who sounds a little older than me, did, but like everybody else I knew where they lived. We kids rode our bikes by their estate on our way to other places all the time, and I remember my sister Ellen and I once peeking through the very gates pictured in the Denver Post's pickup of Katz' story. We didn't see anyone.
Probably doesn't count as a brush with greatness, huh?
Update: E. Morris, Jr. notes in comments that Newman was a fine actor. Forgot to mention that because everything is always about me.