Paul Newman was an alcoholic and womaniser, claims biography

April 20th, 2009 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS  

London, April 20 (IANS) A new biography of late Hollywood legend Paul Newman claims that the Oscar winner was a womaniser and an alcoholic.
The Dailymail online reports, the new book “Paul Newman: A Life”, written by Shawn Levy, portrays the late actor as a functioning alcoholic and also reportedly describes how Newman, wearing a bottle opener on a chain around his neck, put away “beer after beer after beer, a case or more a day,” followed by Scotch.

Levy’s book also claims that despite his reputation as Hollywood’s most faithful husband, Newman is said to have had an affair with a journalist who was writing a article on his movie “Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid”.

The biography is due to be published in May in the US.

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