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Paul Newman was an alcoholic, claims biography

books Updated: Apr 21, 2009 09:49 IST

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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.