After popping up in a dozen or so TV series between and , when the television industry was still finding its feet, he landed the romantic lead in a sandals and togas drama called The Silver Chalice And it very nearly sunk his career there and then. James Dean and his manager had already rejected the role because they considered the script to be rubbish. And it was. But not for long.
Paul Newman has been 'outed' from beyond the grave by Marlon Brando, according to writer Darwin Porter's scandalous new book on the late movie legend. Porter interviewed Brando about Newman before the acting great died in - and he was stunned with what the heavyweight star let slip. Paul Newman had just as many on-location affairs as the rest of us, and he was just as bisexual as I was. Porter tells America's The Globe that he has been tracking Newman's secret sexual encounters since he met the actor in and alleges in his new book the late star, who was happily married to actress Joanne Woodward for 50 years, bedded icons like Grace Kelly, Judy Garland, Natalie Wood and Marilyn Monroe. But the actor's family has dismissed Porter's book, claiming the sex allegations are "disgusting". A source says: "Paul knew there were rumours out there about his sexuality and to have to face them when he's not here to dispute them is Joanne's worst nightmare. The best food, health, entertainment and lifestyle content from the irishexaminer.
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Joan Crawford, who had slept with Newman on a couple of occasions during his first marriage, was dismissive of this remark. First I think Woodward is hamburger, not steak. As for Paul, he dines out frequently and on the most succulent filet mignon, from what I hear.
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