Newman Hustled By Jackie Gleason
Beloved US funnyman Jackie Gleason taught movie legend Paul Newman a hard lesson at the pool table when he conned the actor out of $100 (GBP55) on the set of The Hustler. Newman, who was playing hustler EDDIE FELSON in the hit 1961 movie, thought he would make a fortune by betting on games with Gleason - until the stakes started getting high. He recalls, "Gleason was a hell of a pool player and he was also a great hustler. "We played four games; we played three games for a dollar and I beat him all three games and then we played a game for $100 and he whipped my a*s."