Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Peter Cook and Jackie O ‘had affair’

Comedy legend Peter Cook may have had an affair with former US First Lady Jackie Kennedy, the star's friend and former colleague Alan Bennett has claimed.

Although a friendship between the two had long been known, it is thought to be the first time a member of Cook's circle has gone on record to suggest there was anything further.

Cook, who died in 1995, struck up a rapport with Mrs Kennedy when he visited New York in the early 1960s with his Beyond The Fringe review.