John Kennedy liked to go to pre-Castro Cuba to chase women, says the wife of the late mobster chief Meyer Lansky.
"60 Minutes" will air an interview with Teddy Lanksy, 81, on Sunday in which she says her husband knew Kennedy when he was a congressman. Interviewer Harry Reasoner asks her, "What was he (Kennedy) looking for in Havana, gambling, women?"
She responds: "You said it, the second one." Lansky speaks glowingly of her husband, who allegedly helped organized crime get started in Las Vegas. "(He was) a giant as far as I was concerned," she says. "There was no fear in this man. He never had a bodyguard."
Meyer Lansky died of cancer in 1983, a year after Forbes Magazine listed him as one of the 100 wealthiest Americans.