CARY GRANT: An Unauthorized Biography by Albert Govoni

CARY GRANT: An Unauthorized Biography

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Govoni tells you right off that Cary Grant is hard to get to know behind that suntan and obviously he's had no contact with him since he borrows larcenously from the columnists, ""scriveners,"" and ""Nosey Nellies"" he rebukes. Archie Leach was born in England and was a shy boy; his mother's disappearance when he was nine (a breakdown) was never explained; he later flunked out of school in order to get into show business via vaudeville and New York musicals, and went on to Hollywood where he was handpicked by Mae West. This book is primarily a rerun of his four marriages -- Virginia Cherrill, Barbara Hutton, Betsy Drake (the best) and finally, at 61, Dyan Cannon who did give him a daughter and the one ""pure absolute love of his life."" Even if ""unauthorized,"" no redeeming awful truth -- just second hand material via a third-rate scrivener. . . . See the films.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1972
Publisher: Regnery