Series: Applause Books
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Author: Nancy Nelson
Charming, witty, effortlessly debonair, and elegant, Cary Grant was the ultimate leading man, a silver screen icon who seemed to embody all that a movie star should be. But beneath the glamour was a real and complicated man – surprisingly vulnerable, unabashedly romantic, often exacting perfectionist who rose above a traumatic childhood and failed marriages to become an incomparable Hollywood legend. In this sublimely truthful and candid portrait, biographer Nancy Nelson draws on interviews with Grant, as well as material from his personal papers, along with loving, revelatory reminiscences from some of his closest friends and loved ones – including Katharine Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Quincy Jones, James Stewart, and many more – to reveal the vaudevillian, actor, lover, and father. With a treasury of both well-loved and rarely seen photographs and a foreword by Grant's wife, Barbara, and daughter, Jennifer, this is the definitive biography of one of the screen's greatest stars.
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“The first book about the real Cary – lively, warm, always entertaining, totally honest – like the man himself.” – Gregory Peck
“I adored Cary Grant – and I couldn't put this wonderful book down. I read it in one sitting!” – Carol Burnett
“It's a funny, lovely book about Cary.” – Katharine Hepburn
“A charmer of a book. You'll love spending a few Evenings with Cary Grant.” – Sidney Sheldon
“It embraces the Cary Grant I knew and loved.” – Burt Reynolds
“A truly wonderful book about a truly wonderful man.” – Liza Minnelli
“As one of the world's great raconteurs, Cary Grant knew how to spin a yarn, tell a naughty joke, or shape a thoughtful observation. Thank God readers everywhere can now enjoy the company of this remarkable man.” – Jack Haley, Jr.
“In this book you will discover the real Cary Grant, and you will love him even more.” – John Forsythe
“An absolute treasure... the only authentic history of his life and loves... Reading this book will leave you with the feeling that you have just embraced the warm and wonderful Cary Grant. He was much more than a movie star. He was a magnificent man.” – Abigail (Dear Abby) Van Buren
“A celebration of a life well lived. Thank goodness there is a Nancy Nelson to tell the world about this beautiful human being we knew and loved.” – Jill St. John
“This wonderful book gives behind-the-scenes examples of an actor who was dedicated to the art of motion pictures and to the profession of acting.” – James Stewart
“Nancy Nelson has definitely captured the essence of CG in her wonderful book.” – Robert Wagner
“This delightful book gives everyone a chance to spend some time with that delightful person – Cary Grant.” – Helen Hayes
“For a book about Grant that's almost as much fun as his films, this is the genuine article.” – Variety
“The biography Cary Grant deserves... This is the standout Grant biography that should remain as his testament in print.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Forget the other books. This is it. Superb.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Here's a book as charming and likable as its subject – and that's saying a lot.” – Booklist
“A KIND AND GENTLE BIOGRAPHY... shows the private man who doted on his daughter, lamented his failed marriages and could be as contemplative as he was comic.” – Baltimore Sun
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