Cary Grant : A Class Apart, Paperback Book

Cary Grant : A Class Apart Paperback


The ultimate biography of this ever-popular star and icon, from a young Cambridge don who has already made his name with a much praised biography of Marilyn Monroe.Cary Grant made men seem like a good idea.

Tall, dark and handsome with a rare gift for light comedy, he played a leading man who liked to be led, a man of the world who was a man of the people.

Cary Grant was Hollywood's quintessential democratic gentleman.

Born in England as Archie Leach, made famous in America as Cary Grant, he was a star for more than 30 years, in more than 70 movies, his popularity still intact when he brought his career to a close.

He was never replaced: nobody else talked like that, looked like that, behaved like that.

He was a class apart. Cary Grant never explained how he came to play `Cary Grant' so well. `Nobody is every truthful about his own life,' he said. `There are always ambiguities.' This book explores the ambiguities in the life and work of Cary Grant: a working class Englishman who portrayed a well-bred American; the playful entertainer who became a powerful businessman; the intimate stranger who was often the seduced male.

Thorough and meticulously researched, this book is a dazzling and entertaining account of Cary Grant's broad and enduring appeal.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages, (2x8 page section)
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Individual actors & performers
  • ISBN: 9781857025743

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