Cary Grant: A Biography

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Crown Publishing Group, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 435 pages
Rigorously researched and elegantly written, Cary Grant: A Biography is a complete, nuanced portrait of the greatest star in cinema history. Exploring Grant’s troubled childhood, ambiguous sexuality, and lifelong insecurities, as well as the magical amalgam of characteristics that allowed him to remain Hollywood’s favorite romantic lead for more than thirty-five years, Cary Grant is the definitive examination of every aspect of Grant’s professional and private life and the first biography to reveal the real man behind the movie star.

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We regularly commented to one another that Eliot's narrative voice is irritating, that his assertions and emphases strained credulity. On occasion we asked: why not get another book? Our answer to ... Read full review

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An interesting look at the timeless film legend. Eliot uses most of the book to compare the movies that Grant makes with what is simultaneously going on in his life - everything from finding his ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Marc Eliot has been writing about pop culture for more than twenty-five years and is the author of more than a dozen books translated into twenty-seven languages, including the critically acclaimed, award-winning biography Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince and, with Erin Brockovich, the New York Times bestselling Take It from Me. He divides his time among Los Angeles, New York City, and upstate New York. Visit his website at

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