He was the ultimate star, defining Hollywood glamour as well as cinematic achievement. She was a bright new actress, beautiful and funny, who would one day prove her talent by being the first woman to receive Academy Award nominations for her work on-screen and behind the camera. On his arm, she found herself traveling in the inner circles of power and glamour in which Cary Grant was king among the Hollywood royalty. Behind closed doors, she discovered a Cary no one knew: a thoughtful, caring, and private person, with dark family secrets that weighed heavily on him.
With unparalleled honesty, Dyan Cannon shares the heartwarming and heartbreaking story of her magical romance and stormy marriage to screen legend Cary Grant. Featuring rare photographs and never-before-seen letters and notes from Cary Grant, Dear Cary is told with poignancy and hard-won wisdom, a story for anyone who has ever loved and lost.
About the Author
Award-winning film and television actress, director, screenwriter, editor, and producer Dyan Cannon is the first woman in the history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be nominated for Oscars both as an actress and as a filmmaker. She lives in Hollywood and is at courtside for every Los Angeles Lakers home game.
Praise for Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant…
“Dyan Cannon has written a complex and captivating memoir…an unqualified success.” -New York Journal of Books
“A revealing look at Cannon’s relationship with her first husband, who happened to be a Hollywood legend. -USA Today
“Cannon writes of her time with one of Hollywood’s most glamorous and charming men and of her own life, pre- and post-Grant...with refreshing humor.. For those who enjoy memoirs of gutsy survivors.” -Library Journal
“Candid.” -Los Angeles Times
“[Cannon’s] candid memoir chronicles the near fairy tale May-December romance between the ingénue and the legendary star.” -Los Angeles Times