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Prolific Biographer Of Classic Hollywood Stars Profiles Legendary Leading Man Cary Grant




Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell starred in the 1940 farce His Girl Friday, where a newspaper editor tries to win back his ex-wife, an ace reporter.
Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell starred in the 1940 farce His Girl Friday, where a newspaper editor tries to win back his ex-wife, an ace reporter.
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It's no doubt that Cary Grant's illustrious film career, spanning over 30 years, led him to be one of classic Hollywood's most recognizable leading men. 

He was known for his acting in various romantic comedies such as "Bringing Up Baby," "His Girl Friday," and "The Philadelphia Story." Toward the latter half of his career in the 1950s, Grant worked with Alfred Hitchcock, with whom he made many of the most recognizable films of that era: "Notorious," "To Catch a Thief," and "North by Northwest."

But in "Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise," author Scott Eyman takes a closer look into Grant's life behind the big screen. Eyman tells the story of Grant through the lens of the late actor's own papers, archival research and interviews with those closest to Grant.

Today on FilmWeek, Larry interviews the author of "Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise," Scott Eyman.

Guest:

Scott Eyman, author of “Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise” (Simon & Schuster, October 2020); he is the author or coauthor of 14 books and is the former literary critic at The Palm Beach Post; he tweets @Scott Eyman1