Daughter Addresses Cary Grant's Gay Rumor in Memoir

April 27, 2011 04:28:46 GMT

In 'Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant', Jennifer writes, 'Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong.'

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Hollywood icon Cary Grant's daughter has laughed off long-running rumors about her father's sexuality in a new memoir. The British actor's only child, Jennifer, has put pen to paper to reveal all about life with the "To Catch a Thief" star in "Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant", which also includes rare photos and personal mementos of their time together before his death in 1986 at the age of 82.

In the book, Jennifer, now 45, admits her famous father was always intrigued by the gay rumors and may have even played up the reports on purpose. She writes, "Can't blame men for wanting him, and wouldn't be surprised if Dad even mildly flirted back."

"When the question arises, it generally speaks more about the person asking. (But) Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong."

Jennifer insists she is a living testament to her dad's legendary charm, adding: "OK, I had a crush on Dad. OK, more than a little crush on Dad. My other real crushes were (singer) Donny Osmond and (French actor) Jean-Paul Belmondo."

Grant's daughter also touches on her dad's four-year marriage to her mother, actress Dyan Cannon, in 1965, admitting it was never going to work out in the long term because both stars were so headstrong: "Something in me has always felt that my parents came together to make me."

And Jennifer has also taken the opportunity to address claims the actor was tight with money, writing, "In my experience, Dad was neither cheap nor excessive. Which, for a wealthy man, is remarkable."

"Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant" is due for release next week (beginning May 2).


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posted by gran on May 02, 2011
Who cares and it is nobodys business.
posted by feefee on May 02, 2011
who cares if he was a faggot,pedophile,rapist, murderer,alcoholic, druggie it's his life and you don't have any right to judge him
posted by stu on May 02, 2011
He's w/ Rock now. I hope their be getting it on as i write this.
posted by Posted by Joan Olson on May 02, 2011
HE was such fun to watch and enjoy. How does his or anyones sexual lives impede on your life. Mr Grant's movies will forever be enjoyed!
posted by firedragon on May 01, 2011
As Cary Grant once said to a friend, "Yes, I'd love to be Cary Grant, too." And, I agree, Mr. Leach
posted by Boss Ed on May 01, 2011
It does not matter that he was gay or not, it matters that he was a good and honest person, that he loved his child and that he be remember as a father, and actor bar none. Rest in peace.

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