Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise

Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise

Film historian and acclaimed New York Times bestselling biographer Scott Eyman has written the definitive biography of Hollywood legend Cary Grant, one of the most accomplished—and beloved—actors of his generation, who remains as popular as ever today.

Born Archibald Leach in 1904, he came to America as a teenaged acrobat to find fame and fortune, but he was always haunted by his past. His father was a feckless alcoholic, and his mother was committed to an asylum when Archie was eleven years old. He believed her to be dead until, when he was thirty-one years old, he was informed she was alive. Because of this experience Grant would have difficulty forming close attachments throughout his life. He married five times and had numerous affairs.

Despite a remarkable degree of success, Grant remained deeply conflicted about his past, his present, his basic identity, and even the public that worshiped him in movies such as Gunga Din, Notorious, and North by Northwest.

Drawing on Grant’s own papers, extensive archival research, and interviews with family and friends, this is the definitive portrait of a movie immortal.

Title:Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781501192111
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  • Julie

    Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise by Scott Eyman is a 2020 Simon & Schuster publication. A perfect model for biography standardsRecently, headlines erupted about a popular celebrity accused of being s...

  • Louise

    This biography covers Cary Grant from his days as a poor kid from an alcoholic and troubled home to his rise as a US film star epitomizing grace and charm. Its author, Steven Eyman, having written ext...

  • Chrissie

    The defining difference between this biography of Cary Grant and any other biographical documentary I have seen (I have never attempted to read a book version for a variety of reasons), seems to be Sc...

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    Cary Grant is my favourite actor and the movie Penny Serenade, 1941 with Irene Dunn, is my favourite movie. Scott Eyman is a great celebrity biographer, this is done with respect a...

  • Lauren Stoolfire

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Cary Grant is one of my all time favorite actors so I jumped at the opportunity when I saw Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise by Scott E...

  • Steve

    https://thebestbiographies.com/2020/1...Published in October, “Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise” is the latest of Scott Eyman’s fifteen books and is one of the most comprehensive and thorough bi...

  • Casey Wheeler

    This book opens with a moving description of the last day of Cary Grant's life. Unfortunately, it is a downhill slog from there. The author does a good job of describing how Archie Leach transforms in...

  • Malum

    Cary Grant is still my favorite actor ever, but after reading this biography I wonder if he would have been someone I would have wanted to actually meet. Eyman is very candid about Grant's shortcoming...

  • Toni

    One of the better biographies on Cary Grant. ...

  • Lynn

    Good biography of Cary Grant with a lot of detail but Cary Grant is missing. That is probably more his fault than anyone else’s. Cary seems to have been a very difficult person to get to know. ...