Dyan Cannon Dishes on Life with Cary Grant
Actress pens explosive memoir
- Duration 6:40
- Date Oct 23, 2011
Actress pens explosive memoir
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He was a Hollywood icon.
When Carey grant made a movie it was a guaranteed success.
He was the leading man in romantic comedies like bringing up baby with Katharine Hepburn.
-- -- I don't believe it through and -- -- expect them to private and more importantly problem.
And Alfred Hitchcock's thrillers like notorious and -- She was a young and beautiful up and coming actress 33 years his junior.
Who captured his heart they were married.
And she gave birth to his only child a daughter named Jennifer but even though their marriage didn't last forever her memories do.
Well more than forty years after the divorce Diane cannon chronicles their relationship.
-- a wonderful new book called dear Kerry my life with Cary Grant please welcome Diane cannon.
I have to look forward to meeting you for a long time what are the things you are known far is your guy that you've got to be the biggest LA Laker fan in the country can you -- -- you not yet even have a bottle on it says lakers says the lakers.
But I don't know we can have a season.
And you tell me with a slot counting what's at about -- -- good now I I just have four words for the owners sent for the players and snap out of it.
There you go how did you -- to be such a big Laker fan what's that.
My father used to take -- up all the -- really I was -- when I was a -- -- football basketball baseball -- -- from Seattle.
So I loved at all.
And you actually did commercial we're gonna see little piece of that for the lakers.
And -- have been banned.
But up -- up.
John Paul dear -- You knew Cary Grant better than probably anyone really knew him and you've written a book that is warm and insightful.
But but it's not a kiss and tell us let's make -- to be a bad guy is really presents a very human side of Cary Grant.
I'm so glad you've got -- know I mean I think that's what.
It makes it so an enduring book what finally -- you to say after all these years I'm gonna tell this story.
I wanted it to be a helpful book a hopeful book.
Inspirational book a book that people can relate to even though it starts Karrie and me it's about.
The things that happen when you're involved in a relationship let's talk about defected when when the marriage ended.
It really left you hurt.
Devastated get a break down from I did yes what was what was the the I guess the essence of why it was so devastating at that time then you're able now to go back and revisit it.
Well I think what happened was that I made him like every thing.
And that's a precarious position because that's -- expanding on -- -- that anyone could pull out from under you at any time.
I think I was so.
-- I was so enthralled by the -- that -- -- to me.
Insofar as my -- GOP pick my word of the way I want my hair at the way I wrote thank you notes and I love that because the -- -- -- so much He really was the consummate gentleman wasn't healthy lives and if you think that He radiated charm on the screen to know -- -- was.
He walked into her room and the room changed He had a presence.
And equality a heart a soul a sweetness that kindness and yet.
The things in his childhood -- the things that really held him back the things that He couldn't feel it.
On the screen He was this absolutely confident individual but in person there was a side of him -- was still very very insecure.
Well you know what happens we look at stars and we make or political figures or anybody that we make and got out of and finally understand that they have -- to claim just like honest they have things to work through tune.
-- Carrie really tried to work through those things you guys -- 33 years difference in age.
You with a song love -- now going national.
And and He was the -- died very was that a lot of the problems that.
That we were difficult -- you guys to working well I've never thought about it that -- but I think I think that's so profound I don't know why I never thought charging you for this.
It's doing I don't know why -- never thought.
And it that way but that is quite.
Just because I He -- -- -- -- my father but in the beginning I didn't -- -- date and He really pursued me my parents had known -- he's had three wives it's too much.
But He charmed me she was carried -- eight.
Called He -- through your agent and said He would like to see you thought it was for a partner movie well that's what He said.
That's coming -- that's always a part all right -- -- I loved your last.
That's one of the things is -- -- Diane cannon -- my goodness no.
I thought my agent I was in the office for four hours and when I came out my agent said.
-- -- you mention a movie.
He's at I think I think he's Anderson you I think you're crazy but He was right and I was around you -- -- interest -- -- 01 of the great I I guess.
-- -- -- reasons of this whole marriage was your beautiful daughter Jennifer the only child He ever had how much of Carey grant do you see in your daughter and in your grandchild.
All of the best all of the all of the medical care is and my -- an hour to yes and and it and dinner.
I'm go go to the little buoy go go go go yeah where did you get that of that I -- and I go -- You know one of the reasons I asked my grandmother we called her go go for the various things yes we did.
You the second go go I've ever.
True I promise.
You can't make something like that.
Before now so then it if I ever see you're gonna save house go go do it and I'm gonna say fantastic by the way.
All of the members over studio audience will get a copy of giant cannons -- near Perry from.
And all of our.
-- first to got a copy.
I don't really got it I'm so grateful you really really kind of -- thank you thank you so you've written a wonderful book and given us a great inside and thank you for coming it's a delight to.