Haunted Idol by Geoffrey Wansell
The Story of the Real Cary Grant

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A study of the true story of the man behind the debonair image details the fears and obsessions that have haunted Grant's film career, his childhood, marriages, relationships with women and his only child, and his retreat into privacy.

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Geoffrey Wansell is an acclaimed biographer. A former reporter and feature writer for the London Times, as well as a columnist for the Observer and the Sunday Telegraph, he also produced the Twentieth Century Fox feature film When the Whales Came, starring Paul Scofield and Helen Mirren. Born in Scotland, he now lives in Wiltshire, England.
Published November 1, 1987 by William Morrow & Co. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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He has spent most of his career trying to forget his childhood, to erase the poverty of his upbringing by a relentless pursuit of wealth, and to overcome the paralyzing fear of women instilled in him by his doting but mentally unstable mother."" So writes Wansell in this cheesy, nasty-toned biogr...

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