In ‘Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise,’ working-class Archie Leach becomes a Hollywood legend

Scott Eyman delivers an estimable and empathetic biography.

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  • Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise by Scott Eyman review — Archie Leach, the ultimate screen idol
    You end this book wondering what might have happened if the working-class boy who was born plain Archibald Leach had never left his native Bristol. The suave actor we know as Cary Grant would ...
    11/13/2020 - 11:16 am | View Link
  • Cary Grant’s charm was legendary, but his best character was actually himself
    In Scott Eyman’s thorough biography, the actor comes across as a man who hid behind his debonair persona, to the detriment of his relationships.
    11/10/2020 - 1:51 pm | View Link
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  • In ‘Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise,’ working-class Archie Leach becomes a Hollywood legend
    But one of the lessons of Scott Eyman’s estimable and empathetic biography, “Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise,” is ... committed to an asylum. Young Archie Leach was told that she was ...
    10/28/2020 - 1:33 am | View Link
  • Cary Grant got hooked on LSD and was bisexual, says new book
    A Brilliant Disguise by author Scott Eyman He told the writer: 'He's a completely made up character. No way am I really Cary Grant. In my mind's eye I'm just a vaudevillian named Archie Leach ...
    10/21/2020 - 8:47 am | View Link
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