02 April 2010

A Bashful Sailor


From Walter Winchell's syndicated column in the Sarasota Journal, Sarasota, FL, on this day in 1963:

Cary Grant is the very model of modern major romantic idol. In film he is the ultimate in urbanity. Incredibly, in real life he has acted the bashful sailor...the actor confesses in a mag that Merle Oberon once john-aldened for him. He asked her to approach Betsy Drake on the deck of the Queen Mary. While Grant hid in the nearest companionway she invited Betsy on his behalf to join them at lunch. Grant concludes the story with a not-so-happy ending. "That was how, in 1947, I met the dear wife who recently divorced me."

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