May 2, 2011 |
Cary Grant wanted a life away from the silver screen in 1966 after three decades of superstardom in such classics as "North by Northwest," "Gunga Din," "The Philadelphia Story" and "Bringing Up Baby. " So Grant, then 62, gave up his career for what he felt would be the greatest role of his life: doting father. "He retired to be with me," said his daughter, Jennifer Grant. "That is hard to believe in and of itself. He put all of his focus, really, on me. Most people don't have the luxury to retire; most people don't want until their 60s to have a child.' The tall, whippet-slim Grant, now 45, looks a lot like her mother, Oscar-nominated actress Dyan Cannon, but possesses her father's dark hair and dancing eyes.
July 7, 2009 |
For most of the 1960s, Hollywood was the last place you'd go to find the pulse of the pop culture. Movie attendance had reached all-time lows. The studios were crumbling -- most film lots were either up for sale, being rented out or looked like decaying junkyards.
March 30, 2002
Once again, Magic Johnson just cannot keep that mouth of his shut. In the last 10 days or so, Magic has been busy campaigning for the Knicks' GM position, and lo and behold, it was Magic, not Jerry West, who lured Shaq to the Lakers. Now, our once-proud son wants to be the mayor of Los Angeles and lead the city to the promised land. Maybe someone should remind him that his name is Magic and not Moses. Magic, you failed miserably in 1994 when you couldn't lead a dozen or so Lakers during your brief coaching experience.
July 8, 2001 |
If it's true that the Lord works in mysterious ways, then ExhibitA might be inside the CBS commissary in Studio City. There, dressed in a glittering rhinestone choker, clingy black blouse and indigo slacks, Dyan Cannon stands in the glow of a spotlight, a clutch of bodies lying at her feet. It's almost midnight, and things are winding down at her latest God's Party, a kaleidoscope of gospel and pop music, prayer, dancing, storytelling and Pentecostal-style faith healing.
April 30, 2001 |
Dyan Cannon has never done things the typical way. In her 20s, the Oscar-nominated actress shocked Hollywood by marrying 61-year-old matinee idol Cary Grant--a man older than her own father and one dogged by rumors of homosexuality to boot. When Cannon was in her 50s, she founded a Christian revival group--a novel choice for someone who had been raised Jewish.
June 25, 1997 |
Dyan Cannon's two cats, Puppy and Kitty, were snoozing in cushy chairs while we sat on her living room floor, talking, laughing and snacking on fruit. The actress, whose latest movie, "Out to Sea," with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, opens next week, slowly peeled the skin from a tangerine. "Look at that," Cannon, 60, observed. The tangerine spray had caught inside a sunbeam and that made her smile. * Question: You're really enjoying life, aren't you?