Maybe the guy should just stay home and play
the horses. For if he could pick the ponies as well as he's
picked himself winning screen roles, Cary Grant could retire with
a scratch-sheet tomorrow morning. Press reports say that he
started free-lancing 17 years ago, but Cary will tell he started
fending for himself at 12 when he ran away from home to join Bob
Pender's acrobatic troupe - and he's been "running his own
street car" ever since. Other stars who've had the
chance to choose their own roles and wound up in a progression of
flops, watch Cary with envy as he bounces from one popular part to
one more popular. Which role did he like best? Dexter
Haven in the Philadelphia Story, though Jimmy Stewart won an
Academy Award in the same picture with the role of Mike Connor ...
the part Cary Grant turned down.