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  • He always kept in his pocket a length of twine - perhaps to remind him of the days when he and his family had nothing (Higham and Moseley)

  • He always wore a gold chain around his neck with three charms attached. The three charms represented the religions of each of his former wives.

- A St Christopher for Virginia Cherrill (Roman Catholic)
- a small cross for Barbara Hutton and Betsy Drake (Protestants)
- a Star of David for Dyan Cannon (Jewish)
(Donaldson)
  • He had one of Jennifer Grants first baby teeth encased in Lucite (Donaldson)

  • Sidney Sheldon used Cary Grant as the prototype for Rhys Williams, a character in the novel Bloodline. (McCann)

  • He was a big baseball fan, originally supporting the New York Giants and then the L.A. Dodgers. (Nelson)

  • At one time he owned a Sealyham terrier called Archie Leach (Nelson)

  • He became and American Citizen on June 26, 1942 under naturalization certificate 5502057(Nelson)

  • As a child he had a fear of knives and a fear of heights (Nelson)

  • One of his favorite poems was (Nelson):

They bought me a box of tin soldiers
I threw all the Generals away
I Smashed up the Seargents and Majors
Now I play with my Privates all day.
  • When Jennifer was born he gave Dyan a diamond and sapphire bracelet as a keepsake (Nelson)

  • Cary's favorite after shave/cologne was Aqua DePalma