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Happy Birthday Cary Grant!!!  |  January 18, 1904 - November 29, 1986

Everyone likes the idea of Cary Grant.  Everyone thinks of him affectionately, because he embodies what seems a happier time – a time when we had a simpler relationship to a performer. We could admire him for his timing and his nonchalance – we didn’t expect emotional revelations from Cary Grant, we were used to his keeping his distance, which, if we cared to, we could close in idle fantasy.  He appeared before us in radiantly shallow perfection, and that was all we wanted of  him.  We didn’t want depth from him; we asked only that he be handsome and silky and make us laugh. –Critic Pauline Kael