Died Today (November 29th): Cary Grant (1904–1986)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

carygrant.jpgCary Grant (1904–1986)

Born: January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, UK
Died: November 29, 1986 (age 82) in Davenport, Iowa, USA

For more than thirty years of my life I had smoked with increasing habit. I was finally separated from the addiction by Betsy [wife Betsy Drake], who, after carefully studying hypnosis, practiced it, with my full permission and trust, as I was going off to sleep one night. She sat in a chair near the bed and, in a quiet, calm voice, rhythmically repeated what I inwardly knew to be true, the fact that smoking was not good for me; and, as my conscious mind relaxed and no longer cared to offer a negative thought, her words sank into my subconscious; and the following day, to my surprise I had no need or wish to smoke. Nor have I smoked since. Nor have I, as far as I…

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