Cary Grant ‘enjoyed being called a gay’
Melbourne: Hollywood icon Cary Grant enjoyed being called a gay, says a new memoir penned by his only daughter.
Jennifer, now 45, has admitted that her famous father was always intrigued by the gay rumours and may have even played up the reports on purpose, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
"Can`t blame men for wanting him, and wouldn`t be surprised if Dad even mildly flirted back. When the question arises, it generally speaks more about the person asking,” she writes in ‘Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant’.
"(But) Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong," she added.
Jennifer insisted that she was a living testament to her dad``s legendary charm.
"OK, I had a crush on Dad. OK, more than a little crush on Dad. My other real crushes were (singer) Donny Osmond and (French actor) Jean-Paul Belmondo," she added.
The memoir, which also includes rare photos and personal mementos of their time together before his death in 1986 at the age of 82, is due for release in the US next week.