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Cary Grant Musical DEAR CARY Heading to Broadway?

"Judy, Judy, Judy!" Could those infamous words be part of the dialogue of a new Broadway musical based on the life and times of Hollywood legend Cary Grant? The answer is 'yes!' according to Page Six of today's New York Post.

According to the report, Grant's ex-wife Dyan Cannon has been hard at work over the last several years on a musical adaptation of her best selling book "Dear Cary." Cannon tells the Post's Richard Johnson, "We have a book. We have some songs. The next step is the 29-hour table read." The actress plans to portray herself in the production.

Some of the darkest periods of Cannon's life will be covered in the show, including a stint in an institution to treat depression and the effects that the couple's drug use ultimately had on her. "It's about the things we think we need in life to make us happy, and we find out that's not the case," says the Oscar-nominated actress.

As far as who will take on the role of the dashing actor from England, Cannon shares, "It's an amazing part for a man. Whoever gets it will be lucky."

Born Archibald Alexander Leach Grant was an English actor who became an American citizen in 1942. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men.

In 1999, the American Film Institute named Grant the second greatest male star of Golden Age Hollywood cinema (after Humphrey Bogart). Grant was known for comedic and dramatic roles; his best-known films include Bringing Up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), His Girl Friday (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Notorious(1946), An Affair to Remember (1957), North by Northwest (1959), and Charade (1963).

He was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor (Penny Serenade (1941) and None but the Lonely Heart (1944)) and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. After his retirement from film in 1966, Grant was presented with an Honorary Oscar by Frank Sinatra at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970.

Watch highlights of some of Cary Grant's films below:


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