“He never disappointed.” George Whitman, the owner of Shakespeare and Company, a bookshop that became the core of English-language literary life in Paris and might be the most famous and beloved bookstore in the world, died Dec. 14, 2011 in his apartment above the store. He died two days after his 98th birthday.
Today marks 25 years since the death of Cary Grant.
Hard to believe a man this handsome was born Archibald Leach. And yet it was probably Cary Grant’s quirks — that funny accent, the persnickety air from his days in screwball comedy — that endeared him to so many.
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