Cary Grant's ex-wife Dyan Cannon has
denied rumors the Hollywood star was gay.
Grant eloped with Cannon in 1965; they
married in Las Vegas. Their daughter Jennifer Diane Grant, 45, is an
actress who has appeared as a recurring guest star in Beverly
Hills 90210 and Friends.
In 1932 Grant met actor Randolph Scott
on the set of Hot Saturday. Shortly afterward the two men
began rooming together in a beach house in Malibu. Several
biographers have suggested the relationship was more than friendship.
Openly gay fashion designer Richard
Blackwell claimed in his 1995 memoir From Rags to Bitches: An
Autobiography that he had had intimate relationships with Grant
In Peter Bogdanovich's book of essays
about actors, Who the Hell's in It, Grant is quoted as saying
he has “nothing against gays, I'm just not one myself.” And two
of Grant's wives – Barbara Harris and Betsy Drake – have also
denied that Grant was gay.
In an interview with Fox News, Dyan
Cannon, Grant's fourth wife, says the marriage turned sour when she
“[T]hat brought up all those feeling
he hadn't really addressed as a child,” Cannon
said. “He tried to address them with LSD. He thought LSD got
him closer to God, that it would heal him.”
And she dismissed rumors of Grant's
homosexuality as gossip: “I just want to tell you that part of our
life was very fulfilling, so I don't know. In Hollywood they talk
about everyone in some form or another. If that was the case, I
never saw any indication of it.”