Monday, October 31, 2011

Dinner with Dyan Cannon

Last night I had a chance to catch up with Dyan Cannon, the talented actress, director and screenwriter known for a range of wonderful films, including the 1969 sexual revolution film "Bob, Carol Ted & Alice" with Natalie Wood. You may know her for some other great films like "Heaven Can Wait", or the hilarious "Revenge of the Pink Panther", "Honeysuckle Rose, "Deathtrap", "Out to Sea" and "Caddyshack II" were just a handful of really fun films in which she starred. Of course, Dyan has a wonderful connection to Palm Springs when she was married to the legendary Cary Grant, who was a fixture here in our fair desert city. (Oddly enough one of my favorite restaurants here in Palm Springs is Copley's on Palm Canyon, which is in Cary Grant's former home. They have a great black and white photo of Cary Grant in the restaurant that catches my attention whenever I walk past it). 
At 72, Dyan still looks wonderful, with a perky personality that shines just as bright as it did when I first met her over 20 years ago. Dyan is very excited about her new memoir, "Dear Cary: My Life With Cary Grant". Her marriage to a true member of Hollywood Royalty produced a daughter, Jennifer who also recently wrote a book about her dad. Dyan has been making a series of public appearances on a book tour, and definitely has her followers. I believe she said her book is at #2 on the LA Times best sellers lists. Dyan smiles easily, laughs heartily and enjoys life. Perhaps most impressive is her deep spirituality and how passionately she speaks about finding love within. Dyan is a pure delight. I only just picked up a copy of her book, so I've not read it yet, but knowing Dyan, she has quite a story to tell. I'll let you know how it reads.


Jean said...

I Love Dyan in "Heaven Can Wait". Miss you... I'm back out and about. Still blogging, but a much smaller audience.

Cheryl said...

I love your celebrity photos!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Thanks Cheryl, they are fun too. Some of these folks are friends...but I try to keep that aspect private.


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