So when I heard Cary Grant had a child at the age of 62 who he quit his acting life to raise and who has now written a book called Good Stuff about Cary Grant as her father, it fascinated me.
Especially after I read this quote by Cary Grant, "I've come to think that the reason we're put on this earth is to procreate. To leave something behind. Not films, because you know I don't think my films will last very long once I'm gone. But another human being. That's what's important." That quote resonates with me, as it's a line of thought I've been thinking about a lot. It's interesting Cary Grant didn't think his films would last long, yet the only thing I've heard about him is his films, until now when I realized he had a daughter.
Though him and his then wife divorced after only a year of marriage, he continued to turn down acting jobs and devoted his life to raising her.
An interesting thing she brings up is that her dad really didn't want her in the acting world, but after he saw her perform in a high-school play he was almost in tears at her reserved demeanor. He never liked the large hand gestures that actresses did, and her way of acting was much calmer, more collected, which he was proud of.
Her dad used to say often, such as when they were out on a beautiful day, he would say, "Isn't it just good stuff?" thus the name of the book.