Betsy Drake

Actress + Psychotherapist and Writer
Born Sep 11, 1923

Betsy Drake is an American actress, psychotherapist and writer. She was the third wife of actor Cary Grant.

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1923 Birth Born on September 11, 1923.
1929 5 Years Old Drake, the eldest child of two American expatriates, was born in Paris, France. Although her grandfather, Tracy Drake, had built the Drake Hotel in Chicago Illinois, the Drakes lost their money in the 1929 stock-market crash when Drake was five years old. … Read More


1947 23 Years Old 1 More Event
She returned to New York City and, in 1947, read for the director Elia Kazan for the lead role in the London company of the play Deep are the Roots.
1949 25 Years Old On Christmas Day 1949 Drake and Grant married in a private ceremony organized by Grant's best man, Howard Hughes, and deliberately chose a low-key, introspective private life. … Read More


1956 32 Years Old In July of 1956, Drake survived the sinking of the Italian ocean liner the SS Andrea Doria. … Read More
1958 34 Years Old Grant and Drake separated in 1958, remaining friends, and divorced in 1962. … Read More
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