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Betsy Drake, actress-wife of Cary Grant, dies aged 92

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Betsy Drake, an actress who was also the third of Cary Grant's five wives and a survivor of the sinking of the ocean liner Andrea Doria, has died. She was 92.


   Drake made a well-received film debut in 1948 in "Every Girl Should Be Married," playing a young woman trying to trap the debonair Grant into marriage. She became Grant's third wife the following year.


   She followed with several more light films, including "Rome for One More" with Grant and "Dancing in the Dark" with William Powell, and a couple of TV appearances before retiring from the business in the mid-1960s, not long after divorcing Grant.


   Perry Howze, a cousin of Drake's, confirmed Thursday that Drake died in London on Oct. 27.

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