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

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.

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

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.

The fresh-faced star was returning to New York aboard the Andrea Doria in 1956 when it collided with another liner, the Stockholm, and went down. Drake had been visiting Grant, her husband of seven years, on the...