The men reveal their true selves under the hardships of survival. Nicholas Malcolm "Nick" Bates is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Emmerdale portrayed by Cy Chadwick. Cy Grant was born in the village of Beterverwagting, British Guiana, one of seven children in a close-knit middle-class family. "[8], A celebration event at LMA in February 2017 marked the launch of the archive catalogue. After their vessel is sunk by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Singapore during World War II, a beautiful nun (Joan Collins), a black purser (Cy Grant), a military officer (Richard Burton) and a racist businessman (Basil Sydney) escape in a small lifeboat. [26] The songs were featured in the 2009 BBC Two television documentary series Empire of Cricket. [10] At the age of 11, he moved with his family to New Amsterdam, Berbice. His concert appearances include the Kongresshalle of the Deutsches Museum in Munich (1963) and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London (1971). [9] It is the collaboration of Grant and Hans Klootwijk, author of Lancaster W4827: Failed to Return, which recounts the fate of Grant and his fellow airmen after their plane was shot down over the Netherlands in 1943. Cy Grant, who died this year I believe, had a very distinguished career in Great Britain and was a well-loved figure, I understand. In 1942, a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore is sunk by a Japanese sub. He was married to Dorith. He included a version of the song on his 1965 album, Cy & I. He continued seeking, however, and eventually married a hotel public relations agent, Barbara Harris, in 1981. They therefore see our self-organisation as an affront."[1]. [28] As recalled by Gus John, a Drum trustee (other trustees included Tania Rose, Chris Konyils, Helen McEachrane, Gurmukh Singh, Eric Smellie and Margaret Busby), Grant said of the prevailing mainstream climate at the time: "These people are simply incapable of seeing the world through our lenses, incapable of imagining for just one moment what it must be like for us to experience their system which to us is anything but as open as they would have us believe. 23.35: Midnight Movie: Sea Wife starring Richard Burton, Joan Collins with Basil Sydney, Cy Grant The unnecessary death of one of the four survivors of a British ship torpedoed near Singapore in 1942 has a lasting effect on the other three who are eventually rescued. Grant attended the Helen Lefeaux School of Fashion Design in 1987. He was born on November 8 1919. Bulldog, Biscuit, Sea Wife and Number Four (the last two are new to our saga) are all fleeing the invading Japanese and boarding a small cruise ship. [8] These were followed by two national festivals in Devon (1986) and Gloucestershire (1987). See more ideas about 60th birthday, 60th birthday party, 1957 facts. Sep 27, 2018 - Explore katia's board "1957 facts" on Pinterest. Bulldog, Biscuit, Sea Wife and Number Four (the last two are new to our saga) are all fleeing the invading Japanese and boarding a small cruise ship. Cliff Michelmore, who has died aged 96, achieved a long, enjoyable career and happy marriage, writes LIBBY PURVES, who mourns a generation and the lost innocence of television’s early days. Directed by Bob McNaught. Grant had four sisters. Votes: 2,667 Sea Wife is a film directed by Bob McNaught with Joan Collins, Richard Burton, Basil Sydney, Cy Grant, Ronald Squire .... Year: 1957. [5], In 2007, Grant helped open the London, Sugar and Slavery permanent exhibition hosted at the Museum of London Docklands. Cy Grant died at University College Hospital on Saturday, February 13, aged 90. He parachuted to safety into a field (south of Nieuw-Vennep, as he later found out) and was helped by a Dutch family, although a policeman subsequently handed him over to the German forces, and for the next two years Grant was imprisoned in Stalag Luft III camp, 160 kilometres (99 mi) east of Berlin. He frequently appeared on Tonight, as well as in the film Sea Wife. [11] Speaking of his upbringing, Grant said: "I was brought up in a typically colonial way, singing 'Rule Britannia' and learning about English history and geography, but not knowing anything about the country I was born in. They, however, enjoyed the same civil rights and religious freedom as all other Czech citizens. Cyril Grant, known as Cy, was an actor, barrister, musician, poet and Royal Air Force navigator shot down by the Luftwaffe and kept as a prisoner of war in World War II. Cy Grant has died after a brief illness at the age of 90. Grant performed Caribbean calypso and folk songs in many countries, at venues including Esmeralda's Barn in London (1950s), the New Stanley Hotel, Nairobi (1973), Bricktops, Rome (1956), and for the GTV 9 station in Melbourne, Australia. Cy relates how he overheard Grant's wife, Anne, demand answers for the incident. Tensions mount as the group drifts through the ocean, rations supplies and struggles to survive under the harsh sun. I met all sorts of people, including writers, schoolteachers, lecturers and scientists. Following service in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, Grant worked as an actor and singer, before establishing the Drum Arts Centre in London in the 1970s. Cy Grant (born 8 November 1919) is a Guyanese actor, singer and writer who in the 1950s was the first black person to appear regularly on British television.Following service in the Royal Air Force during World War II, he became an actor and singer, before setting up the Drum Arts Centre in the 1970s and becoming director of Concord Multicultural Festivals in the early 1980s. DIDI’S STORY: In loving memory of Cy’s wife Dorit Grant 08/07/1927 – 28/04/2018; PRESS RELEASE: Blue Plaque unveiling for Cy Grant – 11/11/2017; EVENT: Navigating the Dreams of an Icon: Cy Grant Grand Finale 18/02/2017 Among the exhibitions it mounted was Behind the Mask: Afro-Caribbean Poets and Playwrights in Words and Pictures at the Commonwealth Institute and the National Theatre in 1979. Bulldog, Biscuit, Sea Wife and Number Four (the last two are new to our saga) are all fleeing the invading Japanese and boarding a small cruise ship. I understand that he did not want to do this movie but he still is Richard Burton and he graces anything he is in. Grant stood down as chair of the Drum Arts Centre in 1978 following internal disagreements, giving him the opportunity to concentrate on a one-man show adapted from Aimé Césaire's epic poem Cahier d'un retour au pays natal (Notebook of a Return to My Native Land). Directed by Bob McNaught. Votes: 2,667 Cy Grant was a Guyanese actor and singer. He was the first black person to appear regularly on British factual television. This Holiday Peloton commercial song is a remix of the track ‘Feeling Good’ that was recorded by Huff & Herb. Site design: ATOMIC CONCEPTS                © Cy Grant 2016         Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions   |    Photo: Steven Hatton - Electric Egg, DIDI’S STORY: In loving memory of Cy’s wife Dorit Grant 08/07/1927 – 28/04/2018, EVENT: Navigating the Dreams of an Icon: Cy Grant Grand Finale 18/02/2017. Background details that you might want to know about Dorith include: ethnicity is Caucasian, whose political affiliation is unknown; and religious views are listed as Christian. Both lasted several months and involved a vast range of local, national and international artistes, as well as workshops, in an attempt to celebrate the cultural diversity of modern-day Britain and foster improved race relations. Aside from earning a living, he saw acting as a way to improve his diction in preparation for when he finally entered Chambers. His father was a Moravian minister and his mother a music teacher originally from Antigua. Biography Early life. With journalist Bernard Levin providing words, Grant strung them together. In 1981, Grant became director of Concord Multicultural Festivals, which in the course of the four years staged 22 multicultural festivals in cities in England and Wales, starting in Nottingham. In the 1950s, he became the first black person to be featured regularly on television in the United Kingdom,[3][4][5] mostly due to his appearances on the BBC current affairs show Tonight. Grant was born in Hydaburg, Alaska, but was raised in Ketchikan.She is a Kaigani Haida of the Raven Clan from the Brown Bear house of Howkan.Her family crests include Two-Finned Killer Whale, Shark, Berry Picker in the Moon, and Brown Bear. Sudetenland was home to about three million ethnic Germans; whilst it is estimated that before World War 2, there were only approximately three hundred and fifty thousand Jews in the whole of Czechoslovakia. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/feb/17/cy-grant-obituary Sea Wife understands his words, and the next day asks Number Four to keep her secret that she is a nun. [35] He had originally been invited to an award presentation in the US in 2009 at a "Caribbean Glory" event organised Gabriel Christian to raise the profile of West Indians' contribution in two world wars, but illness had prevented Grant from attending. Later, when Biscuit wistfully asks Sea Wife to come see the cherry blossoms with him in London after they are rescued, she refuses, and when he asks if he has a rival, she replies yes. Grant discussed his experiences of being among the first generation of Afro-Caribbean actors in Britain in TV's Black Pioneers, broadcast on BBC Four in June 2007, and Black Screen Britain, Part 1: Ambassadors for the Race, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009. Actor and activist Cy Grant has passed away at the age of 90 his wife has confirmed to the BBC. Grant's general frustration with the lack of good roles for black actors was briefly tempered in 1965 when he played the lead in Othello at the Phoenix Theatre in Leicester, a role for which white actors at the time routinely "blacked up". Advert Music: Feeling Good (Epic Mix). The BBC artist page for Cy Grant. He is survived by his wife Dorith, whom he married in 1956, two … Cy Grant Number Four ... Sea Wife is one of those turgid and morose melodramas that were inexplicably popular in the post-Second World War period. My name is Dorit Elise Grant (nee Dorita Kastnerova). A father of four children, Grant lived with his wife, Dorith, in Highgate, London. Grant performed Caribbean calypso and folk songs in many countries, at venues including Esmeralda's Barn in London (1950s), the New Stanley Hotel, Nairobi (1973), Bricktops, Rome (1956), and for the GTV 9 station in Melbourne, Australia. They already know their grand-father’s story which, although he came from the other side of the world, bears an uncanny parallel to mine. Grant’s next wife was Dyan Cannon, whom he married in 1965. In the 1950s, he became the first black person to be featured regularly on television in the United Kingdom, mostly due to his appearances on the BBC current affairs show Tonight. Cy Grant, who died on February 13 aged 90, was the first black person to appear regularly on British television; during the war he was also one of the few West Indian volunteers to be commissioned in the RAF and spent two years as a German prisoner-of-war. Cy Grant, Actor: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant “But of all I’ve read and all I’ve heard about him, there were certain qualities that stood out,” Judge Grant remarked. ", "Yellow Bird", "O Pato", "Blowin' in the Wind", "Work Song", and "Every Night When the Sun Goes Down" – is a collector's item. With Joan Collins, Richard Burton, Basil Sydney, Cy Grant. From 1942 to 1946, Copeland served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. And, living for two years close together, I learnt a great deal and asked a lot of questions - that's where I matured, actually. Born Cyril Grant in British Guiana, he served in the RAF during the Second World War and later successfully auditioned for the Festival of Britain Company, combining his skills as both a singer and actor. Cy Grant, who died on February 13 aged 90, was the first black person to appear regularly on British television; during the war he was also one of the few West Indian volunteers to be commissioned in the RAF and spent two years as a German prisoner-of-war. Cy Grant was born on November 8, 1919 in Beterverwagting, British Guiana as Cyril Ewart Lionel Grant. She was another fellow actress and gave birth to his only child, Jennifer, in 1966. He is known for his work on Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967), At the Earth's Core (1976) and Shaft in Africa (1973). I also see it as essential that my grandchildren learn about their origins from their grand-mother’s side. Born Cyril Grant in British Guiana, he served in the RAF during the Second World War and later successfully auditioned for the Festival of Britain Company, combining his skills as both a singer and actor. Tonight was popular and made Grant a well-known public figure, the first black person to appear regularly on British television. Grant was eventually liberated by the Allied Forces in 1945. This led to a production of Mustapha Matura's Bread at the Young Vic and workshops with the Royal National Theatre. He became a member of the Middle Temple in London and qualified as a barrister in 1950. Grant died at University College Hospital, London, on Saturday, 13 February 2010, aged 90, survived by his wife Dorith (whom he married in 1956), their two daughters and one son, another son from an earlier marriage and one sister. [45] Speaking of the importance to her family of the project, which includes an outreach programme involving workshops, school education packs, online resources and a touring exhibition,[46] aimed at raising awareness of Grant's achievements and inspiring younger generations, Samantha Moxon said: "My dad's dream was that the importance of his work should be recognised and never forgotten. DIDI’S STORY: In loving memory of Cy’s wife Dorit Grant 08/07/1927 – 28/04/2018. Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Charles Coburn. [47][48], "In researching my war memoir, A Member of the RAF of Indeterminate Race, I found that neither the Air Ministry, the MOD, nor the Imperial War Museum had complete records of air crew from the Caribbean, whether of obvious 'hero potential' or not. Suspicion doesn't fall on Cy again until Seth tells the team about how he escorted Grant to a Gamblers Anonymous meeting on the day of his murder and saw Cy at the same meeting. The BBC Sound Archive contains more than 90 entries for his radio work, dating from 1954 to 1997. item 2 SEA WIFE Joan Collins, Richard Burton, Basil Sydney, Cy Grant NEW SEALED DVD - SEA WIFE Joan Collins, Richard Burton, Basil Sydney, Cy Grant NEW SEALED DVD $9.00 +$1.50 shipping I was born into a well-to-do Jewish family on July 8 1927 in the small but beautiful town of Teplice in the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia. The men reveal their true selves under the hardships of survival. Earlston Jewitt Cameron, CBE (8 August 1917 – 3 July 2020) was a Bermudian actor who lived and worked in the United Kingdom.Along with Cy Grant, he was one of the first black actors to break the "colour bar" in the United Kingdom. This proved to be a successful undertaking and Grant soon appeared in revues and cabaret venues such as Esmeralda's Barn, singing Caribbean and other folk songs, as well as on BBC radio (The Third Programme and the Overseas Service). [7] A published poet and author of several books, including his 2007 memoir Blackness and the Dreaming Soul and other writing that reflected his belief in Taoism and an expansive world view,[8] Grant was made an Honorary Fellow of Roehampton University in 1997, and a member of the Scientific and Medical Network in 2001. She was another fellow actress and gave birth to his only child, Jennifer, in 1966. [36][35][37], Other tributes have included events at the British Film Institute: "Cy Grant Day at the BFI: Tribute to a Hero", on 7 November 2010 (hosted by Burt Caesar,[38] and on 12 November 2016 "Life and Times of Cy Grant", with the participation of Professor Kurt Barling, producer Terry Jervis, theatre director Yvonne Brewster, and the High Commissioner of Guyana. His father was a Moravian minister and his mother a music teacher from Antigua. In 1977, Ola Rotimi produced a Nigerian adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, titled The Gods Are Not To Blame, at the Greenwich Theatre and Jackson's Lane Community Centre; meanwhile, The Swamp Dwellers by Wole Soyinka was produced at the Commonwealth Institute Theatre. In 1942, a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore is sunk by a Japanese sub. After six months at a Chambers in the Middle Temple, he decided that he no longer had any passion for law and resolved to challenge discrimination through the arts.[25]. Sea Wife understands his words, and the next day asks Number Four to keep her secret that she is a nun. His acting career continued apace and later in 1957 he appeared in Home of the Brave, an award-winning TV drama by Arthur Laurents, and travelled the following year to Jamaica for the filming of Calypso, in which he played the romantic lead. Cy Grant Number Four ... Sea Wife is one of those turgid and morose melodramas that were inexplicably popular in the post-Second World War period. I felt frustrated by the colonial way of life. Died: February 13th 2010 Age: 90. Soon after Tonight came to an end, Michelmore and Kenneth Allsop, another Tonight regular, took up a … Soon after Tonight came to an end, Michelmore and Kenneth Allsop, another Tonight regular, took up a … Sea Wife (1957) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Grant’s next wife was Dyan Cannon, whom he married in 1965. Cy Grant has died after a brief illness at the age of 90. Original title: Sea Wife. The Cy Grant Trust was set up to preserve the work of Cy Grant as a Royal Air Force WWII Flight Lieutenant Navigator, an actor, a singer, songwriter, broadcaster, author, poet, multi-ethnic arts director, and a community activist. in which he was the first to perform the song "Feeling Good", later covered by many others. He continued seeking, however, and eventually married a hotel public relations agent, Barbara Harris, in … After a wealthy man finds out his wife is a gold digger, he meets and falls for a widowed mother, and complications ensue. Teplice is situated in the plain of the Bílina river, which separates the Ore Mountains from the Czech Central Mountains. His album Cool Folk (World Record Club, 1964) – featuring "Where Have All the Flowers Gone? In collaboration with Zimbabwean John Mapondera, in 1974 Grant set up the Drum Arts Centre in London (not to be confused with The Drum in Birmingham) to provide a springboard and a national centre for black artistic talent. With Joan Collins, Richard Burton, Basil Sydney, Cy Grant. However, despite his distinguished war record and legal qualifications, he was unable to find work at the Bar and decided to take up acting. The following year, Grant was asked to feature in the BBC's daily topical programme, Tonight, to "sing" the news in the form of a "topical Calypso" (a pun on "tropical"). [6] In the 1980s, he was appointed director of Concord Multicultural Festivals. DIDI’S STORY: In loving memory of Cy’s wife Dorit Grant 08/07/1927 – 28/04/2018; PRESS RELEASE: Blue Plaque unveiling for Cy Grant – 11/11/2017; EVENT: Navigating the Dreams of an Icon: Cy Grant Grand Finale 18/02/2017 He first appeared on 26 November 1985 and became the fiance of Elsa Feldmann, father to their daughter Alice, and the best friend of Archie Brooks. In 2008, he was the founder and inspirator of an online archive to trace and commemorate Caribbean airmen of the Second World War.[9]. Sea Wife (1957) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. These include a series of six meditations based on 24 of the 81 chapters of the Tao te Ching for the BBC World Service in 1980, The Way of the Tao (Grant was a devotee of Taoism);[8] The Calypso Chronicles, six programmes for BBC Radio 2 (1994); Panning for Gold, two programmes for Radio 2; Amazing Grace, Radio 2; and Day Light Come and Wild Blue, both for BBC Radio 4. Teplice had its own thriving theatre, a promenade with smart shops, beautiful parks and Synagogue. Storylines. In 1989, he helped to organise the "One Love Africa, Save The Children International Music Festival" in Zimbabwe. Caribbean Aircrew in the Royal Air Force during World War II entry. [27] Laurence Olivier rebuffed Grant's invitation to become a patron of Drum, accusing him of being separatist. She is much loved and will always be remembered. I am the sole survivor of my family line and I thought it important to tell the story about … In the 1950s, he became the first black person to be featured regularly on television in the United Kingdom, mostly due to his appearances on the BBC current affairs show Tonight. Cy Grant was a Guyanese actor and singer. A small lifeboat carries a beautiful woman, an army officer, a bigoted administrator, and a black seaman. He is known for his work on Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967), At the Earth's Core (1976) and Shaft in Africa (1973). [30] A critique of European colonialism and values, it was cited by Grant as a major influence on his thought. Grant had extensive involvement in British radio broadcasting. Though none of the four know each other, Sea Wife is of course Joan Collins and Number Four is Cy Grant. [24] Between 1967 and 1968 he also voiced the character of Lieutenant Green in Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Nicholas Malcolm "Nick" Bates is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Emmerdale portrayed by Cy Chadwick. Sir Francis Drake's burial at sea off Portobello, Panama, 28 January 1596, From British Battles on Land and Sea, by James Grant. [20] After a platform performance at the National Theatre and a two-week production at the Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre,[31] Grant embarked on a two-year national tour in 1977. It was one of the most famous spa towns in Europe with thermal springs fabled to have been discovered as early as 762*. Following an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF),[44] in spring 2016 the Cy Grant Archive was launched – comprising documents, manuscripts, photographs and films dating from the 1940s to 2010 – and will be catalogued and made public for the first time. After retiring, Grant divorced Cannon in 1968. Tonight in 1959: Cliff Michelmore with Cy Grant, Alan Whicker and Fyfe Robertson. For my children and grandchildren. Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Charles Coburn. Thanks to Cy who suggested that I do this and for doing it and Jake who helped. Funeral Details. Sea Wife. I knew that the colony was too small to hold me."[12]. In addition, he entertained British armed forces in Cyprus, the Maldives, Singapore and Libya. In 1956 he hosted his own television series, For Members Only (broadcast on Associated Television), on which he interspersed interviews with newsworthy people with singing and playing the guitar. He was the first black person to appear regularly on British factual television. Though none of the four know each other, Sea Wife is of course Joan Collins and Number Four is Cy Grant. [21] Aware of the short supply of roles for black actors, Grant decided to increase his earning potential by becoming a singer, having learnt to sing and play the guitar during his childhood in Guiana. He died on February 13, 2010 in London, England. It may help shape their choices as human beings and how they may learn to live in harmony with the earth and find peace in their lives. [22], In 1956, Grant appeared alongside Nadia Cattouse, Errol John and Earl Cameron in the BBC TV drama Man From The Sun, whose characters are mostly Caribbean migrants to London,[23] and also starred in the World War II film Sea Wife (1957), with Richard Burton and Joan Collins. [39], A blue plaque erected on 11 November 2017 by the Nubian Jak Community Trust marks Grant's former home at 54 Jackson's Lane, Highgate, in London. One of approximately 500 young men recruited from the Caribbean as aircrew, he was commissioned as an officer after training in England as a navigator. He died on February 13, 2010 in London, England. [16] One of those who in 1943 had rushed to the scene of the crash in the Dutch village was a then 11-year-old local called Joost Klootwijk, who in later years determined to find out what happened to the crew, and eventually made contact with Grant around 2007. For my children and grandchildren. I am the sole survivor of my family line and I thought it important to tell the story about my family so that our name will not be completely erased from the world’s memory bank. Two of Grant's singles, "King Cricket" and "The Constantine Calypso", recorded in 1966 for Pye Records, celebrate the lives of West Indian cricketers Garfield Sobers and Learie Constantine. Bulldog, Biscuit, Sea Wife and Number Four (the last two are new to our saga) are all fleeing the invading Japanese and boarding a small cruise ship. This site is a tribute to Dorit Grant, nee Kastner, who was born in Teplice, Czech Republic on 8th July 1927. On October 11, 1941, Copeland married Nancy Hall Sawyer of Elizabeth City, daughter of Marvin Buck Sawyer, an attorney, and Emily Robinson (Hall) Sawyer. In the 1950s, he became the first black person to be featured regularly on television in the United Kingdom, mostly due to his appearances on the BBC current affairs show Tonight. Find the best clips, watch programmes, catch up on the news, and read the latest Cy Grant interviews. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Cy Grant (right) chats with James Copeland Jr. following the portrait unveiling ceremony held Jan. 23. [1], Before Grant's death the Bomber Command Association had planned to honour him as an "'inspirational example' of how black and white servicemen and women fought alongside one another in two world wars", and a posthumous ceremony took place the following month at the House of Lords, where his younger daughter Samantha (Sami) Moxon was presented with a plaque bearing the citation that Flt Lt Grant had "valiantly served in World War Two to ensure our freedom". Back in 2007 the Museum in Docklands launched its controversial permanent exhibit … DIDI’S STORY: In loving memory of Cy’s wife Dorit Grant 08/07/1927 – 28/04/2018; PRESS RELEASE: Blue Plaque unveiling for Cy Grant – 11/11/2017; EVENT: Navigating the Dreams of an Icon: Cy Grant Grand Finale 18/02/2017 Dorit’s funeral service is at Golders Green Crematorium (West Chapel) on Friday 11th May 2018 at … His concert appearances include the Kongresshalle of the Deutsches Museum in Munich (1963) and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London (1971). Cy Grant, who died on February 13 aged 90, was the first black person to appear regularly on British television; during the war he was also one of the few West Indian volunteers to be commissioned in the RAF and spent two years as a German prisoner-of-war. Can only be reproduced in conjunction with promotion of the film. Dedicated to the memory of Dorit Grant. He first appeared on 26 November 1985 and became the fiance of Elsa Feldmann, father to their daughter Alice, and the best friend of Archie Brooks. Despite being recorded a few years ago, the full-length version of this remix doesn’t appear to … Though none of the four know each other, Sea Wife is of course Joan Collins and Number Four is Cy Grant. Later, when Biscuit wistfully asks Sea Wife to come see the cherry blossoms with him in London after they are rescued, she refuses, and when he asks if he has a rival, she replies yes. In 1989, he helped to organise the "One Love … Though none of the four know each other, Sea Wife is of course Joan Collins and Number Four is Cy Grant. After their vessel is sunk by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Singapore during World War II, a beautiful nun (Joan Collins), a black purser (Cy Grant), a military officer (Richard Burton) and a racist businessman (Basil Sydney) escape in a small lifeboat. [17] BBC London Special Correspondent Kurt Barling made a film in 2008 of Grant returning after 65 years to the Netherlands, where Grant and Klootwijk had an emotional meeting for the first time. He frequently appeared on Tonight, as well as in the film Sea Wife. by Joan Collins. Cy admits to being there. Grant recorded five LPs. Synopsis: In 1942, a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore is sunk by a Japanese sub. Flight Lieutenant Cy Grant Born: November 8th 1919, Demerara, Guyana. Flight Lieutenant Cy Grant Born: November 8th 1919, Demerara, Guyana. A small lifeboat carries a beautiful woman, an army officer, a bigoted administrator, and a black seaman. May 8, 2018 | News, News & Blog | 0 comments. Cy Grant was born on November 8, 1919 in Beterverwagting, British Guiana as Cyril Ewart Lionel Grant. 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