Cary Grant released from St. John's Hospital, Elmhurst 1968. - JuniperCivic.com
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Originally published in the March 2008 Juniper Berry Magazine

Cary Grant released from St. John's Hospital, Elmhurst 1968.

Cary Grant says goodbye to Sr. Thomas Francis on the steps of St. John's Hospital, 1968

In the most improbable of auto accidents, a two-tire wheel assembly detached itself from a trailer truck on the Long Island Expressway and smashed into a limousine carrying Cary Grant, 64. The accident mashed the priceless Grant nose, bruised his expensive ribs, and dispatched the actor for nearly a week's stay at St. John's Hospital, where he shared a semiprivate room with the limousine's driver. Also hospitalized: Gratia von Furstenberg, 23, a cousin of Actress Betsy von Furstenberg, who was accompanying Grant to the airport to see him off, and wound up at St. John's instead with a fractured leg and collarbone.

Said Cary: "I feel like a Grade B movie."

In photo, Grant is seen leaving St. John's thanking Sister Thomas Francis, Administrator of the hospital.