Cary Grant's intimate friendship with film Western star Randolph Scott generated a great deal of consternation for Paramount during the 1930s. The two had met at the studio in 1932. Both were bachelors at the time and immediately took to living together like a couple at Norma Talmadge's old Santa Monica beach house. It caused a great deal of gossip in Hollywood and in the press. The two stars were indifferent to the gossip. Whether anything was going on between them has been of great speculation through the years. The men even appeared together at major Hollywood parties and premieres. In 1934 Paramount put a stop to it and told them to get married. Grant would marry five times and Scott would marry twice, even fathering two children. Scott would have a long successful film career, particularly in Westerns, until 1962. Despite the rumors they remained close friends right up until Cary Grant's death in 1986.