Long before Cary Grant even began the acting career that would spread his image across movie screens around the world,

1 – 2: Long before Cary Grant even began the acting career that would spread his image across movie screens around the world, he was already a performer. Desperate to escape an unstable home life and the humble environs of Bristol, England, where he grew up, Grant joined a traveling acrobatic troupe. He became the show’s stilt walker, an unenviable position that required much painful practice before it could be mastered. As the rigors of carnival life took their toll and the excitement of crisscrossing the air grounds of his native England waned, Grant abandoned the troupe or the stage. His first roles, though small, served to mark the beginnings of what would become an illustrious career.
1. In the concluding sentence of the passage, the author suggests that*
(A) Grant displayed great ability, even in the first small roles he was given
(B) Grant was rarely given more than small roles in the early stages of his career
(C) The small roles Grant initially played are significant as the origins of his acting career
(D) Grant owes much of his later success to his first small acting roles
(E) When beginning a career, most actors must initially play small roles