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Cary Grant (I) (1904–1986)

Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I." Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years in Bristol would have been an ordinary ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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North by Northwest
North by Northwest Roger O. Thornhill
Charade Peter Joshua
To Catch a Thief
To Catch a Thief John Robie
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Arsenic and Old Lace Mortimer Brewster


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 1966 Walk Don't Run
Sir William Rutland
 1964 Father Goose
 1963 Charade
Peter Joshua
 1962 That Touch of Mink
Philip Shayne
 1960 The Grass Is Greener
Victor Rhyall, Earl
 1959 Operation Petticoat
Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman
 1959 North by Northwest
Roger O. Thornhill
 1958 Houseboat
Tom Winters
 1958 Indiscreet
Philip Adams
 1957 Kiss Them for Me
Cmdr. Andy Crewson
 1957 An Affair to Remember
Nickie Ferrante
 1957 The Pride and the Passion
 1955 To Catch a Thief
John Robie
 1953 Dream Wife
Clemson Reade
 1952 Monkey Business
Dr. Barnaby Fulton
 1952 Room for One More
George Rose
 1951 People Will Talk
Dr. Noah Praetorius
 1950 Crisis
Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson
 1949 I Was a Male War Bride
Captain Henri Rochard
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married
Dr. Madison Brown
 1947 The Bishop's Wife
 1946 Notorious
 1946 Night and Day
Cole Porter
 1946 Without Reservations
Cary Grant (uncredited)
 1944 None But the Lonely Heart
Ernie Mott
 1944 Arsenic and Old Lace
Mortimer Brewster
 1944 The Road to Victory (Short)
Cary Grant (uncredited)
 1944 Once Upon a Time
Jerry Flynn
 1944 The Shining Future (Short)
Cary Grant
 1943 Destination Tokyo
Capt. Cassidy
 1943 Mr. Lucky
Joe Adams -posing as Joe Bascopolous
 1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon
Patrick 'Pat' O'Toole
 1942 The Talk of the Town
Leopold Dilg
 1941 Suspicion
Johnnie Aysgarth
 1941 Penny Serenade
Roger Adams
 1940 The Philadelphia Story
C. K. Dexter Haven
 1940 The Howards of Virginia
Matt Howard
 1940 My Favorite Wife
Nick Arden
 1940 His Girl Friday
Walter Burns
 1939 In Name Only
Alec Walker
 1939 Only Angels Have Wings
Geoff Carter
 1939 Gunga Din
 1938 Holiday
Johnny Case
 1938 Bringing Up Baby
 1937 The Awful Truth
Jerry Warriner
 1937 The Toast of New York
Nick Boyd
 1937 Topper
George Kerby
 1937 When You're in Love
Jimmy Hudson
 1936 Wedding Present
Charlie Mason
 1936 The Amazing Adventure
Ernest Bliss
 1936 Suzy
Andre Charville
 1936 Big Brown Eyes
Danny Barr
 1935 Sylvia Scarlett
Jimmy Monkley
 1935 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (Short)
Cary Grant (uncredited)
 1935 The Last Outpost
Michael Andrews
 1935 Wings in the Dark
Ken Gordon
 1935 Enter Madame!
Gerald Fitzgerald
 1934 Ladies Should Listen
Julian De Lussac
 1934 Kiss and Make-Up
Dr. Maurice Lamar
 1934 Born to Be Bad
Malcolm Trevor
 1934 Thirty Day Princess
Porter Madison III
 1933 Alice in Wonderland
Mock Turtle
 1933 I'm No Angel
Jack Clayton
 1933 Gambling Ship
Ace Corbin
 1933 The Eagle and the Hawk
Henry Crocker
 1933 The Woman Accused
Jeffrey Baxter
 1933 She Done Him Wrong
Captain Cummings
 1932 Madame Butterfly
Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton
 1932 Hot Saturday
Romer Sheffield
 1932 Blonde Venus
Nick Townsend
 1932 Devil and the Deep
Lt. Jaeckel
 1932 Merrily We Go to Hell
Charlie Baxter
 1932 Singapore Sue (Short)
First Sailor (uncredited)
 1932 Sinners in the Sun
 1932 This Is the Night
Stephen Mathewson
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Other Works:

Radio: he made more than 70 radio appearances between 1934 and 1955, performing in many different series, including "The Lux Radio Theatre," "Suspense," "Theatre of Romance," and "Screen Directors Playhouse." See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 22 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Cary Grant | Archibald Leach


6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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[on stories of his being penurious] I'm sure I have that reputation because I don't gamble or go to nightclubs or give huge parties, and because I don't believe in giving gifts at Christmas. I give presents when I feel like it. See more »


An executive at Paramount Pictures told struggling actor Archie Leach, "You're bow-legged and your neck is far too thick". See more »


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