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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 »

Known For

North by Northwest
North by Northwest Roger O. Thornhill
(1959)
Notorious
Notorious Devlin
(1946)
Charade
Charade Peter Joshua
(1963)
His Girl Friday
His Girl Friday Walter Burns
(1940)

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 1957 The Pride and the Passion
Anthony
 1946 Notorious
Devlin
 1946 Without Reservations
Cary Grant (uncredited)
 1944 The Road to Victory (Short)
Cary Grant (uncredited)
 1943 Mr. Lucky
Joe Adams -posing as Joe Bascopolous
 1939 Gunga Din
Cutter
 1936 Suzy
Andre Charville
 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 Thirty-Day Princess
Porter Madison III
 1933 Gambling Ship
Ace Corbin
 1933 The Eagle and the Hawk
Henry Crocker
 1933 The Woman Accused
Jeffrey Baxter
 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
Ridgeway
 1932 This Is the Night
Stephen Mathewson
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Stage: Appeared (as "ANZAC") in "Golden Dawn" on Broadway. Musical/drama. Music by Emmerich Kálmán and Herbert Stothart (also Musical Director). Book / lyrics by Otto A. Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II. Associate Musical Dir.: Mario Agnolucci. Choreographed by David Bennett. Scenic Design by Joseph Urban. Directed by Reginald R. ... 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

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

They all left me. I didn't leave any of them. They all walked out on me. Maybe my marriages were heavily influenced by something in my subconscious that's related to my early years and the way I envisioned my mother. That's a pat answer, I know, but it's very possible. However, I'm not really sure why they left me. Maybe they just got bored. It took a lot of psychiatry was necessary. It didn't ... See more »

Trivia:

He gave serious consideration to retiring in 1953, because he believed the success of Marlon Brando and Method acting meant his own kind of acting was a thing of the past. Eighteen months later, he was lured back to make To Catch a Thief (1955), and therefore delayed his retirement until 1966. See more »

Trademark:

Often played characters who were much younger than his actual age. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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