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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 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 lower-middle-class childhood, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 1957 The Pride and the Passion
Anthony
 1946 Notorious
Devlin
 1946 Without Reservations
Cary Grant (uncredited)
 1943 Mr. Lucky
Joe Adams / 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 / 'DeBrion' in play
 1932 Sinners in the Sun
Ridgeway
 1932 This Is the Night
Stephen Mathewson
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Other Works:

(3/1/55) Radio: Appeared on "Lux Radio Theater" in a production of "The Bishop's Wife", also starring Phyllis Thaxter. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 16 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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There is no doubt I am aging. My format of comedy is still the same as ever. I gravitate toward scripts that put me in an untenable position. Then the rest of the picture is spent in trying to squirm out of it. Naturally, I always get the girl in the end. It may appear old-fashioned. There seems to be a trend toward satirical comedy, like The Apartment (1960). Perhaps it is because young writers ... See more »

Trivia:

Smoked up to 60 cigarettes a day until 1952, when his third wife Betsy Drake made him give up in order to protect his voice. However, she recalled occasionally catching him smoking outside the house, so he probably never stopped completely. See more »

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Mid-Atlantic accent See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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