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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 10 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 1957 The Pride and the Passion
 1946 Notorious
 1946 Without Reservations
Cary Grant (uncredited)
 1944 The Road to Victory (Short)
Cary Grant (uncredited)
 1943 Mr. Lucky
Joe Adams / Joe Bascopolous
 1939 Gunga Din
 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 Singapore Sue (Short)
First Sailor (uncredited)
 1932 Sinners in the Sun
 1932 This Is the Night
Stephen Mathewson
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Stage: Appeared (as "Cary Lockwood"; billed as "Archie Leach") in "Nikki" on Broadway. Musical/comedy. Based on a book by John Monk Saunders. Staged by William B. Friedlander. Longacre Theatre (moved to George M. Cohan's Theatre on 19 Oct 1931 to close): 29 Sept 1931-31 Oct 1931 (39 performances). Cast included: Louis Jean Heydt, Fay ... See more »

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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


6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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If I had known then what I know now, if I had not been so utterly stupid, I would have had a hundred children and I would have built a ranch to keep them on. See more »


Participated in an experimental psychotherapy program in which he was prescribed LSD. Betsy Drake encouraged him to take the drug (as part of a medical experiment), as he wanted to examine his failed marriages. He underwent about 100 sessions, and said that he benefited greatly from them. See more »


Often played a handsome bachelor See more »

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