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Cary Grant
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Cary Grant in 1941
Born Archibald Alexander Leach
(1904-01-18)January 18, 1904
Bristol, England
Died November 29, 1986(1986-11-29) (aged 82)
Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
Cause of death Cerebral hemorrhage
Resting place Cremated
Nationality American
Other names Archie Leach
Education Bishop Road Primary School
Fairfield Grammar School
Occupation Actor
Years active 1932–1966
Spouse(s) Virginia Cherrill (1934–1935)
Barbara Hutton (1943–1945)
Betsy Drake (1949–1962)
Dyan Cannon (1965–1968)
Barbara Harris (1981–1986)
Partner(s) Maureen Donaldson (1973–1977)
Children Jennifer Grant (born 1966)
Awards Academy Honorary Award (1970) For his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues.
Kennedy Center Honors (1981)

Archibald Alec Leach (January 18 1904November 29 1986), better known by his screen name, Cary Grant, was a British-born American film actor. With his distinctive Mid-Atlantic accent, he was noted as perhaps the foremost exemplar of the debonair leading man, handsome, virile, charismatic and charming. He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time of American cinema, after Humphrey Bogart, by the American Film Institute.

Death

In the last few years of his life, Grant undertook tours of the United States in a one man show. It was called "A Conversation with Cary Grant", in which he would show clips from his films and answer audience questions. It was just before one of these performances in Davenport, Iowa, on November 29, 1986, that Grant suffered a stroke and died.

Legacy

Cary Grant Statue
Statue of Cary Grant in Millennium Square, Bristol, England.

In 2001 a statue of Grant was erected in Millennium Square, a regenerated area next to the harbor in his city of birth—Bristol, England.

In November 2004 Grant was named "The Greatest Movie Star of All Time" by Premiere Magazine.

Ian Fleming stated that he partially had Cary Grant in mind when he created his suave super-spy, James Bond. Sean Connery was selected for the first James Bond movie because of his likeness to Grant. Likewise, the later Bond, Roger Moore, was also selected for sharing Grant's wry sense of humor.

Filmography

  • This Is the Night (1932)
  • Sinners in the Sun (1932)
  • Singapore Sue (1932) (short subject)
  • Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
  • Devil and the Deep (1932)
  • Blonde Venus (1932)
  • Hot Saturday (1932)
  • Madame Butterfly (1932)
  • Hollywood on Parade (1932) (short subject)
  • She Done Him Wrong (1933)
  • The Woman Accused (1933)
  • Hollywood on Parade No. 9 (1933) (short subject)
  • The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
  • Gambling Ship (1933)
  • I'm No Angel (1933)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1933)
  • Thirty Day Princess (1934)
  • Born to Be Bad (1934)
  • Kiss and Make Up (1934)
  • Ladies Should Listen (1934)
  • Enter Madame (1935)
  • Wings in the Dark (1935)
  • The Last Outpost (1935)
  • Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935) (short subject)
  • Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
  • The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (1936)
  • Big Brown Eyes (1936)
  • Suzy (1936)
  • Wedding Present (1936)
  • When You're in Love (1937)
  • Topper (1937)
  • The Toast of New York (1937)
  • The Awful Truth (1937)
  • Bringing up Baby (1938)
  • Holiday (1938)
  • Gunga Din (1939)
  • Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
  • In Name Only (1939)
  • His Girl Friday (1940)
  • My Favorite Wife (1940)
  • The Howards of Virginia (1940)
  • The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • Penny Serenade (1941)
  • Suspicion (1941)
  • The Talk of the Town (1942)
  • Once upon a Honeymoon (1942)
  • Mr. Lucky (1943)
  • Destination Tokyo (1943)
  • Once Upon a Time (1944)
  • Road to Victory (1944) (short subject)
  • None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
  • Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  • Without Reservations (1946) (Cameo)
  • Night and Day (1946)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
  • The Bishop's Wife (1947)
  • Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
  • Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)
  • I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
  • Crisis (1950)
  • People Will Talk (1951)
  • Room for One More (1952)
  • Monkey Business (1952)
  • Dream Wife (1953)
  • To Catch a Thief (1955)
  • An Affair to Remember (1957)
  • The Pride and the Passion (1957)
  • Kiss Them for Me (1957)
  • Indiscreet (1958)
  • Houseboat (1958)
  • North by Northwest (1959)
  • Operation Petticoat (1959)
  • The Grass Is Greener (1960)
  • That Touch of Mink (1962)
  • Charade (1963)
  • Father Goose (1964)
  • A Tribute to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital (1965) (short subject)
  • Walk, Don't Run (1966)

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