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Cary Grant

Cary Grant's biography

Archibald Alexander Leach is 82 years old film actor born at Horfield, Bristol, England, UK. Cary was born on Monday 18th of January 1904. According to year of birth 1904 Cary belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 18th of January means he is Capricorn. These people are stable in nature. As the sign lord is “Saturn”, the person will be judgemental in his approach.He was married 5 times.

Archibald Alexander Leach's spouse

Cary is married to Barbara Harris

He is native english speaker. Cary is white british. He is anglican / episcopalian. Cary´s primary profession is to be film actor. You can know him also as writer, autobiographer, stage actor, film producer, businessperson, comedian, circus performer. He is recently known as actor.

Cary Grant's dad

Cary Grant's father's name is Elias James Leach.

Cary Grant's mom

Cary Grant's mother's name is Elsie Kingdom.

Cary Grant's family

Cary Grant's wife

Cary Grant's ex wifes

Dyan Cannon

Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon have been together since 1965 for 3 years. She is known as film director. Cary´s ex wife was born on Monday 4th of January 1937 in Tacoma.

Betsy Drake

Cary Grant and Betsy Drake have been together since 1949 for 13 years. She is known as actor. His ex wife was born on Tuesday 11th of September 1923 in Paris. His ex wife died on Tuesday 27th of October 2015 in London. Betsy Drake was 111 years old, when this happened.

Virginia Cherrill

Cary Grant and Virginia Cherrill have been together since 1934 for a year. She is known as actor. His ex wife was born on Sunday 12th of April 1908 in Carthage. His ex wife died on Thursday 14th of November 1996 in Santa Barbara. Virginia Cherrill was 92 years old, when this happened.

Barbara Hutton

Cary Grant and Barbara Hutton have been together since 1942 for 3 years. She is known as socialite. His ex wife was born on Thursday 14th of November 1912 in New York City. His ex wife died on Friday 11th of May 1979 in Beverly Hills. Barbara Hutton was 75 years old, when this happened.

Cary has 1 daughter.

Cary Grant's daughter: Jennifer Grant

Cary Grant's daughter's name is Jennifer Grant. Jennifer is known as television actor. Cary´s daughter was born on Saturday 26th of February 1966 in Burbank.

Cary Grant's schools

We found 3 schools Cary attended. Complete list of schools: Bishop Road Primary School, Fairfield Grammar School, Fairfield High School.

Detailed informations about Cary´s schools

Cary studied high school - Bishop Road Primary School, Bristol, England, United Kingdom., Fairfield Grammar School, Bristol, England, United Kingdom. (Expelled In 1918.).

Cary Grant's career

Cary´s main focus is to be film actor. Cary is famous thanks to Father Goose (1964).. You could see Cary also in North by Northwest.

Is Cary Grant gay ?

He is known to be straight.

How did Cary Grant die

Cary died on on Saturday 29th of November 1986 when he was 82 years old at Davenport. Cary Grants death was caused by cerebral hemorrhage. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Cary Grant's Awards

  • In 1957 he accepted the Oscar for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" on behalf of Ingrid Bergman, who was not present at the awards ceremony.
  • Awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1610 Vine St. on February 8, 1960.
  • On April 18, 1947, King George VI awarded Grant the King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom, citing his "outstanding service to the British War Relief Society".
  • Was very hurt when he lost his two Academy Award nominations, particularly None But the Lonely Heart (1944), which he thought was his best performance. This is why he was so excited when he accepted his Honarary Academy Award in 1970.
  • His final appearance at the Academy Awards was in 1985 to present James Stewart with an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement.
  • In 1982, he was honored with the "Man of the Year" award by the New York Friars Club at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

Cary Grant's Rankings

  • In October 1997 he was ranked #7 in "Empire" (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
  • In 2005 "Premiere" magazine ranked him as the #1 Movie Star of All Time in its "Stars in Our Constellation" feature.
  • In 2006 his performance as T.R. Devlin in Notorious (1946) was ranked #16 on "Premiere" magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.
  • In 2006 his performance as Dr. David Huxley in Bringing Up Baby (1938) was ranked #68 on "Premiere" magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.

Cary Grant's Nominations

  • Was very hurt when he lost his two Academy Award nominations, particularly None But the Lonely Heart (1944), which he thought was his best performance. This is why he was so excited when he accepted his Honarary Academy Award in 1970.
  • Starred in six Oscar Best Picture nominees: She Done Him Wrong (1933), The Awful Truth (1937), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Suspicion (1941), The Talk of The Town (1942) and The Bishop's Wife (1947).

What else you don't know about Cary Grant ?

Cary´s middle name is Alexander.

What Cary Grant has done for a first time

  • Became a father for the first time at age of 62 when his fourth wife Dyan Cannon gave birth to their daughter Jennifer Diane Grant (aka Jennifer Grant) on February 26, 1966.
  • Introduced First Lady Betty Ford at the Republican National Convention in 1976.
  • He had one of his daughter Jennifer Grant's first baby teeth encased in Lucite.
  • He was director Howard Hawks' first choice to play the lead in Man's Favorite Sport? (1964), which he turned down because he was 59 and leading lady Paula Prentiss was 25.

Cary Grant's Donations

  • Donated his entire salary for Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) ($100,000) to the U.S. War Relief Fund.
  • He donated money to Israel in the name of his late mother.

Cary Grant's quotes

  • [responding to a wire from a reporter inquiring, "How old Cary Grant?"] Old Cary Grant fine. How you?
  • I have spent the greater part of my life fluctuating between Archie Leach and Cary Grant, unsure of each, suspecting each.
  • Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.
  • [About Burt Reynolds] As well as being my, and the world's favorite light comedian, Burt is a very considerate and thoughtful man.
  • My screen persona is a combination of Jack Buchanan, Noël Coward and Rex Harrison. I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be, and, finally, I became that person. Or he became me.
  • I improve on misquotation.
  • Divorce is a game played by lawyers.
  • To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you are impotent; she can't wait to disprove it.
  • The only really good thing about acting is that there's no heavy lifting.
  • My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
  • My father used to say, "Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary."
  • Mostly, we have manufactured ladies--with the exception of Ingrid [Ingrid Bergman], Grace [Grace Kelly], Deborah [Deborah Kerr] and Audrey [Audrey Hepburn].
  • It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression.
  • This, I love. I enjoy talking back and forth to people. You know, otherwise, I wouldn't get to meet the people.
  • I tell you, in films, one doesn't really meet the audience. You don't get the impact or spirit of your audience, whereas when you are out in the public, you do.'
  • I've often been accused by critics of being myself on-screen. But being oneself is more difficult than you'd suppose.
  • It's important to know where you've come from so that you can know where you're going. I probably chose my profession because I was seeking approval, adulation, admiration and affection.
  • [on Irene Dunne] Her timing was marvelous. She was so good that she made comedy look easy. If she'd made it look as difficult as it really is, she would have won her Oscar.
  • I know they nicknamed us "Cash and Cary", but I never asked Barbara Hutton for a penny. I never married a woman for money, that's the God's truth. I may not have married for very sound reasons, but money was the least of them.
  • [on his many marriages] It seems that each new marriage is more difficult to survive than the last one. I'm rather a fool for punishment--I keep going back for more, don't ask me why.
  • Everyone tells me I've had such an interesting life, but sometimes I think it's been nothing but stomach disturbances and self-concern.
  • I think making love is the best form of exercise.
  • I'd like to have made one of those big splashy Technicolor musicals with Rita Hayworth.
  • There are only seven movie stars in the world whose name alone will induce American bankers to lend money for movie productions, and the only woman on the list is Ingrid Bergman.
  • [1980] I have nothing against gays, I'm just not one myself.
  • [1965] I don't like to see men of my age making love on the screen. Being a father will make me more free than I have ever been. It will be a great experience. I can't wait.
  • I can't portray Bing Crosby, I'm Cary Grant. I'm myself in that role. The most difficult thing is to be yourself--especially when you know it's going to be seen immediately by 300 million people.
  • [on Betsy Drake] Betsy was a delightful comedienne, but I don't think Hollywood was ever really her milieu. She wanted to help humanity, to help others help themselves.
  • [1981] I have no plans to write an autobiography, I will leave that to others. I'm sure they will turn me into a homosexual or a Nazi spy or something else.
  • [1983] I asked James Stewart recently if he had thought about dying. He said he hadn't at all. But I have.
  • If I had known then what I know now, if I had not been so utterly stupid, I would have had 100 children and I would have built a ranch to keep them on.
  • [Asked in 1986 why he no longer makes movies] There's too much heavy breathing and shooting going on.
  • [In 1986 on what he finds attractive in a woman] A lack of artifice. I don't like a lot of make-up or a lot of perfume. If someone wears a lot of make-up, it shows me they're not happy with their features--it shows their insecurity.
  • When a young fellow like Louis Jourdan moves in on your field, you take stock of your assets and liabilities. It make you nervous.
  • Hollywood is very much like a streetcar. Once a new star is made and comes aboard, an old one is edged out of the rear exit. There's room for only so many and no more.
  • [on aging] When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are.
  • [on Ingrid Bergman] She wears no make-up and has big feet and peasant hips, yet women envy her ability to be herself.
  • [on Marilyn Monroe, his co-star in Monkey Business (1952)] She seemed very shy, and I remember that when the studio workers would whistle at her, it seemed to embarrass her.
  • Let me call it "coming on straight". It's easy to hide behind characters and roles. I think it's much tougher to be yourself.
  • [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.
  • I'm not very interested because that's something which is behind me now. I'm more interested in living for today. I don't see films as being very real. Reality is what interests me now.
  • When people say, "You've led such a glamorous life", all I can honestly say is that I've lived my life. It isn't glamorous to me.
  • [in 1978] I doubt if I have more than 70,000 hours left and I'm not about to waste any of them.
  • I like money. Anybody you know who doesn't? He's a liar.
  • Archie Leach the dropout/runaway from Bristol studied men like Noël Coward and became Cary Grant.
  • I was raised mostly by my father. I didn't get along with my mother until a few years before her death.
  • [when asked by a writer to compose his own epitaph] He was lucky--and he knew it.
  • Strangest-ever request came from old C.B. DeMille [Cecil B. DeMille], who asked me if I wanted to test for Samson in Samson and Delilah (1949). And I said, "Only if I could wear my dinner jacket."
  • People laugh in the theatre because what's on the screen is not happening to them. I played my role as though it wasn't happening to me. I think that's how I got the audience on my side.

Cary Grant's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Cary Grant looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. He is tall as 6' 1½" (187 cm). Body build is average. His eyes are tinted brown - light. Cary´s hair is shade of brown - dark.