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Encyclopedia > Cary Grant
Cary Grant

in To Catch a Thief (1955)
Born Archibald Alexander Leach
January 18, 1904(1904-01-18)
Bristol, England, UK
Died November 29, 1986 (aged 82)
Davenport, Iowa, United States
Years active 19321966
Spouse(s) Virginia Cherrill (1934-1935)
Barbara Hutton (1942-1945)
Betsy Drake (1949-1962)
Dyan Cannon (1965-1968)
Barbara Harris (1981-1986)
Domestic partner(s) Maureen Donaldson (1973-1977)[1][2]

Archibald Alec Leach (January 18, 1904November 29, 1986), better known by his stage name, Cary Grant, was a British actor known for mostly American films. 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. He was well known for starring in classic films such as The Philadelphia Story, North By Northwest, Notorious, His Girl Friday, To Catch A Thief, Bringing Up Baby and The Bishop's Wife. Carrie Grant Carrie Grant (born Carrie Gray August 17, 1965) is a British celebrity vocal coach and session singer. ... Archibald Leitch (April 27, 1865 – 1939) was a Scottish architect, most famous for his work designing football stadiums throughout the United Kingdom. ... To Catch a Thief is a 1955 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis and John Williams. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the English city. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: Working together to serve you Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates: , Country State County Scott County Incorporated 1839 Government  - Mayor Ed Winborn Area  - City  64. ... See also: 1931 in film 1932 1933 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events Shirley Temples film career begins Disney released Flowers and Trees their first cartoon in three-strip Technicolor film. ... The year 1966 in film involved some significant events. ... Virginia Cherrill (1908-1996) was an American actress best known for her role as the blind girl in Charlie Chaplins City Lights (1931). ... Barbara Hutton (November 14, 1912 – May 11, 1979) was an American socialite dubbed by the media as the Poor Little Rich Girl because of her troubled life. ... Betsy Drake (b. ... Dyan Cannon (born Samille Diane Friesen on January 4, 1937) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated American film and television actress, director, screenwriter, editor, and producer. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Honorary Award is given irregularly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... For the Okkervil River album, see The Stage Names. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For the region within the United States, see: Mid-Atlantic States Mid-Atlantic English describes a version of the English language which is neither predominantly American or British in usage. ... Part of the AFI 100 Years. ... Bogart redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 romantic screwball comedy starring Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. ... This article is about the film. ... Notorious is a 1946 thriller directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman as two people whose lives become intimately entangled during an espionage operation. ... His Girl Friday is a 1940 screwball comedy, a remake of the 1931 film The Front Page, itself an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of their play of the same name. ... To Catch a Thief is a 1955 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis and John Williams. ... Bringing up Baby is a 1938 screwball comedy which tells the story of a scientist who winds up in various predicaments with a woman who has a unique sense of logic and a leopard named Baby. ... The Bishops Wife is a 1947 romantic comedy film which tells the story of an angel who comes to earth to help a bishop to reconnect with his family. ...

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Biography

Early life and career

Archibald Alec Leach was born in Horfield, Bristol, England in 1904. He attended Bishop Road Primary School. An only child, he had a confused and unhappy childhood. His mother Elsie (Kingdom[citation needed]) Leach was placed by his father in a mental institution when Archie was ten. She never overcame her depression after the death of a previous infant child. His father, who subsequently had a son with another woman, told him that his mother had gone away on a "long holiday". It was not until he was in his thirties that Leach discovered her still alive, living in an institutionalized care facility. Horfield is a suburb of the city of Bristol, in southwest England. ... This article is about the English city. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A psychiatric hospital (also called a mental hospital or asylum) is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness. ...


He was expelled from the Fairfield Grammar School in Bristol in 1918. He subsequently joined the "Bob Pender stage troupe" and traveled with the group to the United States as a stilt walker in 1920, on a two-year tour of the country. When the troupe returned to England, he decided to stay in the US and continue his stage career. This article is about the English city. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Still under his birth name, he performed on the stage at The Muny in St. Louis, Missouri, in such shows as Irene (1931); Music in May (1931); Nina Rosa (1931); Rio Rita (1931); Street Singer (1931); The Three Musketeers (1931); and Wonderful Night (1931). The Muny is the largest and oldest outdoor theatre in the United States. ... St. ... For other uses, see The Three Musketeers (disambiguation). ...


Hollywood stardom

After some success in light Broadway comedies, he came to Hollywood in 1931, where he acquired the name Cary Lockwood. He chose the name Lockwood after the surname of his character in a recent play called Nikki. He signed with Paramount Pictures, but while studio bosses were impressed with him, they were less than impressed with his adopted stage name. They decided that the name Cary was OK, but Lockwood had to go due to a similarity with another actor's name. It was after browsing through a list of the studio's preferred surnames, that Cary Grant was born. Grant chose the name because the initials C and G had already proved lucky for Clark Gable and Gary Cooper, two of Hollywood's then-biggest movie stars. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ...


Having already appeared as leading man opposite Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus, his stardom was given a further boost by Mae West when she chose him for her leading man in two of her most successful films, She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel (both 1933).[3] I'm No Angel was a tremendous financial success and, along with She Done Him Wrong, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, saved Paramount from bankruptcy. Marlene Dietrich IPA: ; (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was a German-born American actress, singer and entertainer. ... Blonde Venus is a 1932 drama film made by Paramount Pictures. ... MAE-West is a major Internet peering point located in San Jose, California. ... She Done Him Wrong is a Pre-Code 1933 Paramount Pictures comedy/romance motion picture starring Mae West and Cary Grant. ... Original promotional poster. ... ©A.M.P.A.S.® The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry. ...

Grant starred in some of the classic screwball comedies, including Bringing Up Baby with Katharine Hepburn, His Girl Friday with Rosalind Russell, Arsenic and Old Lace with Priscilla Lane, and Monkey Business with Ginger Rogers. His role in The Awful Truth with Irene Dunne was the pivotal film in the establishment of Grant's screen persona. These performances solidified his appeal, and The Philadelphia Story, with Hepburn and James Stewart, showcased his best-known screen persona: the charming if sometimes unreliable man, formerly married to an intelligent and strong-willed woman who first divorced him, then realized that he was—with all his faults—irresistible. The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 romantic screwball comedy starring Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. ... The screwball comedy is a subgenre of the comedy film genre. ... Bringing up Baby is a 1938 screwball comedy which tells the story of a scientist who winds up in various predicaments with a woman who has a unique sense of logic and a leopard named Baby. ... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, television and stage. ... His Girl Friday is a 1940 screwball comedy, a remake of the 1931 film The Front Page, itself an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of their play of the same name. ... Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976) was a four-time Academy Award nominated and Tony Award winning American film and stage actress, perhaps best known for her role as a fast-talking newspaper reporter in the Howard Hawks screwball comedy His Girl Friday. ... Arsenic and Old Lace is a film directed by Frank Capra based on a play by the same name by Joseph Kesselring. ... Priscilla Lane, the youngest of the Lane Sisters, in the trailer for Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938). ... Monkey Business is a screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Marlowe, and Charles Coburn. ... Ginger Rogers (Virginia Katherine McMath, July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress and singer. ... The Awful Truth is a 1937 romantic comedy (also screwball comedy) film. ... Irene Dunne (December 20, 1898 - September 4, 1990) was a five-time Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer of the 1930s and 1940s. ... The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 romantic screwball comedy starring Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. ... For other persons named James Stewart, see James Stewart (disambiguation). ...


Grant was one of Hollywood's top box-office attractions for several decades. He was a versatile actor, who did demanding physical comedy in movies like Gunga Din with the skills he had learned on the stage. Howard Hawks said that Grant was "so far the best that there isn't anybody to be compared to him".[4] Gunga Din is a 1939 RKO adventure film, based on the 1892 poem by Rudyard Kipling, about three British sergeants and their native water bearer who fight the Thuggee, a religious cult of ritualistic stranglers in colonial India. ... Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and writer of the classic Hollywood era. ...


Grant was a favorite actor of Alfred Hitchcock, notorious for disliking actors, who said that Grant was "the only actor I ever loved in my whole life".[5] Grant appeared in such Hitchcock classics as Suspicion, Notorious, To Catch a Thief and North by Northwest. Biographer Patrick McGilligan wrote that, in 1965, Hitchcock asked Grant to star in Torn Curtain (1966), only to learn that Grant had decided to retire after making one more film, Walk, Don't Run (1966); Paul Newman was cast instead in Torn Curtain, opposite Julie Andrews.[6] Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 â€“ April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... Suspicion (1941) is a film noir directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine as a married couple. ... Notorious is a 1946 thriller directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman as two people whose lives become intimately entangled during an espionage operation. ... To Catch a Thief is a 1955 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis and John Williams. ... This article is about the film. ... Torn Curtain DVD cover Torn Curtain is a 1966 thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, featuring his trademark characters and camera techniques. ... Walk, Dont Run, was a comedy set in Tokyo during the Olympic Games held there in 1966. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells[1] on 1 October 1935[2]) is an award-winning English actress, singer, author and cultural icon. ...


In the mid-1950s, Grant formed his own production company, Grantley Productions, and produced a number of movies distributed by Universal, such as Operation Petticoat, Indiscreet, That Touch of Mink (co-starring Doris Day), and Father Goose. In 1963, he appeared opposite Audrey Hepburn in Charade. This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... Movie theatre lobby poster Operation Petticoat is a 1959 comedic film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, and Dina Merrill, later adapted for television in 1977. ... Indiscreet is a 1958 romantic comedy starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. ... That Touch of Mink is a 1962 romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Doris Day. ... Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1924)[1] is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. ... Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in World War II, starring Cary Grant and Leslie Caron. ... Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929) – January 20, 1993) was an English Academy Award-, Tony Award-, Grammy Award-, and Emmy Award-winning film and stage actress, fashion icon, and humanitarian. ... Charade is a 1963 film written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, directed by Stanley Donen, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. ...


Grant was considered a maverick by virtue of the fact that he was the first actor to "go independent," effectively bucking the old studio system, which almost completely controlled what an actor could or could not do. In this way, Grant was able to control every aspect of his career. He decided which movies he was going to appear in, he had personal choice of the directors and his co-stars and at times, even negotiated a share of the gross, something unheard of at the time, but now common among A-list stars.


Grant was nominated for two Academy Awards in the 1940s. He was denied the Oscar throughout his active career because he was one of the first actors to be independent of the major studios. Grant received a special Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1970. In 1981, he was accorded the Kennedy Center Honors. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Retirement

Although Grant had retired from the screen, he remained active in other areas. In the late 1960s, he accepted a position on the board of directors at Fabergé. By all accounts this position was not honorary as some had assumed, as Grant was regularly attending meetings and his mere appearance at a product launch would almost certainly guarantee its success. Fabergé may refer to: Peter Carl Fabergé, the jeweler House of Fabergé, his firm Fabergé eggs, his most famous works Fabergé line of Victor Mayer This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


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. Grant was preparing for a performance at the Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa on the afternoon of November 29, 1986 when he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage. He had suffered a minor stroke in October 1984. He died later that night at St. Luke's Hospital at age 82. Motto: Working together to serve you Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates: , Country State County Scott County Incorporated 1839 Government  - Mayor Ed Winborn Area  - City  64. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... A intracranial hemorrhage is a bleed into the substance of the cerebrum. ...


Personal life in Hollywood

Grant's personal life was complicated, involving five marriages. Rumors persisted regarding his sexual orientation. Sexual orientation refers to an enduring emotional, romantic, sexual, or affectional attraction toward others,[1] usually conceived of as classifiable according to the sex or gender of the persons whom the individual finds sexually attractive. ...


Marriages

Grant's first wife, Virginia Cherrill, divorced him on March 26, 1935 following charges that Grant had hit her. They had wed on February 10, 1934. Virginia Cherrill (1908-1996) was an American actress best known for her role as the blind girl in Charlie Chaplins City Lights (1931). ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Grant married the ultra-wealthy socialite Barbara Hutton and became a father figure and lifelong influence on her son, Lance Reventlow, who died in a plane crash. The couple were derisively nicknamed "Cash and Cary," although in an extensive prenuptial agreement Grant refused any financial settlement in the event of a divorce. After divorcing in 1945, they remained lifelong friends. Grant always bristled at the accusation that he married for money. He said with his typical wit, "I may not have married for very sound reasons, but money was never one of them." Barbara Hutton (November 14, 1912 – May 11, 1979) was an American socialite dubbed by the media as the Poor Little Rich Girl because of her troubled life. ... Lance Reventlow (February 24, 1936–July 24, 1972) was a wealthy playboy, entrepreneur, and Formula One race car driver. ...


Grant married his third wife, the actress Betsy Drake, on December 25, 1949. He appeared with her in two films. This would prove to be his longest marriage, ending on August 14, 1962. Drake introduced Grant to LSD, and in the early 60s he related how treatment with the hallucinogenic drug—legal at the time—at a prestigious California clinic had finally brought him inner peace after yoga, hypnotism, and mysticism had proved ineffective.[7][8][9] Betsy Drake (b. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly called LSD, LSD-25, or acid. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses such as Yoga postures, see Yoga (disambiguation) Statue of Shiva performing Yogic meditation Yoga (Sanskrit: योग Yog, IPA: ) is a group of ancient spiritual practices designed for the purpose of cultivating a steady mind. ... Hypnosis, as defined by the American Psychological Association Division of Psychological Hypnosis, is a procedure during which a health professional or researcher suggests that a client, patient, or experimental participant experience changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts, or behavior. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


His fourth marriage, to actress Dyan Cannon, who was thirty-three years his junior, took place on July 22, 1965 in Las Vegas. The marriage was followed by the premature birth of his only child, Jennifer Grant, on February 26, 1966 when Grant was sixty-two. He frequently called her his "best production", and regretted that he hadn't had children sooner. The marriage was troubled from the beginning and Cannon left him in December 1966, claiming that Grant flew into frequent rages and spanked her when she "disobeyed" him. The divorce, finalized in 1968, was bitter and public, and custody fights over their daughter went on for around ten years. Dyan Cannon (born Samille Diane Friesen on January 4, 1937) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated American film and television actress, director, screenwriter, editor, and producer. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Jennifer Grant born in frackville pennsylvania is the greatest woman who ever lived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 11, 1981 Grant married his long-time companion, British hotel PR agent Barbara Harris, who was forty-seven years his junior. Harris was by his side when he died. is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


War years and US citizenship

Grant became a naturalized US citizen in 1942 in order to defuse the scandal resulting from his failure to return to Britain to serve in the military. He had, in fact, volunteered for service in the Royal Navy as early as 1940, but at 36 was past the then-maximum enlistment age. This prompted Grant to declare that he wanted to go back to do his bit, even if it meant being a "fireman". However, certain portions of the British Government thought Grant would be more use to the war effort if he remained in Hollywood. During the war years, Grant donated entire salaries of several movies to British war charities, and it is even rumored that Grant was working for British Intelligence, monitoring suspected Nazi sympathies among the Hollywood elite. This, however, has never been substantiated as records on the subject remain classified to this day. In 1947, King George VI awarded Grant the King's Medal for his services to Britain during hostilities. This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December 1936 until his death. ...


Rumors regarding sexual orientation

Throughout his time in Hollywood, Grant was rumored to be either homosexual or bisexual. Early in his career he was a roommate of the openly gay silent star William Haines.[10] In 1932, he met fellow actor Randolph Scott on the set of Hot Saturday. The two shared a rented beach house, known as "Bachelor Hall", on and off for twelve years. In 1944, Grant and Scott stopped living together but remained close friends throughout their lives. Rumors ran rampant at the time that Grant and Scott were lovers. In 1957, Grant's English chauffeur claimed to have been in a sexual relationship with Grant. Grant immediately filed a lawsuit against him. The driver attempted suicide.[11] Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... In human sexuality, bisexuality describes a man or woman having a sexual orientation to persons of either or both sexes (a man or woman who sexually likes both sexes; people who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both males and females). ... William Haines as he appeared in his first part-talkie Alias Jimmy Valentine in 1928. ... Randolph Scott (January 23, 1898 – March 2, 1987) was an American motion picture actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. ... Hot Saturday (1932) is Cary Grants first movie as leading man. ...


In their biographies of Grant, Marc Eliot, Charles Higham and Roy Moseley contend that Grant was bisexual. Higham and Moseley claim that Grant and Scott were seen kissing in a public car park outside a social function both attended in the 1960s. It has even been suggested that Grant and Scott were married in a secret ceremony in Mexico.[12] Randolph Scott's son Christopher refuted these rumors. Following the death of his father in 1987, Christopher wrote a book, Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott? in which he denied that his father was homosexual. According to Darwin Porter's biography Brando Unzipped, Grant also had an affair with Marlon Brando in the early 1950s.[13] Charles Higham (born 18 February 1931 in London) is an American based biographer and poet. ... Bisexual redirects here. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ...


Homosexual screenwriter Arthur Laurents indicated that Grant was bisexual. In his memoir, he says, Grant "told me he threw pebbles at my window one night but was luckless—I wasn't home. ... his eyes and his smile implied that ... he would have liked doing what we would have done had I been home.[14] William J. Mann's book Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969 recounts how photographer Jerome Zerbe spent "three gay months" in the movie colony taking many photographs of Grant and Scott, "attesting to their involvement in the gay scene." Zerbe says that he often stayed with the two actors, "finding them both warm, charming, and happy."[15] Arthur Laurents (born July 14, 1918) is an American playwright, novelist, screenwriter, librettist and stage director. ... William J. Mann is an openly gay biographer and Hollywood historian acclaimed for writing what called the definitive (Sunday Times, London) life of Katharine Hepburn: The Woman Whom Was Hepburn, published in October 2006. ... Jerome Zerbe (July 24, 1904 - August 19, 1988) was one of the originators of a genre of photography that is now utterly common: celebrity paparazzi. ...


Others, however, deny the rumors. In a 2004 interview, Grant's fifth wife, Barbara, says of the rumored Grant-Scott relationship "It wasn't the case at all. In fact, the house that they had down on the beach was known to have women going in and out like running water."[16] Grant himself always denied the rumors, saying "If someone can't find anything bad to say about you, you are a tightwad or a homosexual."[17] When comedian Chevy Chase joked about Grant being gay in a television interview with Tom Snyder in 1980 ("Oh, what a gal!") Grant sued him for slander; they settled out of court.[18] Grant complained to writer/director Peter Bogdanovich about the Chevy Chase incident, emphatically insisting that while he had many gay friends, including Cukor, William Haines, and costume designer Orry-Kelly, and had nothing against homosexuals, he was not one himself.[19] However, he did admit in an interview that his first two wives had accused him of being a homosexual.[20] For other uses, see Chevy Chase (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Peter Bogdanovich Serbian Cyrillic Петар Богдановић (born July 30, 1939) is a Serbian-American film director, writer and actor. ... Orry-Kelly was the professional name of John Orry Kelly (31 December 1897 - 27 February 1964), a prolific Hollywood costume designer. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...


In a 2004 interview for the Turner Classic Movies production, Cary Grant: A Class Apart, Grant's third wife, Betsy Drake, commented, "Why would I believe that Cary was homosexual when we were busy fucking? Maybe he was bisexual. He lived 43 years before he met me. I don't know what he did."[21] Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ... Betsy Drake (b. ...


Politics

Grant was a Republican, but did not think movie stars should publicly make political declarations.[22] Ironically, during his career some people considered him to be a left-winger, as he publicly condemned McCarthyism in 1953 and vocally supported his blacklisted friend Charles Chaplin. Grant was also criticized by right-wing columist Hedda Hopper for vacationing in the Soviet Union after filming Indiscreet (1958). He appeared to worsen the situation by remarking to an interviewer, "I don't care what kind of government they have over there, I never had such a good time in my life."[23] However, after his retirement from acting Grant was active in a number of Republican causes. He introduced First Lady Betty Ford to the audience at the Republican National Convention in 1976.[22] He was also a vocal supporter of his friend Ronald Reagan during the 1980s. A 1947 comic book published by the Catechetical Guild Educational Society warning of the supposed dangers of a Communist takeover. ... For the Jamaican musician named Charlie Chaplin, see Charlie Chaplin (singer). ... Hedda Hopper on the July 28, 1947 cover of Time Magazine Hedda Hopper (May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was an American actress and gossip columnist, whose long-running feud with friend turned arch-rival Louella Parsons became at least as notorious as many of Hoppers columns. ... Indiscreet is a 1958 romantic comedy starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. ... Reagan redirects here. ...


Tribute

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 harbour in his city of birth, Bristol, England. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (500x668, 117 KB) Other versions Originally from en. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (500x668, 117 KB) Other versions Originally from en. ... St Augustines Reach and Peros Bridge, during the 2004 Harbour Festival. ... This article is about the English city. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


In November 2004 Grant was named "The Greatest Movie Star of All Time" by Premiere Magazine.[24] Richard Schickel, the film critic, said about Grant: "He's the best star actor there ever was in the movies."[25] This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


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. This article is about the author. ... This article is about the spy series. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, and BAFTA Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ...


John Cleese's character in the film A Fish Called Wanda was named Archie Leach[26], a reference to Grant's legal birth name. Cleese redirects here. ... A Fish Called Wanda is a movie released in 1988 by MGM. It was written by John Cleese and directed by Charles Crichton. ...


Filmography

Feature films

This Is the Night is a 1932 comedy film directed by Frank Tuttle, based on a play written by Henry Falk. ... See also: 1931 in film 1932 1933 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events Shirley Temples film career begins Disney released Flowers and Trees their first cartoon in three-strip Technicolor film. ... Blonde Venus is a 1932 drama film made by Paramount Pictures. ... Hot Saturday (1932) is Cary Grants first movie as leading man. ... Madama Butterfly (or sometimes Madame Butterfly in English) is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, set in Japan. ... She Done Him Wrong is a Pre-Code 1933 Paramount Pictures comedy/romance motion picture starring Mae West and Cary Grant. ... See also: 1932 in film 1933 1934 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events British Film Institute founded. ... The Woman Accused is a 1933 drama film about a young engaged couple on a sea cruise, starring Nancy Carroll and Cary Grant. ... The Eagle and the Hawk is a 1933 war film starring Fredric March and Cary Grant as World War I Royal Air Force pilots. ... Original promotional poster. ... The movie Alice in Wonderland was first made in 1933 but was redone by Walt Disney in 1951. ... Thirty Day Princess is a 1934 black-and-white comedy film starring Sylvia Sidney, Cary Grant and Edward Arnold. ... See also: 1933 in film 1934 1935 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) finally purchased the film rights to The Wizard of Oz from Frank J. Baum for $40,000. ... See also: 1934 in film 1935 1936 in film 1930s in film years in film film Events Judy Garland signs a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). ... The Last Outpost is a first season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Sylvia Scarlett is a 1935 romantic comedy film, directed by George Cukor. ... See also: 1935 in film 1936 1937 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 6 - first Porky Pig animated cartoon September 28 - The Marx Brothers Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming Top grossing films in North America Red River Valley Academy Awards Best Picture: The Great... Big Brown Eyes is a 1936 crime/detective film. ... SuZy (Istanbul, 1961) is a Turkish-Israeli singer in ladino. ... The Wedding Present is a rock group from Leeds, the United Kingdom, that was formed in 1985 from the ashes of the Lost Pandas. ... See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives... Topper is a 1937 comedy film which tells the story of a stuffy, stuck-in-his-ways man who is haunted by the ghosts of a fun-loving married couple. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Awful Truth is a 1937 romantic comedy (also screwball comedy) film. ... Bringing up Baby is a 1938 screwball comedy which tells the story of a scientist who winds up in various predicaments with a woman who has a unique sense of logic and a leopard named Baby. ... See also: 1937 in film 1937 1939 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January — MGM announces that Judy Garland would be cast in the role of Dorothy in the upcoming Wizard of Oz motion picture. ... Holiday is a 1938 remake of the 1930 film of the same name—a romantic comedy which tells the story of a playboy who is torn between his free-thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancées family. ... Gunga Din is a 1939 RKO adventure film, based on the 1892 poem by Rudyard Kipling, about three British sergeants and their native water bearer who fight the Thuggee, a religious cult of ritualistic stranglers in colonial India. ... The year 1939 in film involved some significant events. ... Only Angels Have Wings is also a song by Renaissance Only Angels Have Wings (1939) is a movie directed by Howard Hawks, starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur. ... In Name Only (1939) is a movie starring Cary Grant, Carole Lombard and Kay Francis. ... His Girl Friday is a 1940 screwball comedy, a remake of the 1931 film The Front Page, itself an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of their play of the same name. ... The year 1940 in film involved some significant events. ... My Favorite Wife is a 1940 screwball comedy film that tells the story of Ellen Wagstaff Arden (Irene Dunne), a young mother who returns home after seven years of being stranded on a tropical island only to discover that that very afternoon her beloved husband Nick (Cary Grant) has had... The Howards of Virginia is a film released in 1940 based on the book The Tree of Liberty written by Elizabeth Page. ... The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 romantic screwball comedy starring Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. ... Penny Serenade is a 1941 film melodrama starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi and Edgar Buchanan. ... The year 1941 in film involved some significant events. ... Suspicion (1941) is a film noir directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine as a married couple. ... The Talk of the Town is a 1942 screwball comedy film in which a political activist, accused of arson and murder, takes refuge with a former girlfriend in the house of a professor of law. ... See also: 1941 in film 1942 1943 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash when returning from a War Bond tour. ... Once Upon a Honeymoon is a 1956 musical Ephemeral film about a couple wishing for a new home. ... Mr. ... The year 1943 in film involved some significant events. ... Destination Tokyo is a war film released in 1943. ... Look up Once upon a time in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... // July 20 - Since You Went Away is released. ... Arsenic and Old Lace is a film directed by Frank Capra based on a play by the same name by Joseph Kesselring. ... Without Reservations is a 1946 film directed by Mervyn LeRoy, and starring Claudette Colbert and John Wayne. ... See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... DVD Cover of Night and Day Night and Day is a 1946 fictionalised biographical film made by Warner Brothers, based on the life of American composer and songwriter Cole Porter. ... Notorious is a 1946 thriller directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman as two people whose lives become intimately entangled during an espionage operation. ... www. ... The year 1947 in film involved some significant events. ... The Bishops Wife is a 1947 romantic comedy film which tells the story of an angel who comes to earth to help a bishop to reconnect with his family. ... This article is about the 1948 film. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... Every Girl Should Be Married is a 1948 romantic comedy film starring Cary Grant and Betsy Drake. ... I Was a Male War Bride is a 1949 comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan. ... See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... A crisis (plural: crises) is a turning point or decisive moment in events. ... The year 1950 in film involved some significant events. ... People Will Talk (1951) is a movie directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Cary Grant and Jeanne Crain, with supporting performances by Hume Cronyn, Finlay Currie, Walter Slezak, and Sidney Blackmer. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... Monkey Business (1952) is a film directed by Howard Hawks (1952), starring Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe and Charles Coburn. ... Dream Wife is a 1953 romantic comedy film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... To Catch a Thief is a 1955 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis and John Williams. ... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... An Affair to Remember is a 1957 film, starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. ... The year 1957 in film involved some significant events. ... French movie poster for The Pride and The Passion The Pride and the Passion is an 1957 historical film drama made by Stanley Kramer productions and released by United Artists. ... Kiss Them for Me is a 1957 screwball comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield, Leif Erickson, Werner Klemperer and Suzy Parker. ... Indiscreet is a 1958 romantic comedy starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. ... The year 1958 in film involved some significant events. ... Houseboat is a 1958 romantic comedy starring Cary Grant, Sophia Loren & Harry Guardino. ... This article is about the film. ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... Movie theatre lobby poster Operation Petticoat is a 1959 comedic film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, and Dina Merrill, later adapted for television in 1977. ... The Grass Is Greener is a 1960 comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and featuring an ensemble cast consisting of screen veterans Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, and Jean Simmons. ... The year 1960 in film involved some significant events. ... That Touch of Mink is a 1962 romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Doris Day. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... For other uses, see Charade (disambiguation). ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... Father Goose is 1964 romantic comedy war adventure starring Cary Grant and Leslie Caron. ... // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... Walk, Dont Run, was a comedy set in Tokyo during the Olympic Games held there in 1966. ... The year 1966 in film involved some significant events. ...

Short subjects

  • Singapore Sue (1932) (uncredited)
  • Hollywood on Parade (1932)
  • Hollywood on Parade No. 9 (1933)
  • Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)
  • Road to Victory (1944)
  • A Tribute to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital (1965)

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References

  1. ^ Cary Grant at the NNDB
  2. ^ Donaldson, Maureen, and William Royce. An Affair to Remember: My Life With Cary Grant. New York, New York: Charter Books. 1990. ISBN 1557733716
  3. ^ Encyclopedia Britannica, Cary Grant biography
  4. ^ Interview of Howard Hawks with Joseph McBride, in Hawks, Howard and Gerald Mast, Bringing Up Baby, p. 260. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1988.
  5. ^ Nelson, Nancy, and Cary Grant. Evenings With Cary Grant: Recollections In His Own Words and By Those Who Loved Him Best. Thorndike, Maine: Thorndike Press. 1992. p.325. ISBN 1560543426
  6. ^ McGilligan, Patrick. Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light. New York, New York: Regan Books. 2003. pp.663-664. ISBN 006039322X
  7. ^ White, Betty. "Cary Grant Today" - Saturday Evening Post - (c/o CaryGrant.net) - March 1978
  8. ^ McKelvey, Bob. "Cary Grant - Hollywood's Zany Lover Reaches 80" - Detroit Free Press - (c/o CaryGrant.net) - January 18, 1984
  9. ^ Godfrey, Lionel. Cary Grant: The Light Touch. New York, New York: St. Martin's Press. 1981. ISBN 0312123094
  10. ^ MarcEliot, Cary Grant: A Biography (2004).
  11. ^ MarcEliot, Cary Grant: A Biography (2004).
  12. ^ Eliot, Marc Cary Grant: Grant's Sixth Marriage (2005)
  13. ^ Porter, Darwin Brando Unzipped (2006)
  14. ^ Laurents, Arthur. Original Story by: A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood. New York, New York: Knopf. 2000. p.131. ISBN 0375400559
  15. ^ Mann, William J. Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969. New York, New York: Viking. 2001. ISBN 0670030171
  16. ^ Jaynes, Barbara Grant and Robert Trachtenberg. Cary Grant: A Class Apart. Burbank, California: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Turner Entertainment. 2004.
  17. ^ leninimports.com Cary Grant: Biography.
  18. ^ Eliot, Marc. Cary Grant: The biography. New York, New York: Harmony Books. 2004. ISBN 140005026X
  19. ^ Bogdanovich, Peter. Who the Hell's in It: Portraits and Conversations. New York, New York: A.A. Knopf. 2004. ISBN 0375400109
  20. ^ Marc Eliot, Cary Grant: A Biography (2004)
  21. ^ Drake, Betsy and Robert Trachtenberg.Cary Grant: A Class Apart. Burbank, California: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Turner Entertainment. 2004.
  22. ^ a b Jaynes, Barbara Grant and Robert Trachtenberg.PBS: "Cary Grant: A Class Apart" - Washington Post - May 26, 2005
  23. ^ Eliot, Marc Cary Grant (2004)
  24. ^ "The 50 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time" - Premiere Magazine
  25. ^ Hammond, Pete."Remembering Cary Grant at 100" - Associated Press - (c/o CBS News) - May 21, 2004
  26. ^ Archie Leach (Character) - A Fish Called Wanda - IMDb - 1998

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Further reading

  • Bogdanovich, Peter. Who the Hell's in It: Portraits and Conversations. New York, New York: A.A. Knopf. 2004. ISBN 0375400109
  • Eliot, Marc. Cary Grant: The Biography New York, New York: Aurum Press. 2005. ISBN 1845130731
  • Higham, Charles, and Roy Moseley. Cary Grant: The Lonely Heart Thompson Learning, 1997, ISBN 0151157871
  • Johannson, Warren, and William A. Percy. Outing: Shattering the Conspiracy of Silence. Harrington Park Press, 1994, pp.146-7.
  • Kael, Pauline. "The Man from Dream City - Cary Grant" - The New Yorker - July 14, 1975 - (reprinted in: Pauline Kael: For Keeps - 30 Years at the Movies. Dutton, 1994.)
  • McCann, Graham. Cary Grant: A Class Apart Fourth Estate, 1997. ISBN 1857025741
  • Morecambe, Gary, and Martin Sterling, Cary Grant: In Name Alone Robson Books, 2001. ISBN 1861054661
  • Nelson, Nancy, and Cary Grant. Evenings With Cary Grant: Recollections In His Own Words and By Those Who Loved Him Best. Thorndike, Maine: Thorndike Press. 1992. ISBN 1560543426
  • Vito Russo, The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies [revised edition] Harrow & Row, 1987. ISBN 0060961325
  • Wansell, Geoffrey. Cary Grant: Dark Angel. Arcade, 1997. ISBN 1559703695

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Cary Grant was born as Archibald Alexander Leach in Horfield, Bristol, England, in 1904.
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Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18, 1904, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, to Elias J. Leach, a clothes presser, and Elsie (née) Kingdom.
Grant was never told about the existence of his half brother, nor was he told the truth when (around 1914) his mother was committed to a mental health sanitarium (he did not see her again until his late 20s).
Grant’s education included the Bishop Road boys’ school in Bristol, and he received a scholarship in 1915 to attend the Fairfield secondary school in Somerset.
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