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Cary Grant

Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach; January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was an English-born American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He was known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, light-hearted approach to acting, and sense of comic timing. Grant was born in Horfield, Bristol. He became attracted to theater at a young age and began performing with a troupe known as "The Penders" at age six. At the age of 16, he went as a stage performer with the Pender Troupe for a tour of the US. After a series of successful performances in New York City, he decided to stay there. He established a name for himself in vaudeville in the 1920s and toured the United States before moving to Hollywood in the early 1930s. Grant initially appeared in crime films or dramas such as Blonde Venus (1932) with Marlene Dietrich and She Done Him Wrong (1933) with Mae West, but later gained renown for his performances in romantic and screwball comedies such as The Awful Truth (1937) with Irene Dunne, Bringing Up Baby (1938) with Katharine Hepburn, His Girl Friday (1940) and The Philadelphia Story (1940) with Hepburn and James Stewart, often with some of the biggest female stars of the day. These films are frequently cited among the greatest comedy films of all time.[2] Other well-known films in which he starred in this period were the adventure Gunga Din (1939) and the dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). He also began to move into dramas such as Only Angels Have Wings (1939), Penny Serenade (1941) and Clifford Odets' None but the Lonely Heart (1944); he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the latter two. During the 1940s and 1950s, Grant developed a close working relationship with director Alfred Hitchcock, who cast the popular actor in several of his critically acclaimed films, including Suspicion (1941), Notorious (1946), To Catch a Thief (1955), and North by Northwest (1959). The suspense-dramas Suspicion and Notorious both involved Grant showing a darker, more ambiguous nature in his characters. Toward the end of his film career, Grant was praised by critics as a romantic leading man, and he received five nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, including Indiscreet (1958) with Ingrid Bergman, That Touch of Mink (1962) with Doris Day, and Charade (1963) with Audrey Hepburn. He is remembered by critics for his unusually broad appeal as a handsome, suave actor who did not take himself too seriously, able to play with his own dignity in comedies without sacrificing it entirely. Description above from the Wikipedia article Cary Grant, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 18, 1904 In Horfield, Bristol, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Holidays
Latest Project:
Movie Hitchcock Confidential 2019-06-24
Known For
Poster of The Killer of Fossil Gulch
Poster of Operation Petticoat
Poster of To Catch a Thief
Poster of Notorious
Movie Holidays John 'Johnny' Case 2022
Movie Hitchcock Confidential Himself 2019-06-24
Movie Becoming Cary Grant Himself (archive footage) 2017-05-23
Movie Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn Himself (archive footage) 2015-08-18
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Unknown 2014-02-01
Movie Metropolis Refound Himself (archive footage) 2010-02-13
Movie 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year Unknown 2009-07-02
Movie Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema Unknown 2007-05-23
Movie Hippies Himself (archive footage) 2007-06-12
Movie Complicated Women Self (archive footage) 2003-05-06
Movie Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (archive footage) 1999-01-23
Movie The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Himself (archive footage) 1997-11-01
Movie Rock Hudson's Home Movies Archive footage 1992-09-12
Movie Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To (archive footage) 1990-06-04
Movie George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey 1985-03-03
Movie All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra Unknown 1983-12-11
Movie Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (in "Suspicion") (archive footage) 1982-05-21
Movie Frank Sinatra: The First 40 Years Unknown 1979-12-13
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie It's Showtime Unknown 1976-03-31
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-16
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Movie That's Entertainment! (archive footage) 1974-06-21
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Self 1973-04-02
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford Himself 1973-04-02
Series V.I.P. Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-09
Movie Elvis: That's the Way It Is Himself (uncredited) 1970-11-11
Movie The Killer of Fossil Gulch The Victim / The Head Juror (uncredited) 1970-12-31
Movie Walk Don't Run Sir William Rutland 1966-01-01
Movie Hollywood My Home Town Unknown 1965-12-31
Movie The Love Goddesses Unknown 1965-03-03
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy Cary Grant 1964-09-02
Movie Father Goose Walter Christopher Eckland 1964-12-10
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Movie Charade Peter Joshua 1963-12-05
Movie That Touch of Mink Philip Shayne 1962-06-14
Movie The Grass Is Greener Victor Rhyall 1960-12-23
Movie Operation Petticoat Matt Sherman 1959-12-05
Movie North by Northwest Roger O. Thornhill 1959-07-08
Movie Houseboat Tom Winters 1958-11-19
Movie Indiscreet Philip Adams 1958-07-16
Movie The Pride and the Passion Anthony 1957-07-10
Movie Kiss Them for Me Cmdr. Andrew " Andy" Crewson 1957-12-10
Movie An Affair to Remember Nickie Ferrante 1957-07-11
Series Tony Awards Presenter 1956-04-01
Movie To Catch a Thief John Robie 1955-08-03
Movie Dream Wife Clemson Reade 1953-06-19
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Room for One More George "Poppy" Rose 1952-01-10
Movie Monkey Business Barnaby Fulton 1952-09-03
Movie People Will Talk Dr. Noah Praetorius 1951-08-29
Movie Crisis Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson 1950-07-07
Movie I Was a Male War Bride Capt. Henri Rochard 1949-08-26
Movie Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Jim Blandings 1948-03-25
Movie Every Girl Should Be Married Dr. Madison W. Brown 1948-12-25
Movie Blow-Ups of 1947 Himself 1947-01-01
Movie The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Richard Nugent 1947-09-01
Movie The Bishop's Wife Dudley 1947-12-25
Movie Without Reservations Cary Grant (uncredited) 1946-05-13
Movie Night and Day Cole Porter 1946-07-02
Movie Notorious T.R. Devlin 1946-08-21
Movie George White's Scandals Cary Grant (archive footage) (uncredited) 1945-10-09
Movie The Shining Future Self 1944-04-11
Movie Road to Victory Himself 1944-05-18
Movie Arsenic and Old Lace Mortimer Brewster 1944-09-01
Movie None But the Lonely Heart Ernie Mott 1944-10-17
Movie Once Upon a Time Jerry Flynn 1944-06-29
Movie Mr. Lucky Joe Adams 1943-07-01
Movie Destination Tokyo Captain Cassidy 1943-12-31
Movie Once Upon a Honeymoon Patrick O'Toole 1942-11-27
Movie The Talk of the Town Leopold Dilg - Joseph 1942-08-20
Movie Breakdowns of 1942 Self 1942-01-01
Movie Suspicion John D. 'Johnnie' Aysgarth 1941-11-14
Movie Penny Serenade Roger Adams 1941-04-24
Movie The Miracle of Sound Unknown 1940-01-01
Movie His Girl Friday Walter Burns 1940-01-18
Movie The Philadelphia Story C.K. Dexter Haven 1940-12-05
Movie My Favorite Wife Nick Arden 1940-05-17
Movie A Tribute to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital Unknown 1940-09-23
Movie The Howards of Virginia Matt Howard 1940-09-19
Movie Only Angels Have Wings Geoff Carter 1939-05-15
Movie Gunga Din Cutter 1939-01-26
Movie In Name Only Alec Walker 1939-08-18
Movie Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 1 Unknown 1939-09-22
Movie Bringing Up Baby David Huxley 1938-02-18
Movie Holiday Johnny Case 1938-05-26
Movie Topper Takes a Trip George Kerby (archive footage) (uncredited) 1938-12-29
Movie When You're in Love Jimmy Hudson 1937-02-12
Movie Topper George Kerby 1937-07-16
Movie The Toast of New York Nick Boyd 1937-07-22
Movie The Awful Truth Jerry Warriner 1937-10-20
Movie Big Brown Eyes Detective Sergeant Danny Barr 1936-04-03
Movie Suzy Andre 1936-07-20
Movie Wedding Present Charlie Mason 1936-10-09
Movie Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1) Unknown 1936-09-11
Movie The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss Ernest Bliss 1936-07-28
Movie Enter Madame Gerald Fitzgerald 1935-01-04
Movie Wings in the Dark Ken Gordon 1935-02-01
Movie Sylvia Scarlett Jimmy Monkley 1935-12-25
Movie The Last Outpost Michael Andrews 1935-10-11
Movie Pirate Party on Catalina Isle Cary Grant (uncredited) 1935-11-20
Movie Thirty Day Princess Porter Madison III 1934-05-18
Movie Born to Be Bad Malcolm Trevor 1934-05-18
Movie Kiss and Make-Up Dr. Maurice Lamar 1934-07-13
Movie Ladies Should Listen Julian De Lussac 1934-08-10
Movie She Done Him Wrong Captain Cummings 1933-02-09
Movie The Eagle and the Hawk Henry Crocker 1933-05-06
Movie The Woman Accused Jeffrey Baxter 1933-02-17
Movie Alice in Wonderland Mock Turtle 1933-12-18
Movie I'm No Angel Jack Clayton 1933-10-06
Movie Gambling Ship Ace Corbin 1933-06-23
Movie Sinners in the Sun Ridgeway 1932-05-13
Movie This Is the Night Stephen Mathewson 1932-04-08
Movie Singapore Sue First Sailor (uncredited) 1932-06-10
Movie Madame Butterfly Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton 1932-12-30
Movie Hot Saturday Romer Sheffield 1932-10-28
Movie Blonde Venus Nick Townsend 1932-09-23
Movie Devil and the Deep Lt. Jaeckel 1932-08-12
Movie Merrily We Go to Hell Charlie Baxter 1932-06-10