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Cary Grant

Cary Grant
Personal information
Birth nameArchibald Alexander Leach
Birth dateJanuary 18, 1904
Place of birthBristol, England, United Kingdom
Date of deathNovember 29, 1986(age 82)
Death placeDavenport, Iowa, United States
Other namesArchie Leach
Years active1932 66
SpouseVirginia Cherrill (1934 1935)
Barbara Hutton (1942 1945)
Betsy Drake (1949 1962)
Dyan Cannon (1965 1967)
Barbara Harris (1981 1986)
PartnerMaureen Donaldson (1973 1977)
ChildrenJennifer Grant, born on February 26, 1966(age 50)
RelativesCary Benjamin Grant, born on August 12, 2008(age 8)
AwardsAcademy Honorary Award
1970 For his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues.

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Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 November 29, 1986), better known by his stage name Cary Grant, was an English actor who later took U.S. citizenship. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men.

He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. Noted for his dramatic roles as well as screwball comedy, Grant's best-known films include Bringing Up Baby (1938), Gunga Din (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Penny Serenade (1941), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), None but the Lonely Heart (1944), Notorious (1946), To Catch A Thief (1955), An Affair to Remember (1957), and North by Northwest (1959).

Nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Grant was continually passed over, and in 1970 was given an Honorary Oscar at the 42nd Academy Awards. Frank Sinatra presented Grant with the award, "for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues".

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