|Cary Grant Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 0½ in|
|Date of Birth||January 18, 1904|
|Date of Death||November 29, 1986|
Cary Grant was an English-American actor, stage artist, producer, and businessperson who was one of classic Hollywood’s definitive leading men from the 1930s until the mid-1960s. The American Film Institute named him the 2nd greatest male star of Golden Age Hollywood cinema in 1999.
Archibald Alec Leach
He was born on January 18, 1904.
Cary Grant passed away on November 29, 1986, aged 82 after suffering a massive stroke in Davenport, Iowa, United States.
Horfield, Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Cary Grant attended Bishop Road Primary School in Bristol and won a scholarship to attend Fairfield Grammar School in 1915. He was expelled from Fairfield Grammar School on March 13, 1918, when he was 14 years old.
Actor, Stage Artist, Producer, Businessperson
- Father – Elias James Leach (1872-1935) (Was employed as a tailor’s presser at a clothes factory)
- Mother – Elsie Maria Leach (née Kingdon) (1877-1973) (Seamstress)
- Siblings – John William Elias Leach (1899-1900) (Older Brother) (Died of tuberculous meningitis a day before his first birthday)
- Others – John James Lake/Leach (Paternal Grandfather), Elizabeth Leafe/Leaf (Paternal Grandmother), William Kingdon (Maternal Grandfather), Elizabeth Morgan (Maternal Grandmother)
He had been signed with Paramount Pictures.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $60 Million at the time of his death.
6 ft 0½ in or 184 cm
77 kg or 170 lbs
Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse
Cary Grant had dated –
- Jed Harris
- Margaret Early
- Don Barclay
- Howard Hughes – RUMOR
- Audrey Totter
- William Haines
- Slim Hawks
- Queenie Smith
- Dorothy Lamour
- Susan Strasberg
- Katherine DeMille
- Richard Selzer
- Doris Duke
- Tallulah Bankhead (1918)
- Janet McLeod (1919-1920)
- Irene Mayer Selznick (1926)
- Randolph Scott (1932-1955)
- Virginia Cherrill (1934-1935) – On February 9, 1934, he got married to actor Virginia Cherrill and they divorced on March 26, 1935.
- Ida Lupino (1935)
- Fay Wray (1935)
- Betty Furness (1935-1936)
- Mary Brian (1936-1938)
- Phyllis Brooks (1937-1939)
- Rosalind Russell (1939-1940)
- Sonja Henie (1939)
- Barbara Hutton (1942-1945) – In 1942, he married American socialite Barbara Hutton who was one of the wealthiest women in the world. Barbara and Cary Grant were nicknamed “Cash and Cary”. Reportedly, Grant refused any financial settlement in a prenuptial agreement to avoid the accusation that he married for money. They divorced in 1945 but remained the “fondest of friends”.
- Carole Landis (1941)
- Barbara Stanwyck (1942)
- Claire James (1945-1946)
- Peggy Cummins (1947)
- Betsy Drake (1949-1962) – He married actor Betsy Drake on December 25, 1949, and this became his longest marriage. It ended on August 14, 1962.
- Sophia Loren (1957) – RUMOR
- Nancy Kovack (1960)
- Susan Sullivan (1960)
- Yvette Vickers (1961)
- Dyan Cannon (1965-1967) – On July 22, 1965, he married American actor Dyan Cannon who was 33 years younger than him. Their daughter named Jennifer Grant (Cary’s only child) was born on February 26, 1966. The couple separated in August 1967 and divorced the following year. He used to call his daughter his “best production”.
- Maureen Donaldson (1973-1977)
- Barbara Harris (1981-1986) – He married Barbara Harris, who was 47 years his junior, on April 11, 1981, and they remained together until his death in 1986.
Race / Ethnicity
He was of English, Welsh, and Scottish descent.
Dark Brown (Natural)
With his advancing age, his hair turned white.
- Dimpled chin
- Frequently appeared in romantic comedies
- Mid-Atlantic accent
Cary Grant’s Favorite Things
- Aftershave – Acqua Di Parma
- Film That He Starred In – Indiscreet (1958)
- Leading Lady – Grace Kelly
- His Favorite From Marx Brothers – Zeppo Marx
Source – IMDb
Cary Grant’s Facts
- His childhood years were rather unhappy as his father was an alcoholic and his mother suffered from clinical depression.
- Growing up, his mother used to take him to the cinema and he enjoyed the performances of artists like Charlie Chaplin.
- Cary Grant was friends with Frank Sinatra, Howard Hughes, Howard Hawks, Lord Mountbatten, Margaux Hemingway, Ingrid Bergman, Robert F. Kennedy, and Grace Kelly.
- He hated his performance in Arsenic and Old Lace (1943) and credited it as his least favorite film.
- Cary’s daughter Jennifer has 2 children, viz, son Cary Benjamin Grant (b. 2008) and daughter Davian Adele Grant (b. 2011).
Featured Image by RKO Publicity Photographer / doctormacro.com / Public Domain