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Cary Grant Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Cary Grant Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1½ in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth January 18, 1904
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Date of Death November 29, 1986

Cary Grant was a British 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.

Born Name

Archibald Alec Leach

Nick Name

Cary Grant

Cary Grant as seen in a publicity still from 'Suspicion' (1941)
Cary Grant as seen in a publicity still from ‘Suspicion’ (1941) (RKO Publicity Photographer / doctormacro.com / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on January 18, 1904.

Died

Cary Grant passed away on November 29, 1986, aged 82 after suffering a massive stroke in Davenport, Iowa, United States.

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Horfield, Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

British

 

Education

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.

Occupation

Actor, Stage Artist, Producer, Businessperson

Family

  • 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)

Manager

He had been signed with Paramount Pictures.

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $60 Million at the time of his death.

Build

Average

Cary Grant and Mae West in 'I'm No Angel' (1933)
Cary Grant and Mae West in ‘I’m No Angel’ (1933) (Paramount Pictures / eBay / Public Domain)

Height

6 ft 1½ in or 186.5 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Cary Grant had dated –

  1. Jed Harris
  2. Margaret Early
  3. Don Barclay
  4. Howard Hughes – RUMOR
  5. Audrey Totter
  6. William Haines
  7. Slim Hawks
  8. Orry-Kelly
  9. Queenie Smith
  10. Dorothy Lamour
  11. Susan Strasberg
  12. Katherine DeMille
  13. Richard Selzer
  14. Doris Duke
  15. Tallulah Bankhead (1918)
  16. Janet McLeod (1919-1920)
  17. Irene Mayer Selznick (1926)
  18. Randolph Scott (1932-1955)
  19. Virginia Cherrill (1934-1935) – On February 9, 1934, he got married to actor Virginia Cherrill and they divorced on March 26, 1935.
  20. Ida Lupino (1935)
  21. Fay Wray (1935)
  22. Betty Furness (1935-1936)
  23. Mary Brian (1936-1938)
  24. Phyllis Brooks (1937-1939)
  25. Rosalind Russell (1939-1940)
  26. Sonja Henie (1939)
  27. 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”.
  28. Carole Landis (1941)
  29. Barbara Stanwyck (1942)
  30. Claire James (1945-1946)
  31. Peggy Cummins (1947)
  32. 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.
  33. Sophia Loren (1957) – RUMOR
  34. Nancy Kovack (1960)
  35. Susan Sullivan (1960)
  36. Yvette Vickers (1961)
  37. 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”.
  38. Marueen Donaldson (1973-1977)
  39. 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

White

He was of English, Welsh, and Scottish descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Dimpled chin
  • Frequently appeared in romantic comedies
  • Mid-Atlantic accent
Cary Grant (Right) and Dan Tobin in 'The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer' (1947)
Cary Grant (Right) and Dan Tobin in ‘The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer’ (1947) (RKO Pictures / eBay / Public Domain)

Cary Grant Favorite Things

  • Aftershave – Acqua Di Parma
  • Film That He Starred In – Indiscreet (1958)
  • Leading Lady Grace Kelly
  • His Favorite From Marx Brothers – Zeppo Marx

SourceIMDb

Cary Grant Facts

  1. His childhood years were rather unhappy as his father was an alcoholic and his mother suffered from clinical depression.
  2. Growing up, his mother used to take him to the cinema and he enjoyed the performances of artists like Charlie Chaplin.
  3. Cary Grant was friends with Frank Sinatra, Howard Hughes, Howard Hawks, Lord Mountbatten, Margaux Hemingway, Ingrid Bergman, Robert F. Kennedy, and Grace Kelly.
  4. He hated his performance in Arsenic and Old Lace (1943) and credited it as his least favorite film.

Featured Image by RKO Publicity Photographer / doctormacro.com / Public Domain

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