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  Cary Grant
Cary Grant was born as Archibald Alexander Leach in Horfield, Bristol, England, in 1904.
Cary Grant had been unhappy for some time with the scripts Paramount gave him and refused to renew his contract - Paramount had only agreed to raise his salary to $3,500 per week, but would not give him script and project approval.
Grant was devastated and feared to lose his beloved daughter, but he was granted two months visiting rights per year without restrictions.
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  Cary Grant at Classic Movie Stars
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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 Cary Grant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grant traveled with the troupe to the United States in 1920 for a two-year tour; when the troupe returned to England, Grant decided to stay in the U.S. Over time, he created a unique accent and persona that mixed working and upper class accents, while supporting himself as, among other things, a hawker.
Grant was nominated for two Academy Awards in the 1940s, and was honored in 1970 with a special Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Grant thought of the cottage industry of writers imagining him to be gay as merely a media echo chamber of falsehood.
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 Cary Grant - MSN Encarta
Films in which Grant starred include She Done Him Wrong (1933), with Mae West; Topper (1937), The Awful Truth (1937); Holiday (1938) and The Philadelphia Story (1940), both with Katharine Hepburn; None but the Lonely Heart (1944), a brooding drama that he coproduced with David Hempstead; The Bishop's Wife (1947); Mr.
Grant was a favorite of director Alfred Hitchcock, who first starred him in Suspicion (1941) and later in Notorious (1946), To Catch a Thief (1955), and North by Northwest (1959); the latter film was perhaps their greatest collaboration.
Grant also worked repeatedly with director Howard Hawks, for whom he made such films as Bringing Up Baby, (1938) Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), I Was a Male War Bride (1951), and Monkey Business (1952).
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 Cary Grant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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".
Grant was the first actor to use the word "gay" (meaning homosexual) on screen, in an ad-lib during a take for Bringing Up Baby (1938), that was kept in the film.
Grant married British hotel PR agent Barbara Harris (47 years his junior), on April 11, 1981, a marriage which lasted until his death.
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 Cary Grant
Grant, in his heyday, was the only actor who could make his leading lady laugh while at the same time sweeping her off her feet.
Grant was born Archibald Leach, the son of Elias and Elsie Leach, 1904, in Bristol, England.
Grant gave a multi-layered performance, outwardly comedic with dark, dramatic undertones, attributes he would not have a chance to exhibit again until he teamed with director Alfred Hitchcock in the early forties.
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 obits.com, The Internet Obituary Network, Obituary for Cary Grant
Cary Grant died November 29th, 1986 in Davenport, Iowa at the age of 82.
Elsie Leach suffered a mental breakdown in 1914, and Grant was told she had gone away on holiday, his father evidently deciding it was better to have the 9-year-old boy believe he had been abandoned than know his mother was committed to an asylum.
Grant was trained as an acrobat, mastering juggling, tumbling and stilt walking, and was already well traveled by 1920 when Pender included him in the company of an American tour.
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 American Masters . Cary Grant | PBS
Grant never got star-stuck, on himself; he never seemed to be saying, Look at me. The most obvious characteristic of his acting is the absence of narcissism--the outgoingness to the audience.
CARY GRANT was a knockout in his dapper young days as a Paramount leading man to such suffering sinners as Sylvia Sidney, Carole Lombard, Tallulah Bankhead, Marlene Dietrich, Nancy Carroll.
Grant's later marriage to Barbara Hutton--Babs, the golden girl, "the richest girl in the world"--had a fairytale resemblance to the Fairbanks-Pickford nuptials.
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 Cary Grant
It was on a studio loan-out to RKO in 1935, when Grant appeared with Katharine Hepburn in Sylvia Scarlett, that he began to find his form and spark, playing a Cockney entertainer in a traveling troupe, a role for which he could draw on his experiences with the Pender company.
Grant personified the prototype of the ideal man created by Hitchcock and the type of man he would have liked to be.
Cary Grant's characters on the three films, presented an easiness around women, great charisma and personality, bravery; they were cool under pressure, and attracted women like magnets.
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 Cary Grant
This is true, I think; but it happens that Katharine Hepburn is simply remarkable, and this, combined with her nonpareil beauty (like Cary Grant, she seemed to refashion the act of smiling), has meant that her work is almost bound to be interesting, no matter what the material.
Because his image is so strong, what one associates with Cary Grant is likely to be handsome sophistication, but when you watch the movies, you see it's something else altogether, a skeptical wariness infused with an almost throbbing joie de vivre.
In his best movies, Grant was rarely more than a minute away from a smile, or a snort, or a dry crack the very understatement of which heightened the joke.
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 Becoming Cary Grant
Now, though, Grant found a novel way to treat women in film: he clearly related to his heroine as a sexually attractive woman—and also as a witty, intelligent, and idiosyncratic one.
Most important, Grant is the subject of one of the best full-length biographies of a Hollywood actor, the incisive and considered Cary Grant: A Class Apart (1996), by Graham McCann, a Cambridge don.
But style does betray the man, and looking at Grant’s is a clever way to approach him (as Kael observed, his clothes formed “almost an intrinsic part of the Cary Grant persona”).
www.theatlantic.com /doc/200701/schwarz-cary-grant   (1223 words)

 cary grant | biography (1904 - 1986)
Grant died in 1986 and there was a period when she had difficulty coping with hearing his voice, let alone seeing his movies, but she has overcome the loss.
Cary bought it in 1946, but I think some of his wives didn't think it was quite grand enough.
In 1965, Grant married Dyan Cannon, becoming a father at the age of 62 with the birth of Jennifer.
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 Cary Grant at Reel Classics: Biography
When his Paramount contract ended in 1937, Grant decided to remain independent and freelance, choosing his own scripts for what eventually became the series of highly successful screwball comedies that were to make him famous.
Grant was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actor in 1941 for his performance as a struggling newspaper publisher forced to give up his adopted daughter in PENNY SERENADE, and again in 1944 for NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART.
During the 1980s, Grant toured the United States with a one-man show entitled "An Evening with Cary Grant" and was in Davenport, Iowa when he suffered a stroke and died on November 29, 1986.
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 Cary Grant Biography At DVDwolf.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cary Grant could play comedy with just a light hint of the malicious and switch gears and play drama just as easily, but with a hint of humour just under the surface to counterbalance.
Grant was on his way and by the mid-30's Grant's full-fledged comedy talents were coming out for the world to see.
As well, any star of such magnitude will have a few horror stories of roles turned down and Grant is no exception having rejected roles in both A Star Is Born and The Third Man as well as rejecting roles opposite Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday and Sabrina before pairing up with her in Charade.
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 Images - The Glory of Cary Grant
The figure of Cary Grant was even more open to active, female desire in the genre of screwball comedies than he was in Hitchcock's films.
once Cary [Grant] looked straight out of a scene and said to Hawks (about something I was trying), "Is she going to do that?" and Hawks left the moment in the picture--Cary's right there on film asking an unseen director about my plans.
The fact that Hawks left in Grant's appeal for aid demonstrates that the anti-hero's inability to control the screwball heroine is a part of the genre.
www.imagesjournal.com /issue05/features/carygrant4.htm   (716 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions - The Ultimate Cary Grant Pages
Important dates in Cary Grants life (including the dates and places of his marriages) can be found in the Trivia section of the Ultimate Cary Grant Pages.
Cary was a very lonely little boy who eventually ran away from home at fourteen to join the camaraderie of Pender's circus troupe.
Cary lived with Randolph off and on before and between marriages for the sense of family, for the moral support (who isn't shattered after a divorce?), the companionship, and for monetary reasons.
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 fUSION Anomaly. Cary Grant
Cary Grant was once told, "Every time I see you on the screen, I think, 'I wish I was Cary Grant.'" He replied, "That's just what I think!" I've been repeating that story ever since I first heard it, and it never fails to amuse audiences, all of whom seem to understand it
Cary Grant went into LSD treatments to overcome his constant self doubts, his characteristic actor's feeling of unworthiness, of being less than a man, the pain of human relationships and the tormenting memories of his childhood.
Cary began telling anyone who would listen that he was gaining strength through his treatments; he was finding happiness for the first time in his life.
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 Cary Grant
Cary lives with his two crazy old Aunts who feel it is their lot in life to invite homeless men into their homes and then poison them with arsenic laden Sherry.
As if this isn't enough Cary finds all this out just as his neighbor and Fiancé is about to come and visit, he tries to rush her out the door with this line.
Cary is the target of Mae West's affection in this film, and only Cary Grant could talk his way out of her clutches.
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The British born Grant had a unique style, a genius for comedy, a debonair way with the ladies, and an action style that combined the clever remark with a sense of the moment.
Grant, who started out as a Vaudeville acrobat, was a graceful screen presence right from the get-go.
The apparent acting ease with which Grant assayed his roles cloaked the consummate skill of the performer.
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 Cary Grant - Biography (The Ultimate Cary Grant Pages)
Cary Grant - An Internet Biography has been written in an effort to provide web fans of CG with a bit more information about the man than is currently available on the web.
The male friends page of Cary Grant: An Internet Biography has attracted a lot of attention, and personal "hate mail" to me. This is because many single-minded people seem to think that by including information about Cary's male friends I am supporting the rumors of Cary's homosexuality and bisexuality.
but as with most heterosexual men, Cary's male friends had as much of an impact on his life as his female friends and as such these people should be included in his biography.
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 glbtq >> arts >> Grant, Cary
Cary Grant embodied the elegance, charm, and sophistication of Hollywood in its golden years.
Most directors Grant worked with, including the celebrated Howard Hawks, Frank Capra, and Peter Bogdanovich, were content simply to use Grant as the elegant leading man audiences adored.
Grant and his close friends consistently denied rumors of his homosexuality or bisexuality.
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 The Ultimate Cary Grant Pages
More than a year after my biography, “Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style,” was published, and after writing more than a few articles about him during that time, I return again to the topic.
Grant, most notably, wears a long-sleeved striped Avon Celli polo in “To Catch a Thief” which he paired with a red foulard for one of the most memorable looks in film history.
Richard's respect for Cary Grant and his appreciation for Grant's contribution and continuing influence is a breath of fresh air.
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 USATODAY.com - Excerpt from 'Cary Grant'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On the night of April 7, 1970, four years after starring in his last feature film, sixty-six-year-old Cary Grant, who had never won an Oscar, was awarded a special noncompetitive Academy Award for his lifetime of achievement in motion pictures.
At the time virtually everyone connected to the motion picture industry, from set painters, costume makers, and prop men to screenwriters, actors, and directors, was subject to the whims and fancies of the sweatshop mentality of the pioneering generation of Hollywood moguls.
The first actor to successfully break the hitherto ironclad contract system for performers was Cary Grant, who became a freelance actor-for-hire on a per film basis in 1936, after his original five-year exclusive deal with Paramount expired (as had the studio itself, in its first incarnation as Paramount Publix).
www.usatoday.com /life/books/excerpts/2004-09-08-cary-grant_x.htm   (561 words)

 Cary Grant - Legends of Hollywood
Grant, born Jan. 18, 1904, in Bristol, England, as Archibald Leach, was so successful in developing his screen persona that audiences had trouble accepting him as anyone else.
Grant's first hit was "Topper," in 1937, but "The Awful Truth" that same year is considered the film that made him a star.
Grant retired from the movies in 1966, but was touring with his one-man show 20 years later when he suffered a major strike in Davenport, Iowa, and died November 28, 1986.
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