Cary Grant is a Actor and Executive Producer American born on 18 january 1904 at Bristol (United-kingdom)
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Birth name Archibald Alexander LeachNationality USABirth 18 january 1904
at Bristol (United-kingdom
)Death 29 november 1986
(at 82 years) at Davenport (USA
Cary Grant (born Archibald Alexander Leach; 18 January 1904 – 29 November 1986) was an English-born American stage and Hollywood film actor who became an American citizen in 1942. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men.
In 1999, the American Film Institute named Grant the second greatest male star of Golden Age Hollywood cinema (after Humphrey Bogart). Grant was known for comedic and dramatic roles; his best-known films include Bringing Up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), His Girl Friday (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Notorious (1946), An Affair to Remember (1957), North by Northwest (1959), and Charade (1963).
He was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor (Penny Serenade (1941) and None but the Lonely Heart (1944)) and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. After his retirement from film in 1966, Grant was presented with an Honorary Oscar by Frank Sinatra at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970.
Grant was married five times. He wed Virginia Cherrill on 10 February 1934. She divorced him on 26 March 1935, following charges that Grant had hit her. In 1942, he married Barbara Hutton, one of the wealthiest women in the world following a $50 million inheritance from her grandfather, Frank Winfield Woolworth. The couple was derisively nicknamed "Cash and Cary", although in an extensive prenuptial agreement Grant refused any financial settlement in the event of a divorce. After divorcing in 1945, they remained the "fondest of friends". Grant always bristled at the accusation that he married for money: "I may not have married for very sound reasons, but money was never one of them."
On 25 December 1949, Grant married Betsy Drake. He appeared with her in two films. This would prove to be his longest marriage, ending on 14 August 1962.
He eloped with Dyan Cannon on 22 July 1965, in Las Vegas. Their daughter, Jennifer Grant, was born on 26 February 1966. He frequently called Jennifer his "best production". Grant and Cannon divorced in March 1968.
On 11 April 1981, Grant married Barbara Harris, a British hotel public relations agent who was 47 years his junior. They renewed their vows on their fifth wedding anniversary.
Some, including Hedda Hopper, and screenwriter Arthur Laurents, claimed Grant was bisexual. Grant was allegedly involved with costume designer Orry-Kelly when he first moved to Manhattan, and lived with actor Randolph Scott off and on for 12 years. Richard Blackwell wrote that Grant and Scott were "deeply, madly in love." Scotty Bowers alleged in his memoir, Full Service (2012) that he had been intimately involved with both Grant and Scott. William McBrien, in his biography Cole Porter, says that Porter and Grant frequented the same upscale house of male prostitution in Harlem, run by Clint Moore and popular with celebrities. All of these claims were published many years after Grant had died. Barbara Harris, Grant's widow, has disputed claims that Grant had had a relationship with Scott. When Chevy Chase joked in a television interview about Grant's being gay, Grant sued him for slander, and he was forced to retract his words. However, Grant's one-time girlfriend Maureen Donaldson wrote in her memoir, An Affair to Remember: My Life with Cary Grant (1989), that Grant told her his first two wives had accused him of being homosexual.
In Chaplin's Girl, a biography of Grant's first wife Virginia Cherrill, Miranda Seymour wrote that Grant and Scott were only platonic friends. Former showgirl Lisa Medford claimed Grant had wanted her to have his child, but she did not want children.
Grant's daughter Jennifer Grant wrote that her father was not gay in her memoir, Good Stuff (2011), but admitted that he "liked being called gay". In 2012, Dyan Cannon, said that Grant was not gay. Tallulah Bankhead jokingly referred to Grant as being a lesbian.