in To Catch a Thief (1955)
|Born||Archibald Alexander Leach|
January 18, 1904
Bristol, England, UK
|Died||November 29, 1986 (aged 82)|
Davenport, Iowa, United States
|Spouse(s)||Virginia Cherrill (1934-1935)|
Barbara Hutton (1942-1945)
Betsy Drake (1949-1962)
Dyan Cannon (1965-1968)
Barbara Harris (1981-1986)
|Domestic partner(s)||Maureen Donaldson (1973-1977)|
Archibald Alec Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986), better known by his stage name, Cary Grant, was a British actor known for mostly American films. To Catch a Thief is a 1955 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis and Events 350 - Generallus Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Events 1777 - San Jose California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Davenport is a City along the Mississippi River in the American state of Iowa. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events Katharine Hepburn 's film career begins Shirley Temple 's film career begins Disney released Flowers The year 1966 in film involved some significant events Events Walt Disney, well known for his creation of Mickey Mouse died on Virginia Cherrill ( April 12, 1908 - November 14, 1996) was an American actress best known for her role as the blind flower girl } Barbara Woolworth Hutton ( November 14, 1912 – May 11, 1979) was an American Socialite dubbed by the media as the "Poor Little Betsy Drake (born September 11, 1923) is an American Actress and Writer, best remembered as the third wife of actor Cary Grant Dyan Cannon (born Samille Diane Friesen on January 4 1937) is an American Film and Television actress, Events 350 - Generallus Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on Events 1777 - San Jose California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) A stage name, also called a screen name, is a Pseudonym used by Performers and Entertainers such as The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works The United States of America —commonly referred to as the With his distinctive Mid-Atlantic accent, he was noted as perhaps the foremost exemplar of the debonair leading man, handsome, virile, charismatic and charming. He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time of American cinema, after Humphrey Bogart, by the American Film Institute. Part of the AFI 100 Years series, AFI's 100 Years 100 Stars is a list of the top 50 stars of American cinema The American Film Institute ( AFI) is an independent Non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 He was well known for starring in classic films such as The Philadelphia Story, North By Northwest, Notorious, His Girl Friday, To Catch A Thief, Bringing Up Baby and The Bishop's Wife. The Philadelphia Story is a romantic Comedy film starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart, and directed by North by Northwest ( 1959) is a suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and Notorious ( 1946) is a thriller directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman as His Girl Friday is a Screwball comedy, a Remake of the 1931 film The Front Page, itself an adaptation by Charles To Catch a Thief is a 1955 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis and Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 Screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks and starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. The Bishop's Wife ( 1947) is an RKO romantic comedy Feature film starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and
Archibald Alec Leach was born in Horfield, Bristol, England in 1904. Horfield is a Suburb of the City of Bristol, in southwest England. Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland He attended Bishop Road Primary School. An only child, he had a confused and unhappy childhood. His mother Elsie (Kingdom) Leach was placed by his father in a mental institution when Archie was ten. A psychiatric hospital (previously called insane asylum, mental hospital; or derogatorily looney bin, nut house or Funny Farm) is She never overcame her depression after the death of a previous infant child. His father, who subsequently had a son with another woman, told him that his mother had gone away on a "long holiday". It was not until he was in his thirties that Leach discovered her still alive, living in an institutionalized care facility.
He was expelled from the Fairfield Grammar School in Bristol in 1918. Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London He subsequently joined the "Bob Pender stage troupe" and traveled with the group to the United States as a stilt walker in 1920, on a two-year tour of the country. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the When the troupe returned to England, he decided to stay in the US and continue his stage career. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
Still under his birth name, he performed on the stage at The Muny in St. Louis, Missouri, in such shows as Irene (1931); Music in May (1931); Nina Rosa (1931); Rio Rita (1931); Street Singer (1931); The Three Musketeers (1931); and Wonderful Night (1931). The Muny, short for The Municipal Opera Association of St Louis, is an outdoor musical Amphitheatre, located in Forest Park, St The Three Musketeers ( Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a Novel by Alexandre Dumas père.
After some success in light Broadway comedies, he came to Hollywood in 1931, where he acquired the name Cary Lockwood. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located He chose the name Lockwood after the surname of his character in a recent play called Nikki. He signed with Paramount Pictures, but while studio bosses were impressed with him, they were less than impressed with his adopted stage name. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. They decided that the name Cary was OK, but Lockwood had to go due to a similarity with another actor's name. It was after browsing through a list of the studio's preferred surnames, that Cary Grant was born. Grant chose the name because the initials C and G had already proved lucky for Clark Gable and Gary Cooper, two of Hollywood's then-biggest movie stars. Clark Gable (February 1 &ndashNovember 16) was an iconic American Actor nicknamed "The King of Hollywood" in his heyday Frank James “Gary” Cooper (May 7 &ndashMay 13) was an American film actor and iconic star
Having already appeared as leading man opposite Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus, his stardom was given a further boost by Mae West when she chose him for her leading man in two of her most successful films, She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel (both 1933). Marlene Dietrich maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtrɪç (December 27 &ndashMay 6) was a German -born American Actress, Singer and Entertainer Blonde Venus is a 1932 Drama film starring Marlene Dietrich and Cary Grant. Mae West (August 17 1893 &ndash November 22 1980 was an American actress, Playwright, Screenwriter, and Sex symbol. She Done Him Wrong is a Pre-Code 1933 Paramount Pictures comedy / romance motion picture starring Mae I'm No Angel ( 1933) is Mae West's third motion picture Mae West received sole story and screenplay credit  I'm No Angel was a tremendous financial success and, along with She Done Him Wrong, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, saved Paramount from bankruptcy. The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to artists working
Grant starred in some of the classic screwball comedies, including Bringing Up Baby with Katharine Hepburn, His Girl Friday with Rosalind Russell, Arsenic and Old Lace with Priscilla Lane, and Monkey Business with Ginger Rogers. The Philadelphia Story is a romantic Comedy film starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart, and directed by The screwball comedy is a subgenre of the comedy Film genre. It has proven to be one of the most popular and enduring film genres Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 Screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks and starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12 1907 – June 29 2003 was an American actress of film television and stage His Girl Friday is a Screwball comedy, a Remake of the 1931 film The Front Page, itself an adaptation by Charles Rosalind Russell ( June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976) was an award-winning American Actress of stage and Arsenic and Old Lace is a Film directed by Frank Capra based on a play of the same name by Joseph Kesselring. The Lane Sisters were four female siblings who first achieved success in the 1930s as a singing act with their popularity leading to a series of successful films Monkey Business is a 1952 Screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Ginger Rogers ( July 16, 1911 &ndash April 25, 1995) was an Academy Award -winning American film and stage actress His role in The Awful Truth with Irene Dunne was the pivotal film in the establishment of Grant's screen persona. The Awful Truth is a 1937 Romantic comedy (also Screwball comedy) film starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. Irene Dunne ( December 20, 1898 - September 4, 1990) was a five-time Academy Award -nominated American film actress and These performances solidified his appeal, and The Philadelphia Story, with Hepburn and James Stewart, showcased his best-known screen persona: the charming if sometimes unreliable man, formerly married to an intelligent and strong-willed woman who first divorced him, then realized that he was—with all his faults—irresistible. The Philadelphia Story is a romantic Comedy film starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart, and directed by James Maitland Stewart (20 May 1908 – 2 July 1997 popularly known as Jimmy Stewart, was an American Film and stage Actor
Grant was one of Hollywood's top box-office attractions for several decades. He was a versatile actor, who did demanding physical comedy in movies like Gunga Din with the skills he had learned on the stage. Gunga Din is a 1939 RKO Adventure film loosely based on the poem by Rudyard Kipling, combined with elements of his novel Howard Hawks said that Grant was "so far the best that there isn't anybody to be compared to him". Howard Winchester Hawks ( May 30, 1896 &ndash December 26, 1977) was an American Film director, producer and 
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". Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13  Grant appeared in such Hitchcock classics as Suspicion, Notorious, To Catch a Thief and North by Northwest. Suspicion ( 1941) is a romantic Psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Cary Grant and Notorious ( 1946) is a thriller directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman as To Catch a Thief is a 1955 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis and North by Northwest ( 1959) is a suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and Biographer Patrick McGilligan wrote that, in 1965, Hitchcock asked Grant to star in Torn Curtain (1966), only to learn that Grant had decided to retire after making one more film, Walk, Don't Run (1966); Paul Newman was cast instead in Torn Curtain, opposite Julie Andrews. Torn Curtain ( 1966) is a political Thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, featuring his trademark characters and camera techniques Walk Don't Run (sometimes titled as Walk Don't Run in US promotional materials was a 1966 Film Comedy set Paul Leonard Newman (January 26 1925 &ndash September 26 2008 was an Academy Award Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells on October 1 1935) is an award-winning English Actress 
In the mid-1950s, Grant formed his own production company, Grantley Productions, and produced a number of movies distributed by Universal, such as Operation Petticoat, Indiscreet, That Touch of Mink (co-starring Doris Day), and Father Goose. Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American Operation Petticoat is a 1959 comedic film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, and Dina Merrill, Indiscreet ( 1958) is a Romantic comedy starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. That Touch of Mink ( 1962) is a romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Doris Day. Doris Mary Anne von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1922) is an American Singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Father Goose ( 1964) is a Romantic comedy film set in World War II, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, and Trevor In 1963, he appeared opposite Audrey Hepburn in Charade. Audrey Hepburn ( &ndash) was an English/Dutch Academy Award - Emmy Award - Tony Award - and Grammy Award -winning film and stage actress Charade is a film written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, directed by Stanley Donen, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn
Grant was considered a maverick by virtue of the fact that he was the first actor to "go independent," effectively bucking the old studio system, which almost completely controlled what an actor could or could not do. In this way, Grant was able to control every aspect of his career. He decided which movies he was going to appear in, he had personal choice of the directors and his co-stars and at times, even negotiated a share of the gross, something unheard of at the time, but now common among A-list stars.
Grant was nominated for two Academy Awards in the 1940s. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. He was denied the Oscar throughout his active career because he was one of the first actors to be independent of the major studios. Grant received a special Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1970. In 1981, he was accorded the Kennedy Center Honors. The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to artists in the performing arts
Although Grant had retired from the screen, he remained active in other areas. In the late 1960s, he accepted a position on the board of directors at Fabergé. By all accounts this position was not honorary as some had assumed, as Grant was regularly attending meetings and his mere appearance at a product launch would almost certainly guarantee its success.
In the last few years of his life, Grant undertook tours of the United States in a one man show. It was called "A Conversation with Cary Grant", in which he would show clips from his films and answer audience questions. Grant was preparing for a performance at the Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa on the afternoon of November 29, 1986 when he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage. Davenport is a City along the Mississippi River in the American state of Iowa. Events 1777 - San Jose California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) A cerebral hemorrhage (or intracerebral hemorrhage, ICH) is a subtype of Intracranial hemorrhage that occurs within the Brain tissue itself He had suffered a minor stroke in October 1984. He died later that night at St. Luke's Hospital at age 82.
Grant's personal life was complicated, involving five marriages. Rumors persisted regarding his sexual orientation. Sexual orientation is believed to refer to "an enduring pattern of emotional romantic and/or sexual attractions to men women or both sexes
Grant's first wife, Virginia Cherrill, divorced him on March 26, 1935 following charges that Grant had hit her. Virginia Cherrill ( April 12, 1908 - November 14, 1996) was an American actress best known for her role as the blind flower girl Events 1026 - Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor. Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. They had wed on February 10, 1934. Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Grant married the ultra-wealthy socialite Barbara Hutton and became a father figure and lifelong influence on her son, Lance Reventlow, who died in a plane crash. } Barbara Woolworth Hutton ( November 14, 1912 – May 11, 1979) was an American Socialite dubbed by the media as the "Poor Little } Lance Reventlow ( February 24, 1936 &ndash July 24, 1972) was a wealthy playboy entrepreneur and Racing driver. The couple were 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 lifelong friends. Grant always bristled at the accusation that he married for money. He said with his typical wit, "I may not have married for very sound reasons, but money was never one of them. "
Grant married his third wife, the actress Betsy Drake, on December 25, 1949. Betsy Drake (born September 11, 1923) is an American Actress and Writer, best remembered as the third wife of actor Cary Grant Events 274 - Roman Emperor Aurelian Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He appeared with her in two films. This would prove to be his longest marriage, ending on August 14, 1962. Events 1183 - Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Drake introduced Grant to LSD, and in the early 60s he related how treatment with the hallucinogenic drug—legal at the time—at a prestigious California clinic had finally brought him inner peace after yoga, hypnotism, and mysticism had proved ineffective. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Yoga ( Sanskrit: योग, IAST: yóga, joːgə refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India, to the Hypnosis is often thought to be a wakeful state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility with diminished peripheral awareness Mysticism (from the Greek grc μυστικός mystikos, an initiate of a Mystery religion) is the pursuit of communion with identity 
His fourth marriage, to actress Dyan Cannon, who was thirty-three years his junior, took place on July 22, 1965 in Las Vegas. Dyan Cannon (born Samille Diane Friesen on January 4 1937) is an American Film and Television actress, Events 1099 - First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Las Vegas ( Spanish: "The Meadows" is the most populous City in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally The marriage was followed by the premature birth of his only child, Jennifer Grant, on February 26, 1966 when Grant was sixty-two. Jennifer Grant (born February 26, 1966 in Burbank, California) is the only daughter of actors Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon Events 747 BC - Epoch (origin of Ptolemy 's Nabonassar Era 364 - Valentinian I is proclaimed Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. He frequently called her his "best production", and regretted that he hadn't had children sooner. The marriage was troubled from the beginning and Cannon left him in December 1966, claiming that Grant flew into frequent rages and spanked her when she "disobeyed" him. The divorce, finalized in 1968, was bitter and public, and custody fights over their daughter went on for around ten years.
On April 11, 1981 Grant married his long-time companion, British hotel PR agent Barbara Harris, who was forty-seven years his junior. Events 491 - Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I. Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Harris was by his side when he died.
Grant became a naturalized US citizen in 1942 in order to defuse the scandal resulting from his failure to return to Britain to serve in the military. He had, in fact, volunteered for service in the Royal Navy as early as 1940, but at 36 was past the then-maximum enlistment age. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) This prompted Grant to declare that he wanted to go back to do his bit, even if it meant being a "fireman". However, certain portions of the British Government thought Grant would be more use to the war effort if he remained in Hollywood. During the war years, Grant donated entire salaries of several movies to British war charities, and it is even rumored that Grant was working for British Intelligence, monitoring suspected Nazi sympathies among the Hollywood elite. This, however, has never been substantiated as records on the subject remain classified to this day. In 1947, King George VI awarded Grant the King's Medal for his services to Britain during hostilities.
Throughout his time in Hollywood, Grant was rumored to be either homosexual or bisexual. Homosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the same sex or to a Homosexual orientation. Bisexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of both sexes or to a bisexual orientation Early in his career he was a roommate of the openly gay silent star William Haines. Charles William Haines ( January 2, 1900 &ndash December 26, 1973) was an American film actor who was one of the most notable film stars  In 1932, he met fellow actor Randolph Scott on the set of Hot Saturday. Randolph Scott ( January 23, 1898 – March 2, 1987) was an American motion picture actor whose career spanned from 1928 Hot Saturday ( 1932) is Cary Grant 's first movie as leading man The two shared a rented beach house, known as "Bachelor Hall", on and off for twelve years. In 1944, Grant and Scott stopped living together but remained close friends throughout their lives. Rumors ran rampant at the time that Grant and Scott were lovers. In 1957, Grant's English chauffeur claimed to have been in a sexual relationship with Grant. Grant immediately filed a lawsuit against him. The driver attempted suicide. 
In their biographies of Grant, Marc Eliot, Charles Higham and Roy Moseley contend that Grant was bisexual. Charles Higham (born 18 February, 1931 in London) is an author and poet Bisexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of both sexes or to a bisexual orientation Higham and Moseley claim that Grant and Scott were seen kissing in a public car park outside a social function both attended in the 1960s. It has even been suggested that Grant and Scott were married in a secret ceremony in Mexico.  Randolph Scott's son Christopher refuted these rumors. Following the death of his father in 1987, Christopher wrote a book, Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott? in which he denied that his father was homosexual. According to Darwin Porter's biography Brando Unzipped, Grant also had an affair with Marlon Brando in the early 1950s. Marlon Brando Jr (April 3 1924 – July 1 2004 was an Academy Award -winning American Actor, whose body of work spanned over half a century 
Homosexual screenwriter Arthur Laurents indicated that Grant was bisexual. Arthur Laurents (born July 14, 1918) is an American Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter, Librettist and In his memoir, he says, Grant "told me he threw pebbles at my window one night but was luckless—I wasn't home. . . . his eyes and his smile implied that . . . he would have liked doing what we would have done had I been home.  William J. Mann's book Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969 recounts how photographer Jerome Zerbe spent "three gay months" in the movie colony taking many photographs of Grant and Scott, "attesting to their involvement in the gay scene. William J Mann is an American novelist biographer, and Hollywood historian best known for his biography of Katharine Hepburn, Kate The Woman Jerome Zerbe ( July 24, 1904 – August 19, 1988) was one of the originators of a genre of Photography that is now utterly common " Zerbe says that he often stayed with the two actors, "finding them both warm, charming, and happy. "
Others, however, deny the rumors. In a 2004 interview, Grant's fifth wife, Barbara, says of the rumored Grant-Scott relationship "It wasn't the case at all. In fact, the house that they had down on the beach was known to have women going in and out like running water. " Grant himself always denied the rumors, saying "If someone can't find anything bad to say about you, you are a tightwad or a homosexual. " When comedian Chevy Chase joked about Grant being gay in a television interview with Tom Snyder in 1980 ("Oh, what a gal!") Grant sued him for slander; they settled out of court. Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase (born October 8 1943 is an American Emmy Award-winning Comedian, Writer, and television and film Tom Snyder ( May 12, 1936 - July 29, 2007) was an American television personality, News anchor and  Grant complained to writer/director Peter Bogdanovich about the Chevy Chase incident, emphatically insisting that while he had many gay friends, including Cukor, William Haines, and costume designer Orry-Kelly, and had nothing against homosexuals, he was not one himself. Peter Bogdanovich ( Serbian Cyrillic: Петар Богдановић Latin: Petar Bogdanović (born July 30, 1939, is an American Orry-Kelly was the professional name of John Orry Kelly ( December 31, 1897 - February 27, 1964) a prolific Hollywood  However, he did admit in an interview that his first two wives had accused him of being a homosexual. Homosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the same sex or to a Homosexual orientation. 
In a 2004 interview for the Turner Classic Movies production, Cary Grant: A Class Apart, Grant's third wife, Betsy Drake, commented, "Why would I believe that Cary was homosexual when we were busy fucking? Maybe he was bisexual. Turner Classic Movies ( TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial -free classic movies mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Betsy Drake (born September 11, 1923) is an American Actress and Writer, best remembered as the third wife of actor Cary Grant He lived 43 years before he met me. I don't know what he did. "
Grant was a Republican, but did not think movie stars should publicly make political declarations.  Ironically, during his career some people considered him to be a left-winger, as he publicly condemned McCarthyism in 1953 and vocally supported his blacklisted friend Charles Chaplin. McCarthyism is a term describing the intense anti-communist suspicion in the United States in a period that lasted roughly from the late 1940s to the late 1950s Grant was also criticized by right-wing columist Hedda Hopper for vacationing in the Soviet Union after filming Indiscreet (1958). Hedda Hopper ( May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was an American actress and Gossip columnist, whose The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 Indiscreet ( 1958) is a Romantic comedy starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. He appeared to worsen the situation by remarking to an interviewer, "I don't care what kind of government they have over there, I never had such a good time in my life. " However, after his retirement from acting Grant was active in a number of Republican causes. He introduced First Lady Betty Ford to the audience at the Republican National Convention in 1976.  He was also a vocal supporter of his friend Ronald Reagan during the 1980s.
In 2001 a statue of Grant was erected in Millennium Square, a regenerated area next to the harbour in his city of birth, Bristol, England. Bristol Harbour is the Harbour in the city of Bristol, England Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
In November 2004 Grant was named "The Greatest Movie Star of All Time" by Premiere Magazine. Premiere was an American and New York City -based film Magazine published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U  Richard Schickel, the film critic, said about Grant: "He's the best star actor there ever was in the movies. "
Ian Fleming stated that he partially had Cary Grant in mind when he created his suave super-spy, James Bond. Ian Lancaster Fleming ( May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) was a British author, Journalist and Second World War James Bond 007 is a Fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve Novels and two Short story Sean Connery was selected for the first James Bond movie because of his likeness to Grant. Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25 1930) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - and BAFTA Award -winning Scottish Likewise, the later Bond, Roger Moore, was also selected for sharing Grant's wry sense of humor. Sir Roger George Moore KBE (born 14 October 1927) is an English Actor.
John Cleese's character in the film A Fish Called Wanda was named Archie Leach, a reference to Grant's legal birth name. John Marwood Cleese (ˈkliːz born 27 October, 1939) is a British Actor, Comedian, Writer, Film producer A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 Comedy film released by MGM. It was written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton and directed
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Leach, Archibald Alexander|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||English actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 18, 1904|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bristol, England|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 29, 1986|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Davenport, Iowa, U.S.|