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Cary Grant

Cary GrantAKA Archibald Alexander Leach

Born: 18-Jan-1904
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: 29-Nov-1986
Location of death: Davenport, IA [1]
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [2]
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: North by Northwest


[1] St. Luke's Hospital, Davenport, IA.

[2] E. J. Fleming, The Fixers: Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling, and the MGM Publicity Machine (2005), page 149. "Soon after Cary Grant came to Hollywood in 1932 he left his boyfriend Jack Orry-Kelly for another actor, Randolph Scott. Archie and Randy immediately became a couple and shared several houses together, forcing Paramount to describe them for papers as room-mates. When they were called a happy couple, they had to find girlfriends." Grant cohabited at 2285 West Live Oak Dr., among other locations. Long an open secret, the arrangement is additionally confirmed by the first-hand account of Scotty Bowers, Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars (2012).

Father: Elias Leach (d. 1-Dec-1935)
Mother: Elsie Leach (d. 22-Jan-1973)
Wife: Virginia Cherrill (m. 10-Feb-1934, div. 26-Mar-1935)
Wife: Barbara Hutton (actress, m. 8-Jul-1942, div. 30-Aug-1945)
Wife: Betsy Drake (actress, m. 25-Dec-1949, div. 14-Aug-1962)
Wife: Dyan Cannon (actress, m. 22-Jul-1965, div. 28-May-1968, one daughter)
Daughter: Jennifer Grant (actress, b. 26-Feb-1966)
Girlfriend: Maureen Donaldson (together 1973-77)
Wife: Barbara Harris (m. 11-Apr-1981)
Boyfriend: Randolph Scott (actor, lengthy cohabitation)

    High School: Fairfield School, Bristol, England (expelled)

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    Paramount Pictures
    Oscar (honorary) 1970
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1610 Vine St. (motion pictures)
    Kennedy Center Honor 1981
    Asteroid Namesake 9342 Carygrant
    Ran Away From Home
    Expelled from School
    Suicide Attempt Los Angeles (6-Oct-1934)
    Drug Overdose Los Angeles (6-Oct-1934)
    Psychiatric Observation
    Naturalized US Citizen 26-Jun-1942
    Visited Disneyland Candlelight Procession (Dec-1969, Dec-1973, Dec-1974, Dec-1978)
    Risk Factors: LSD, Acrophobia

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (8-Nov-2007) · Himself
    George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (25-Sep-1984) · Himself [VOICE]
    Walk Don't Run (29-Jun-1966) · William Rutland
    Father Goose (10-Dec-1964)
    Charade (5-Dec-1963) · Peter Joshua, etc.
    That Touch of Mink (14-Jun-1962) · Philip Shayne
    The Grass is Greener (23-Dec-1960) · Victor Rhyall
    Operation Petticoat (5-Dec-1959) · Rear Adm. Matt T. Sherman
    North by Northwest (17-Jul-1959) · Roger Thornhill
    Houseboat (19-Nov-1958)
    Indiscreet (20-May-1958) · Philip Adams
    Kiss Them for Me (10-Dec-1957) · Cmdr. Andy Crewson
    The Pride and the Passion (10-Jul-1957)
    An Affair to Remember (2-Jul-1957) · Nickie Ferrante
    To Catch a Thief (5-Aug-1955) · John Robie
    Dream Wife (19-Jun-1953) · Clemson Reade
    Monkey Business (5-Sep-1952) · Prof. Barnaby Fulton
    Room for One More (10-Jan-1952) · Poppy Rose
    People Will Talk (29-Aug-1951) · Dr. Noah Praetorius
    Crisis (7-Jul-1950) · Dr. Eugene Ferguson
    I Was a Male War Bride (11-Aug-1949) · Capt. Henri Rochard
    Every Girl Should Be Married (25-Dec-1948) · Dr. Madison Brown
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (25-Mar-1948) · Jim Blandings
    The Bishop's Wife (9-Dec-1947) · Dudley
    The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (24-Jul-1947) · Dick
    Notorious (15-Aug-1946) · Devlin
    Night and Day (2-Jul-1946) · Cole Porter
    Arsenic and Old Lace (23-Sep-1944) · Mortimer Brewster
    None But the Lonely Heart (22-Sep-1944) · Ernie Mott
    Once Upon a Time (11-May-1944)
    Destination Tokyo (31-Dec-1943) · Capt. Cassidy
    Mr. Lucky (22-Jul-1943) · Joe Adams
    Once Upon a Honeymoon (12-Nov-1942) · Pat O'Toole
    The Talk of the Town (20-Aug-1942) · Leopold Dilg
    Suspicion (14-Nov-1941) · Johnnie
    Penny Serenade (24-Apr-1941) · Roger Adams
    The Philadelphia Story (1-Dec-1940) · C. K. Dexter Haven
    The Howards of Virginia (19-Sep-1940) · Matt Howard
    My Favorite Wife (2-May-1940) · Nick
    His Girl Friday (11-Jan-1940) · Walter Burns
    In Name Only (4-Aug-1939) · Alec Walker
    Only Angels Have Wings (12-May-1939) · Geoff Carter
    Gunga Din (24-Jan-1939) · Cutter
    Holiday (15-Jun-1938) · John Case
    Bringing Up Baby (18-Feb-1938) · David
    The Awful Truth (21-Oct-1937) · Jerry Warriner
    The Toast of New York (22-Jul-1937) · Nick Boyd
    Topper (16-Jul-1937) · George Kerby
    When You're in Love (12-Feb-1937)
    Wedding Present (9-Oct-1936)
    The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (28-Jul-1936)
    Suzy (26-Jun-1936) · Andre
    Big Brown Eyes (3-Apr-1936)
    Sylvia Scarlett (12-Dec-1935) · Jimmy Monkley
    The Last Outpost (11-Oct-1935)
    Wings in the Dark (1-Feb-1935)
    Enter Madame (4-Jan-1935)
    Ladies Should Listen (10-Aug-1934)
    Kiss and Make-Up (13-Jul-1934)
    Thirty Day Princess (18-May-1934) · Porter Madison III
    Born to Be Bad (18-May-1934) · Malcolm Trevor
    Alice in Wonderland (22-Dec-1933) · Mock Turtle
    I'm No Angel (6-Oct-1933)
    The Eagle and the Hawk (6-May-1933)
    The Woman Accused (17-Feb-1933)
    She Done Him Wrong (27-Jan-1933) · Capt. Cummings
    Madame Butterfly (30-Dec-1932)
    Hot Saturday (28-Oct-1932)
    Blonde Venus (16-Sep-1932) · Nick Townsend
    Devil and the Deep (12-Aug-1932)
    Merrily We Go to Hell (10-Jun-1932)
    Sinners in the Sun (13-May-1932)
    This Is the Night (8-Apr-1932) · Stephen


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