Cary Grant

Actor, Juggler, Acrobat
Cary Grant was the quintessential movie star - a leading man whose light comic touch, effortlessly debonair screen presence, and devastating good looks proved timeless in their appeal. After escaping a truly Dickensian ... Read more »
Born: 01/17/1904 in Bristol, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (72)

All Star Party For Clint Eastwood 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

George Burns' 90th Birthday Special 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

All-Star Party For Lucille Ball 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey 1985 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sinatra -- The First 40 Years 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Showtime 1975 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Elvis That's the Way It Is 1970 (Movie)

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Walk, Don't Run 1966 (Movie)

Sir William Rutland (Actor)

Father Goose 1964 (Movie)

Walter Eckland (Actor)

Charade 1963 (Movie)

Peter Joshua (Actor)

That Touch of Mink 1962 (Movie)

Philip Shayne (Actor)

The Grass Is Greener 1960 (Movie)

Victor Rhyall (Actor)

North By Northwest 1959 (Movie)

Roger O Thornhill (Actor)

Operation Petticoat 1959 (Movie)

Commander Matt Sherman (Actor)

Houseboat 1958 (Movie)

Tom Winston (Actor)

Indiscreet 1958 (Movie)

Philip Adams (Actor)

An Affair to Remember 1957 (Movie)

Nickie Ferrante (Actor)

Kiss Them For Me 1957 (Movie)

Crewson (Actor)

The Pride and the Passion 1957 (Movie)

Captain Anthony Trumbull (Actor)

To Catch a Thief 1955 (Movie)

John Robie (Actor)

Dream Wife 1953 (Movie)

Clemson Reade (Actor)

Monkey Business 1952 (Movie)

Barnaby Fulton (Actor)

Room For One More 1952 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Crisis 1950 (Movie)

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I Was a Male War Bride 1949 (Movie)

Henri Rochard (Actor)

Every Girl Should Be Married 1948 (Movie)

Madison Brown (Actor)

The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer 1947 (Movie)

Dick Nugent (Actor)

Notorious 1946 (Movie)

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Without Reservations 1946 (Movie)

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Arsenic and Old Lace 1944 (Movie)

Mortimer Brewster (Actor)

None But the Lonely Heart 1943 (Movie)

Ernie Mott (Actor)

Once Upon a Honeymoon 1941 (Movie)

Pat (Actor)

His Girl Friday 1940 (Movie)

Walter Burns (Actor)

My Favorite Wife 1940 (Movie)

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Penny Serenade 1940 (Movie)

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Suspicion 1940 (Movie)

Johnnie Aysgarth (Actor)

The Philadelphia Story 1940 (Movie)

C K Dexter Haven (Actor)

Only Angels Have Wings 1939 (Movie)

Jeff Carter (Actor)

The Howards of Virginia 1939 (Movie)

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Bringing Up Baby 1938 (Movie)

David Huxley (Actor)

Gunga Din 1938 (Movie)

Cutter (Actor)

Holiday 1937 (Movie)

Johnny Case (Actor)

The Awful Truth 1936 (Movie)

Jerry Warriner (Actor)

Topper 1936 (Movie)

George Kerby (Actor)

Suzy 1935 (Movie)

Andre Charville (Actor)

Sylvia Scarlett 1934 (Movie)

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Blonde Venus 1932 (Movie)

Nick Townsend (Actor)

I'm No Angel 1932 (Movie)

Jack Clayton (Actor)

She Done Him Wrong 1932 (Movie)

Captain Cummings (Actor)

The Eagle and the Hawk 1932 (Movie)

Henry Crocker (Actor)

This Is the Night 1931 (Movie)

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Big Brown Eyes (Movie)

Danny Barr (Actor)

Enter Madame (Movie)

Gerald Fitzgerald (Actor)

Gambling Ship (Movie)

Ace Corbin (Actor)

Hot Saturday (Movie)

Romer Sheffield (Actor)

In Name Only (Movie)

Alec Walker (Actor)

Ladies Should Listen (Movie)

Julien de Lussac (Actor)

Merrily We Go to Hell (Movie)

Charlie Baxter 'DeBrion' (Actor)

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (Movie)

Jim Blandings (Actor)

Mr. Lucky (Movie)

Joe Adams (Actor)

Once Upon a Time (Movie)

Jerry Flynn (Actor)

People Will Talk (Movie)

Dr. Noah Praetorius (Actor)

Sinners in the Sun (Movie)

Ridgeway (Actor)

The Devil and the Deep (Movie)

Lieutenant Jaeckel (Actor)

The Nativity (TV Show)

Narrator

The Toast of New York (Movie)

Nick Boyd (Actor)

The Woman Accused (Movie)

Jeffrey Baxter (Actor)

Thirty-Day Princess (Movie)

Porter Madison III (Actor)

Wedding Present (Movie)

Charlie Mason (Actor)

Wings in the Dark (Movie)

Ken Gordon (Actor)

Biography

Cary Grant was the quintessential movie star - a leading man whose light comic touch, effortlessly debonair screen presence, and devastating good looks proved timeless in their appeal. After escaping a truly Dickensian childhood in England and paying his dues on the American vaudeville circuit, Grant landed his first leading roles in such features as "She Done Him Wrong" (1933). Having gained notoriety in romantic-comedies like "The Awful Truth" (1937), he went on to star opposite a cavalcade of Hollywood's most luminous leading ladies, including Irene Dunne, Ingrid Bergman, Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn, Eva Marie Saint and Grace Kelly. Classics like "Bringing Up Baby" (1938) paired the star with many of the greatest directors of the golden age of cinema, including Howard Hawks, George Cukor, Frank Capra, Stanley Donen and, most notably, Alfred Hitchcock. For nearly 30 years, Grant remained a major box office draw in hit films that included "Gunga Din" (1939), "His Girl Friday" (1940), "The Philadelphia Story" (1941), "Notorious" (1946), "To Catch a Thief" (1955), "North by Northwest" (1959) and "Charade" (1963). So indelible was his contribution to cinema that he was ranked No. 2 on the American Film Institute's list of the 25 Greatest Screen Legends of All Time in 1999, surpassed only by Humphrey Bogart. Perhaps best summing up the myth and reality of the persona he had become so closely identified with, Grant himself once said, "I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be, and, finally, I became that person. Or he became me."

Relationships

Dyan Cannon Actor

Wife
married from 1965 to 1968

Virginia Cherrill Actor

Wife
Married in 1933 divorced in 1935 died in November 1996 at age 88

Betsy Drake Actor

Wife
Married in 1949 divorced in 1959 acted opposite Grant in her film debut, "Every Girl Should Be Married" (1948) and "Room for One More" (1952)

Jennifer Grant Actor

Child
Born on February 26, 1966 mother, Dyan Cannon

Barbara Harris Grant Actor

Wife
Married April 11, 1981 until his death Nov. 29, 1986

Barbara Hutton

Wife
heiress to the Woolworth fortune socialite married in 1942 divorced in 1945

Elias Leach

Father

Elsie Leach

Mother
institutionalized in mental hospital when Grant was aged 12

Ginger Rogers Actor

Companion

Randolph Scott Actor

Companion
Shared living quarters for many years when both were struggling performers as well as between marriages

Susan Sullivan Actor

Companion

Milestones

1966

Last film, "Walk, Don't Run"

1940

First film with Alfred Hitchcock, "Suspicion"

1937

Confirmed his star status with the landmark screwball comedy, "The Awful Truth"

1932

Made feature film debut in a supporting role in "This Is the Night"

1931

Appeared in the film short, "Singapore Sue"

1923

First role on the British stage

1920

Arrived in New York with acrobatic troupe

1917

Joined a travelling acrobatic troupe

Attracted notice as Mae West's leading man in "She Done Him Wrong" (1932) and "I'm No Angel" (1933)

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