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Cary Grant

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Birth Date

January 18, 1904

Nationality

U.S. - U.K.

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color

Brown

Height

6 ft 2 in | 188 cm

Cary Grant young photos

Weight

82 kg | 180 pounds

Shoe size

Not available

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Cary Grant was born in Horfield, Bristol, U.K., on January 18, 1904, was an English-born American actor. Young Cary Grant began his acting career with troupe "The Penders", at age of six. He got his first break touring the United States with Pender Troupe, at the age of 16.

He performed with a group "Knockabout Comedians", at the Palace Theater on Broadway (1922). He spent couple of years touring the United States with "The Walking Stanleys".

He made his big screen debut in pre-code comedy movie This Is the Night (1932) in role as Stephen. Cary's breakthrough performance came as Jack Clayton in pre-code comedy music movie I'm No Angel (1933) opposite Mae West.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:

Penny Serenade (1941) melodrama in role as Roger Adams

None but the Lonely Heart (1944) drama romance in role as Ernie Mott

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his performances in films:

Charade (1963) romantic comedy mystery in role as Peter Joshua

That Touch of Mink (1962) comedy romance in role as Philip Shayne

The Grass Is Greener (1960) comedy in role as Victor, Earl of Rhyall

Operation Petticoat (1959) action romance in role as Matthew T. "Matt" Sherman

Indiscreet (1958) romantic comedy in role as Philip Adams

He won a David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor for his role as Roger Thornhill in thriller drama movie North by Northwest (1959), directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Notorious (1946) drama mystery with Ingrid Bergman

The Philadelphia Story (1940) romantic comedy opposite Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart

His Girl Friday (1940) comedy romance directed by Howard Hawks

Bringing Up Baby (1938) comedy romance with Katharine Hepburn

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) dark comedy with Priscilla Lane and Peter Lorre

To Catch a Thief (1955) romantic thriller with Grace Kelly

The Awful Truth (1937) comedy romance with Irene Dunne

Suspicion (1941) romantic psychological thriller with Joan Fontaine

Holiday (1938) romantic comedy opposite Katharine Hepburn

Monkey Business (1952) romantic comedy with Marilyn Monroe and Ginger Rogers

Facts

Attended Bishop Road Primary School and Fairfield Grammar School in Bristol, England.

Became an American Citizen on June 26, 1942.

Was a big baseball fan.

He disliked Method acting.

Received an Academy Honorary Award in 1970.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1610 Vine St. in 1960.

Was close friends with Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Howard Hughes, Howard Hawks and Lord Mountbatten.

Was on the board of directors at Fabergé, of MGM Films and MGM Grand Hotels.

He owned houses in Beverly Hills, Malibu and Palm Springs.

Was a fan of the comedians Morecambe and Wise.

He was accorded the Kennedy Center Honors in 1981.

Grant died on November 29, 1986, Davenport, Iowa, United States, at age of 82.

Spouse

He was married five times to:

Barbara Harris (1981-1986)

Dyan Cannon (1965-1968), they had one daughter, Jennifer

Betsy Drake (1949-1959)

Barbara Hutton (1942-1945)

Virginia Cherrill (1934-1935)

Relationships

He dated Marueen Donaldson (1973-1977), Yvette Vickers (1961), Nancy Kovack (1960), Peggy Cummins (1947), Claire James (1945-1946), Carole Landis (1941), Phyllis Brooks (1937-1939), Mary Brian (1936-1938), Betty Furness (1935-1936), Ida Lupino (1935), Randolph Scott (1932-1955), Irene Mayer Selznick (1926) and Janet McLeod (1919-1920).

Quotes

Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.

To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you are impotent; she can't wait to disprove it.

The only really good thing about movies acting is that there's no heavy lifting.

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.

I tell you, in movies, one doesn't really meet the audience. You don't get the impact or spirit of your audience, whereas when you are out in the public, you do.'

It's better to buy one good pair of shoes than four cheap ones.

Destiny is not necessarily what we get out of life, but rather, what we give.

It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression.

When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are.

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