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Date Of BirthJanuary 18, 1904
DiedNovember 29, 1986, Davenport, Iowa, United States
SpouseBarbara Harris, Dyan Cannon, Betsy Drake, Barbara Hutton, Virginia Cherrill, Barbara Harris, Dyan Cannon, Betsy Drake, Barbara Hutton, Virginia Cherrill, Barbara Harris, Dyan Cannon, Betsy Drake, Barbara Hutton, Virginia Cherrill
MarkOften played a handsome bachelor
FactIn 1968, he and fellow actor and friend Michael Caine were walking together and a fan approached them, only recognizing Caine. At the end of the conversation, the fan turned to Grant and commented how accommodating today's film stars are with the public, to which Grant nodded in agreement.
PaymentsEarned $150,000 + 10% of the Profits from None But the Lonely Heart (1944)

Cary Grant was an English actor who became an American citizen in 1942. He was known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, light-hearted approach to acting, and sense of comic timing. He was one of classic Hollywood’s definitive leading men. Grant was born in Horfield, Bristol, and grew up in nearby Kingswood. His mother, Elsie Maria (née Kingdon), worked as a dressmaker, and his father, Elias James Grant, was a butcher. Elias died when Cary was nine years old, and Elsie subsequently married John W. Lewis, a butcher’s son. Grant had a younger sister, Doreen. Grant’s early education took place at Bishop Road Primary School and Clevedon Secondary School. He appeared in several school plays before leaving school at the age of 14 to work as an office boy at an auction house. When he was 18, he took a job as a stagehand at the Bristol Hippodrome and then became a clerk at Woolworths in Bristol city centre.

In January 1920, Grant moved to New York City to live with his aunt and uncle, and he began working in the advertising department of a company called Faberge. He then took acting classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1922, he made his Broadway debut in the play “The Firebrand”. In 1924, he moved to Hollywood to try his luck in the film industry. His first role was in the film “The Awful Truth” (1925). After appearing in a number of films, Grant signed a contract with Paramount Pictures in 1932. He went on to appear in some of the most successful films of the 1930s and 1940s, including “Bringing Up Baby” (1938), “The Philadelphia Story” (1940), “Arsenic and Old Lace” (1944), “Notorious” (1946), “To Catch a Thief” (1955), and “North by Northwest” (1959).

In the 1950s, Grant began to work more frequently with Alfred Hitchcock, appearing in “To Catch a Thief”, “North by Northwest”, and “Charade”. He also began to work with independent film director Stanley Donen on such films as “Indiscreet” (1958) and “Charade” (1963). In 1966, Grant retired from acting at the age of 62. He made a comeback in 1970 with the film “Walk, Don’t Run”, but this was to be his last film. He died of a heart attack in 1986 at the age of 82.

Grant was married five times: to Virginia Cherrill (m. 1934–1935), Barbara Hutton (m. 1942–1945), Betsy Drake (m. 1949–1962), Dyan Cannon (m. 1965–1968), and Barbara Harris (m. 1981–1986). He had one child with each of his first three wives: daughter Jennifer Grant with Cannon, son Anthony Grant with Hutton, and daughter Jennifer Grant with Harris.

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Full NameCary Grant
Date Of BirthJanuary 18, 1904
DiedNovember 29, 1986, Davenport, Iowa, United States
Height1.87 m
EducationFairfield Grammar School, Bishop Road Primary School


SpouseBarbara Harris, Dyan Cannon, Betsy Drake, Barbara Hutton, Virginia Cherrill, Barbara Harris, Dyan Cannon, Betsy Drake, Barbara Hutton, Virginia Cherrill, Barbara Harris, Dyan Cannon, Betsy Drake, Barbara Hutton, Virginia Cherrill
ChildrenJennifer Grant
ParentsElsie Maria Kingdon, Elias James Leach


AwardsAcademy Honorary Award, Kennedy Center Honors, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor, Golden Laurel for Top Male Comedy Performance
MoviesNorth by Northwest, Notorious, The Philadelphia Story, Charade, To Catch a Thief, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, An Affair to Remember, The Awful Truth, Arsenic and Old Lace, Suspicion, Penny Serenade, Father Goose, Indiscreet, My Favorite Wife, She Done Him Wrong, Only Angels Have Wings, Monkey...

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#Marks / Signs
1Often played characters who were much younger than his actual age.
2Chin dimple
3Roles in romantic comedies
4Often played a handsome bachelor
5Mid-Atlantic accent


That Touch of Mink (1962)$4,000,000 (including his percentage of the gross profits.)
Operation Petticoat (1959)$3,000,000 (including his percentage of the gross profits.)
North by Northwest (1959)$450,000 (plus $315,000 overtime and percentage of gross profit)
Indiscreet (1958)$300,000 + Rolls Royce
To Catch a Thief (1955)$750,000 + 10% of grosses over $8,000,000
People Will Talk (1951)$300,000
I Was a Male War Bride (1949)$100,000 (plus 10% of the gross receipts if they reached $1m.)
The Bishop's Wife (1947)$500,000
Night and Day (1946)$150,000
None But the Lonely Heart (1944)$150,000 + 10% of the Profits
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)$160,000 (donated to British War Relief, USO, and Red Cross)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)$100,000
The Philadelphia Story (1940)$137,500 (donated to British War Relief Fund)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)$150,000
In Name Only (1939)$100,000
Gunga Din (1939)$125,000
Bringing Up Baby (1938)$75,000 + 11% gross ($139,150)
The Awful Truth (1937)$50,000 + 10% of gross ($500,000 in back end earnings)
The Toast of New York (1937)$50,000
Topper (1937)% of Gross
When You're in Love (1937)$50,000
Wedding Present (1936)$3,500 /week
The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (1936)$3,500 /week
Suzy (1936)$3,500 /week
Big Brown Eyes (1936)$3,500 /week
Sylvia Scarlett (1935)$2,500 /week + $15,000 bonus
The Last Outpost (1935)$2,500 /week
Wings in the Dark (1935)$2,500 /week
Enter Madame! (1935)$2,500 /week
Alice in Wonderland (1933)$750 /week
I'm No Angel (1933)$750 /week
Gambling Ship (1933)$750 /week
The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)$750 /week
The Woman Accused (1933)$750 /week
She Done Him Wrong (1933)$750 /week
Madame Butterfly (1932)$450 /week
Hot Saturday (1932)$450 /week
Blonde Venus (1932)$450 /week
Devil and the Deep (1932)$450 /week
Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)$450 /week
Singapore Sue (1932)$450 /week
Singapore Sue (1932)$150
Sinners in the Sun (1932)$450 /week
This Is the Night (1932)$450 /week


1[on Marilyn Monroe, his co-star in Monkey Business (1952)] She seemed very shy, and I remember that when the studio workers would whistle at her, it seemed to embarrass her.
2[on Ingrid Bergman] She wears no make-up and has big feet and peasant hips, yet women envy her ability to be herself.
3[on aging] When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are.
4Hollywood is very much like a streetcar. Once a new star is made and comes aboard, an old one is edged out of the rear exit. There's room for only so many and no more.
5When a young fellow like Louis Jourdan moves in on your field, you take stock of your assets and liabilities. It make you nervous.
6I have no rapport with the new idols of the screen, and that includes Marlon Brando and his style of Method acting. It certainly includes Montgomery Clift and that God-awful James Dean. Some producer should cast all three of them in the same movie and let them duke it out. When they've finished each other off, James Stewart, Spencer Tracy and I will return and start making real movies again like we used to.
7[In 1986 on what he finds attractive in a woman] A lack of artifice. I don't like a lot of make-up or a lot of perfume. If someone wears a lot of make-up, it shows me they're not happy with their features - it shows their insecurity.
8Look at it this way, I've always tried to dress well. I've had some success in life. I've enjoyed my success and I include in that success some relationships with very special women. If someone wants to say I'm gay, what can I do? I think it's probably said about every man who's been known to do well with women. I don't let that sort of thing bother me. What matters to me is that I know who I am.
9[Asked in 1986 why he no longer makes movies] There's too much heavy breathing and shooting going on.
10If I had known then what I know now, if I had not been so utterly stupid, I would have had a hundred children and I would have built a ranch to keep them on.
11[In 1986 on actresses] I've worked with Bergman. I've worked with Hepburn. I've worked with some of the biggest stars, but Grace Kelly was the best actress I've ever worked with in my life. That woman was total relaxation, absolute ease - she was totally THERE. She was an extraordinarily serene girl. Both she and Hitchcock were Jesuit-trained; maybe that had something to do with it.
12My intention in taking LSD was to make myself happy. A man would be a fool to take something that didn't make him happy. I took it with a group of men, one of whom was Aldous Huxley. We deceived ourselves by calling it therapy, but we were truly interested in how this chemical could help humanity. I found it a very enlightening experience, but it's like alcohol in one respect: a shot of brandy can save your life, but a bottle of brandy can kill you.
13[In 1986 about Hollywood and drugs] I don't know anything about drugs. None of the people I know is involved with drugs. Hollywood is a very hard-working town - you have to get up early, and you have to look good. If you read the "National Enquirer," you think drugs are everywhere, but I've never seen them.
14[1983] I asked James Stewart recently if he had thought about dying. He said he hadn't at all. But I have.
15[1981] I have no plans to write an autobiography, I will leave that to others. I'm sure they will turn me into a homosexual or a Nazi spy or something else.
16[on Betsy Drake] Betsy was a delightful comedienne, but I don't think Hollywood was ever really her milieu. She wanted to help humanity, to help others help themselves.
17[Charles Chaplin] has given great pleasure to millions of people, and I hope he returns to Hollywood. Personally, I don't think he is a Communist, but whatever his political affiliations, they are secondary to the fact that he is a great entertainer. We should not go off the deep end.
18The secret of comedy is doing it naturally under the most difficult circumstances. And film comedy is the most difficult of all. At least on stage you know right away if you're getting laughs or not. But making a movie, you have no way of knowing. So you try to time the thing for space and length and can only hope when it plays in the movie theaters months later that you have timed the thing right. It's difficult and it takes experience. I'll always remember the great actor, A.E. Matthews, who said on his death bed, "Dying's tough--but not as tough as comedy".
19I can't portray Bing Crosby, I'm Cary Grant. I'm myself in that role. The most difficult thing is to be yourself - especially when you know it's going to be seen immediately by 300 million people.
20There is no doubt I am aging. My format of comedy is still the same as ever. I gravitate toward scripts that put me in an untenable position. Then the rest of the picture is spent in trying to squirm out of it. Naturally, I always get the girl in the end. It may appear old-fashioned. There seems to be a trend toward satirical comedy, like The Apartment (1960). Perhaps it is because young writers today feel satirical living in a world that seems headed for destruction.
21[1965] I don't like to see men of my age making love on the screen. Being a father will make me more free than I have ever been. It will be a great experience. I can't wait.
22[1980] I have nothing against gays, I'm just not one myself.
23There are only seven movie stars in the world whose name alone will induce American bankers to lend money for movie productions, and the only woman on the list is Ingrid Bergman.
24I'd like to have made one of those big splashy Technicolor musicals with Rita Hayworth.
25I think making love is the best form of exercise.
26Everyone tells me I've had such an interesting life, but sometimes I think it's been nothing but stomach disturbances and self-concern.
27For more than thirty years of my life I had smoked with increasing habit. I was finally separated from the addiction by Betsy [wife Betsy Drake], who, after carefully studying hypnosis, practiced it, with my full permission and trust, as I was going off to sleep one night. She sat in a chair near the bed and, in a quiet, calm voice, rhythmically repeated what I inwardly knew to be true, the fact that smoking was not good for me; and, as my conscious mind relaxed and no longer cared to offer a negative thought, her words sank into my subconscious; and the following day, to my surprise I had no need or wish to smoke. Nor have I smoked since. Nor have I, as far as I know, replaced it with any other harmful habit.
28[on Katharine Hepburn] She was this slip of a woman and I never liked skinny women. But she had this thing, this air you might call it, the most totally magnetic woman I'd ever seen, and probably ever seen since. You had to look at her, you had to listen to her; there was no escaping her.
29[Charles Chaplin] is waiting a long time at a trolley car stop. He's the first in line of what turns out to be a huge crowd. The trolley finally arrives, he's the first one on, but then the crowd behind him surges through the door and pushes him right through the door on the other side. And that's a lot like what Hollywood is like. When you're a young man, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. is driving. Wallace Beery is the conductor, and Charles Chaplin's got a front-row seat. You take your seat, and back behind you is Gary Cooper. He has got his long feet stuck out in front of one of the exit doors, and people keep tripping over him and onto the street. Suddenly a young man named Tyrone Power gets on. He asks you to move over. You make a picture with Joan Fontaine. You think you do a good job, but she wins the Oscar, and you get nothing. And pretty soon more and more people get on, it's getting very crowded, and then you decide to get off. When you get off the trolley, you notice that it's been doing nothing but going around in circles. It doesn't go anywhere. You see the same things over and over. So you might as well get off.
30[on his many marriages] It seems that each new marriage is more difficult to survive than the last one. I'm rather a fool for punishment--I keep going back for more, don't ask me why.
31I know they nicknamed us "Cash and Cary", but I never asked Barbara Hutton for a penny. I never married a woman for money, that's the God's truth. I may not have married for very sound reasons, but money was the least of them.
32[on Irene Dunne] Her timing was marvelous. She was so good that she made comedy look easy. If she'd made it look as difficult as it really is, she would have won her Oscar.
33It's important to know where you've come from so that you can know where you're going. I probably chose my profession because I was seeking approval, adulation, admiration and affection.
34I've often been accused by critics of being myself on-screen. But being oneself is more difficult than you'd suppose.
35I tell you, in films, 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.'
36This, I love. I enjoy talking back and forth to people. You know, otherwise, I wouldn't get to meet the people.
37Actors today try to avoid comedy because if you write a comedy that's not a success, the lack of success is immediately apparent because the audience is not laughing. A comedy is a big risk. This is a tremendously costly business and to put money into a picture that might not come off -- oh, that's pretty risky.
38It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression.
39Mostly, we have manufactured ladies--- with the exception of Ingrid [Ingrid Bergman], Grace [Grace Kelly], Deborah [Deborah Kerr] and Audrey [Audrey Hepburn].
40My father used to say, "Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary."
41My 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.
42[1970 Honorary Oscar acceptance speech] You know that I may never look at this without remembering the quiet patience of directors who were so kind to me, who were kind enough to put up with me more than once, some of them even three or four times. I trust they and all the other directors, writers and producers and my leading women have forgiven me for what I didn't know. You know that I've never been a joiner or a member of any particular social set, but I've been privileged to be a part of Hollywood's most glorious era.
43The only really good thing about acting is that there's no heavy lifting.
44To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you are impotent; she can't wait to disprove it.
45Divorce is a game played by lawyers.
46I improve on misquotation.
47My screen persona is a combination of Jack Buchanan, Noël Coward and Rex Harrison. I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be, and, finally, I became that person. Or he became me.
48[About Burt Reynolds] As well as being my, and the world's favorite light comedian, Burt is a very considerate and thoughtful man.
49Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.
50I have spent the greater part of my life fluctuating between Archie Leach and Cary Grant, unsure of each, suspecting each.
51[responding to a wire from a reporter inquiring, "How old Cary Grant?"] Old Cary Grant fine. How you?


1Cut back on his heavy drinking after his serious illness in 1948.
2He appeared in four films directed by Alfred Hitchcock: Suspicion (1941), Notorious (1946), To Catch a Thief (1955) and North by Northwest (1959).
3He was usually considered poor at accents. His attempts at Cockney accents in Gunga Din (1939) and None But the Lonely Heart (1944) were widely ridiculed in the UK.
4In his last years he was a militant anti-smoker.
5He donated money to Israel in the name of his late mother.
6He was circumcised at birth, which was highly unusual in the UK in 1904.
7He turned down the lead role in Gentleman's Agreement (1947) because he contended he was Jewish and thought he looked Jewish. He maintained, "The public won't believe my portrayal of a gentile trying to pass himself off as a Jew.".
8In November 1956 he was dismayed by the failure of Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French attempt to regain the Suez Canal after it had been seized by the Nasser regime in Egypt. Israel invaded the Sinai peninsula.
9His daughter, Jennifer Grant, gave birth to a baby girl, Davian Adele Grant, on 23th November 2011.
10In 1971, fearful that Dyan Cannon would take their daughter Jennifer with her to New York and Europe, Grant filed for joint custody. When the judge ruled that Jennifer should remain in California with her father, taking time out to visit her mother, he was jubilant. He could plan to spend every evening waiting for her to come back from school and every weekend teaching her to ride a horse. Within eight weeks he had sold the rights to his last films with Universal for more than $2 million. Operation Petticoat (1959), The Grass Is Greener (1960), That Touch of Mink (1962) and Charade (1963) were all included, as was Penny Serenade (1941), the only one of his earlier films to which he still retained the rights. He had no more connection to the movie business. He invested in a property development in Malaga in southern Spain and another near Shannon in Ireland.
11Started smoking in 1911.
12Died three days before Desi Arnaz who died on December 2, 1986.
13Played Irene Dunne's husband in 3 movies: The Awful Truth (1937), My Favorite Wife (1940), and Penny Serenade (1941).
14Though financially well off he was considered "tight" by his servants. They reported that, among other things, he charged fans for his autograph, marked the height of the liquor in every bottle, counted the logs for the fireplace and kept a detailed record of how much food was bought and how much was consumed. He was, however, well liked by his servants and paid them very well.
15A Paramount exec told struggling actor Archie Leach "You're bow legged and your neck is far too thick".
16Holds the record at the Radio City Music Hall as its leading star. 27 films for a total of 113 weeks. Fred Astaire is the runner-up with 16 films for 60 weeks.
17Unlike several other major movie stars in his day, including James Stewart, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, etc., Grant never went bald and never needed to wear a toupee. Although he did dye his hair back to its natural black color when it started to gray in the 1950s. When he retired from acting in the 1960s, he stopped dying his hair and his hair was all-white by the time of his passing.
18Was once engaged to Queenie Smith.
19He kept himself slender and fit until he retired acting, never weighing above 180 pounds.
20Ran away from home at 13 to join a mime troupe. His father tracked him down and brought him home, but he ran away again and rejoined the troupe.
21Has eight films on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 Funniest Movies: Bringing Up Baby (1938) at #14, The Philadelphia Story (1940) at #15, His Girl Friday (1940) at #19, Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) at #30, Topper (1937) at #60, The Awful Truth (1937) at #68, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) at #72 and She Done Him Wrong (1933) at #75.
22Grant introduced Frederick Brisson to future wife Rosalind Russell and acted as his best man at their marriage.
23Was a very good friend of Frederique "Quique" Jourdan, the wife of Louis Jourdan.
24He strongly disliked Method acting.
25Made a public appeal for gun control following the assassination of his friend Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968.
26He can be seen in the audience and backstage in the Elvis Presley concert documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970).
27In 1968, he and fellow actor and friend Michael Caine were walking together and a fan approached them, only recognizing Caine. At the end of the conversation, the fan turned to Grant and commented how accommodating today's film stars are with the public, to which Grant nodded in agreement.
28Loved performing on network radio, where he often got to perform in roles different from his screen persona. He once told the producers of the radio series "Suspense," "Invite me back, invite me back.".
29His daughter, Jennifer Grant, gave birth to a son, Cary Benjamin Grant on August 12th, 2008.
30Alfred Hitchcock told François Truffaut that Grant, unlike James Stewart, would have been willing to play a villain. Before he was a star, Stewart (unlike Grant) once actually played an out-and-out villain, in After the Thin Man (1936). The closest Grant came was the original version of Suspicion (1941), directed by Hitchcock, in which Grant's character poisoned his wife, but the film was recut so that Grant wouldn't be a bad guy.
31Once lived with the silent movie star William Haines.
32He considered himself to be miscast in The Howards of Virginia (1940), None But the Lonely Heart (1944) and The Pride and the Passion (1957).
33Once shared a house with his close friend Noël Coward early in his Hollywood career.
34He voted for Richard Nixon in 1968 and 1972, Gerald Ford in 1976 and Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984.
35He and Charlton Heston attended a dinner at 10 Downing Street honoring the then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whom they both greatly admired. Afterward Heston said to his wife Lydia Heston, "You know I sat next to Mrs. Thatcher." She replied, "That's nothing--I got to sit next to Cary Grant!".
36He actively sought James Stewart's role in Bell Book and Candle (1958), and Clark Gable's role in Teacher's Pet (1958).
37For several years he had toyed with the idea of playing Hamlet in an attempt to prove to his critics that he could act. This idea was finally scuppered by Laurence Olivier's film Hamlet (1948).
38Elton John recalled that one of the highlights of his 1976 tour of the United States was meeting Grant backstage after a concert.
39In March 1968 he was involved in a serious car crash in New York, but fortunately escaped with only minor injuries.
40He initially decided to end his 1953 retirement just to make To Catch a Thief (1955). When the film proved to be a huge success he agreed to make further films.
41After The Howards of Virginia (1940) flopped at the box office, Grant turned down all offers for historical epics until The Pride and the Passion (1957), which was also a failure.
42For a scene in The Grass Is Greener (1960), he refused to wear a smoking jacket, fearing he would immediately lose the support of the audience if he were seen dressed like that. The director later recalled that an old-fashioned kind of comedy had died that day, and it never came back.
43In 1999 he was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time of American cinema, after Humphrey Bogart, by the American Film Institute.
44He and his fifth wife Barbara Harris renewed their wedding vows on 11 April 1986, the fifth anniversary of their marriage.
45In later years he always said the character he played in Father Goose (1964) came closest to his real self.
46He turned down the role of Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (1964) because he felt he would either not be as good as Rex Harrison, who had originated the part on the London stage and on Broadway, or he would be accused of imitating Harrison. He told producer Jack L. Warner that unless Harrison was cast, he would not even go to see the film.
47Turned down James Mason's role in Lolita (1962) because he considered the film "depraved".
48Turned down James Mason's role in A Star Is Born (1954).
49Eagerly sought the role of Midshipman Roger Byam in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), but the part went to Franchot Tone instead.
50Became seriously ill with infectious hepatitis and jaundice in 1948, and doctors gave him a less than 10% chance of survival. The problem was the damage that years of heavy drinking had done to his liver. Grant took more than six months to recover.
51Had a benign tumor removed from his forehead in 1957.
52Underwent a hernia operation in the spring of 1977.
53His mother died in January 1973 at the age of 94.
54At the time of his death, his estate was valued at $60 million.
55Always cited his To Catch a Thief (1955) co-star Grace Kelly as his favorite leading lady. He attended her state funeral in 1982 and wept throughout the televised service.
56Was very close friends with Ingrid Bergman, his co-star in both Indiscreet (1958) and Notorious (1946). Grant was one of the few who supported her throughout her notorious affair with Rossellini, and while Bergman was in exile in Italy he accepted her Best Actress Oscar in 1958.
57Turned down the role of gunfighter Cherry Valance, which was to have been much larger, in Howard Hawks' epic western Red River (1948) opposite John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. The part went to John Ireland instead.
58He was director Howard Hawks' first choice to play the lead in Man's Favorite Sport? (1964), but turned it down because he was 59 and leading lady Paula Prentiss was 25.
59Grant eagerly sought William Holden's role in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), but the producers decided he wasn't right for the part, and in any case they felt he was too old at 53.
60Considered for the leading role in Bicycle Thieves (1948).
61Smoked up to 60 cigarettes a day until 1957, when his third wife Betsy Drake made him give up in order to protect his voice. He quit smoking while filming An Affair to Remember (1957) after visiting a hypnotist. However, she recalled occasionally catching him smoking outside the house, so he probably never stopped completely.
62Although he had been considered a liberal during his career, after his retirement from acting he emerged as a major supporter of Richard Nixon in the late 1960s.
63Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 346-348. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
64He never played a villain.
65He often played characters who were considerably younger than his actual age. He was 50 when To Catch a Thief (1955) was filmed, but was playing a character of 34.
66His final appearance at the Academy Awards was in 1985 to present James Stewart with an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement.
67Alfred Hitchcock originally planned to cast Grant in the role of the publisher and Montgomery Clift as Brandon Rope (1948). However the established homosexual relationship between Leopold and Loeb, and the tacit recognition of a similar tie between Hamilton's killers, persuaded Grant and Clift to steer clear of the project to avoid long term commercial repercussions.
68Attended the state funeral of his friend Earl Louis Mountbatten of Burma at Westminster Abbey in August 1979, and openly wept during the service.
69Held a press conference announcing his retirement from acting early in 1953, saying he was very angry over Hollywood's treatment of director Charles Chaplin, who had recently been blacklisted for his liberal political beliefs.
70Received Kennedy Center honors in November 1981. President Ronald Reagan wrote how pleased he was to be able to honor his friend, while Grant stated that he was glad James Stewart was at the ceremony.
71Maintained good physical health until becoming ill with high blood pressure in the late 1970s. In October 1984 he suffered a minor stroke, which limited his appearances thereafter.
72He gave serious consideration to retiring in 1953, because he believed the success of Marlon Brando and Method acting meant his own kind of acting was a thing of the past. Eighteen months later he was lured back to make To Catch a Thief (1955), and therefore delayed his retirement until 1966.
73Said Indiscreet (1958), to be his personal favorite film.
74Was very hurt when he lost his two Academy Award nominations, particularly None But the Lonely Heart (1944), which he thought was his best performance. This is why he was so excited when he accepted his Honarary Academy Award in 1970.
75Initially refused Stanley Donen's offer to appear in Charade (1963), but-realizing that it was a great part-accepted it after a while. He made one stipulation: Audrey Hepburn had to chase him, not visa-versa.
76Initally accepted his role in Houseboat (1958) because he was dating Sophia Loren, whom he was madly in love with. After she went and married someone else, Cary, heartbroken, wanted to back out. He couldn't, but the director made sure the production was a smooth one.
77Was the only actor Alfred Hitchcock was said to "love." Hitch said that James Stewart was the "everyman", but never cast Stewart after Vertigo (1958) flopped, which he blamed on Stewart now looking too old to draw in the crowds. Ironically, Grant was actually four years older than Stewart.
78Hated his performance in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), saying it was way too over the top and that it was his least favorite film.
79If you look closely at his teeth, you'll find that he only has one incisor (front tooth). Apparently when he was a boy he knocked out a tooth while ice skating. Rather than get into trouble with his father, he opted to go to a nearby dental college and have them gradually push his other teeth together to fill in the gap. Only one person (an eagle-eyed cinematographer) ever noticed and mentioned it to him. It's described in depth in the book "Evenings with Cary Grant".
80Was considered one of the best-dressed men in the United States of America. George Francis Frazier, Jr., in "The Art of Wearing Clothes" (published in 'Esquire' magazine, September 1960), wrote "Although Grant, who is fifty-six, favors such abominations as large tie knots and claims to have originated the square-style breast-pocket handkerchief, he is so extraordinarily attractive that he looks good in practically anything. He insists upon tight armholes in his suit jackets, finds the most comfortable (and functional) of all underwear to be women's nylon panties." Other best-dressed American men cited in the article were Miles Davis, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Clark Gable and Walter Pidgeon.
81He always wore a gold chain around his neck with three charms attached. The three charms represented the religions of each of his former wives: a St. Christopher for Virginia Cherrill (Roman Catholic), a small cross for Barbara Hutton and Betsy Drake (Protestants), and a Star of David for Dyan Cannon (Jewish). (Donaldson).
82As a child, he had a fear of knives and a fear of heights.
83He became an American citizen on June 26, 1942, under naturalization certificate #5502057.
84At one time, he owned a Sealyham terrier called Archie Leach.
85He was a big baseball fan, originally supporting the New York Giants and then the L.A. Dodgers.
86One of his favorite poems was a bit of doggerel: "They bought me a box of tin soldiers,/I threw all the Generals away,/I smashed up the Sergents and Majors,/Now I play with my Privates all day."
87Writer Sidney Sheldon used Grant as the prototype for Rhys Williams, a character in the novel "Bloodline."
88He had one of his daughter Jennifer Grant's first baby teeth encased in Lucite.
89When his daughter Jennifer Grant was born, he gave wife Dyan Cannon a diamond and sapphire bracelet as a keepsake.
90His favorite after-shave was Acqua Di Parma.
91His performance as Dr. David Huxley in Bringing Up Baby (1938) is ranked #68 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
92His performance as T.R. Devlin in Notorious (1946) is ranked #16 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
93On April 18, 1947, King George VI awarded Grant the King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom, citing his "outstanding service to the British War Relief Society."
94Introduced First Lady Betty Ford at the Republican National Convention in 1976.
95Was the original choice to play "Rupert Cadell" in Rope (1948), but he was unavailable, so the part went to James Stewart, instead (whom Grant would later replace as the lead in North by Northwest (1959)). Rope (1948) features references to Grant and the earlier Hitchcock film he appeared in, Notorious (1946) with Ingrid Bergman.
96Replaced James Stewart as the hapless ad man "Roger Thornhill" in North by Northwest (1959). Stewart very much wanted the part, but director Alfred Hitchcock decided not to cast him because of the box office failure of Vertigo (1958), which Hitchcock blamed on Stewart for looking "too old" and chose Grant instead, even though he was actually four years older.
97Is portrayed by John Gavin in Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980) and by Michael-John Wolfe in The Aviator (2004)
98In 1957, he accepted the Oscar for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" on behalf of Ingrid Bergman, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony
99Alfred Hitchcock once toyed with the idea of casting him as Hamlet (in what would have been a modern-dress film version of William Shakespeare's play), but he never got around to it.
100Became the director of Fabergé cosmetics firm in 1966.
101Maintained a year-round suntan to avoid wearing make up.
102Premiere Magazine ranked him as the #1 Movie Star of All Time in their "Stars in Our Constellation" feature (2005).
103Participated in an experimental psychotherapy program in which he was prescribed LSD. Betsy Drake encouraged him to take the drug (as part of a medical experiment), as he wanted to examine his failed marriages. He underwent about 100 sessions, and said that he benefited greatly from them. However in later life he said he would not have experimented with LSD if he had known about the side-effects, and asked people not to use drugs.
104When Sophia Loren visited Los Angeles during the filming of An Affair to Remember (1957), Grant inundated her with dozens of phone calls and hundreds of flowers - even though she had called the affair off.
105Fell madly in love with Sophia Loren while filming The Pride and the Passion (1957) when he was 53 and she was 22. At the time, Grant was still married to actress Betsy Drake, and Loren was involved with 45-year-old producer Carlo Ponti, who was also married. Both men eventually separated from their wives and proposed to Loren at the same time; she chose Ponti.
106Was still in love with Sophia Loren when it came time for them to film Houseboat (1958). She went to director Melville Shavelson, in tears, complaining that Grant was chasing her again - she had told Grant she was in love with Carlo Ponti, but he didn't believe her.
107Often spoke of his relationship with Sophia Loren as one of the most passionate romances in his life. She was 31 years his junior.
108Director Leo McCarey accused Grant of ripping off his persona during the time they shot The Awful Truth (1937) and using it as his own to become world-famous. What McCarey failed to notice was that many aspects of Grant's image were already developed in Sylvia Scarlett (1935), an otherwise poor Katharine Hepburn-George Cukor picture made two years before "The Awful Truth", and that his comic timing and versatility as an actor were all his own. Although ill at ease about it, they collaborated again several times.
109Was largely self-educated as he had dropped out of school at age 14. He was, however, a voracious reader throughout life.
110John Cleese's character in A Fish Called Wanda (1988) was named "Archie Leach" after Grant's real name.
111Was hyperopic or "far-sighted." That is why in many publicity stills, he is seen holding a pair of glasses.
112In His Girl Friday (1940), his character remarks, "Archie Leach said that", a reference to his real name.
113The late Christopher Reeve said that he based his portrayal of Clark Kent in the Superman films on Grant in the early part of his career.
114He was voted the 6th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
115According to his will (dated 26th November 1984), his body was to be cremated and no funeral service held. His ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean.
116Was named #2 on The Greatest Screen Legends actor list by the American Film Institute.
117Paramount Pictures named him Cary Grant while he began his film career, because the similarity of the name to Gary Cooper, their biggest male star, (C.G. being an inversion of G.C.) and possibly because Clark Gable had the same initials. Gable and Cooper were born with their last names, however, with Grant having been born Archibald Leach.
118People were surprised by his retirement in 1966 and, despite the attempts of directors as important as Howard Hawks, Billy Wilder, and even Stanley Kubrick to get him out of retirement and into their films, he never worked again.
119He remained close to Barbara Hutton's son Lance Reventlow after their divorce. The boy regularly stayed with Grant on some weekends. Grant referred to him as his son, was devastated when he died in a plane crash and helped Barbara with the funeral arrangements.
120Douglas Fairbanks was his boyhood idol, with Fairbanks' "healthy" tan being the inspiration for Grant's constantly dark skin.
121Thanks mainly to the strength and physical dexterity he gained as an acrobat when he was young, he did a majority of his own stunts during his film career (far more than people would think).
122Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 191-193. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
123Although he became a Paramount Pictures contract player early in his film career, when the contract was up he made an unusual decision for the time: he decided to freelance. Because his films were so successful at the box office, he was able to work at any studio he chose for the majority of his career.
124Turned down roles opposite Audrey Hepburn in both Roman Holiday (1953) and Sabrina (1954); later he starred with her in Charade (1963).
125Pictured on a 37¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series, issued 15 October 2002.
126On American Film Institute's list of top 100 U.S. love stories, compiled in June 2002, Grant led all actors with six of his films on the list. His An Affair to Remember (1957) was ranked #5; followed by: #44 The Philadelphia Story (1940) #46 To Catch a Thief (1955) #51 Bringing Up Baby (1938) #77 The Awful Truth (1937) #86 Notorious (1946)
127Was a great fan of Elvis Presley and attended his Las Vegas shows. He is seen discussing Elvis' performance with him backstage during the closing credits of Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970).
128He never said "Judy, Judy, Judy" in the movies, which he credits to Larry Storch, but he did say "Susan, Susan, Susan" in Bringing Up Baby (1938).
129Refused the part of Humbert in Lolita (1962).
130Donated his entire salary for Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) ($100,000) to the U.S. War Relief Fund.
131Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#22). [1995]
132Turned down the role of James Bond in Dr. No (1962), believing himself to be too old at 58 to play the character.
133He once phoned hotel mogul Conrad Hilton in Istanbul, Turkey, to find out why his breakfast order at the Plaza Hotel, which called for muffins, came with only 1-1/2 English muffins instead of two. When Grant insisted that the explanation (a hotel efficiency report had found that most people ate only three of the four halves brought to them) still resulted in being cheated out of a half, the Plaza Hotel changed its policy and began serving two complete muffins with breakfast. From then on, Grant often spoke of forming an English Muffin-Lovers Society, members of which would be required to report any hotel or restaurant that listed muffins on the menu and then served fewer than two.
134He gave his entire fee for The Philadelphia Story (1940) to the British war effort.
135Ashes scattered in California, USA.
136From 1932-44 he shared a house with Randolph Scott, whom he met on Hot Saturday (1932). Scott often jokingly referred to Grant as his spouse. The 1940 census report shows Scott as head of household and Grant as his partner. Many studio heads threatened not to employ them together, unless they lived separately. Grant's marriage to Barbara Hutton permanently dissolved his living arrangement with Scott.
137Suffered a major stroke prior to performing in his one man show "An Evening With Cary Grant" at the Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa, on November 29, 1986. Died later that night at St. Luke's Hospital at 11:22 p.m.
138Ian Fleming modeled the James Bond character partially with Grant in mind.
139Became a father for the 1st time at age of 62 when his 4th wife Dyan Cannon gave birth to their daughter Jennifer Diane Grant (aka Jennifer Grant) on February 26, 1966.
140Ranked #7 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]




Walk Don't Run1966Sir William Rutland
Father Goose1964Walter
Charade1963Peter Joshua
That Touch of Mink1962Philip Shayne
The Grass Is Greener1960Victor Rhyall, Earl
Operation Petticoat1959Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman
North by Northwest1959Roger O. Thornhill
Houseboat1958Tom Winters
Indiscreet1958Philip Adams
Kiss Them for Me1957Cmdr. Andy Crewson
An Affair to Remember1957Nickie Ferrante
The Pride and the Passion1957Anthony
To Catch a Thief1955John Robie
Dream Wife1953Clemson Reade
Monkey Business1952Dr. Barnaby Fulton
Room for One More1952George Rose
People Will Talk1951Dr. Noah Praetorius
Crisis1950Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson
I Was a Male War Bride1949Captain Henri Rochard
Every Girl Should Be Married1948Dr. Madison Brown
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House1948Jim Blandings
The Bishop's Wife1947Dudley
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer1947Dick Nugent
Night and Day1946Cole Porter
Without Reservations1946Cary Grant (uncredited)
None But the Lonely Heart1944Ernie Mott
Arsenic and Old Lace1944Mortimer Brewster
The Road to Victory1944ShortCary Grant (uncredited)
Once Upon a Time1944Jerry Flynn
The Shining Future1944ShortCary Grant
Destination Tokyo1943Capt. Cassidy
Mr. Lucky1943Joe Adams -posing as Joe Bascopolous
Once Upon a Honeymoon1942Patrick 'Pat' O'Toole
The Talk of the Town1942Leopold Dilg
Suspicion1941Johnnie Aysgarth
Penny Serenade1941Roger Adams
The Philadelphia Story1940C. K. Dexter Haven
The Howards of Virginia1940Matt Howard
My Favorite Wife1940Nick Arden
His Girl Friday1940Walter Burns
In Name Only1939Alec Walker
Only Angels Have Wings1939Geoff Carter
Gunga Din1939Cutter
Holiday1938Johnny Case
Bringing Up Baby1938David
The Awful Truth1937Jerry Warriner
The Toast of New York1937Nick Boyd
Topper1937George Kerby
When You're in Love1937Jimmy Hudson
Wedding Present1936Charlie Mason
The Amazing Adventure1936Ernest Bliss
Suzy1936Andre Charville
Big Brown Eyes1936Danny Barr
Sylvia Scarlett1935Jimmy Monkley
The Last Outpost1935Michael Andrews
Wings in the Dark1935Ken Gordon
Enter Madame!1935Gerald Fitzgerald
Ladies Should Listen1934Julian De Lussac
Kiss and Make-Up1934Dr. Maurice Lamar
Born to Be Bad1934Malcolm Trevor
Thirty-Day Princess1934Porter Madison III
Alice in Wonderland1933Mock Turtle
I'm No Angel1933Jack Clayton
Gambling Ship1933Ace Corbin
The Eagle and the Hawk1933Henry Crocker
The Woman Accused1933Jeffrey Baxter
She Done Him Wrong1933Captain Cummings
Madame Butterfly1932Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton
Hot Saturday1932Romer Sheffield
Blonde Venus1932Nick Townsend
Devil and the Deep1932Lt. Jaeckel
Merrily We Go to Hell1932Charlie Baxter
Singapore Sue1932ShortFirst Sailor (uncredited)
Sinners in the Sun1932Ridgeway
This Is the Night1932Stephen Mathewson


That's Entertainment!1974Documentary performer: "Did I Remember" 1936 - uncredited
Walk Don't Run1966"Charade", uncredited / performer: "An Affair to Remember Our Love Affair" - uncredited
North by Northwest1959"Singin' in the Rain" 1929 / performer: "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" 1956 - as "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Bourbon"
An Affair to Remember1957performer: "You Make It Easy To Be True"
Monkey Business1952performer: "The Whiffenpoof Song" - uncredited
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House1948performer: "Home on the Range" - uncredited
Night and Day1946performer: "Bull Dog" 1911, "An Old Fashioned Garden" 1919, "You're the Top" 1934 - uncredited
None But the Lonely Heart1944performer: "Romance No.6, Op.6 None But the Lonely Heart" 1869 - uncredited
Mr. Lucky1943"Something To Remember You By" 1930
Penny Serenade1941performer: "Happy Birthday to You" 1893 - uncredited
The Howards of Virginia1940"The Huntsman and His Master", uncredited
My Favorite Wife1940performer: "Jingle Bells" 1857 - uncredited
Only Angels Have Wings1939performer: "Some of These Days" 1910, "The Peanut Vendor" 1931 - uncredited
Bringing Up Baby1938performer: "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" 1928 - uncredited
Topper1937performer: "Old Man Moon" 1937, "The Old Oaken Bucket" 1818 uncredited
Suzy1936"Did I Remember To Tell You I Adore You?" 1936 / performer: "La père, la victoire" 1888 - uncredited
Sylvia Scarlett1935performer: "HELLO! HELLO! WHO'S YOUR LADY FRIEND?" uncredited, "HELLO! HELLO!" uncredited, "I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE"
Alice in Wonderland1933performer: "Beautiful Soup" - uncredited


The Grass Is Greener1960executive producer - uncredited


L'architecte textile2017Documentary acknowledgement: citation completed
Topper Takes a Trip1938grateful acknowledgment: is expressed to, for his consent to use the scenes from the original "Topper" - as Mr. Cary Grant


All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood1986TV SpecialHimself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Roger Moore1986TV MovieHimself
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special1986TV SpecialHimself - Cameo
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly1985TV Special documentaryHimself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Honorary Award to James Stewart
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball1984TV SpecialHimself
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey1984DocumentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish1984TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentaryHimself - Remembering David Niven
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra1983TV MovieHimself
The Nativity1982TV Movie documentaryHimself - Introduction (voice)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1981TV Special documentaryHimself - Honoree
The First 40 Years1980TV SpecialHimself
Ingrid Bergman: An All-Star Salute1979TV MovieHimself
The 51st Annual Academy Awards1979TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Honorary Award to Laurence Olivier
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
V.I.P.-Schaukel1976TV Series documentaryHimself
Friars Club Tribute to Gene Kelly1976TV MovieHimself - Speaker
At Long Last Cole1975TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford1973TV Movie documentaryHimself
Elvis: That's the Way It Is1970DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 24th Annual Tony Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Honorary Award Recipient
The Jack Paar Program1964TV SeriesHimself (on film)
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
The 30th Annual Academy Awards1958TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actor
The 29th Annual Academy Awards1957TV Special documentaryHimself - Accepting Best Actress Award for Ingrid Bergman
Breakdowns of 19421942ShortHimself (uncredited)
A Tribute to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital1940Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 11939Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 41938Documentary shortHimself
Fashions in Love1936Documentary short
Screen Snapshots Series 15, No. 81936Documentary shortHimself
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle1935ShortHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood on Parade No. B-11934ShortHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood on Parade No. B-61934ShortHimself
Hollywood on Parade No. A-91933ShortHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Million Dollar American Princesses2016TV Mini-SeriesJohn Robie
Trumbo2015Himself (uncredited)
Women He's Undressed2015DocumentaryHimself
Talking Pictures2015TV Series documentaryDevlin
Welcome to the Basement2012-2015TV SeriesPeter Joshua / Mortimer Brewster / Himself
One Rogue Reporter2014DocumentaryWalter Burns (uncredited)
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense2013DocumentaryHimself
The Mentalist2012TV SeriesRoger O. Thornhill in North by Northwest
Amen. Il pittore che fece sognare Hollywood2012DocumentaryHimself
Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man2012Documentary shortHimself
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas!2011TV Movie documentaryDudley the Angel
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesPeter Joshua
Metropolis refundada2010DocumentaryHimself
Smash His Camera2010DocumentaryHimself
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers2009TV Movie documentaryVarious Roles
Dans le labyrinthe de Marienbad2009Video documentary short
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Warner at War2008TV Movie documentary
Thank Heaven! The Making of 'Gigi'2008Video documentaryHimself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Affairs to Remember: Cary Grant2008Video documentary shortHimself
Close-up2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story2007DocumentaryHimself
Hippies2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema2007DocumentaryHimself
City Confidential2007TV Series documentary
Infrarouge2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryT.R. Devlin / Roger O. Thornhill (uncredited)
Biography1993-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
War Stories with Oliver North2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Originals2005Documentary shortHimself
I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper2005DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Cineastas contra magnates2005DocumentaryPeter Joshua (in 'Charade')
Cary Comes Home2004TV MovieHimself
Robert Capa, l'homme qui voulait croire à sa légende2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Auf den Spuren Winnetous2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Grant: Cien años de glamour2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Masters1990-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Cary Grant and Howard Hawks2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
True Love2003/IVideo shortHimself
Christmas from Hollywood2003Video documentaryHimself
Complicated Women2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Living Famously2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Au plus près du paradis2002Nickie Ferrante from film 'An Affair to Remember' (uncredited)
Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! Mysteries & Scandals2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond2000TV Short documentaryHimself
Inside 'Dr. No'2000Video documentary shortHimself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Special documentary
Cary Grant on Film1999Video documentaryHimself
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 21999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood Greats1999TV Series documentaryCary Grant
Save Our History1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Classified X1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Judy Garland's Hollywood1997Video documentary
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender1997DocumentaryHimself
Legends of Entertainment Video1995Video documentaryHimself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Northern Exposure1995TV SeriesRoger O. Thornhill
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHimself
Hal Roach: Hollywood's King of Laughter1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Unknown Marx Brothers1993TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Katharine Hepburn: All About Me1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fame in the Twentieth Century1993TV Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Marilyn: Something's Got to Give1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Playboy Video Centerfold: Dutch Twins1989Video documentaryHimself
Hollywood Sex Symbols1988Video documentary short
The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant1988TV MovieHimself
Cinema Paradiso1988Walter Burns (uncredited)
Cary Grant: A Celebration of a Leading Man1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV SpecialHimself
Le cinéma dans les yeux1987Himself
Moonlighting1987TV SeriesDavid
Sex Violence & Values: Changing Images1986TV MovieMan Taking Trip
Ingrid1984DocumentaryHimself, clips from 'Notorious' & 'Indiscreet' (uncredited)
Showbiz Goes to War1982TV Movie
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid1982'Handsome' (in 'Suspicion')
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActor - 'Arsenic and Old Lace' (uncredited)
Notre Dame de la Croisette1981DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
This Is Elvis1981Himself (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart1980TV Special documentaryActor 'The Philadelphia Story' (uncredited)
Ken Murray Shooting Stars1979DocumentaryHimself
Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-19531979TV Movie documentaryHimself - Oscar Dinner, 1942, with Roz Russell (uncredited)
That's Action1977DocumentaryHimself
Canciones para después de una guerra1976DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
That's Entertainment, Part II1976DocumentaryClip from 'Philadelphia Story'
It's Showtime1976Documentary
Hooray for Hollywood1975DocumentaryHimself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime1975Documentary
That's Entertainment!1974DocumentaryClip from 'Suzy'
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks1973TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood: The Dream Factory1972TV Movie documentary
Film Review1967TV Mini-SeriesPeter Joshua
Hollywood My Home Town1965DocumentaryHimself
The Love Goddesses1965DocumentaryHimself
The Big Parade of Comedy1964DocumentaryActor in 'Suzy'
The Judy Garland Show1964TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood and the Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1957TV SeriesHimself
MGM Parade1955TV SeriesC.K. Dexter Haven
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesJohn Robie (scene from To Catch a Thief)
The Soundman1950Documentary shortDudley (uncredited)
Let's Go to the Movies1949Documentary shortHimself - edited from 'Notorious' (uncredited)
George White's Scandals1945Cary Grant (uncredited)
Some of the Best1943DocumentaryC.K. Dexter Haven in The Philadelphia Story (uncredited)
The Miracle of Sound1940Documentary shortHimself
Topper Takes a Trip1938George Kerby (uncredited)
Hollywood on Parade No. B-51933ShortHimself (uncredited)
The Craig Caddell Show2017TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn2016DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)


Won Awards

1970Honorary AwardAcademy Awards, USAFor his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues.
1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Star
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star
1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Comedy PerformanceThat Touch of Mink (1962)
1960DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)North by Northwest (1959)
1960Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Comedy PerformanceOperation Petticoat (1959)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1610 Vine Street.
1959Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Comedy PerformanceHouseboat (1958)
1942Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMost Cooperative Actor

Nominated Awards

1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Star12th place.
1967Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Star7th place.
1965BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign ActorCharade (1963)
1964Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actor - Musical/ComedyCharade (1963)
1963Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actor - Musical/ComedyThat Touch of Mink (1962)
1961Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actor - Musical/ComedyThe Grass Is Greener (1960)
1961Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star6th place.
1960Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actor - Musical/ComedyOperation Petticoat (1959)
1959Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actor - Comedy/MusicalIndiscreet (1958)
1959Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star4th place.
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star11th place.
1945OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleNone But the Lonely Heart (1944)
1942OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RolePenny Serenade (1941)

2nd Place Awards

1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Star
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsComedy Performance, MaleFather Goose (1964)
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Comedy PerformanceCharade (1963)
1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star
1960Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star

3rd Place Awards

1941NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorPenny Serenade (1941)
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