British-born American actor who was one of classic Hollywood’s definitive leading men. Best remembered by the public for his role as Roger Thornhill in the 1959 hit ‘North by Northwest’. Grant also starred in such films as None but the Lonely Heart, Penny Serenade, Operation Petticoat, The Philadelphia Story, Houseboat, The Awful Truth, That Touch of Mink, Charade, Father Goose, Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, Notorious, and The Grass Is Greener. Born Archibald Alec Leach on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, United Kingdom, to parents Elsie Maria and Elias James Leach, Grant ran away from home at age 13 to join a mime troupe. His father tracked him down and brought him home, but he ran away again and rejoined the troupe. He moved to the United States around 1920, and became an American citizen on June 26, 1942, under naturalization certificate #5502057. He was married five times and had a daughter, actress Jennifer Grant, with his former wife, actress Dyan Cannon. He died of a stroke on November 29, 1986. His body was cremated.
Cary Grant Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 18 January 1904
Birth Place: Horfield, Bristol, United Kingdom
Date of Death: 29 November 1986
Death Place: St. Luke’s Hospital, Davenport
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage
Birth Name: Archibald Alec Leach
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Religion: Jewish Anglican
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Cary Grant Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 165 lbs (Approx.)
Weight in Kilogram: 75 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 1″
Height in Meters: 1.85 m
Shoe Size: Unknown
Cary Grant Family Details:
Father: Elias James Leach
Mother: Elsie Maria Leach
Spouse/Wife: Barbara Harris (m. 1981–1986), Dyan Cannon (m. 1965–1968), Betsy Drake (m. 1949–1962), Barbara Hutton (m. 1942–1945), Virginia Cherrill (m. 1934–1935)
Children: Jennifer Diane Grant (aka Jennifer Grant) (Daughter) (b. February 26, 1966)
Siblings: John William Elias Leach (Brother)
Others: John James Lake/Leach (the son of John James Lake and Eliza Sweet) (Paternal Grandfather), Elizabeth Leafe/Leaf (the daughter of Henry Leafe/Leaf and Elizabeth Anness/Anniss) (Paternal Grandmother), William Kingdon (the son of William Kingdom/Kingdon and Ann) (Maternal Grandfather), Elizabeth Morgan (Maternal Grandmother)
Cary Grant Education:
Fairfield School, Bristol, England (expelled)
Bishop Road Primary School
Cary Grant Facts:
*He was born on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, United Kingdom.
*He had a fear of knives and a fear of heights as a child.
*He was largely self-educated, as he had dropped out of school at age 14.
*He appeared in over 20 radio-programs, usually Lux Radio Theatre in the 1930s.
*He began acting in Broadway plays in the 1920s, going by his birth name Archie Leach.
*He made his film debut with a minor role in This Is the Night (1932).
*He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1610 Vine St. on February 8, 1960.
*He was ranked #7 in “Empire” (UK) magazine’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list in October 1997.
*He was voted the sixth Greatest Movie Star of all time by “Entertainment Weekly”.
*His favorite aftershave was Acqua Di Parma.
*He became a US citizen on June 26, 1942.
*He was once engaged to Queenie Smith.
*As a young actor, he shared a flat with Ballard Berkeley.
*His estate was valued at $60 million at the time of his death.
*He was a lifelong Republican.