Cary Grant

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Cary Grant
Grant, Cary (Suspicion) 01 Crisco edit.jpg
Cary Grant in 1941
Born Archibald Alexander Leach
January 18, 1904(1904-01-18)
Bristol, England
Died November 29, 1986(1986-11-29) (aged 82)
Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
Cause of death Cerebral hemorrhage
Resting place Cremated[1]
Nationality American
Other names Archie Leach
Education Bishop Road Primary School
Fairfield Grammar School
Occupation Actor
Years active 1932–1966
Spouse(s) Virginia Cherrill (1934–1935)
Barbara Hutton (1943–1945)
Betsy Drake (1949–1962)
Dyan Cannon (1965–1968)
Barbara Harris (1981–1986)
Partner(s) Maureen Donaldson (1973–1977)[2][3]
Children Jennifer Grant (born 1966)
Awards Academy Honorary Award (1970) For his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues.
Kennedy Center Honors (1981)

Cary Grant (January 18, 1904 - November 29, 1986), born as Archibald Alexander Leach in Bristol, United Kingdom, was an actor in the United States.[4]. He starred in many movies, including 1959's North by Northwest.[5]

Grant became an American citizen in 1942.[6] At that time, he legally changed his name to "Cary Grant."[6]

Grant died of a cerebral hemorrhage (a bleed in his brain) in Davenport, Iowa, United States. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Cary Grant's Body Cremated In California". Orlando Sentinel, December 2, 1986.
  2. van Matre, Lynn (April 10, 1989). "The Unseen Faces of Cary Grant". Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois). Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  3. Abrams, Garry (March 24, 1989). "Shadows on a Legend: Cary Grant’s Image as the Perfect Hollywood Heartthrob is Sullied in Two Competing New Books Portraying a Darker Side to the Star". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California). Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  4. McCann, Graham (1997). Cary Grant: A Class Apart. London: Fourth Estate. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-8570-2574-3.
  5. Higham, Charles; Moseley, Roy (1990). Cary Grant: The Lonely Heart. Avon Books. p. 277. ISBN 978-0-380-71009-6..
  6. 6.0 6.1 Nelson, Nancy (2002). Evenings with Cary Grant: Recollections in His Own Words and by Those Who Knew Him Best. Citadel Press. p. 290. ISBN 978-0806524122.

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