Cary Grant

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Cary Grant was a British-American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He began a career in Hollywood in the early 1930s, and became known for his transatlantic accent, light-hearted approach to acting and comic timing, and debonair demeanor.

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Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1904/01/18 Archibald Alexander Leach is born in Horfield, Bristol. Born
1908/00/00 After 14-year-old Archie is expelled from school for entering the girls' bathroom, his father Elias, sends him to join the Pender acrobats, a vaudeville troop. Life
1915/00/00 A Britol science teacher who wired stages at the Bristol Hippodrome introduces Archie Leach to the theater. Life Bristol Hippodrome Bristol
1920/00/00 Bob Pender's Knockabout Comedians sail on the Olympic to America and open at the Hippodrome in a revue called "Good News", which ran for 9 months. Actor
1922/00/00 After a 2 year American tour on the Keith Vaudeville Circuit (or wheel), the Bob Pender's Knockabout Comedians play their final show atthe Palace Theater in New York City. Actor Palace Theatre New York City
1923/00/00 Able to juggle, perform acrobatics and ride a unicycle, Leach performs stilt walking in Coney Island. Actor Coney Island
1924/00/00 Former Bob Pender's Knockabout Comedians are booked as "The Walking Strangers" on the Pantages vaudeville circuit. Actor
1927/11/30 First production at the Hammerstein is a 3-hour musical called "Golden Dawn". Eventhou it featured Broadway's first topless chorus line, Walter Winchell dubbed it the "Golden Yawn". Archie Leach sang one song and had one line of dialogue. Actor Ed Sullivan Theater New York City
1929/01/28 Leach is cast opposite Jeanette MacDonald in "Boom Boom" at the Casino Theatre. Built in 1882 at 1404 Broadway (demo 1930), it was the 1st in NYC to offer a roof garden, be lit by electricity and popularize the chorus line. Actor
1929/05/00 Paramount invites Archie Leach and Jeanette MacDonald to a screen test at their Austoria Studio, neither were offered a contract. Leach was told his neck was too long, so in the future he had shirts custom made to hide his neck. Actor Kaufman Astoria Studios New York City
1930/00/00 One cloudy day, Fred Allen takes Leach up to the observation platform of the Woolworth to show that just because he couldn't see his future, it didn't prove it wasn't there. Allen told leach that faith, was the belief in this world and one's place in it. Life Woolworth Building New York City
1931/00/00 Archibald Leach signs a five-year contract at 450 dollars a week for Paramount Studios and changes his name to Cary Grant. Actor Paramount Studios Los Angeles
1932/00/00 Grant acts in 7 films. He is the small-town ladies' man in "Hot Saturday," a javelin thrower in "This Is the Night," rotten Ridgeway in "Sinners in the Sun" and Lt Pinkerton in "Madame Butterfly" opposite Sylvia Sidney. Actor
1932/11/21 Mae West and Cary Grant begin filming "She Done Him Wrong". They had to shoot the film in 18 days instead of the 15 to 20 weeks aloud for a big picture. Actor She Done Him Wrong Paramount Studios Los Angeles
1933/00/00 "She Done Him Wrong " is released. Actor She Done Him Wrong
1937/00/00 "The Awful Truth " is released. Actor The Awful Truth
1938/02/18 "Bringing Up Baby " is released. Actor Bringing Up Baby
1940/01/11 "His Girl Friday " is released. Actor His Girl Friday
1940/12/30 Patrons "queued up during a spell of foul weather to pay top prices" for The Philadelphia Story and within four days "had set a new record for the period with 110,168 paid admissions in the nation's No 1 movie house." - Time magazine Actor The Philadelphia Story Radio City Music Hall New York City
1942/00/00 Cary Grant become an American citizen. Life
1959/00/00 "North By Northwest " is released. Actor North By Northwest

6 Creative Works by Cary Grant »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
She Done Him Wrong Actor Film 1933/00/00
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
  • US National Film Registry
The Awful Truth Actor Film 1937/00/00
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
  • US National Film Registry
Bringing Up Baby Actor Film 1938/02/18
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
  • US National Film Registry
His Girl Friday Actor Film 1940/01/11
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
  • US National Film Registry
The Philadelphia Story Actor Film 1940/12/30
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
  • US National Film Registry
North By Northwest Actor Film 1959/00/00
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
  • US National Film Registry

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