Cary Grant

Born Jan 18, 1904

Cary Grant English-born American film and stage actor. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. Grant was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.… Read More

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1904 Birth Grant was born Archibald Leach on January 18, 1904 at 15 Hughenden Road in the northern Bristol suburb of Horfield. … Read More
1914 10 Years Old …  During a two-week stint at the Wintergarten theatre in Berlin circa 1914 he was noticed by Jesse Lasky, who was a Broadway producer at the time.


1915 - 1917 2 More Events
1918 14 Years Old On March 13, 1918, Grant was expelled from Fairfield. … Read More
1920 16 Years Old …  On July 21, 1920, at the age of 16, Grant travelled with the group on the to conduct a tour of the United States, arriving a week later. … Read More
1922 18 Years Old In July 1922, Grant performed in a group with seven others, the "Knockabout Comedians", at the Palace Theatre on Broadway. … Read More


1924 20 Years Old Grant spent the next couple of years touring the United States with "The Walking Stanleys". He visited Los Angeles for the first time in 1924, which left a lasting impression upon him. … Read More
1927 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1927 he was cast as an Australian in Reggie Hammerstein's musical, Golden Dawn, for which he earned $75 a week. … Read More
1930 - 1931 2 More Events
1932 28 Years Old In 1932 Grant played a wealthy playboy opposite Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus, directed by Josef von Sternberg. … Read More
1933 29 Years Old In 1933, Grant gained attention for appearing in the pre-Code films She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel opposite Mae West. … Read More


1934 30 Years Old Grant was married five times. He wed Virginia Cherrill on February 9, 1934 at Caxton Hall registry office in London.
1935 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Grant's prospects picked up in the latter half of 1935 when was loaned to RKO Pictures. … Read More
1936 32 Years Old When his contract with Paramount ended in 1936 with the release of Wedding Present, Grant decided not to renew it and wished to work freelance. … Read More
1937 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1937, Grant began the first film under his contract with Columbia Pictures, When You're in Love, portraying a wealthy American artist who eventually woos a famous opera singer (Grace Moore). … Read More
1938 - 1940 3 More Events
1942 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1942 Grant participated in a three-week tour of the United States as part of a group to help the war effort and was photographed visiting wounded marines in hospital. … Read More


1944 - 1947 2 More Events
1949 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1949 Grant starred alongside Ann Sheridan in the comedy I Was a Male War Bride in which he appeared in scenes dressed as a woman, wearing a skirt and a wig. … Read More
1952 48 Years Old In 1952, Grant starred in the comedy Room for One More, playing an engineer husband who with his wife (Betsy Drake) adopt two children from an orphanage. … Read More
1953 49 Years Old Grant had hoped that starring opposite Deborah Kerr in the romantic comedy Dream Wife would salvage his career, but it was a critical and financial failure upon release in July 1953. … Read More


1955 - 1959 4 More Events
1960 56 Years Old In 1960 Grant appeared opposite Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons and Deborah Kerr in The Grass Is Greener, which was shot in England at Osterley Park and Shepperton Studios. … Read More
1962 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1962, Grant starred in the romantic comedy That Touch of Mink, playing suave, wealthy businessman Philip Shayne romantically involved with an office worker, played by Doris Day. … Read More
1963 59 Years Old In 1963, Grant appeared in his last typically suave, romantic role opposite Audrey Hepburn in Charade. … Read More


1964 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1964, Grant changed from his typically suave, distinguished screen persona to play a grizzled beachcomber Walter Eckland who is hired by a Commander (Trevor Howard) to serve as a lookout on Matalava Island for invading Japanese planes in the World War II romantic comedy, Father Goose. The film was a major commercial success, and upon its release at Radio City at Christmas 1964 it took over $210,000 at the box-office in the first week, breaking the record set by Charade the previous year.
1965 - 1968 2 More Events
…  He was presented with an Honorary Oscar by his friend Frank Sinatra at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970, and in 1981, he was accorded the Kennedy Center Honors. … Read More
1973 69 Years Old 1 More Event
The film was major box office success, and in 1973 Deschner ranked the film as the highest earning film of Grant's career at the US box office, with takings of $9.5 million.
1975 - 1979 3 More Events
In 1980, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art put on a two-month retrospective of over 40 of Grant's films. … Read More
1981 77 Years Old On April 11, 1981, Grant married Barbara Harris, a British hotel public relations agent who was 47 years his junior. … Read More
1986 82 Years Old 1 More Event
Grant was at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa, on the afternoon of November 29, 1986, preparing for his performance in Conversation with Cary Grant when he was taken ill. … Read More
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