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Birth date: January 18, 1904
Birth place: Horfield, Bristol, United Kingdom
Death date: November 29, 1986
Height: 1.87 m
Profession:Actor
Education:Fairfield Grammar School, Bishop Road Primary School
Nationality:American, British
Spouse:Virginia Cherrill 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 Grant
Parents:Elsie Maria Kingdon, Elias James Leach

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Cary Grant was a Bristol-born British-American actor born as Archibald Alexander Leach. A leading personality in Hollywood when it comes to classic movies, Cary is perhaps most recognized for his roles in movies “The Awful Truth”, “Suspicion”, “To Catch A Thief” and several more. Born on 18 Jan 1904, Cary was active in the field of entertainment from 1932 until his retirement in 1966. He died from a stroke on 29th November 1986.

A legendary actor of Hollywood who is still considered as one of the most important personalities in the history of cinema, one may wonder what was his net worth at the time of his death? As estimated by sources, Cary Grant’s net worth at the time of his passing was $10 million taking inflation into account. This goes without saying that he was able to amass such wealth being one of the most famous and successful personalities in Hollywood during his career of over 30 years.

Cary Grant Net Worth $10 million

Raised in Horfield, Bristol, Grant was educated at Bishop Road Primary School and Fairfield Grammar School. As a child, he was very attracted towards theatre, and when he was only six years old, he started performing with a troupe known as “The Penders”. Initially, Cary became famous in vaudeville, a theatrical genre of variety entertainment. Later, he took his talent to Hollywood and began appearing in movies, debuting in the 1932 movie “This Is The Night”. Cary’s popularity rose through his roles in romantic comedy movies like “Bringing Up Baby” and “The Philadelphia Story” among others. In the movie “None But The Lonely Heart”, Cary worked with Ethel Barrymore and Barry Fitzgerald among other actors. He also worked with famous actors Ann Sheridan and Marion Marshall in the movie “I Was A Male War Bride”, and moreover, he was particularly famous for working with one of the most sought-after directors of his time, Alfred Hitchcock in his movies “Suspicion” and “North By Northwest” among numerous others. Obviously, being a part of such popular movies had a very significant influence on Cary’s net worth over the years.

Cary Grant is known as the cornerstone of classic Hollywood romantic movies. Named as the second greatest male star after Humphrey Bogart in Golden Age Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute, latterly Cary worked with Audrey Hepburn in the 1963 movie “Charade”, and decided to retire from movie-making in 1966, having appeared in over 70 films. During his career, Cary was nominated five times at Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor. He was also nominated twice for Academy Awards for his roles in the movies “Penny Serenade” and “None But The Lonely Heart”. In 1970, Grant was presented with an Honorary Oscar by Frank Sinatra and was again rewarded with Kennedy Center Honors in 1981.

Regarding his personal life, Grant was married for five times, with actress Virginia Cherrill for two years in London in the mid-’30s; to Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton(1942-45); a co-star Betsy Drake(1949-62); actress Dyan Cannon(1965-68) with whom he had his only child, Jennifer, who is now a famous actress in Hollywood. Finally he married British PR agent Barbara Harris – 47 years younger – in 1981. The legendary actor died in 1986, suffering a massive stroke while preparing for a stage appearance, and refusing to be revived.

Apart from acting, Grant sat on the board of MGM, an American media company and represented numerous businesses including cosmetics firm Faberge.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House 1948 Jim Blandings
The Bishop's Wife 1947 Dudley
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer 1947 Dick
Notorious 1946 Devlin
Night and Day 1946 Cole Porter
Without Reservations 1946 Cary Grant (uncredited)
None But the Lonely Heart 1944 Ernie Mott
Arsenic and Old Lace 1944 Mortimer Brewster
Road to Victory 1944 Short Cary Grant (uncredited)
Once Upon a Time 1944 Jerry Flynn
The Shining Future 1944 Short Cary Grant
Destination Tokyo 1943 Capt. Cassidy
Mr. Lucky 1943 Joe Adams / Joe Bascopolous
Once Upon a Honeymoon 1942 Patrick 'Pat' O'Toole
The Talk of the Town 1942 Leopold Dilg
Suspicion 1941 Johnnie
Penny Serenade 1941 Roger Adams
The Philadelphia Story 1940 C. K. Dexter Haven
The Howards of Virginia 1940 Matt Howard
My Favorite Wife 1940 Nick
His Girl Friday 1940 Walter Burns
In Name Only 1939 Alec Walker
Only Angels Have Wings 1939 Geoff Carter
Gunga Din 1939 Cutter
Holiday 1938 Johnny Case
Bringing Up Baby 1938 David
The Awful Truth 1937 Jerry Warriner
The Toast of New York 1937 Nick Boyd
Topper 1937 George Kerby
When You're in Love 1937 Jimmy Hudson
Wedding Present 1936 Charlie Mason
The Amazing Adventure 1936 Ernest Bliss
Suzy 1936 Andre Charville
Big Brown Eyes 1936 Det. Sgt. Danny Barr
Sylvia Scarlett 1935 Jimmy Monkley
The Last Outpost 1935 Michael Andrews
Wings in the Dark 1935 Ken Gordon
Enter Madame! 1935 Gerald Fitzgerald
Ladies Should Listen 1934 Julian De Lussac
Kiss and Make-Up 1934 Dr. Maurice Lamar
Born to Be Bad 1934 Malcolm Trevor
Thirty Day Princess 1934 Porter Madison III
Alice in Wonderland 1933 Mock Turtle
I'm No Angel 1933 Jack Clayton
Gambling Ship 1933 Ace Corbin
The Eagle and the Hawk 1933 Henry Crocker
The Woman Accused 1933 Jeffrey Baxter
She Done Him Wrong 1933 Captain Cummings
Madame Butterfly 1932 Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton
Hot Saturday 1932 Romer Sheffield
Blonde Venus 1932 Nick Townsend
Devil and the Deep 1932 Lt. Jaeckel
Merrily We Go to Hell 1932 Charlie Baxter / 'DeBrion' in play
Singapore Sue 1932 Short First Sailor (uncredited)
Sinners in the Sun 1932 Ridgeway
This Is the Night 1932 Stephen Mathewson
Walk Don't Run 1966 Sir William Rutland
Father Goose 1964 Walter
Charade 1963 Peter Joshua
That Touch of Mink 1962 Philip Shayne
The Grass Is Greener 1960 Victor Rhyall, Earl
Operation Petticoat 1959 Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman
North by Northwest 1959 Roger O. Thornhill
Houseboat 1958 Tom Winters
Indiscreet 1958 Philip Adams
Kiss Them for Me 1957 Cmdr. Andy Crewson
The Pride and the Passion 1957 Anthony
An Affair to Remember 1957 Nickie Ferrante
To Catch a Thief 1955 John Robie
Dream Wife 1953 Clemson Reade
Monkey Business 1952 Dr. Barnaby Fulton
Room for One More 1952 George Rose
People Will Talk 1951 Dr. Noah Praetorius
Crisis 1950 Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson
I Was a Male War Bride 1949 Capt. Henri Rochard
Every Girl Should Be Married 1948 Dr. Madison Brown

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's Entertainment! 1974 Documentary performer: "Did I Remember" 1936 - uncredited
Walk Don't Run 1966 "Charade", uncredited / performer: "An Affair to Remember Our Love Affair" - uncredited
North by Northwest 1959 "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 Remember 1957 performer: "You Make It Easy To Be True"
Monkey Business 1952 performer: "The Whiffenpoof Song" - uncredited
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House 1948 performer: "Home on the Range" - uncredited
Night and Day 1946 performer: "Bull Dog" 1911, "An Old Fashioned Garden" 1919, "You're the Top" 1934 - uncredited
None But the Lonely Heart 1944 performer: "Romance No.6, Op.6 None But the Lonely Heart" 1869 - uncredited
Mr. Lucky 1943 "Something To Remember You By" 1930
Penny Serenade 1941 performer: "Happy Birthday to You" 1893 - uncredited
The Howards of Virginia 1940 "The Huntsman and His Master", uncredited
My Favorite Wife 1940 performer: "Jingle Bells" 1857 - uncredited
Only Angels Have Wings 1939 performer: "Some of These Days" 1910, "The Peanut Vendor" 1931
Bringing Up Baby 1938 performer: "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" 1928 - uncredited
Topper 1937 performer: "Old Man Moon" 1937, "The Old Oaken Bucket" 1818 uncredited
Suzy 1936 "Did I Remember To Tell You I Adore You?" 1936 / performer: "La père, la victoire" 1888 - uncredited
Sylvia Scarlett 1935 performer: "HELLO! HELLO! WHO'S YOUR LADY FRIEND?" uncredited, "HELLO! HELLO!" uncredited, "I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE"
Alice in Wonderland 1933 performer: "Beautiful Soup" - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Grass Is Greener 1960 executive producer - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Topper Takes a Trip 1938 grateful acknowledgment: is expressed to, for his consent to use the scenes from the original "Topper" - as Mr. Cary Grant

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amen. Il pittore che fece sognare Hollywood 2012 Documentary Himself
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood 1986 TV Special Himself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Roger Moore 1986 TV Movie Himself
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special 1986 TV Movie Himself - Cameo
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly 1985 TV Special documentary Himself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Honorary Award to James Stewart
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish 1984 TV Special documentary Himself
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball 1984 TV Special Himself
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey 1984 Documentary Himself (voice)
The 56th Annual Academy Awards 1984 TV Special documentary Himself - Remembering David Niven
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra 1983 TV Movie Himself
The Nativity 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself - Introduction (voice)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1981 TV Special documentary Himself - Honoree
Sinatra: The First 40 Years 1980 TV Special Himself
The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Honorary Award to Laurence Olivier
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock 1979 TV Special documentary Himself
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Presenter
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1976 TV Series documentary Himself
Friars Club Tribute to Gene Kelly 1976 TV Movie Himself - Speaker
At Long Last Cole 1975 TV Movie Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford 1973 TV Special documentary Himself
Elvis: That's the Way It Is 1970 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 24th Annual Tony Awards 1970 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970 TV Special Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
The Jack Paar Program 1964 TV Series Himself (on film)
The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
The 30th Annual Academy Awards 1958 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actor
The 29th Annual Academy Awards 1957 TV Special documentary Himself - Accepting Best Actress Award for Ingrid Bergman
A Tribute to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital 1940 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 1 1939 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 4 1938 Documentary short Himself
Fashions in Love 1936 Documentary short
Screen Snapshots Series 15, No. 8 1936 Documentary short Himself
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle 1935 Short Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood on Parade No. B-8 1934 Short Himself
Hollywood on Parade No. B-6 1934 Short Himself
Hollywood on Parade No. B-5 1933 Short Himself
Hollywood on Parade No. A-9 1933 Short Himself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn 2015 Documentary completed Himself (uncredited)
The Mentalist 2012 TV Series Roger O. Thornhill in North by Northwest
Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man 2012 Documentary short Himself
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! 2011 TV Movie documentary Dudley the Angel
Special Collector's Edition 2011 TV Series Peter Joshua
Metropolis refundada 2010 Documentary Himself
Smash His Camera 2010 Documentary Himself
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers 2009 TV Movie documentary Various Roles
Dans le labyrinthe de Marienbad 2009 Video documentary short
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Warner at War 2008 TV Movie documentary
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Affairs to Remember: Cary Grant 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Close-up 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story 2007 Documentary Himself
Hippies 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema 2007 Documentary Himself
City Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary
Line Renaud: une histoire de France 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary T.R. Devlin / Roger O. Thornhill (uncredited)
Biography 1993-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
War Stories with Oliver North 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Originals 2005 Documentary short Himself
I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper 2005 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Filmmakers vs. Tycoons 2005 Documentary Peter Joshua (in 'Charade')
Cary Comes Home 2004 TV Movie Himself
Robert Capa: The Man Who Believed His Own Legend 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Auf den Spuren Winnetous 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Grant: Cien años de glamour 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Masters 1990-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Cary Grant and Howard Hawks 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
True Love 2003/I Video short Himself
Christmas from Hollywood 2003 Video documentary Himself
Complicated Women 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Living Famously 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Nearest to Heaven 2002 Nickie Ferrante from film 'An Affair to Remember' (uncredited)
Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inside 'Dr. No' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary
Cary Grant on Film 1999 Video documentary Himself
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood Greats 1999 TV Series documentary Cary Grant
Save Our History 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Classified X 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Frank Capra's American Dream 1997 TV Movie documentary actor 'Arsenic and Old Lace' (uncredited)
Judy Garland's Hollywood 1997 Video documentary
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender 1997 Documentary Himself
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years 1997 TV Movie documentary Actor 'Monkey Business' (uncredited)
Legends of Entertainment Video 1995 Video documentary Himself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Northern Exposure 1995 TV Series Roger O. Thornhill
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Himself
Hal Roach: Hollywood's King of Laughter 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Unknown Marx Brothers 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Katharine Hepburn: All About Me 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fame in the Twentieth Century 1993 TV Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
Marilyn: Something's Got to Give 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Playboy Video Centerfold: Dutch Twins 1989 Video documentary Himself
Hollywood Sex Symbols 1988 Video documentary short
The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant 1988 TV Movie Himself
Cinema Paradiso 1988 Walter Burns (uncredited)
Cary Grant: A Celebration of a Leading Man 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC 1988 TV Movie Himself
Le cinéma dans les yeux 1987 Himself
Moonlighting 1987 TV Series David
That's Dancing! 1985 Documentary Himself - film clip
Ingrid 1984 Documentary Himself, clips from 'Notorious' & 'Indiscreet' (uncredited)
Showbiz Goes to War 1982 TV Movie
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982 'Handsome' (in 'Suspicion')
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actor 'Arsenic and Old Lace' (uncredited)
Notre Dame de la Croisette 1981 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
This Is Elvis 1981 Himself (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart 1980 TV Special documentary Actor 'The Philadelphia Story' (uncredited)
Ken Murray Shooting Stars 1979 Documentary Himself
Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-1953 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself - Oscar Dinner, 1942, with Roz Russell (uncredited)
That's Action 1977 Documentary Himself
Canciones para después de una guerra 1976 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary Clip from 'Philadelphia Story'
It's Showtime 1976 Documentary
Hooray for Hollywood 1975 Documentary Himself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary
That's Entertainment! 1974 Documentary Clip from 'Suzy'
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks 1973 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood: The Dream Factory 1972 TV Movie documentary
Hollywood My Home Town 1965 Documentary Himself
The Love Goddesses 1965 Documentary Himself
The Big Parade of Comedy 1964 Documentary Actor in 'Suzy'
Hollywood and the Stars 1964 TV Series Himself
Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1957 TV Series Himself
MGM Parade 1955 TV Series C.K. Dexter Haven
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1955 TV Series John Robie (scene from To Catch a Thief)
Let's Go to the Movies 1949 Documentary short Himself - edited from 'Notorious' (uncredited)
George White's Scandals 1945 Himself (uncredited)
The Miracle of Sound 1940 Documentary short Himself
Topper Takes a Trip 1938 George Kerby (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1970 Honorary Award Academy Awards, USA For his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues.
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star
1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Comedy Performance That Touch of Mink (1962)
1960 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) North by Northwest (1959)
1960 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Comedy Performance Operation Petticoat (1959)
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 1610 Vine Street.
1959 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Comedy Performance Houseboat (1958)
1942 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Most Cooperative Actor

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1968 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star 12th place.
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star 7th place.
1965 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actor Charade (1963)
1964 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy Charade (1963)
1963 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy That Touch of Mink (1962)
1961 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy The Grass Is Greener (1960)
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 6th place.
1960 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy Operation Petticoat (1959)
1959 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actor - Comedy/Musical Indiscreet (1958)
1959 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 4th place.
1958 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 11th place.
1945 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
1942 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Penny Serenade (1941)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Comedy Performance, Male Father Goose (1964)
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Comedy Performance Charade (1963)
1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star
1960 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1941 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Penny Serenade (1941)

TitleSalary
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
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

#Fact
1 In 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.
2 In 1971, fearful that Dyan Cannon would take 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 week 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.
3 Started smoking in 1911.
4 Died three days before Desi Arnaz who died on December 2, 1986.
5 Played Irene Dunne's husband in 3 movies: The Awful Truth (1937), My Favorite Wife (1940), and Penny Serenade (1941).
6 Though 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.
7 A Paramount exec told struggling actor Archie Leach "You're bow legged and your neck is far too thick".
8 Holds 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.
9 Unlike 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.
10 Was once engaged to Queenie Smith.
11 He kept himself slender and fit until he retired acting, never weighing above 180 pounds.
12 Ran 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.
13 Has 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.
14 Grant introduced Frederick Brisson to future wife Rosalind Russell and acted as his best man at their marriage.
15 Was a very good friend of Frederique "Quique" Jourdan, the wife of Louis Jourdan.
16 He strongly disliked Method acting.
17 Made a public appeal for gun control following the assassination of his friend Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968.
18 He can be seen in the audience and backstage in the Elvis Presley concert documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970).
19 In 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.
20 Loved 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.".
21 His daughter, Jennifer Grant, gave birth to a son, Cary Benjamin Grant on August 12th, 2008.
22 Alfred 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.
23 Once lived with the silent movie star William Haines.
24 He considered himself to be miscast in The Howards of Virginia (1940), None But the Lonely Heart (1944) and The Pride and the Passion (1957).
25 Once shared a house with his close friend Noël Coward early in his Hollywood career.
26 He voted for Richard Nixon in 1968 and 1972, Gerald Ford in 1976 and Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984.
27 He 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!".
28 He actively sought James Stewart's role in Bell Book and Candle (1958), and Clark Gable's role in Teacher's Pet (1958).
29 For 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).
30 Elton John recalled that one of the highlights of his 1976 tour of the United States was meeting Grant backstage after a concert.
31 In March 1968 he was involved in a serious car crash in New York, but fortunately escaped with only minor injuries.
32 He 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.
33 After 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.
34 For 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.
35 In 1999 he was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time of American cinema, after Humphrey Bogart, by the American Film Institute.
36 He and his fifth wife Barbara Harris renewed their wedding vows on 11 April 1986, the fifth anniversary of their marriage.
37 In later years he always said the character he played in Father Goose (1964) came closest to his real self.
38 He 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.
39 Turned down James Mason's role in Lolita (1962) because he considered the film "depraved".
40 Turned down James Mason's role in A Star Is Born (1954).
41 Eagerly sought the role of Midshipman Roger Byam in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), but the part went to Franchot Tone instead.
42 Became 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.
43 Had a benign tumor removed from his forehead in 1957.
44 Underwent a hernia operation in the spring of 1977.
45 His mother died in January 1973 at the age of 94.
46 At the time of his death, his estate was valued at $60 million.
47 Always 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.
48 Was 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.
49 Turned 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.
50 He 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.
51 Grant 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.
52 Considered for the leading role in Bicycle Thieves (1948).
53 Smoked 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.
54 Although 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.
55 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 346-348. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
56 He never played a villain.
57 He was 50 when To Catch a Thief (1955) was shot, but was still playing a character of 35.
58 His final appearance at the Academy Awards was in 1985 to present James Stewart with an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement.
59 Alfred 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.
60 Attended the state funeral of his friend Earl Louis Mountbatten of Burma at Westminster Abbey in August 1979, and openly wept during the service.
61 Held 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.
62 Received 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.
63 Maintained 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.
64 He 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.
65 Said Indiscreet (1958), to be his personal favorite film.
66 Was 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.
67 Initially 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.
68 Initally 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.
69 Was 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.
70 Hated his performance in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), saying it was way too over the top and that it was his least favorite film.
71 If 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".
72 Was 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.
73 He 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).
74 As a child, he had a fear of knives and a fear of heights.
75 He became an American citizen on June 26, 1942, under naturalization certificate #5502057.
76 At one time, he owned a Sealyham terrier called Archie Leach.
77 He was a big baseball fan, originally supporting the New York Giants and then the L.A. Dodgers.
78 One 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."
79 Writer Sidney Sheldon used Grant as the prototype for Rhys Williams, a character in the novel "Bloodline."
80 He had one of his daughter Jennifer Grant's first baby teeth encased in Lucite.
81 When his daughter Jennifer Grant was born, he gave wife Dyan Cannon a diamond and sapphire bracelet as a keepsake.
82 His favorite after-shave was Acqua Di Parma.
83 His performance as Dr. David Huxley in Bringing Up Baby (1938) is ranked #68 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
84 His performance as T.R. Devlin in Notorious (1946) is ranked #16 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
85 On 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."
86 Introduced First Lady Betty Ford at the Republican National Convention in 1976.
87 Was 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.
88 Replaced 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.
89 Is portrayed by John Gavin in Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980) and by Michael-John Wolfe in The Aviator (2004)
90 In 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
91 Alfred 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.
92 Became the director of Fabergé cosmetics firm in 1966.
93 Maintained a year-round suntan to avoid wearing make up.
94 Premiere Magazine ranked him as the #1 Movie Star of All Time in their "Stars in Our Constellation" feature (2005).
95 Participated 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.
96 When 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.
97 Fell 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.
98 Was 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.
99 Often spoke of his relationship with Sophia Loren as one of the most passionate romances in his life. She was 31 years his junior.
100 Director 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.
101 Was largely self-educated as he had dropped out of school at age 14. He was, however, a voracious reader throughout life.
102 John Cleese's character in A Fish Called Wanda (1988) was named "Archie Leach" after Grant's real name.
103 Was hyperopic or "far-sighted." That is why in many publicity stills, he is seen holding a pair of glasses.
104 In His Girl Friday (1940), his character remarks, "Archie Leach said that", a reference to his real name.
105 The 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.
106 He was voted the 6th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
107 According 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.
108 Was named #2 on The Greatest Screen Legends actor list by the American Film Institute.
109 Paramount 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.
110 People 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.
111 He 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.
112 Douglas Fairbanks was his boyhood idol, with Fairbanks' "healthy" tan being the inspiration for Grant's constantly dark skin.
113 Thanks 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).
114 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 191-193. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
115 Although 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.
116 Turned down roles opposite Audrey Hepburn in both Roman Holiday (1953) and Sabrina (1954); later he starred with her in Charade (1963).
117 Grant, who was 59 at the time he filmed the romantic thriller Charade (1963), felt he was too old to play the love interest for Audrey Hepburn, who was 25 years younger than him. He demanded that the script make clear that it was Audrey pursuing him, not vice versa. He also added a number of wry jokes denoting the difference in age.
118 Pictured on a 37¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series, issued 15 October 2002.
119 On 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)
120 Was 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).
121 He 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).
122 Refused the part of Humbert in Lolita (1962).
123 Donated his entire salary for Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) ($100,000) to the U.S. War Relief Fund.
124 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#22).
125 Turned down the role of James Bond in Dr. No (1962), believing himself to be too old at 58 to play the character.
126 He 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.
127 He gave his entire fee for The Philadelphia Story (1940) to the British war effort.
128 Ashes scattered in California, USA.
129 From 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.
130 Suffered 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.
131 Ian Fleming modeled the James Bond character partially with Grant in mind.
132 Became 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.
133 Ranked #7 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
134 Played Irene Dunne's husband in 3 movies: The Awful Truth (1937), My Favorite Wife (1940), and Penny Serenade (1941).
135 Though 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.
136 A Paramount exec told struggling actor Archie Leach "You're bow legged and your neck is far too thick".
137 Holds 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.
138 Unlike 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.
139 Was once engaged to Queenie Smith.
140 He kept himself slender and fit until he retired acting, never weighing above 180 pounds.
141 Ran 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.
142 Has 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.
143 Grant introduced Frederick Brisson to future wife Rosalind Russell and acted as his best man at their marriage.
144 Was a very good friend of Frederique "Quique" Jourdan, the wife of Louis Jourdan.
145 He strongly disliked Method acting.
146 Made a public appeal for gun control following the assassination of his friend Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968.
147 He can be seen in the audience and backstage in the Elvis Presley concert documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970).
148 In 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.
149 Loved 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.".
150 His daughter, Jennifer Grant, gave birth to a son, Cary Benjamin Grant on August 12th, 2008.
151 Alfred 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.
152 Once lived with the silent movie star William Haines.
153 He considered himself to be miscast in The Howards of Virginia (1940), None But the Lonely Heart (1944) and The Pride and the Passion (1957).
154 Once shared a house with his close friend Noel Coward early in his Hollywood career.
155 He voted for Richard Nixon in 1968 and 1972, Gerald Ford in 1976 and Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984.
156 He 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!".
157 He actively sought James Stewart's role in Bell Book and Candle (1958), and Clark Gable's role in Teacher's Pet (1958).
158 For 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).
159 Elton John recalled that one of the highlights of his 1976 tour of the United States was meeting Grant backstage after a concert.
160 In March 1968 he was involved in a serious car crash in New York, but fortunately escaped with only minor injuries.
161 He 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.
162 After 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.
163 For 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.
164 In 1999 he was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time of American cinema, after Humphrey Bogart, by the American Film Institute.
165 He and his fifth wife Barbara Harris renewed their wedding vows on 11 April 1986, the fifth anniversary of their marriage.
166 In later years he always said the character he played in Father Goose (1964) came closest to his real self.
167 He 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.
168 Turned down James Mason's role in Lolita (1962) because he considered the film "depraved".
169 Turned down James Mason's role in A Star Is Born (1954).
170 Eagerly sought the role of Midshipman Roger Byam in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), but the part went to Franchot Tone instead.
171 Became 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.
172 Had a benign tumor removed from his forehead in 1957.
173 Underwent a hernia operation in the spring of 1977.
174 His mother died in January 1973 at the age of 94.
175 At the time of his death, his estate was valued at $60 million.
176 Always 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.
177 Was 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.
178 Turned 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.
179 He 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.
180 Grant 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.
181 Considered for the leading role in Bicycle Thieves (1948).
182 Smoked up to 60 cigarettes a day until 1952, when his third wife Betsy Drake made him give up in order to protect his voice. However, she recalled occasionally catching him smoking outside the house, so he probably never stopped completely.
183 Although 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.
184 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 346-348. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
185 He never played a villain.
186 He was 50 when To Catch a Thief (1955) was shot, but was still playing a character of 35.
187 His final appearance at the Academy Awards was in 1985 to present James Stewart with an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement.
188 Alfred 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.
189 Attended the state funeral of his friend Earl Louis Mountbatten of Burma at Westminster Abbey in August 1979, and openly wept during the service.
190 Held 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.
191 Received 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.
192 Maintained 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.
193 He 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.
194 Said Indiscreet (1958), to be his personal favorite film.
195 Was 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.
196 Initially 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.
197 Initally 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.
198 Was 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.
199 Hated his performance in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), saying it was way too over the top and that it was his least favorite film.
200 If 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".
201 Was 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.
202 He 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).
203 As a child, he had a fear of knives and a fear of heights.
204 He became an American citizen on June 26, 1942, under naturalization certificate #5502057.
205 At one time, he owned a Sealyham terrier called Archie Leach.
206 He was a big baseball fan, originally supporting the New York Giants and then the L.A. Dodgers.
207 One 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."
208 Writer Sidney Sheldon used Grant as the prototype for Rhys Williams, a character in the novel "Bloodline."
209 He had one of his daughter Jennifer Grant's first baby teeth encased in Lucite.
210 When his daughter Jennifer Grant was born, he gave wife Dyan Cannon a diamond and sapphire bracelet as a keepsake.
211 His favorite after-shave was Acqua Di Parma.
212 His performance as Dr. David Huxley in Bringing Up Baby (1938) is ranked #68 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
213 His performance as T.R. Devlin in Notorious (1946) is ranked #16 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
214 On 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."
215 Introduced First Lady Betty Ford at the Republican National Convention in 1976.
216 Was 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.
217 Replaced 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.
218 Is portrayed by John Gavin in Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980) and by Michael-John Wolfe in The Aviator (2004)
219 In 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
220 Alfred 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.
221 Became the director of Fabergé cosmetics firm in 1966.
222 Maintained a year-round suntan to avoid wearing make up.
223 Premiere Magazine ranked him as the #1 Movie Star of All Time in their "Stars in Our Constellation" feature (2005).
224 Participated 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.
225 When 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.
226 Fell 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.
227 Was 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.
228 Often spoke of his relationship with Sophia Loren as one of the most passionate romances in his life. She was 31 years his junior.
229 Director 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.
230 Was largely self-educated as he had dropped out of school at age 14. He was, however, a voracious reader throughout life.
231 John Cleese's character in A Fish Called Wanda (1988) was named "Archie Leach" after Grant's real name.
232 Was hyperopic or "far-sighted." That is why in many publicity stills, he is seen holding a pair of glasses.
233 In His Girl Friday (1940), his character remarks, "Archie Leach said that", a reference to his real name.
234 The 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.
235 He was voted the 6th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
236 According 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.
237 Was named #2 on The Greatest Screen Legends actor list by the American Film Institute.
238 Paramount 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.
239 People 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.
240 He 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.
241 Douglas Fairbanks was his boyhood idol, with Fairbanks' "healthy" tan being the inspiration for Grant's constantly dark skin.
242 Thanks 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).
243 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 191-193. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
244 Although 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.
245 Turned down roles opposite Audrey Hepburn in both Roman Holiday (1953) and Sabrina (1954); later he starred with her in Charade (1963).
246 Grant, who was 59 at the time he filmed the romantic thriller Charade (1963), felt he was too old to play the love interest for Audrey Hepburn, who was 25 years younger than him. He demanded that the script make clear that it was Audrey pursuing him, not vice versa. He also added a number of wry jokes denoting the difference in age.
247 Pictured on a 37¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series, issued 15 October 2002.
248 On 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)
249 Was 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).
250 He 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).
251 Refused the part of Humbert in Lolita (1962).
252 Donated his entire salary for Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) ($100,000) to the U.S. War Relief Fund.
253 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#22).
254 Turned down the role of James Bond in Dr. No (1962), believing himself to be too old at 58 to play the character.
255 He 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.
256 He gave his entire fee for The Philadelphia Story (1940) to the British war effort.
257 Ashes scattered in California, USA.
258 From 1932-42 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.
259 Suffered 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.
260 Ian Fleming modeled the James Bond character partially with Grant in mind.
261 Became 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.
262 Ranked #7 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

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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.
4 Hollywood 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.
5 When a young fellow like Louis Jourdan moves in on your field, you take stock of your assets and liabilities. It make you nervous.
6 I 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.
8 Look 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.
10 If 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.
12 My 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.
18 The 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".
19 I 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.
20 There 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.
23 There 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.
24 I'd like to have made one of those big splashy Technicolor musicals with Rita Hayworth.
25 I think making love is the best form of exercise.
26 Everyone tells me I've had such an interesting life, but sometimes I think it's been nothing but stomach disturbances and self-concern.
27 For 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 women 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.
31 I 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.
33 It'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.
34 I've often been accused by critics of being myself on-screen. But being oneself is more difficult than you'd suppose.
35 I 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.'
36 This, I love. I enjoy talking back and forth to people. You know, otherwise, I wouldn't get to meet the people.
37 Actors 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.
38 It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression.
39 Mostly, we have manufactured ladies--- with the exception of Ingrid [Ingrid Bergman], Grace [Grace Kelly], Deborah [Deborah Kerr] and Audrey [Audrey Hepburn].
40 My father used to say, "Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary."
41 My 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.
43 The only really good thing about acting is that there's no heavy lifting.
44 To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you are impotent; she can't wait to disprove it.
45 Divorce is a game played by lawyers.
46 I improve on misquotation.
47 My 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.
49 Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.
50 I 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?
52 [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.
53 [on Ingrid Bergman] She wears no make-up and has big feet and peasant hips, yet women envy her ability to be herself.
54 [on aging] When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are.
55 Hollywood 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.
56 When a young fellow like Louis Jourdan moves in on your field, you take stock of your assets and liabilities. It make you nervous.
57 I 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.
58 [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.
59 Look 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.
60 [Asked in 1986 why he no longer makes movies] There's too much heavy breathing and shooting going on.
61 If 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.
62 [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.
63 My 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.
64 [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.
65 [1983] I asked James Stewart recently if he had thought about dying. He said he hadn't at all. But I have.
66 [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.
67 [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.
68 [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.
69 The 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".
70 I 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.
71 There 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.
72 [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.
73 [1980] I have nothing against gays, I'm just not one myself.
74 There 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.
75 I'd like to have made one of those big splashy Technicolor musicals with Rita Hayworth.
76 I think making love is the best form of exercise.
77 Everyone tells me I've had such an interesting life, but sometimes I think it's been nothing but stomach disturbances and self-concern.
78 For 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.
79 [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 women 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.
80 [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.
81 [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.
82 I 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.
83 [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.
84 It'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.
85 I've often been accused by critics of being myself on-screen. But being oneself is more difficult than you'd suppose.
86 I 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.'
87 This, I love. I enjoy talking back and forth to people. You know, otherwise, I wouldn't get to meet the people.
88 Actors 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.
89 It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression.
90 Mostly, we have manufactured ladies--- with the exception of Ingrid [Ingrid Bergman], Grace [Grace Kelly], Deborah [Deborah Kerr] and Audrey [Audrey Hepburn].
91 My father used to say, "Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary."
92 My 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.
93 [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.
94 The only really good thing about acting is that there's no heavy lifting.
95 To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you are impotent; she can't wait to disprove it.
96 Divorce is a game played by lawyers.
97 I improve on misquotation.
98 My screen persona is a combination of Jack Buchanan, Noel Coward and Rex Harrison. I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be, and, finally, I became that person. Or he became me.
99 [About Burt Reynolds] As well as being my, and the world's favorite light comedian, Burt is a very considerate and thoughtful man.
100 Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.
101 I have spent the greater part of my life fluctuating between Archie Leach and Cary Grant, unsure of each, suspecting each.
102 [responding to a wire from a reporter inquiring, "How old Cary Grant?"] Old Cary Grant fine. How you?

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