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Cary Grant聽(born聽Archibald Alexander Leach; January 18, 1904 鈥 November 29, 1986) was an English stage and Hollywood film actor who became an American citizen in 1942. Known for his聽transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and “dashing good looks”, Grant is considered one of聽classic Hollywood‘s definitive聽leading men.

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Notorious聽(1946),聽The Bishop’s Wife聽(1947),聽To Catch a Thief聽(1955),聽An Affair to Remember聽(1957),聽North by Northwest聽(1959), and聽Charade聽(1963).

Nominated twice for the聽Academy Award for Best Actor聽(Penny Serenade聽and聽None But the Lonely Heart) and five times for a聽Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Grant was continually passed over. In 1970, he was presented an聽Honorary Oscar聽at the聽42nd Academy Awards聽by聽Frank Sinatra聽“for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues

Early life and career

Archibald Alexander Leach was born at 15 Hughenden Road,聽Horfield,聽Bristol,聽England, to Elsie Maria (n茅e Kingdon) Leach (1877鈥1973) and Elias James Leach (1873鈥1935).聽An only child, Leach had an unhappy upbringing, attending聽Bishop Road Primary School.

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CARY GRANT WITH AUDREY HEPBURN

His mother had suffered from聽clinical depression聽since the death of a previous child. Her husband placed her in a聽mental institution聽and told his 9-year-old son only that she had gone away on a “long holiday”. Believing she was dead, Leach did not learn otherwise until he was 31 and discovered her alive in a care facility.聽聽When Leach was 10, his father abandoned him after remarrying and having a baby with his new young wife.聽

Leach was expelled from the聽Fairfield Grammar School聽in Bristol in 1918. After joining the “Bob Pender Stage Troupe”, Leach performed as a聽stilt walker聽and traveled with the group to the United States in 1920 at the age of 16 on the聽RMS聽Olympic, on a two-year tour of the country. He was processed at聽Ellis Island聽on July 28, 1920.

When the troupe returned to the UK, he decided to stay in the U.S. and continue his stage career. During this time, he became a part of thevaudeville聽world and toured with Parker, Rand, and Leach.

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Still using his birth name, he performed on the stage at聽The Muny聽in聽St. Louis,Missouri, in such shows as聽Irene聽(1931),聽Music in May聽(1931),聽Nina Rosa聽(1931),聽Rio Rita聽(1931),聽Street Singer聽(1931),聽The Three Musketeers聽(1931), and聽Wonderful Night聽(1931). Leach’s experience on stage as a stilt walker, acrobat, juggler, and聽mime聽taught him “phenomenal physical grace and exquisite comic timing” and the value of teamwork, skills which would benefit him in Hollywood.

Leach became a naturalized United States citizen on June 26, 1942, at which time he also legally changed his name from “Archibald Alexander Leach” to “Cary Grant”.

After appearing in several musicals on聽Broadway聽under the name Archie Leach,聽Leach went to Hollywood in 1931.聽聽When told to change his name, he proposed “Cary Lockwood”, the name of the character he had played in the Broadway show聽Nikki, based upon the recent film聽The Last Flight.

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He signed with聽Paramount Pictures, where studio bosses decided that the name “Cary” was acceptable but that “Lockwood” was too similar to another actor’s surname. Paramount gave their new actor a list of surnames to choose from, and he selected “Grant” because the initials C and G had already proved lucky for聽Clark Gable聽and聽Gary Cooper, two of Hollywood’s biggest film stars.

Grant appeared as a leading man opposite聽Marlene Dietrich聽in聽Blonde Venus聽(1932), and his stardom was given a further boost by聽Mae Westwhen she chose him for her leading man in two of her most successful films,聽She Done Him Wrong聽and聽I’m No Angel聽(both 1933).聽聽

I’m No Angel聽was a tremendous financial success and, along with聽She Done Him Wrong, which was nominated for an聽Academy Award for Best Picture, saved Paramount from bankruptcy. Paramount put Grant in a series of unsuccessful films until 1936, when he signed with聽Columbia Pictures. His first major comedy hit was when he was loaned to聽Hal Roach‘s studio for the 1937聽Topper聽(which was distributed by聽MGM).

The Awful Truth聽(1937) was a pivotal film in Grant’s career, establishing for him a screen persona as a sophisticated light comedy leading man. As Grant later wrote, “I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be and I finally became that person. Or he became me. Or we met at some point.”聽聽Grant is said to have based his characterization in聽The Awful Truth聽on the mannerisms and intonations of the film’s director,聽Leo McCarey, whom he resembled physically. As writer/director聽Peter Bogdanovich聽noted, “After聽The Awful Truth, when it came to light comedy, there was Cary Grant and then everyone else was an also-ran.”

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CARY GRANT and GRACE KELLY

The Awful Truth聽began what聽The Atlantic聽later called “the most spectacular run ever for an actor in American pictures”. 聽聽During the next four years, Grant appeared in several classic聽romantic comedies聽and聽screwball comedies, including聽Holiday聽(1938) and聽Bringing Up Baby聽(1938), both opposite聽Katharine Hepburn;聽The Philadelphia Story聽(1940) with Hepburn and聽James Stewart;聽His Girl Friday聽(1940) with聽Rosalind Russell; and聽My Favorite Wife聽(1940), which reunited him with聽Irene Dunne, his co-star in聽The Awful Truth. During this time, he also made the adventure films聽Gunga Din聽(1939) with聽Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.聽and聽Only Angels Have Wings聽(1939) with聽Jean Arthur聽and聽Rita Hayworth聽and dramas聽Penny Serenade聽(1941), also with Dunne, and聽Suspicion聽(1941), the first of Grant’s four collaborations with聽Alfred Hitchcock.

Grant remained one of Hollywood’s top box-office attractions for almost 30 years.聽聽Howard Hawks聽said that Grant was “so far the best that there isn’t anybody to be compared to him”.[15]David Thomson聽called him “the best and most important actor in the聽history of the cinema“.

Grant was a favorite of Hitchcock, who called him “the only actor I ever loved in my whole life”. 聽

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Besides聽Suspicion, Grant appeared in the Hitchcock classics聽Notorious聽(1946),聽To Catch a Thief(1955), and聽North by Northwest聽(1959). Biographer Patrick McGilligan wrote that in 1965 Hitchcock asked Grant to star in聽Torn Curtain聽(1966) only to learn that Grant had decided to retire after making one more film,聽Walk, Don’t Run聽(1966);聽

Paul Newman聽was cast instead, oppositeJulie Andrews. 聽聽Producers Broccoli and Saltzman originally sought Cary Grant for the role of聽James Bond聽in聽Dr. No聽but discarded the idea as Grant would be committed to only one feature film and the producers decided to go after someone who could be part of a franchise.

In the mid-1950s, Grant formed his own production company, Granart Productions, and produced a number of films distributed by聽Universal, such as聽Operation Petticoat聽(1959),聽Indiscreet聽(1958),That Touch of Mink聽(co-starring with聽Doris Day, 1962), and聽Father Goose聽(1964). In 1963, he appeared opposite聽Audrey Hepburn聽in聽Charade. His last feature film was聽Walk, Don’t Run聽three years later, with聽Samantha Eggar聽and聽Jim Hutton.

Grant was the first actor to “go independent” by not renewing his studio contract, effectively leaving the聽studio system,聽聽which almost completely controlled what an actor could or could not do. In this way, Grant was able to control every aspect of his career, at the risk of not working because no particular studio had an interest in his career long term.

He decided which films he was going to appear in, often had personal choice of directors and co-stars, and at times even negotiated a share of the gross revenue, something uncommon at the time. Grant received more than $700,000 for his 10% of the gross for聽To Catch a Thief聽while Hitchcock received less than $50,000 for directing and producing it.

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Grant was nominated for two聽Academy Awards, for聽Penny Serenade聽(1941) and聽None But the Lonely Heart聽(1944), but never won a competitive Oscar; he received a special聽Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement聽in 1970. Accepting the聽Best Original Screenplay聽Oscar in 1965,聽Father Goose聽co-writer Peter Stone had quipped, “My thanks to Cary Grant, who keeps winning these things for other people.” In 1981, Grant was accorded the聽Kennedy Center Honors.

Grant poked fun at himself with statements such as “Everyone wants to be Cary Grant鈥攅ven I want to be Cary Grant”,聽and in ad-lib lines鈥攕uch as in the film聽His Girl Friday, saying, “I never had so much fun since Archie Leach died”. In聽Arsenic and Old Lace聽(1944), a gravestone is seen bearing the name Archie Leach. According to a famous story now believed to be apocryphal, after seeing a聽telegram聽from a magazine editor to his agent asking “How old Cary Grant?” Grant reportedly responded with “Old Cary Grant fine. How you?

Cary Grant retired from the screen at 62 when his daughter Jennifer was born, in order to focus on bringing her up and to provide a sense of permanency and stability in her life.

While bringing up his daughter, he archived artifacts of her childhood and adolescence in a bank-quality room-sized vault he had installed in the house.

His daughter attributed this meticulous collection to the fact that artifacts of his own childhood had been destroyed during the聽Luftwaffe’s bombing of Bristol聽in the聽Second World War聽(an event that also claimed the lives of his uncle, aunt, and cousin as well as the cousin’s husband and grandson), and he may have wanted to prevent her from experiencing a similar loss.

Although Grant had retired from the screen, he remained active.

CARY GRANT - MARTIN LANDAU

CARY GRANT – MARTIN LANDAU

In the late 1960s, he accepted a position on the board of directors at聽Faberg茅. By all accounts this position was not honorary, as some had assumed; Grant regularly attended meetings and his mere appearance at a product launch would almost certainly guarantee its success. The position also permitted use of a private plane, which Grant could use to fly to see his daughter wherever her mother,聽Dyan Cannon, was working.

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He later joined the boards of聽Hollywood Park, the Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle, Hollywood, California), Western Airlines (now聽Delta Air Lines), andMGM.

He was a keen motoring enthusiast and, like many other Hollywood stars of the era, owned many notable cars. One of the first he owned was a 1929 Cadillac Cabriolet. His love of Cadillacs never waned and he later purchased a聽Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz. Other cars that he owned included an聽MG Magnette聽and a聽Sunbeam Alpine聽series one roadster.

In the last few years of his life, Grant undertook tours of the United States in a one-man show,聽A Conversation with Cary Grant, in which he would show clips from his films and answer audience questions. Grant was preparing for a performance at the聽Adler Theatre聽in聽Davenport,聽Iowa, on the afternoon of November 29, 1986, when he sustained a聽cerebral hemorrhage聽(he had previously suffered a stroke in October 1984). His wife did not know what was going on and she went to a local pharmacy to get aspirin. He died at 11:22聽p.m.聽聽in聽St. Luke’s Hospital聽at the age of 82.

The bulk of his estate, worth millions of dollars, went to his fifth wife, Barbara Harris, and his daughter, Jennifer Grant

In 2001, a statue of Grant was erected in Millennium Square, a regenerated area next to聽Bristol Harbour聽in his city of birth, Bristol.

In November 2005, Grant came in first in the “The 50 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time” list by聽Premiere聽magazine. 聽Richard Schickel, the film critic, said about Grant: “He’s the best star actor there ever was in the movies.

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CARY GRANT – ROGER MOORE

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1932 This Is the Night Stephen With聽Lili Damita,聽Charles Ruggles, and聽Thelma Todd
Sinners in the Sun Ridgeway With聽Carole Lombard聽and聽Chester Morris
Singapore Sue First Sailor Musical Comedyshort subject
Merrily We Go to Hell Charlie Baxter UK title:聽Merrily We Go to _____With聽Sylvia Sidney聽and聽Fredric March
Devil and the Deep Lieutenant Jaeckel With聽Tallulah Bankhead聽and聽Gary Cooper
Blonde Venus Nick Townsend With聽Marlene Dietrich
Hot Saturday Romer Sheffield With聽Nancy Carroll聽and聽Edward Woods
Madame Butterfly Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton With聽Sylvia Sidney聽and聽Charles Ruggles
1933 She Done Him Wrong Capt. Cummings With聽Mae West聽and聽Noah Beery, Sr.
The Woman Accused Jeffrey Baxter With聽Nancy Carroll
The Eagle and the Hawk Henry Crocker With聽Fredric March聽and聽Carole Lombard
Gambling Ship Ace Corbin With聽Jack La Rue聽and聽Glenda Farrell
I’m No Angel Jack Clayton With聽Mae West
Alice in Wonderland The Mock Turtle With聽W. C. Fields聽and聽Gary Cooper
1934 Thirty-Day Princess Porter Madison III With聽Sylvia Sidney聽and聽Edward Arnold
Born to Be Bad Malcolm Trevor With聽Loretta Young(Heavily censored by the聽Hayes Office)
Kiss and Make-Up Dr. Maurice Lamar With聽Helen Mack聽and the聽WAMPAS Baby Stars聽of 1934
Ladies Should Listen Julian De Lussac With聽Frances Drake聽and聽Edward Everett Horton
1935 Enter Madame Gerald Fitzgerald With top-billed聽Elissa Landi
Wings in the Dark Ken Gordon With top-billed聽Myrna Loy
The Last Outpost Michael Andrews With聽Claude Rains
Sylvia Scarlett Jimmy Monkley Directed by聽George CukorWith聽Katharine Hepburn
1936 Big Brown Eyes Det. Sgt. Danny Barr With聽Joan Bennett聽and聽Walter Pidgeon
Suzy Andre With聽Jean Harlow聽and聽Franchot Tone
The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss Ernest Bliss US title:聽Romance and RichesAlt title:聽The Amazing Adventure
Wedding Present Charlie With聽Joan Bennett
1937 When You’re in Love Jimmy Hudson UK title:聽For You AloneWith聽Grace Moore
Topper George Kerby With聽Constance Bennett
The Toast of New York Nicholas “Nick” Boyd With聽Edward Arnold聽and聽Jack Oakie
The Awful Truth Jerry Warriner Directed by聽Leo McCarey
With聽Irene Dunne聽and聽Ralph Bellamy
Introduced the “Cary Grant persona”
1938 Bringing up Baby Dr. David Huxley Directed by聽Howard Hawks
With聽Katharine Hepburn聽and聽Charles Ruggles
Holiday John “Johnny” Case Directed by George Cukor
With聽Katharine Hepburn
UK title:聽Free to Live
1939 Gunga Din Sgt. Archibald Cutter Directed by聽George Stevens
With聽Victor McLaglen聽and聽Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Only Angels Have Wings Geoff Carter Directed by聽Howard Hawks
With聽Jean Arthur,聽Thomas Mitchell聽and聽Rita Hayworth
In Name Only Alec Walker With聽Carole Lombard聽and聽Charles Coburn
1940 His Girl Friday Walter Burns Directed by聽Howard Hawks
Remake of聽The Front Page
With聽Rosalind Russell聽and聽Ralph Bellamy
My Favorite Wife Nick Co-written by聽Leo McCarey
Directed by聽Garson Kanin
With聽Irene Dunne聽and聽Gail Patrick
The Howards of Virginia Matt Howard UK title:聽The Tree of Liberty
With聽Martha Scott
The Philadelphia Story C.K. Dexter Haven With聽Katharine Hepburn聽and聽James Stewart
1941 Penny Serenade Roger Adams Nominated鈥Academy Award for Best Actor
Directed by聽George Stevens
With聽Irene Dunne聽and聽Edgar Buchanan
Suspicion Johnnie Directed by聽Alfred Hitchcock
With聽Joan Fontaine
1942 The Talk of the Town Leopold Dilg聽aka聽Joseph With聽Ronald Colman聽and聽Jean Arthur
Once Upon a Honeymoon Patrick “Pat” O’Toole Directed by聽Leo McCarey
With聽Ginger Rogers
1943 Mr. Lucky Joe Adams/Joe Bascopolous With聽Laraine Day聽and聽Charles Bickford
Destination Tokyo Capt. Cassidy With聽John Garfield聽and聽Dane Clark
1944 Once Upon a Time Jerry Flynn With聽Janet Blair
Arsenic and Old Lace Mortimer Brewster With聽Priscilla Lane聽and聽Peter Lorre
None But the Lonely Heart Ernie Mott Nominated鈥Academy Award for Best ActorWritten and directed by聽Clifford Odets
With聽Ethel Barrymore
1946 Without Reservations Himself (cameo) With聽Claudette Colbert聽and聽John Wayne
Night and Day Cole Porter Directed by聽Michael Curtiz
Notorious T.R. Devlin Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
With聽Ingrid Bergman聽and聽Claude Rains
1947 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Dick UK title:聽Bachelor KnightWith聽Myrna Loy聽and聽Shirley Temple
The Bishop’s Wife Dudley With聽Loretta Young聽and聽David Niven
1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Jim Blandings With聽Myrna Loy聽and聽Melvyn Douglas
Every Girl Should Be Married Dr. Madison W. Brown With聽Betsy Drake
1949 I Was a Male War Bride Capt. Henri Rochard UK title:聽You Can’t Sleep Here
With聽Ann Sheridan
1950 Crisis Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson With聽Jose Ferrer
1951 People Will Talk Dr. Noah Praetorius With聽Jeanne Crain
1952 Room for One More George “Poppy” Rose With聽Betsy Drake
Monkey Business Dr. Barnaby Fulton Directed by聽Howard Hawks
With聽Ginger Rogers聽and聽Marilyn Monroe
1953 Dream Wife Clemson Reade With聽Deborah Kerr聽and聽Walter Pidgeon
1955 To Catch a Thief John Robie Directed by聽Alfred Hitchcock
With聽Grace Kelly
1957 The Pride and the Passion Anthony With聽Frank Sinatra聽and聽Sophia Loren
An Affair to Remember Nickie Ferrante A same-script remake of聽Love Affair (1939 film), both directed by聽Leo McCareyWith聽Deborah Kerr
Kiss Them for Me Cmdr. Andy Crewson Directed by聽Stanley Donen
With聽Jayne Mansfield聽and聽Suzy Parker
1958 Indiscreet Philip Adams Nominated鈥Golden Globe Award for Best Actor 鈥 Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Directed by聽Stanley Donen
With聽Ingrid Bergman
Houseboat Tom Winters With聽Sophia Loren
1959 North by Northwest Roger O. Thornhill Directed by Alfred HitchcockWith聽Eva Marie Saint,聽James Mason聽and聽Martin Landau
Famous scene of Grant being chased by a聽biplane
Operation Petticoat Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman Nominated鈥Golden Globe Award for Best Actor 鈥 Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
With聽Dina Merrill聽and聽Arthur O’Connell
1960 The Grass Is Greener Victor Rhyall, Earl Nominated鈥Golden Globe Award for Best Actor 鈥 Motion Picture Musical or ComedyDirected by聽Stanley Donen
With聽Deborah Kerr,聽Robert Mitchum聽and聽Jean Simmons
1962 That Touch of Mink Philip Shayne Nominated鈥Golden Globe Award for Best Actor 鈥 Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Directed by聽Delbert Mann
With聽Doris Day聽and聽Gig Young
1963 Charade Peter Joshua / Alexander Dyle / Adam Canfield / Brian Cruikshank Nominated鈥BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
Nominated鈥Golden Globe Award for Best Actor 鈥 Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Directed by聽Stanley Donen
With聽Audrey Hepburn,聽Walter Matthau聽and聽James Coburn
1964 Father Goose Walter Christopher Eckland Directed by聽Ralph Nelson
With聽Leslie Caron聽and聽Trevor Howard
1966 Walk, Don’t Run Sir William Rutland With聽Samantha EggarRemake聽of聽The More the Merrier

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Jerry Lewis聽聽(born聽Joseph Levitch; March 16, 1926) is an American actor, comedian, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter and humanitarian. He is known for his聽slapstick聽humor in film, television, stage and radio.

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He and聽Dean Martin聽were partners as the hit popular comedy duo of聽Martin and Lewis. Following that success, he was a solo star in film,聽nightclubs, television, concerts and musicals. Lewis served as national chairman of the聽Muscular Dystrophy Association聽and hosted the live聽Labor Day聽broadcast of the聽Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon聽for 44 years.

Lewis has received several awards for lifetime achievements from the聽American Comedy Awards,聽Los Angeles Film Critics Association,聽Venice Film Festival,聽Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences聽and been honored with two stars on the聽Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Early life

Lewis was born聽on March 16, 1926 in聽Newark, New Jersey聽to聽Russian Jewish聽parents His father, Daniel Levitch (1902鈥80), was a聽master of ceremonies

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JERRY LEWIS


Jerry Lewis聽聽(born聽Joseph Levitch; March 16, 1926) is an American actor, comedian, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter and humanitarian. He is known for his聽slapstick聽humor in film, television, stage and radio.

Picture taken during the 60s of US comedian, direc

JERRY LEWIS

He and聽Dean Martin聽were partners as the hit popular comedy duo of聽Martin and Lewis. Following that success, he was a solo star in film,聽nightclubs, television, concerts and musicals. Lewis served as national chairman of the聽Muscular Dystrophy Association聽and hosted the live聽Labor Day聽broadcast of the聽Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon聽for 44 years.

Lewis has received several awards for lifetime achievements from the聽American Comedy Awards,聽Los Angeles Film Critics Association,聽Venice Film Festival,聽Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences聽and been honored with two stars on the聽Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Early life

Lewis was born聽on March 16, 1926 in聽Newark, New Jersey聽to聽Russian Jewish聽parents His father, Daniel Levitch (1902鈥80), was a聽master of ceremonies聽and聽vaudeville聽entertainerwho used the professional name Danny Lewis.

His mother, Rachel (“Rae”) Levitch (n茅e聽Brodsky),was a piano player for a radio station. Lewis started performing at age five and would often perform alongside his parents in the聽Catskill Mountains聽in聽New York State.

By 15, he had developed his “Record Act” in which he exaggeratedly mimed the lyrics to songs on a phonograph.

He used the professional name Joey Lewis but soon changed it to Jerry Lewis to avoid confusion with comedian聽Joe E. Lewis聽and heavyweight boxing champion聽Joe Louis. Lewis then dropped out of聽Irvington High School聽in the tenth grade. He was a “character” even in his teenage years pulling pranks in his neighborhood including sneaking into kitchens to steal fried chicken and pies. During聽World War II, he was rejected for military service because of a聽heart murmur.

Lewis initially gained attention as part of a double act with singer聽Dean Martin, who served as聽straight man聽to Lewis’ zany antics in the聽Martin and Lewis聽comedy team. The performers were different from most other comedy acts of the time because they relied on their interaction instead of planned skits. They quickly rose to national prominence, first with their popular nightclub act, next as stars of their own聽radio program.

The two men made many appearances on early聽live television, their first on the June 20, 1948, debut broadcast of聽Toast of the Town聽on CBS (later as聽The Ed Sullivan Show). This was followed on October 3, 1948, by an appearance on the NBC series聽Welcome Aboard, then a stint as the first of a series of hosts of聽The Colgate Comedy Hour聽in 1950.

The duo began their聽Paramount聽film careers as ensemble players in聽My Friend Irma聽(1949), based on the popular聽radio series of the same name. This was followed by a sequel聽My Friend Irma Goes West聽(1950).

Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon

Dean Martin / Franck Sinatra / Jerry Lewis

Starting with聽At War with the Army聽(1950), Martin and Lewis were the stars of their own vehicles in fourteen additional titles,聽That’s My Boy聽(1951),聽Sailor Beware聽(1952),聽Jumping Jacks聽(1952), (plus appearing in the聽Crosby聽and聽Hope聽film,聽Road to Bali聽(1952) as cameos)聽The Stooge聽(1952),聽Scared Stiff聽(1953),聽The Caddy聽(1953),聽Money from Home聽(1953),聽Living It Up聽(1954),聽3 Ring Circus聽(1954),聽You’re Never Too Young聽(1955),聽Artists and Models聽(1955) and聽Pardners聽(1956) at Paramount, ending with聽Hollywood or Bust聽(1956).

All sixteen movies were produced by聽Hal B. Wallis. Attesting the comedy team’s popularity,聽DC Comics聽published the best-selling聽The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis聽comics from 1952 to 1957. As Martin’s roles in their films became less important over time the partnership came under strain. Martin’s participation became an embarrassment in 1954 when聽Look聽magazine used a publicity photo of the team for the magazine cover but cropped Martin out of the photo.The partnership ended on July 24, 1956.

While both Martin and Lewis went on to successful solo careers, neither would comment on the split nor consider a reunion. They did however make occasional public appearances together up until 1961, but were not seen together again until a surprise television appearance by Martin on a Muscular Dystrophy Telethon in 1976, arranged by聽Frank Sinatra.

The pair eventually reconciled in the late 1980s after the death of Martin’s son,聽Dean Paul Martin, in 1987.

The two men were seen together on stage for the last time when Martin was making what would be his final live performance at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in聽Las Vegas. Lewis pushed out a birthday cake for Martin’s 72nd birthday in 1989 and sang “Happy Birthday” to him, and joking, “why we broke up, I’ll never know.”

Solo

After the split from Martin, Lewis remained at Paramount and became a comedy star in his own right with his first film as a solo comic,聽The Delicate Delinquent聽(1957). Meanwhile, DC Comics published a new comic book series聽The Adventures of Jerry Lewis聽from 1957 to 1971. Teaming with director聽Frank Tashlin, whose background as a聽Warner Bros.Looney Tunes聽cartoon director suited Lewis’s brand of humor, he starred in five more films,聽The Sad Sack聽(1957),聽Rock-A-Bye Baby聽(1958),聽The Geisha Boy聽(1958),聽Don’t Give Up The Ship聽(1959) and even appeared uncredited as Itchy McRabbitt in聽Li’l Abner聽(1959).

Lewis tried his hand at releasing music during the 1950s, having a chart hit with the song “Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody” (a song largely associated with聽Al Jolson聽and later re-popularized by聽Judy Garland) as well as the song, “It All Depends on You” in 1958. He eventually released his own album titled,聽Jerry Lewis Just Sings.

By the end of his contract with producer聽Hal B. Wallis, Lewis had several productions of his own under his belt. In 1959, a contract between Paramount Pictures and Jerry Lewis Productions was signed specifying a payment of $10聽million plus 60% of the profits for 14 films over a seven-year period.

 

In 1960, Lewis finished his contract with Wallis with聽Visit to a Small Planet聽(1960), and wrapped up work on his own production,聽Cinderfella, which was postponed for a Christmas 1960 release, and Paramount, needing a quickie feature film for its summer 1960 schedule, held Lewis to his contract to produce one. Lewis came up with聽The Bellboy聽(1960). Using the聽Fontainebleau Hotel聽in Miami as his setting鈥攁nd on a small budget, with a very tight shooting schedule, and no script鈥擫ewis shot the film by day and performed at the hotel in the evenings.聽Bill Richmond聽collaborated with him on the many sight gags. Lewis later revealed that Paramount was not happy financing a ‘silent movie’ and withdrew backing. Lewis used his own funds to cover the $950,000 budget.

During production Lewis developed the technique of using video cameras and multiple closed circuit monitors, which allowed him to review his performance instantly.

His techniques and methods, documented in his book and his USC class, enabled him to complete most of his films on time and under budget.

Lewis followed聽The Bellboy聽by directing several more films that he co-wrote with Richmond while some were directed by Tashlin, including聽The Ladies Man聽(1961),聽The Errand Boy聽(1961),聽It’s Only Money聽(1962) and聽The Nutty Professor聽(1963). Lewis did a cameo in聽It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World聽(1963).

Further Lewis films were聽Who’s Minding the Store?聽(1963),聽The Patsy聽(1964) and聽The Disorderly Orderly聽(1964).

Lewis directed and co-wrote聽The Family Jewels聽(1965) about a young heiress who must choose among six uncles, one of whom is up to no good and out to harm the girl’s beloved bodyguard who practically raised her. Lewis played all six uncles and the bodyguard. On television, Lewis hosted two different programs called聽The Jerry Lewis Show. The first was a two-hour Saturday night variety show on聽ABC聽in the fall of 1963. The lavish, big-budget production failed to find an audience and was canceled after 13 weeks. His second program was a one-hour variety show on聽NBC聽from 1967 to 1969.

By 1966, Lewis, then 40, was no longer an angular juvenile, his routines seemed more labored and his box office appeal waned to the point where Paramount Pictures new executives felt no further need for the Lewis comedies and did not wish to renew his 1959 profit sharing contract. Undaunted, Lewis packed up and went to聽Columbia Pictures, where he made聽Three On A Couch聽(1966), then appeared in聽Way…Way Out聽(1966) for聽20th Century Fox聽followed by聽The Big Mouth聽(1967),聽Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River聽(1968) and聽Hook, Line & Sinker聽(1969).

Lewis taught a film directing class at the聽University of Southern California聽in Los Angeles for a number of years; his students included聽Steven Spielberg聽and聽George Lucas.]

In 1968, he screened Spielberg’s early film,聽Amblin’聽and told his students, “That’s what filmmaking is all about.”

Lewis directed and made his first offscreen voice performance as a bandleader in聽One More Time聽(1970), which starred聽Sammy Davis Jr.聽(a friend of Lewis). He then produced, directed and starred in聽Which Way to the Front?聽(1970).

He would then make and star in the unreleased聽The Day the Clown Cried聽(1972), a drama set in a Nazi concentration camp.

Lewis rarely discusses the film, but once suggested that litigation over post-production finances prevented the film’s completion and release. However, he admitted during his book tour for聽Dean and Me聽that a major factor for the film’s burial is that he is not proud of the effort. In 1976, Lewis appeared in a revival of聽Hellzapoppin’聽with聽Lynn Redgrave, but it closed on the road before reaching聽Broadway.

After an absence of 11 years, Lewis returned to film in聽Hardly Working聽(1981), a movie in which he both directed and starred.

Despite being panned by critics, the movie eventually earned $50聽million. Lewis next appeared in聽Martin Scorsese‘s film聽The King of Comedy聽(1983), in which he portrayed a late-night television host plagued by two obsessive fans, played by聽Robert De Niro聽and聽Sandra Bernhard. Lewis also appeared in聽Cracking Up聽(1983) and聽Slapstick (Of Another Kind)聽(1984).

In聽France, Lewis starred in both聽To Catch a Cop聽a.k.a. “The Defective Detective” (1984) and聽How Did You Get In?, We Didn’t See You Leave聽(1984). Lewis has stated that as long as he has control over distribution of those movies, they will never have an American release. Meanwhile, a syndicated talk show Lewis hosted for Metromedia in 1984 was not continued beyond the scheduled five shows. Lewis starred in the ABC televised drama movie聽Fight For Life聽(1987) with聽Patty Duke, then appeared in聽Cookie聽(1989).

Lewis had a cameo in聽Mr. Saturday Night聽(1992) while guest appearing in an episode of聽Mad About You聽as an eccentric billionaire. Lewis made his Broadway debut, as a replacement cast member playing the devil in a revival of聽Damn Yankees, choreographed by future movie director聽Rob Marshall聽(Chicago)聽while also starring in the film聽Arizona Dream聽(1994), as a car salesman uncle. Lewis then starred as a father of a young comic in聽Funny Bones聽(1995).

In March 2006, the聽French Minister of Culture聽awarded Lewis the聽L茅gion d’honneur, calling him the “French people’s favorite clown”聽Lewis has remained popular in the country, evidenced by consistent praise by French critics in the influential magazine聽Cahiers du Cin茅ma聽for his absurd comedy, in part because he had gained respect as an聽auteur聽who had total control over all aspects of his films, comparable to聽Howard Hawks聽and聽Alfred Hitchcock.

Liking Lewis has long been a common stereotype about the French in the minds of many English-speakers, and is often the object of jokes in聽English-speaking world聽pop culture.

“That Americans can’t see Jerry Lewis’s genius is bewildering,” says N. T. Binh, a French film magazine critic. Such bewilderment was the basis of the book聽Why the French Love Jerry Lewis, by Rae Beth Gordon

In 2012, Lewis directed a musical theatre version of聽The Nutty Professor聽(with score by聽Marvin Hamlisch) at the聽Tennessee Performing Arts Center聽in聽Nashville聽from July 31 to August 19 over the summer. Lewis appeared in the Brazilian film聽Till Luck Do Us Part 2聽(2013), then next in a small role in the crime drama聽The Trust聽(2016). Lewis made a comeback in a lead role in聽Max Rose聽(2016).

In an October 6, 2016 interview with聽Inside Edition, Lewis acknowledged that he may not star in any more films given his advanced age, while admitting, through tears, that he was afraid of dying as it would leave his wife and daughter alone.]聽In December of that year, he expressed interest in making another film.

Lewis has been married twice:

  • Patti Palmer (n茅e Esther Grace Calonico), a former singer with聽Ted Fio Ritomarried October 3, 1944, divorced September 1980[
  • SanDee Pitnick; married February 13, 1983; a 32-year-old Las Vegas dancer; married in聽Key Biscayne, Florida

He has six sons (one adopted) and one daughter (adopted):

With Patti Palmer

  • Gary Lewis(born July 31, 1945);聽known for his 1960s pop group聽Gary Lewis & the Playboys
  • Ronald Steven “Ronnie” Lewis (born December 1949 [adopted])
  • Scott Anthony Lewis (born February 22, 1956)
  • Christopher Lewis (born October 1957)
  • Anthony Lewis (born October 1959)
  • Joseph Lewis (born January 1964, died October 24, 2009 [from a聽narcoticsoverdose])[36]

With SanDee Pitnick

  • Danielle Sara Lewis (adopted March 1992)

Lewis has suffered from a number of illnesses and addictions related both to aging and a back injury sustained in a comedic pratfall from a piano while performing at the聽Sands Hotel聽on the聽Las Vegas Strip聽on March 20, 1965.

The accident almost left him paralyzed. In its aftermath, Lewis became addicted to the painkiller聽Percodan聽for thirteen years

He says he has been off the drug since 1978.]聽In April 2002, Lewis had a聽Medtronic聽“Synergy”聽neurostimulator聽implanted in his back which has helped reduce the discomfort. He is now one of the company’s leading spokesmen.

In the 2011 documentary聽Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis,聽Lewis said he suffered his first heart attack while filming聽Cinderfella聽in 1960.

In December 1982, Lewis suffered another heart attack. En route to San Diego from New York City on a cross-country commercial airline flight on June 11, 2006, he sustained a minor heart attack .

It was discovered that he had pneumonia as well as a severely damaged heart. He underwent a聽cardiac catheterization聽and two聽stents聽were inserted into one of his coronary arteries, which was 90% blocked. The surgery resulted in increased blood flow to his heart and has allowed him to continue his rebound from earlier lung problems. Having the cardiac catheterization meant canceling several major events from his schedule, but Lewis fully recuperated in a matter of weeks.

In 1999, Lewis’ Australian tour was cut short when he had to be hospitalized in聽Darwin聽with viral聽meningitis. He was ill for more than five months. It was reported in the Australian press that he had failed to pay his medical bills. However, Lewis maintained that the payment confusion was the fault of his health insurer. The resulting negative publicity caused him to sue his insurer for US$100聽million

Lewis has had聽prostate cancer,聽diabetes,聽pulmonary fibrosis and a decades-long history of聽heart disease.聽Prednisone 聽treatment in the late 1990s for pulmonary fibrosis resulted in weight gain and a noticeable change in his appearance.

In September 2001, Lewis was unable to perform at a planned London charity event at the聽London Palladium.

He was the headlining act, and he was introduced, but did not appear. He had suddenly become unwell, apparently with heart problems. He was subsequently taken to the hospital. Some months thereafter, Lewis began an arduous, months-long therapy that weaned him off prednisone and enabled him to return to work. On June 12, 2012, he was treated and released from a hospital after collapsing from聽hypoglycemia聽at a聽New York Friars’ Club聽event. This latest health issue forced him to cancel a show in Sydney.

Muscular dystrophy activism

Throughout his entire life and prolific career, Lewis was a world renowned humanitarian who has supported fundraising for research into聽muscular dystrophy. Until 2011, he served as national chairman of and spokesman for the聽Muscular Dystrophy Association聽(MDA) (formerly, the聽Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America).

Lewis began hosting telethons to benefit the company from 1952 to 1959, then every聽Labor Day聽weekend from 1966 to 2010, he hosted the live annual聽Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. Over nearly half a century, he raised over $2.6聽billion in donations for the cause.

On August 3, 2011, it was announced that Lewis would no longer host the MDA telethons聽and is no longer associated with the Muscular Dystrophy Association

On May 1, 2015, it was announced that in view of “the new realities of television viewing and philanthropic giving”, the telethon was being discontinued.

]聽In early 2016, Lewis made an online video statement for the organization on its website, in honor of its rebranding, marking his first appearance in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association since his final Labor Day Telethon in 2010 and the ending of his tenure as national chairman in 2011.

Theater chain

In 1969, Lewis agreed to lend his name to “Jerry Lewis Cinemas”, offered by National Cinema Corporation as a franchise business opportunity for those interested in theatrical movie exhibition. Jerry Lewis Cinemas stated that their theaters could be operated by a staff of as few as two with the aid of automation and support provided by the franchiser in booking films and in other aspects of film exhibition.

A forerunner of the smaller rooms typical of later multi-screen complexes, a Jerry Lewis Cinema was billed in franchising ads as a “mini-theatre” with a seating capacity of between 200 and 350. In addition to Lewis’s name, each Jerry Lewis Cinema bore a sign with a cartoon logo of Lewis in profile.

Initially 158 territories were franchised, with a buy-in fee of $10,000 or $15,000 depending on the territory, for what was called an “individual exhibitor”. For $50,000, the Jerry Lewis Cinemas offered an opportunity known as an “area directorship”, in which investors controlled franchising opportunities in a territory as well as their own cinemas.

The success of the chain was hampered by a policy of only booking second-run, family-friendly films. Eventually the policy was changed, and the Jerry Lewis Cinemas were allowed to show more competitive films, but after a decade the chain failed. Both Lewis and National Cinema Corp. declared bankruptcy in 1980.

Jerry’s House

In 2010, Lewis met with 7-year-old Lochie Graham who shared his idea for “Jerry’s House”, a place for vulnerable and traumatized children. The Australian charity hope2Day is raising funds to build the facility in聽Melbourne, Australia.

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Cary Grant聽(born聽Archibald Alexander Leach; January 18, 1904 鈥 November 29, 1986) was an English stage and Hollywood film actor who became an American citizen in 1942. Known for his聽transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and “dashing good looks”, Grant is considered one of聽classic Hollywood‘s definitive聽leading men.

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Notorious聽(1946),聽The Bishop’s Wife聽(1947),聽To Catch a Thief聽(1955),聽An Affair to Remember聽(1957),聽North by Northwest聽(1959), and聽Charade聽(1963).

Nominated twice for the聽Academy Award for Best Actor聽(Penny Serenade聽and聽None But the Lonely Heart) and five times for a聽Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Grant was continually passed over. In 1970, he was presented an聽Honorary Oscar聽at the聽42nd Academy Awards聽by聽Frank Sinatra聽“for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues

Early life and career

Archibald Alexander Leach was born at 15 Hughenden Road,聽Horfield,聽Bristol,聽England, to Elsie Maria (n茅e Kingdon) Leach (1877鈥1973) and Elias James Leach (1873鈥1935).聽An only child, Leach had an unhappy upbringing, attending聽Bishop Road Primary School.

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CARY GRANT WITH AUDREY HEPBURN

His mother had suffered from聽clinical depression聽since the death of a previous child. Her husband placed her in a聽mental institution聽and told his 9-year-old son only that she had gone away on a “long holiday”. Believing she was dead, Leach did not learn otherwise until he was 31 and discovered her alive in a care facility.聽聽When Leach was 10, his father abandoned him after remarrying and having a baby with his new young wife.聽

Leach was expelled from the聽Fairfield Grammar School聽in Bristol in 1918. After joining the “Bob Pender Stage Troupe”, Leach performed as a聽stilt walker聽and traveled with the group to the United States in 1920 at the age of 16 on the聽RMS聽Olympic, on a two-year tour of the country. He was processed at聽Ellis Island聽on July 28, 1920.

When the troupe returned to the UK, he decided to stay in the U.S. and continue his stage career. During this time, he became a part of thevaudeville聽world and toured with Parker, Rand, and Leach.

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Still using his birth name, he performed on the stage at聽The Muny聽in聽St. Louis,Missouri, in such shows as聽Irene聽(1931),聽Music in May聽(1931),聽Nina Rosa聽(1931),聽Rio Rita聽(1931),聽Street Singer聽(1931),聽The Three Musketeers聽(1931), and聽Wonderful Night聽(1931). Leach’s experience on stage as a stilt walker, acrobat, juggler, and聽mime聽taught him “phenomenal physical grace and exquisite comic timing” and the value of teamwork, skills which would benefit him in Hollywood.

Leach became a naturalized United States citizen on June 26, 1942, at which time he also legally changed his name from “Archibald Alexander Leach” to “Cary Grant”.

After appearing in several musicals on聽Broadway聽under the name Archie Leach,聽Leach went to Hollywood in 1931.聽聽When told to change his name, he proposed “Cary Lockwood”, the name of the character he had played in the Broadway show聽Nikki, based upon the recent film聽The Last Flight.

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He signed with聽Paramount Pictures, where studio bosses decided that the name “Cary” was acceptable but that “Lockwood” was too similar to another actor’s surname. Paramount gave their new actor a list of surnames to choose from, and he selected “Grant” because the initials C and G had already proved lucky for聽Clark Gable聽and聽Gary Cooper, two of Hollywood’s biggest film stars.

Grant appeared as a leading man opposite聽Marlene Dietrich聽in聽Blonde Venus聽(1932), and his stardom was given a further boost by聽Mae Westwhen she chose him for her leading man in two of her most successful films,聽She Done Him Wrong聽and聽I’m No Angel聽(both 1933).聽聽

I’m No Angel聽was a tremendous financial success and, along with聽She Done Him Wrong, which was nominated for an聽Academy Award for Best Picture, saved Paramount from bankruptcy. Paramount put Grant in a series of unsuccessful films until 1936, when he signed with聽Columbia Pictures. His first major comedy hit was when he was loaned to聽Hal Roach‘s studio for the 1937聽Topper聽(which was distributed by聽MGM).

The Awful Truth聽(1937) was a pivotal film in Grant’s career, establishing for him a screen persona as a sophisticated light comedy leading man. As Grant later wrote, “I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be and I finally became that person. Or he became me. Or we met at some point.”聽聽Grant is said to have based his characterization in聽The Awful Truth聽on the mannerisms and intonations of the film’s director,聽Leo McCarey, whom he resembled physically. As writer/director聽Peter Bogdanovich聽noted, “After聽The Awful Truth, when it came to light comedy, there was Cary Grant and then everyone else was an also-ran.”

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CARY GRANT and GRACE KELLY

The Awful Truth聽began what聽The Atlantic聽later called “the most spectacular run ever for an actor in American pictures”. 聽聽During the next four years, Grant appeared in several classic聽romantic comedies聽and聽screwball comedies, including聽Holiday聽(1938) and聽Bringing Up Baby聽(1938), both opposite聽Katharine Hepburn;聽The Philadelphia Story聽(1940) with Hepburn and聽James Stewart;聽His Girl Friday聽(1940) with聽Rosalind Russell; and聽My Favorite Wife聽(1940), which reunited him with聽Irene Dunne, his co-star in聽The Awful Truth. During this time, he also made the adventure films聽Gunga Din聽(1939) with聽Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.聽and聽Only Angels Have Wings聽(1939) with聽Jean Arthur聽and聽Rita Hayworth聽and dramas聽Penny Serenade聽(1941), also with Dunne, and聽Suspicion聽(1941), the first of Grant’s four collaborations with聽Alfred Hitchcock.

Grant remained one of Hollywood’s top box-office attractions for almost 30 years.聽聽Howard Hawks聽said that Grant was “so far the best that there isn’t anybody to be compared to him”.[15]David Thomson聽called him “the best and most important actor in the聽history of the cinema“.

Grant was a favorite of Hitchcock, who called him “the only actor I ever loved in my whole life”. 聽

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Besides聽Suspicion, Grant appeared in the Hitchcock classics聽Notorious聽(1946),聽To Catch a Thief(1955), and聽North by Northwest聽(1959). Biographer Patrick McGilligan wrote that in 1965 Hitchcock asked Grant to star in聽Torn Curtain聽(1966) only to learn that Grant had decided to retire after making one more film,聽Walk, Don’t Run聽(1966);聽

Paul Newman聽was cast instead, oppositeJulie Andrews. 聽聽Producers Broccoli and Saltzman originally sought Cary Grant for the role of聽James Bond聽in聽Dr. No聽but discarded the idea as Grant would be committed to only one feature film and the producers decided to go after someone who could be part of a franchise.

In the mid-1950s, Grant formed his own production company, Granart Productions, and produced a number of films distributed by聽Universal, such as聽Operation Petticoat聽(1959),聽Indiscreet聽(1958),That Touch of Mink聽(co-starring with聽Doris Day, 1962), and聽Father Goose聽(1964). In 1963, he appeared opposite聽Audrey Hepburn聽in聽Charade. His last feature film was聽Walk, Don’t Run聽three years later, with聽Samantha Eggar聽and聽Jim Hutton.

Grant was the first actor to “go independent” by not renewing his studio contract, effectively leaving the聽studio system,聽聽which almost completely controlled what an actor could or could not do. In this way, Grant was able to control every aspect of his career, at the risk of not working because no particular studio had an interest in his career long term.

He decided which films he was going to appear in, often had personal choice of directors and co-stars, and at times even negotiated a share of the gross revenue, something uncommon at the time. Grant received more than $700,000 for his 10% of the gross for聽To Catch a Thief聽while Hitchcock received less than $50,000 for directing and producing it.

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Grant was nominated for two聽Academy Awards, for聽Penny Serenade聽(1941) and聽None But the Lonely Heart聽(1944), but never won a competitive Oscar; he received a special聽Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement聽in 1970. Accepting the聽Best Original Screenplay聽Oscar in 1965,聽Father Goose聽co-writer Peter Stone had quipped, “My thanks to Cary Grant, who keeps winning these things for other people.” In 1981, Grant was accorded the聽Kennedy Center Honors.

Grant poked fun at himself with statements such as “Everyone wants to be Cary Grant鈥攅ven I want to be Cary Grant”,聽and in ad-lib lines鈥攕uch as in the film聽His Girl Friday, saying, “I never had so much fun since Archie Leach died”. In聽Arsenic and Old Lace聽(1944), a gravestone is seen bearing the name Archie Leach. According to a famous story now believed to be apocryphal, after seeing a聽telegram聽from a magazine editor to his agent asking “How old Cary Grant?” Grant reportedly responded with “Old Cary Grant fine. How you?

Cary Grant retired from the screen at 62 when his daughter Jennifer was born, in order to focus on bringing her up and to provide a sense of permanency and stability in her life.

While bringing up his daughter, he archived artifacts of her childhood and adolescence in a bank-quality room-sized vault he had installed in the house.

His daughter attributed this meticulous collection to the fact that artifacts of his own childhood had been destroyed during the聽Luftwaffe’s bombing of Bristol聽in the聽Second World War聽(an event that also claimed the lives of his uncle, aunt, and cousin as well as the cousin’s husband and grandson), and he may have wanted to prevent her from experiencing a similar loss.

Although Grant had retired from the screen, he remained active.

CARY GRANT - MARTIN LANDAU

CARY GRANT – MARTIN LANDAU

In the late 1960s, he accepted a position on the board of directors at聽Faberg茅. By all accounts this position was not honorary, as some had assumed; Grant regularly attended meetings and his mere appearance at a product launch would almost certainly guarantee its success. The position also permitted use of a private plane, which Grant could use to fly to see his daughter wherever her mother,聽Dyan Cannon, was working.

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He later joined the boards of聽Hollywood Park, the Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle, Hollywood, California), Western Airlines (now聽Delta Air Lines), andMGM.

He was a keen motoring enthusiast and, like many other Hollywood stars of the era, owned many notable cars. One of the first he owned was a 1929 Cadillac Cabriolet. His love of Cadillacs never waned and he later purchased a聽Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz. Other cars that he owned included an聽MG Magnette聽and a聽Sunbeam Alpine聽series one roadster.

In the last few years of his life, Grant undertook tours of the United States in a one-man show,聽A Conversation with Cary Grant, in which he would show clips from his films and answer audience questions. Grant was preparing for a performance at the聽Adler Theatre聽in聽Davenport,聽Iowa, on the afternoon of November 29, 1986, when he sustained a聽cerebral hemorrhage聽(he had previously suffered a stroke in October 1984). His wife did not know what was going on and she went to a local pharmacy to get aspirin. He died at 11:22聽p.m.聽聽in聽St. Luke’s Hospital聽at the age of 82.

The bulk of his estate, worth millions of dollars, went to his fifth wife, Barbara Harris, and his daughter, Jennifer Grant

In 2001, a statue of Grant was erected in Millennium Square, a regenerated area next to聽Bristol Harbour聽in his city of birth, Bristol.

In November 2005, Grant came in first in the “The 50 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time” list by聽Premiere聽magazine. 聽Richard Schickel, the film critic, said about Grant: “He’s the best star actor there ever was in the movies.

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CARY GRANT – ROGER MOORE

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1932 This Is the Night Stephen With聽Lili Damita,聽Charles Ruggles, and聽Thelma Todd
Sinners in the Sun Ridgeway With聽Carole Lombard聽and聽Chester Morris
Singapore Sue First Sailor Musical Comedyshort subject
Merrily We Go to Hell Charlie Baxter UK title:聽Merrily We Go to _____With聽Sylvia Sidney聽and聽Fredric March
Devil and the Deep Lieutenant Jaeckel With聽Tallulah Bankhead聽and聽Gary Cooper
Blonde Venus Nick Townsend With聽Marlene Dietrich
Hot Saturday Romer Sheffield With聽Nancy Carroll聽and聽Edward Woods
Madame Butterfly Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton With聽Sylvia Sidney聽and聽Charles Ruggles
1933 She Done Him Wrong Capt. Cummings With聽Mae West聽and聽Noah Beery, Sr.
The Woman Accused Jeffrey Baxter With聽Nancy Carroll
The Eagle and the Hawk Henry Crocker With聽Fredric March聽and聽Carole Lombard
Gambling Ship Ace Corbin With聽Jack La Rue聽and聽Glenda Farrell
I’m No Angel Jack Clayton With聽Mae West
Alice in Wonderland The Mock Turtle With聽W. C. Fields聽and聽Gary Cooper
1934 Thirty-Day Princess Porter Madison III With聽Sylvia Sidney聽and聽Edward Arnold
Born to Be Bad Malcolm Trevor With聽Loretta Young(Heavily censored by the聽Hayes Office)
Kiss and Make-Up Dr. Maurice Lamar With聽Helen Mack聽and the聽WAMPAS Baby Stars聽of 1934
Ladies Should Listen Julian De Lussac With聽Frances Drake聽and聽Edward Everett Horton
1935 Enter Madame Gerald Fitzgerald With top-billed聽Elissa Landi
Wings in the Dark Ken Gordon With top-billed聽Myrna Loy
The Last Outpost Michael Andrews With聽Claude Rains
Sylvia Scarlett Jimmy Monkley Directed by聽George CukorWith聽Katharine Hepburn
1936 Big Brown Eyes Det. Sgt. Danny Barr With聽Joan Bennett聽and聽Walter Pidgeon
Suzy Andre With聽Jean Harlow聽and聽Franchot Tone
The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss Ernest Bliss US title:聽Romance and RichesAlt title:聽The Amazing Adventure
Wedding Present Charlie With聽Joan Bennett
1937 When You’re in Love Jimmy Hudson UK title:聽For You AloneWith聽Grace Moore
Topper George Kerby With聽Constance Bennett
The Toast of New York Nicholas “Nick” Boyd With聽Edward Arnold聽and聽Jack Oakie
The Awful Truth Jerry Warriner Directed by聽Leo McCarey
With聽Irene Dunne聽and聽Ralph Bellamy
Introduced the “Cary Grant persona”
1938 Bringing up Baby Dr. David Huxley Directed by聽Howard Hawks
With聽Katharine Hepburn聽and聽Charles Ruggles
Holiday John “Johnny” Case Directed by George Cukor
With聽Katharine Hepburn
UK title:聽Free to Live
1939 Gunga Din Sgt. Archibald Cutter Directed by聽George Stevens
With聽Victor McLaglen聽and聽Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Only Angels Have Wings Geoff Carter Directed by聽Howard Hawks
With聽Jean Arthur,聽Thomas Mitchell聽and聽Rita Hayworth
In Name Only Alec Walker With聽Carole Lombard聽and聽Charles Coburn
1940 His Girl Friday Walter Burns Directed by聽Howard Hawks
Remake of聽The Front Page
With聽Rosalind Russell聽and聽Ralph Bellamy
My Favorite Wife Nick Co-written by聽Leo McCarey
Directed by聽Garson Kanin
With聽Irene Dunne聽and聽Gail Patrick
The Howards of Virginia Matt Howard UK title:聽The Tree of Liberty
With聽Martha Scott
The Philadelphia Story C.K. Dexter Haven With聽Katharine Hepburn聽and聽James Stewart
1941 Penny Serenade Roger Adams Nominated鈥Academy Award for Best Actor
Directed by聽George Stevens
With聽Irene Dunne聽and聽Edgar Buchanan
Suspicion Johnnie Directed by聽Alfred Hitchcock
With聽Joan Fontaine
1942 The Talk of the Town Leopold Dilg聽aka聽Joseph With聽Ronald Colman聽and聽Jean Arthur
Once Upon a Honeymoon Patrick “Pat” O’Toole Directed by聽Leo McCarey
With聽Ginger Rogers
1943 Mr. Lucky Joe Adams/Joe Bascopolous With聽Laraine Day聽and聽Charles Bickford
Destination Tokyo Capt. Cassidy With聽John Garfield聽and聽Dane Clark
1944 Once Upon a Time Jerry Flynn With聽Janet Blair
Arsenic and Old Lace Mortimer Brewster With聽Priscilla Lane聽and聽Peter Lorre
None But the Lonely Heart Ernie Mott Nominated鈥Academy Award for Best ActorWritten and directed by聽Clifford Odets
With聽Ethel Barrymore
1946 Without Reservations Himself (cameo) With聽Claudette Colbert聽and聽John Wayne
Night and Day Cole Porter Directed by聽Michael Curtiz
Notorious T.R. Devlin Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
With聽Ingrid Bergman聽and聽Claude Rains
1947 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Dick UK title:聽Bachelor KnightWith聽Myrna Loy聽and聽Shirley Temple
The Bishop’s Wife Dudley With聽Loretta Young聽and聽David Niven
1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Jim Blandings With聽Myrna Loy聽and聽Melvyn Douglas
Every Girl Should Be Married Dr. Madison W. Brown With聽Betsy Drake
1949 I Was a Male War Bride Capt. Henri Rochard UK title:聽You Can’t Sleep Here
With聽Ann Sheridan
1950 Crisis Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson With聽Jose Ferrer
1951 People Will Talk Dr. Noah Praetorius With聽Jeanne Crain
1952 Room for One More George “Poppy” Rose With聽Betsy Drake
Monkey Business Dr. Barnaby Fulton Directed by聽Howard Hawks
With聽Ginger Rogers聽and聽Marilyn Monroe
1953 Dream Wife Clemson Reade With聽Deborah Kerr聽and聽Walter Pidgeon
1955 To Catch a Thief John Robie Directed by聽Alfred Hitchcock
With聽Grace Kelly
1957 The Pride and the Passion Anthony With聽Frank Sinatra聽and聽Sophia Loren
An Affair to Remember Nickie Ferrante A same-script remake of聽Love Affair (1939 film), both directed by聽Leo McCareyWith聽Deborah Kerr
Kiss Them for Me Cmdr. Andy Crewson Directed by聽Stanley Donen
With聽Jayne Mansfield聽and聽Suzy Parker
1958 Indiscreet Philip Adams Nominated鈥Golden Globe Award for Best Actor 鈥 Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Directed by聽Stanley Donen
With聽Ingrid Bergman
Houseboat Tom Winters With聽Sophia Loren
1959 North by Northwest Roger O. Thornhill Directed by Alfred HitchcockWith聽Eva Marie Saint,聽James Mason聽and聽Martin Landau
Famous scene of Grant being chased by a聽biplane
Operation Petticoat Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman Nominated鈥Golden Globe Award for Best Actor 鈥 Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
With聽Dina Merrill聽and聽Arthur O’Connell
1960 The Grass Is Greener Victor Rhyall, Earl Nominated鈥Golden Globe Award for Best Actor 鈥 Motion Picture Musical or ComedyDirected by聽Stanley Donen
With聽Deborah Kerr,聽Robert Mitchum聽and聽Jean Simmons
1962 That Touch of Mink Philip Shayne Nominated鈥Golden Globe Award for Best Actor 鈥 Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Directed by聽Delbert Mann
With聽Doris Day聽and聽Gig Young
1963 Charade Peter Joshua / Alexander Dyle / Adam Canfield / Brian Cruikshank Nominated鈥BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
Nominated鈥Golden Globe Award for Best Actor 鈥 Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Directed by聽Stanley Donen
With聽Audrey Hepburn,聽Walter Matthau聽and聽James Coburn
1964 Father Goose Walter Christopher Eckland Directed by聽Ralph Nelson
With聽Leslie Caron聽and聽Trevor Howard
1966 Walk, Don’t Run Sir William Rutland With聽Samantha EggarRemake聽of聽The More the Merrier

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