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Born: Archibald Alexander Leach
January 18, 1904
Originally a vaudeville and stage actor, Cary Grant became one of Hollywood’s leading, leading men. Born in the UK, Grant’s classic good looks, friendly manner and comedic talents are embodied in many of his films, including: She Done Him Wrong (1933); The Awful Truth (1937), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Gunga Din (1939), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), His Girl Friday (1940), Notorious (1946), An Affair to Remember (1957), North by Northwest (1959), all of which are on the 1001 list. Best known for his effortless charm in lighthearted romantic comedies, Grant was only nominated twice for Best Actor, and was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 1970 for his life’s work (Klaus Ming January 2014).