What was Cary Grant's real name?
Cary's birth name was Archibald Alexander Leach. Some sources state his middle name to be Alec,
but it is generally accepted to be Alexander.
When/where was Cary Grant born?
He was born at home - 15 Hughenden Road, Bristol, England - on January
18th, 1904. More information about Cary's life can be found in Cary
Grant - An Internet Biography.
did Cary die and where is his
On November 29, 1986, while
performing "An Evening With Cary Grant" in Davenport,
Iowa, Cary complained about not feeling well. He was taken
to the hospital where he died of a stroke a short time later.
Cary was not buried. He was cremated and his ashes were given to his daughter, Jennifer, and
his wife, Barbara. I do not know for certain what Jennifer and Barbara did with his ashes, but I have heard that
they were scattered in the hills around his Beverly Grove house. As far as I know, there is no gravestone or memorial
to mark his passing.
Was Cary Grant left-handed/ambidextrous?
As far as I know, Cary Grant was left handed. He was only portrayed as being left handed in one film, Indiscreet.
In other films, where a close up of Cary Grant's character writing something was required, somebody else's hand
was used. In North by Northwest, and many other films, he threw stones with his left hand and punched with his
**In your FAQ
section you have the question was Cary Grant left handed/ambidextrous.
I read a book in which he states that he is and gives credit to
his teachers in Bristol for not trying to change him because he
later learned it could have negative effects on the brain.
tall was Cary?
He was 6'1" tall.
In what movie did he say "Judy, Judy, Judy"?
Cary never said "Judy, Judy, Judy" in
any of his movies. He came close to it Only Angels Have Wings
(1939) with lines such as "Oh Judy" and "Yes, Judy", but he never said it. He did say "Susan,
Susan, Susan" however in Bringing Up Baby (1938). The story of how the phrase "Judy, Judy, Judy"
became associate with Cary Grant can be read here
Where can I get a copy of
[film name] ?
Here!!! After years of
searching, I have discovered sources for all of Cary's
movies!!! (In the NTSC format) Click on the NTSC
page or the PAL
page. If you don't find the movie you want on those pages,
check out the Hard-to-Find
page. , or somewhere Check your local video store! Or tape it off the TV!
Or swap with another Cary Grant fan. If you decide to go with the "swap with another Cary fan" option, it will help if you are
in contact with other CG fans. One way to do this is to join the
Warbrides - the Cary Grant mailing list.
NTSC & PAL mean?
Different countries use different
methods of recording and playback. Please go to Video
Standards for a complete explanation of this.
can I find a complete list of Cary's films?
If you go to the Reviews page, you'll
find an alphabetical listing of all 72 of Cary's movies.
do you only have 72 movies listed? I've found more.
There are only 72
movies listed in Cary's 'official' filmography. He did, however,
make several other appearances not listed in his filmography.
Most notably, a cameo in "Without Reservations," where his
screen-time was actually longer than the officially listed,
"Merrily We Go To Hell."
When & where I might be able to see Cary on
the "big screen"?
Sorry! The world is a big place and I don't have access to all the cinema schedules
in the world. If you know of a cinema that regularly
shows Cary on the big screen, please let me know - if possible, also give me a contact phone number for the cinema. I will then create
a list of cinemas for people to contact.
When is the next CG movie is going to be shown on TV?
While I don't have access to all the TV schedules in the
world. There is a U.K. Screenings
on Jo's page
which is updated every month with dates of CG showings on U.K.
You you can visit the TV-Now
for U.S. information up to a month in advance. That gives
you plenty of time to stock up on blank video tapes and figure
out at last how to program your vcr!
Are there any Cary Grant fan clubs?
As far as I am aware, there are no current
paper-based Cary Grant fan clubs. You might like to join the
Email Warbrides which is an electronic mailing list
for Cary Grant fans. You can meet like-minded CG fans on the list, and exchange opinions, questions and information
about Cary. I have been considering setting up a CG fan club, but obviously this will take a lot of work and is
still quite a way in the future.
did Cary Grant become an American citizen?
June 26th, 1942... He became a citizen and changed his name,
legally, from Archie Leach to Cary Grant.
What is an
Please see the answer to "Are there any Cary Grant fan clubs?"
Where can I get CG Wallpaper/Screensavers?
For a Cary Grant screensaver, please visit the
Cary Grant Software page. You can use any CG picture for wallpaper. Check out the
Enough Foto Gallery for more available images.
What kind of car did he drive in
wonderful fellow named Brian has been so helpful here.
He's discovered a site with some wonderful information about the
car from "To Catch a Thief."
If you can help me out with any of Cary's other cars, please send an email.
What were the dates/places of Cary's marriages/divorces?
Important dates in Cary Grants life (including the dates and places of his marriages) can be
found in the Trivia section
of the Ultimate
Cary Grant Pages.
Did Cary really take acid/LSD ?
Yes, Cary did take LSD.
Read what Cary has to say about it, himself, in his Autobiography.
Can you give me any information about Jennifer Grant?
The amount of information I can give you about Jennifer is limited. After all, this site is dedicated to her
father - and while this doesn't mean that I am not a fan of Jennifer's ( I can't truly say I have seen enough to
decide), it does mean that it is dedicated to Cary! All that I know about Jennifer Grant is
summarized on the Jennifer
page of this site. I do not know about any websites dedicated to Jennifer Grant.
If you know of one, please email
let me know!
Cary Grant homosexual?
defends Cary Grant
LOUIS B. HOBSON
HOLLYWOOD -- Dyan Cannon has a new centre to her universe.
"I've tasted a lot
of wealth and a lot of fame and I've known a lot of very famous
people. None of this has ever given me the peace of mind or happiness
that prayer and faith have," explains Cannon.
Cannon was thrust into
the Hollywood celebrity whirlpool in 1965 when, at 28, she married
superstar Cary Grant who was 35 years her senior. It was Cannon's
first marriage and Grant's fourth.
She bore Grant his only
child, daughter Jennifer Grant, before divorcing him three years
In the past decade,
several biographies of Cary Grant have claimed he was a closet
Cannon is adamant when
she says "I can tell you there isn't an iota of truth to those
"They would never
have written that drivel when Cary was alive. He'd have sued the pants
off those cowards.
"Cary can't defend
himself from the grave but I will go to mine insisting he was every ounce
a straight man."
.... article continues
with no more Cary content.
My own comments
about this subject:
"How would you
characterize the relationship between Cary and Randolph Scott?
First of all, Cary came from
a very impoverished childhood, emotionally and physically, as
well as monetarily. At the age of nine, his mother
mysteriously disappeared, never to return. (Cary was to learn
twenty years later that Elsie had been
committed to a mental institution by Cary's father, Elias Leach.)
Elias was an alcoholic. Cary was a very lonely little boy
who eventually ran away from home at fourteen to join the
camaraderie of Pender's circus troupe. He found himself a
Once in America and the
Pender Troupe having gone back to the U.K., Cary was again
without family. He had many friends, but no family.
After many years in the U.S.,
and after moving to California, I believe that in Randolph Scott
he found a friend that felt like family: someone who accepted
him for who he was and cared deeply for him. This type of
friendship is possible between two people of the same sex
without it being a homosexual relationship. They were
buddies. Buddies hang out together and help each other out in
good times and bad. In fact, their
relationship wasn't called into question until a series of
publicity photographs was taken and released. Photos that
were set up to entice women to see how "domestic" these
two handsome bachelors were, instead sparked rumors that such
domestic bliss must mean something sexual.
The two remained friends for
years. I do believe that the rumors that haunted them both all
of their lives, and exists even after their deaths, eventually
took its toll on their friendship.
I do not believe that Cary
was homosexual. Were that true, I believe he would have
married once to appease the studio moguls and then pursued his
pleasures quietly, e.g. Rock Hudson. The truth is, he was
married five times, dated (intimately) very extensively and had
a grand passion for Sophia Loren.
My thoughts are that Cary and
Randy had a deep and caring bond, like brothers. Cary lived with
Randolph off and on before and between marriages for the sense
of family, for the moral support (who isn't shattered after a
divorce?), the companionship, and for monetary reasons.
From a lonely child sprang a man who spent a lifetime searching
for the happiness and security of home; Randolph Scott provided
that for a period in Cary's life.
Is Hugh Grant related to Cary Grant?
No. Cary only has one child, Jennifer Grant. Cary's birth name was not Grant, but Leach, so it would be difficult
for any natural born Grant (unless they are Jennifer's kids!) to be related!
was the mole on Cary's cheek removed?
The mole on Cary's cheek was removed
between the filming of "Crisis" and "People Will
Talk." That would be between 1950 & 1951.