Artwork by Jacques Kapralik for The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Archibald Alexander Leach, a.k.a. Cary Grant || January 18th, 1904 - November 29th, 1986
“Cary was a subtle blend of elegance, sensitivity, poise, and charm, wrapped a soul filled with wit, generosity, and concern for others.”
-Prince Albert of Monaco
“He was extraordinarily sensitive. He watched out for himself but never to the point where he stepped on anyone else. That’s unusual. I’ve been lucky enough to work with seven or eight really top actors, and it’s a pleasure when you get one like Cary. He was so professional he seemed to have three or four heads working at the same time.”
“Even when he was laughing and having fun and making jokes, which he was excellent at, there was still this remoteness; there was still this keeping something a secret. Cary was a devout believer in keeping to and following the kind of image that you have built up. He always kept Cary Grant.”
My favorite little scene from An Affair To Remember.
let’s do it like they do on the discovery channel
Unable to attend the 1982 New York Friars Club banquet for her Charade co-star Cary Grant on May 16, 1982, Audrey Hepburn sent him a note explaining her absence. This was Grant’s reply.
Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant in Once Upon a Honeymoon, 1942