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Biography:
Birth Name: Cary Grant
Born: 01/18/1904
Birth Place: Bristol, England, GB
Death Place: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Died: 11/29/1986

Born Archibald Alexander Leach on Jan. 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, he was the only child of Elsie Kingdom and Elias James Leach. An emotionally fragile woman from a poor background, Elsie nonetheless held lofty aspirations for young Archie, who did little to distinguish himself academically at the Bishop Road Primary School. His already less-than-ideal childhood was dealt a blow when, at the age of nine, Archie was told by Elias that his mother had left them to go on a "long holiday." She never returned, and it was only 20 years later that Archie would learn she had been placed in a mental institution by his father. Introduced to the theater by an instructor who worked at the loc... Continue Bio >>

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