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Most of the information on this page was found at IMDb.

The Title

    The title of this site was inspired by an anecdote found at IMDb:

    Cary Grant once phoned hotel mogul Conrad Hilton in Istanbul, Turkey, to find out why his breakfast order at the Plaza Hotel, which called for muffins, came with only one and a half English muffins instead of two. When Grant insisted that the explanation (a hotel efficiency report had found that most people ate only three of the four halves brought to them) still resulted in a gyp, the Plaza Hotel changed its policy and began serving two complete muffins with breakfast. From then on, Grant often spoke of forming an English Muffin-Lovers Society, members of which would be required to report any hotel or restaurant that listed muffins on the menu and then served fewer than two.


Factoids

    Born January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, UK.

    Birthname was Archibald Alexander Leach. The name Cary Grant was given to him by Paramount Studios because of its similarity to Gary Cooper.

    Began his career as an acrobat, juggler, and song-and-dance man, touring with small troupes and playing music halls all over England.

    Made his feature film debut in "This Is the Night."

    He retired from the screen in 1966, and though he was later offered roles by prominent directors, he never returned to film acting.

    The character of James Bond was modelled after Cary Grant. He later turned down the role.

    His only child is Jennifer Grant, whose mother is Cary's 4th wife, Dyan Cannon.

    Passed away on November 29, 1986 after suffering a major stroke in Davenport, Iowa.


Quotes

    "Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant."

    A reporter once asked him, "Who is Cary Grant? He replied: "When you find out, tell me."

    A reporter in search of information wired Grant's agent: "HOW OLD CARY GRANT?" Grant happened to read the message himself, and wired back "OLD CARY GRANT FINE. HOW YOU?"

    "I have spent the greater part of my life fluctuating between Archie Leach and Cary Grant, unsure of each, suspecting each."

    "I improve on misquotation."

    "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can."

    "My father used to say, 'Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.'"

    "Mostly, we have manufactured ladies -- with the exception of Ingrid, Grace, Deborah and Audrey."

    "It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression."


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