Cary grant was born on 18 January 1904. Then, today is his anniversary, the anniversary of the best gallant of every time.
Smart, funny, handsome… Cary Grant is the best leading man of classic Hollywood era.
They say Hitchcock was absolutely angry when Cary Grant left cinema. They say Frank Capra could never find a substitute. They say David Lean (so proud and English) begged him that starring in Lawrence of Arabia and Cary Grant refused a cause of his old age… They say so many things. Maybe he had an affair with Grace Kelly while other voices say he was gay. He was friend of the communist director Charles Chaplin but he introduced his friend Betty Ford, the First Lady of the United States, at the Republican National Convention in 1976… Cary Grant is an icon and an icon has many secrets.
He was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor (Penny Serenade and None But the Lonely Heart) and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor but he was continually passed over. Finally, in 1970, he received an Honorary Oscar at the 42nd Academy Awards by Frank Sinatra “for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues.”
A master in every genre, comedy and drama, Cary Grant also played musical and Western. Grant has been named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.
Among his best films we can include: The Awful Truth(1937), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Gunga Din (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), His Girl Friday (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Notorious (1946), The Bishop’s Wife (1947), To Catch A Thief (1955), An Affair to Remember (1957), North by Northwest (1959) and Charade (1963).
Happy anniversary, Cary Grant!
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