Cary Grant enjoyed one of Hollywood's great careers as a comedic, dramatic, and romantic leading man. The versatile talent ended up trailing only Humphrey Bogart on the AFI's "100 Years... 100 Stars" list of Hollywood's greatest male actors. Explore his memorable three-decade career, awards success, life, and relationships in this gallery!
Cary Grant was born Archibald Alec Leach on Jan. 18, 1904, in Horfield, Bristol, England. He came to the United States when he was 16 years old as part of a vaudeville performing troupe, and called the country home thereafter. In the 1920s, he continued his vaudeville performances and landed parts in musical and theatre productions. A role in the 1931 stage musical Nikki earned him praise which soon after launched his film career.