Cary Grant

1904 - 1986

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Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach; January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was a British-American actor. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, light-hearted approach to acting, and sense of comic timing, he was one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men from the 1930s until the mid-1960s. Grant was born in Horfield, Bristol, England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cary Grant has received more than 14,700,483 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Cary Grant is the 101st most popular actor (down from 79th in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 145th in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Actor.

Cary Grant is most famous for his leading roles in "North by Northwest" and "Charade."

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Among actors, Cary Grant ranks 101 out of 10,030Before him are Rowan Atkinson, Hedy Lamarr, Tom Cruise, Orson Welles, Denzel Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson. After him are Richard Gere, Gary Cooper, Jean Marais, Christopher Lloyd, Mel Gibson, and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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Among people born in 1904, Cary Grant ranks 9Before him are Pablo Neruda, Reinhard Heydrich, Dr. Seuss, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, B. F. Skinner, and Umberto II of Italy. After him are Johnny Weissmuller, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Jean Gabin, Graham Greene, George Gamow, and Pavel Cherenkov. Among people deceased in 1986, Cary Grant ranks 9Before him are Jorge Luis Borges, Olof Palme, Andrei Tarkovsky, Vyacheslav Molotov, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Mircea Eliade. After him are Tenzing Norgay, Joseph Beuys, Henry Moore, Jean Genet, Harold Macmillan, and Cliff Burton.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Cary Grant ranks 178 out of 6,924Before him are George Boole (1815), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Jeff Beck (1944), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Ken Loach (1936), and William Golding (1911). After him are Henry III of England (1207), Brian Johnson (1947), George Best (1946), Bon Scott (1946), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), and Elizabeth Woodville (1437).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Cary Grant ranks 15Before him are Christopher Lee (1922), Michael Caine (1933), Alan Rickman (1946), Liam Neeson (1952), Judi Dench (1934), and Rowan Atkinson (1955). After him are Helen Mirren (1945), Laurence Olivier (1907), Ben Kingsley (1943), Stan Laurel (1890), Jason Statham (1967), and Julie Andrews (1935).

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