Cary Grant
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"Academy Honorary Award" (1970) For his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues.

"Kennedy Center Honors" (1981)


"Cary Grant" (born "Archibald Alexander Leach"; January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was an English stage and Hollywood film actor who became an American citizen in 1942. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of Classical Hollywood cinema/classic Hollywood's definitive leading man/leading men.McMann 1996, p. 271, n. 13. Note: Although Grant's baptismal record records his middle name as "Alec", it is "Alexander" on his birth certificate.

Grant was named the second AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars/Greatest Male Star of All Time (after Humphrey Bogart) by the American Film Institute. He was known for comedic and dramatic roles; his best-known films include Bringing Up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (film)/The Philadelphia Story (1940), His Girl Friday (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (film)/Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Notorious (1946 film)/Notorious (1946), An Affair to Remember (1957), North by Northwest (1959), and Charade (1963 film)/Charade (1963).

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