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Stars of the Silver Screen: Cary Grant
Cary Grant
Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  Smooth/Arts  |  March 5, 2018

Cary Grant (famously born Archibald Alexander Leach) was an English-born American film and stage actor known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanour and "dashing good looks". This program shows how Grant was known for both comedic and dramatic roles including The Awful Truth (1937), Bringing Up Baby with Katharine Hepburn (1938), Gunga Din (1939), The Philadelphia Story again with Hepburn (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). Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men, with the AFI naming Grant at No.2 in the greatest actor list of all time. He was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, but was continually and surprising passed over. So in 1970, he was presented 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", justice was done.

Cary Grant (famously born Archibald Alexander Leach) was an English-born American film and stage actor known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanour and "dashing good looks". This program shows how Grant was known for both comedic and dramatic roles including The Awful Truth (1937), Bringing Up Baby with Katharine Hepburn (1938), Gunga Din (1939), The Philadelphia Story again with Hepburn (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). Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men, with the AFI naming Grant at No.2 in the greatest actor list of all time. He was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, but was continually and surprising passed over. So in 1970, he was presented 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", justice was done.

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