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Did You Know?
... that young Archie Leach left home at the age of 14 to join a circus troupe that traveled the English countryside performing in small towns throughout the early 1900's. It was here that he learned pantomime, pratfalls and his nearly-perfect sense of comedic timing.
... that Mae West's famous quote, "Come up some time an' see me" was uttered to a very young Cary in the movie She Done Him Wrong.
... that despite being the signature phrase used by impersonators the world over, Cary Grant never said "Judy, Judy, Judy" in any movie.
... that Cary Grant never won an Oscar for his acting roles, although he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1970.
... that Cary Grant retired from acting after making Walk, Don't Run in 1966. He realized that times were changing and that audiences no longer wanted to see the kind of movies for which was famous. He left the business on top instead of risking becoming a "has been." It was a decision he never wavered from, despite many offers to make a comeback movie.
... that Ian Fleming modeled his character James Bond after Cary Grant's suave on-screen persona. In fact, Cary Grant (pictured her in North by Northwest) was Fleming's first choice to portray Bond in the first movie version of his book but Grant refused to come out of retirement. To learn more, don't miss our Tribute to James Bond.
... that in the 1980's, Cary Grant needed something to occupy his time and put together a nationwide lecture tour called "An Evening with Cary Grant". For many years he traveled to small towns across America, his only criteria - he wanted to appear in front of people who would never have that chance to see a movie star in person. At these performances, he discussed his career, told stories and answered questions from his fans. It was while on one of these tours that he suffered a fatal stroke on November 29, 1986 in Davenport, Iowa.
... that there is a statue of Cary Grant in Bristol, England the city where he was born.
... that Cary Grant was honored as part the Legends of Hollywood postal stamp series. We think this is such a great portrait we thought you might like to visit the website of the artist.
... How many movie stars have roses named after them? Not many. Here is the Cary Grant Rose.
... here's the kind of information that allows you to win bets and trivia contests.. What part did Cary Grant play in the 1933 version of Alice in Wonderland?
Answer: The Mock Turtle.
... that you can see Cary Grant in his first screen appearance in this goofy short called Singapore Sue. Would you have been able to spot his future talent? Apparently Mae West did.
Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Cary Grant is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.
Mann's Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA SEE MAP
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Cary Grant's star:
Walk of Fame Star (Motion Pictures)
1610 Vine St.
Former Homes of Cary Grant
10615 Bellagio Road
Bel Air, CA SEE MAP
9966 Beverly Grove Drive
Hills, CA SEE MAP