Grant, Cary (orig. Archibald Alexander Leach)
Died: 1986 AD, at 82 years of age.
1904 – He was born in Horfield, Bristol, England this year.
1918 – He was expelled from Fairfield Grammar School in Bristol.
1920 – He joined the Bob Pender stage troupe and travelled with the group to the United States for a two-year tour.
1931 – He performed on the stage at The Muny in St. Louis, Missouri, in such shows as Irene, Music in May, Nina Rosa, Rio Rita, Street Singer, The Three Musketeers, and Wonderful Night.
1934 – Grant’s first wife was actress Virginia Cherrill.
1935 – He divorced his wife Virginia Cherrill this year.
1940 – He was nominated for two Academy Awards.
1942 – Grant married ultra-wealthy socialite Barbara Hutton, becoming a surrogate father and lifelong influence on her son, Lance Reventlow, who later died in a plane crash.
1945 – He divorced Barbara Hutton this year.
1949 – His third wife was actress Betsy Drake. This was his longest marriage from this year until 1962.
1950 – He formed his own production company, Grantley Productions, and produced a number of movies distributed by Universal, such as Operation Petticoat, Indiscreet, That Touch of Mink and Father Goose.
1965 – His fourth marriage was with actress Dyan Cannon.
1966 – His only child was born this year.
1968 – He divorced Dyan Cannon this year.
1970 – He finally received a special Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement this year.
1981 – He married his long-time companion, British hotel PR agent Barbara Harris and this year he received the Kennedy Center Honors.
1986 – He suffered a stroke and he died this year.
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