|Nationality:||British and American dual citizen (born in UK)|
|Date of Birth:||1904|
|Date of Death:||1986|
|Cause of Death:||Cerebral Hemmorage|
| The War That Came Early |
POD: July 20, 1936;
Relevant POD: September 29, 1938
|Type of Appearance:||Contemporary reference|
Cary Grant was a British-born American film actor active from 1932 through 1966. He was twice nominated for Oscars for Best Actor (in 1942 for Penny Serenade and 1945 for None But the Lonely Heart), and for five Golden Globes. However, he was frequently passed over at awards shows. His only major honor was a Lifetime Achievement Award, given at the 1970 Academy Awards.
Grant was married five times and lived with a sixth woman for four years. He lived for a time with fellow actor Randolph Scott; their relationship may or may not have had a sexual component.
Grant's only child was his daughter Jennifer, born when Grant was 61. Upon her birth Grant retired from acting.
Unlike many Hollywood stars, both of his time and of later generations, Grant felt that actors should not use their politics to advance political positions. He made a rare departure from this policy when he called for tighter gun control laws following the assassination of Robert Kennedy in 1968. He made the only appearance at a political event of his life when he introduced his dear friend Betty Ford at the 1976 Republican National Convention. He pointedly referred to the GOP as "your party" during his time at the lectern to avoid being associated with the GOP or the Ford-Dole campaign.
Grant died at home in California in 1986 of a cerebral hemmorage.
Cary Grant in The War That Came EarlyEdit
When Joe Orsatti attempted to charm a cocktail waitress at the Hibiscus Blossom in Honolulu, Pete McGill reflected that his comrade-in-arms did not compare favorably with Cary Grant in terms of sex appeal.