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Grant, Cary

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

(1904-1986)

    English-born actor who was the archetypal upper-class screwball comedian in films such as Topper, The Awful Truth, Bringing Up Baby and The Philadelphia Story. He later came to be a cool fixture in Alfred Hitchcock thrillers of the 40s and 50s. His distinctive diction is parodied in Hollywood Steps Out (Avery, 1941) in a brilliant little caricature, as he buys cigarettes from Greta Garbo. The Awful Truth, My Favorite Wife and The Front Page, which the character mentions, were all standout Cary Grant films.

 

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