A look into the life of Hollywood's original leading man.
Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach in Bristol, England on January 18, 1904. His father worked as a garment factory worker in the port town, while his mother stayed home to raise him. At the age of 9, Grant was told his mother left for a long holiday, which she never returned from. In reality, she had was committed by Grant's father to a mental institution after suffering from depression for years after the loss of a previous child. Grant didn't learn the truth until he was in his 30s.