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Cary Grant's Acting Credentials: Awards and Highlights of Storied Career

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Actors Grace Kelly and Cary Grant star in the 1955 Hitchcock movie "To Catch A Thief." (Bert Reisfeld/DPA /Landov)

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Born as Archibald Alexander Leach in Bristol, England, Cary Grant established himself as one of the most enduring and popular actors of all time. Accordingly, his career was not without awards and recognition.

Let's take a look at some of Cary Grant's achievements during his acclaimed career:

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Career Highlights

After performing all over the country in stage musicals during the late 1920s and early 1930s, Grant landed a contract with Paramount Pictures in 1932. It was during this time that they changed his name to Cary Grant, which he adopted legally in 1941. Grant established his presence as a lead actor in the screwball comedy and action-adventure genres.

At the 42nd Annual Academy Awards, Grant accepted an honorary Oscar from Frank Sinatra. According to CaryGrant.net, in his acceptance speech on April 7, 1970 he said, "You know that I've never been a joiner or a member of any particular social set, but I've been privileged to be a part of Hollywood's most glorious era." Grant was nominated for Oscars for his roles in "Penny Serenade" and "None But the Lonely Heart."

Golden Globe Nominations

Grant was nominated for a total of five Golden Globe Awards. His first nomination was in 1959 for Best Motion Picture Actor in a Comedy/Musical for "Indiscreet." One year later he was nominated for Best Motion Picture Actor in a Musical/Comedy for his role in "Operation Petticoat."

In 1961, Grant was nominated for Best Motion Picture Actor of a Musical/Comedy for "The Grass Is Greener." He was nominated for another Golden Globe in 1963 for Best Motion Picture Actor of a Musical/Comedy for "That Touch of Mink," and in 1964 he snagged the same nomination for "Charade."

David di Donatello Awards

In 1960, Grant won the Best Foreign Actor Award for his role as Migliore Attore Straniero in the 1959 film, "North by Northwest."

Golden Apple Awards

In 1942, Grant won Most Cooperative Actor at the Golden Apple Awards.

Golden Laurel Awards

During the 1960s, Grant received several Golden Laurel Awards. He won Top Male Star in 1965, and Top Male Comedy Performance in 1962 for "That Touch of Mink." In 1960, he won Top Male Comedy Performance for "Operation Petticoat," and Top Male Comedy Performance for "Houseboat."

Additional Recognition

In 1941, Grant won third place in the Best Actor category at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards for his role in "Penny Serenade."

On February 8, 1960, Cary Grant won his own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, at 1610 Vine Street.

In 1999, Grant was ranked second on the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Film Starts of All-Time list.

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