Archibald Alec Leach was born in Bristol, England back in 1904 to Elias and Elsie. His father was an alcoholic and his mother suffered from clinical depression. When he was 4 he was sent to the Bishop Road Primary School. When he was 9 his father placed his mother in the Glenside Hospital which was a mental institution.
He was 31, when he discovered his mother was still living. In 1915, he won a scholarship to attend the Fairfield Grammar School. While he did not excel in academic subjects he excelled in sports. Where his did find enjoyment was working backstage in Bristol theaters. In 1918, when he was 14 he was expelled from school. He became a part of the vaudeville circuit and began touring. One of those tours was in the United States and he decided to stay in the US not returning with the rest of the troupe. I could go on and on, but let’s cut to the chase. While you may not know Archibald surely, you’ve heard of his stage name Cary Grant. He made it to the big time.
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