Complicated Love Life Of Hollywood's Iconic Leading Man, Cary Grant
December 7, 2017 12:40
British-American actor, Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach), was truly an icon in the movie industry. His acting career spanned many decades, and even today, his works are still being celebrated.
Grant was born on January 18, 1904, to Elias James Leach and Elsie Maria Leach. He came from a pretty humble background, however. Things were pretty sad at home: growing up in a house with an alcoholic father and a depressed mother was pretty traumatic. His biographer, Graham McCann, said one of Grant's lovers revealed that his mother did not know how to give or receive affection.
Grant himself even once disclosed that the tumultuous relationship he had with his mother affected how he saw women altogether. Despite her shortcomings, Elsie was the one who ignited a love for cinema in her young son. She would teach him how to sing and dance. She would also take him to cinemas where they enjoyed performances by the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Chester Conklin.