b. Archibald Alexander Leach, 18 January 1904, Horfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Britain, d. 29 November 1986, Davenport, Iowa, USA. As a kid, Leach became a member of a troupe of itinerant entertainers and was still in his teenagers if they travelled to the united states where he battled in vaudeville while carrying out menial day function. In 1923 he came back to the united kingdom, graduating to minimal assignments in musical comedies before time for New York to try out in Golden Dawn (1927). Following this he is at additional Broadway productions, including Growth Boom, AN EXCELLENT Night time (both 1929) and Nikki (1931). Authorized using the Paramount Picture Company, he played assisting roles in a number of movies in 1932, including Blonde Venus (starring Marlene Dietrich), and a nonmusical edition of Madame Butterfly (playing Lt. Pinkerton to Sylvia Sidney’s Butterfly). By 1933 he previously moved swiftly in the solid list, co-starring with Mae Western, at her demand, in She Done Him Wrong and I’m No Angel. In the to begin this pair Give was recipient of 1 of the very most popular lines in movies: ‘Why don’t you appear sometime ’n discover me?’. Shifting from Paramount to function for both RKO and Columbia in the past due 30s, Grant produced a string of critically praised and still-popular screwball comedies, including Topper (co-starring with Constance Bennett), The Terrible Truth (with Irene Dunne) (both 1937), MENTIONING Baby (1938, with Katharine Hepburn), and His Woman Fri (1940, with Rosalind Russell). In the 40s, he is at the farce Arsenic And Aged Ribbons (1944), the musical biopic ALL THE TIME (playing the part of songwriter Cole Porter) as well as the theatre Notorious (both 1946), as well as the comedies Mr. Blandings Builds His Fantasy Home (1948) and I HAD BEEN A Male Battle Bride-to-be (1949). Through the 50s and in to the 60s he produced comedies and dramas with similar aplomb, including Alfred Hitchcock’s To Capture A Thief (1955), Indiscreet (1958), Hitchcock’s North By Northwest (1959), That Contact Of Mink (1962, with Doris Day time), and Charade (1963). Although he aged perfectly, Grant produced his last film in 1966, Walk Don’t Operate, retiring from movies to are a director of varied international businesses, including Fabergé and Traditional western Airlines, aswell as the film firm, MGM. In 1970, he received a particular Academy Prize for his Life time Achievement In Movies, having been unsuccessfully nominated as Greatest Professional for both Cent Serenade (1941) and non-e But The Depressed Heart (1944).