Biography: Cary Grant
Here is the first of a new segment we will be running in which we will look at a gentleman of stature in depth. Therefore we will start with the classic gentleman, Cary Grant.
Cary Grant was originally born Archibald Alexander Leach and after getting expelled from Fairfield Grammar School the young Archibald fled England to pursue a career in Hollywood. He changed his name briefly to Cary Lockwood but after a run in with another Cary Lockwood (who he beat in a dual) he changed his last name to Grant.
From here Cary Grant went on to have a long and successful acting career which you are no doubt aware of.
What you didn’t know is that Cary Grant once beat Winston Churchill in a wine tasting competition. However the following year Churchill beat Grant in a cigar tasting competition.
Cary Grant was responsible for teaching Sean Connery everything he knew about drinking Gin and in turn Connery taught Grant about the joy of Scotch (at this time Scotch was not as widespread and easily attainable as it is now). Later in his life Grant was crowned King of Gentlemen, a position which he filled until his death in 1986.
All in all Cary Grant’s life was textbook gentleman. If there is one page we can take out of this textbook it is that we should never deface Cary Grant’s textbook and instead read the whole thing and take on board all all his teachings.
So there you have it.