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Cary Grant: The life story you may not know

Stacker Logo By Madison Troyer of Stacker | Slide 2 of 26: Archibald Alexander Leach was born on January 18, 1904, in Bristol, England. Life in the seaside town was far from idyllic, as Archie was the only surviving child of an alcoholic father and an overbearing mother. The family lived in abject poverty, staying afloat on his father’s clothing factory salary until Archibald turned 11.

1904: The Bristol birth

Archibald Alexander Leach was born on January 18, 1904, in Bristol, England. Life in the seaside town was far from idyllic, as Archie was the only surviving child of an alcoholic father and an overbearing mother. The family lived in abject poverty, staying afloat on his father’s clothing factory salary until Archibald turned 11.

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