On this day in 1904 a weak lad was born. He was Archibald Alexander Leach. Born in Bristol, England to an over baring mother and a tired hard working father he found his early years wanting nothing more to be his mother's little Prince. And she would have it no other way. Sadly when Archie was 10 his mother was put away into a mental hospital while he was away at school and it wouldn't be another 20 years before he saw her again and knew what happened. After this the little boy who wanted nothing more to be a little boy sought out adventure. Now that he wasn't being babied by his mother he would run off and find entertainment... It was here he discovered the stage and joined a young boys Vaudeville troupe of acrobats. After many years and one thing leading to another, this now grown man found his way into movies... He figured out as a young boy that he could disguise his insecurities by pretending to be someone else. He got so good at this that by time he entered the movies he had everyone fooled -- including himself.
So today, I wish a Happy Birthday to the boy who would later become my one true fantasy love. Happy Birthday, Archie!!
Happy Birthday, Cary Grant.
Click to enlarge.
"Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant." ~Cary Grant