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R.I.P. Cary Grant

Born Archibald Alexander Leach

January 18, 1904 - November 29, 1986

“Cary was magical. He was touched by the gods in the sense that he was different from everyone else. When he walked into a room, you had to look at him. Men liked him as well as women, and that’s incredibly rare. Men found him nonthreatening. If a woman said, ‘I’m in love with Cary Grant,’ most men couldn’t blame her.”

-Burt Reynolds

“Most celebrities are concerned with how they look and how people react to them. Cary reacted to other people. His success never went to his head. There are people who would walk into a room and say, 'Here I am.’ Cary walked in and said, 'There you are.’”

-Abigail Van Buren

“I remember his laughter. We always laughed a lot when we were together… He was like a great warm fireplace. He warmed you and made you feel super. He was what one would hope a movie star would be like.”

-Elizabeth Taylor

“Dad used the expression 'good stuff’ to declare happiness or, as one of his friends put it, he said it when pleased with the nature of things. He said it a lot. He had a happy way of life. His life was 'good stuff.’”

-Jennifer Grant