Cary Grant

Cary Grant (1904 -1986), considered to be one of Hollywood’s classic leading men, was born Archie Leach in Bristol.  After being expelled from school, he joined the ‘Bob Pender Stage Troupe’ in which he performed as a stilt walker.  It was in this role that he performed at the Norwich Hippodrome.  The troupe traveled to the United States in 1920, and Grant (still known as Archie Leach) decided to stay in the country when the troupe left to pursue a career in acting.