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In Praise Of... Cary Grant
Why we'll always love Mr. Archibald Leach

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In Praise Of... Cary Grant | He was a generous man (to a fault)
He was a generous man (to a fault)

Though Grant was tarred with a reputation for being a little tight-fisted (there were even rumours that he was a poor tipper, as well as charging 15 cents per autograph), in fact the opposite is true. On The Philadelphia Story, for example, he demanded top billing and an amazingly high fee of £100,000 – made all the more unbelievable as he wasn’t a bona fide superstar yet. Why? He wanted to donate it to the British War Relief Fund.

He did the same for his salary for Arsenic And Old Lace, writing a cheque to the U.S. War Relief Fund for $100,000, and on April 18th, 1947, Grant was given the King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom by King George VI, citing his "outstanding service to the British War Relief Society". His motto for his work ethic? “Do your job and demand your compensation – but in that order.”

 

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