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Actress Laraine Day dead at 87

IVINS, Utah, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Movie actress Laraine Day has died at the home of her daughter in Ivins, Utah, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. She was 87.

Grace Kelly's life celebrated in NYC

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Twenty-five years after Princess Grace was killed in a car accident, her life is being celebrated in New York with several exhibits and auctions.

Stars go away during Walk of Fame rehab

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Construction along Hollywood's famed Vine Street has forced dozens of stars -- Walk of Fame markers anyway -- to go into seclusion during the rehab project.

Writer-director-producer Shavelson dies

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Melville Shavelson, an entertainment industry triple-threat as a writer, director and producer, died of natural causes in his California home at age 90.

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HATSFIELD, England, March 6 (UPI) -- What -- or who -- was British author Ian Fleming thinking of when he created James Bond may now be known thanks to high-tech gadgetry worthy of Q.

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GQ: 'North by Northwest' most stylish film

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- "North by Northwest," starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint, has been named the most stylish movie of all time by the monthly men's magazine GQ.

Celebs get honorary degrees

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 4 (UPI) -- Comedian Billy Connolly, singer Annie Lennox and actress Tilda Swinton Tuesday received honorary degrees from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

SS Norway soon to be history

MIAMI, June 11 (UPI) -- The SS Norway, one of South Florida's most famous luxury ships, is headed for the scrap heap.

Sophia Loren's memorabilia displayed

ROME, April 18 (UPI) -- Screen legend Sophia Loren said sifting through her belongings for a display at Rome's central Vittoriano complex was "a hell of a job."

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Cary Grant
WAP99061613 - 16 JUNE 1999 - WASHINGTON, D. C. USA: Cary Grant, pictured in this 1947 file photo, came out as one of the top actors in the American Film Institute's poll ranking of the greatest American screen legends. Among the other top actors selected were: Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Betty Davis, Audrey Hepburn, James Stewart, and Spencer Tracy. (UPI Photo/Files)

Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986), better known by his stage name Cary Grant, was an English actor who later took U.S. citizenship. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men.

He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. Noted for his dramatic roles as well as screwball comedy, Grant's best-known films include Bringing Up Baby (1938), Gunga Din (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Penny Serenade (1941), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), None but the Lonely Heart (1944), Notorious (1946), To Catch A Thief (1955), An Affair to Remember (1957), and North by Northwest (1959).

Nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Grant was continually passed over, and in 1970 was given an Honorary Oscar at the 42nd Academy Awards. Frank Sinatra presented Grant with the award, "for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues".

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