MOUNT VERNON - In November 2005, he came in first in the "The 50 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time" list by Premiere magazine. In the last few years of his life, he undertook tours of the United States in a one-man show in which he would show clips from his films and answer audience questions. He did not think film stars should publicly make political declarations.
Archibald Alexander Leach was an only child. His mother was placed her in a mental institution and he thought she was dead until he learned otherwise when he was 31. When he was 10, his father abandoned him.
Hard to believe that the man referred to above is none other than Cary Grant, who will speak to the Chautauqua audience as part of Elixir’s Chautauqua Series at ThePlace@TheWoodward (111 S. Main Street, a first floor facility in downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio). The event will be held on Thursday September 12, doors open at 6 PM and program starts at 7 PM with opening performer will be Lowell Borcher, playing music of the Cary Grant movie era. Jim Stoner, veteran Chautauqua portrayer will make his appearance as Cary Grant and after his presentation will take questions from the audience.
As always the Chautauqua Series is presented on a donation basis and parted in part through contributions from the Ohio Humanities Council, Ariel Foundation, and Rolls-Royce Charities/Civics Fund. For more information on this and other upcoming programs including the September 26 appearance of George Armstrong Custer [portrayed by Mike Petee] visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102 or 740-392-3018.