All Shook Up
All Shook Up is a song recorded by Elvis Presley, published by Elvis Presley Music, and composed by Otis Blackwell. The single topped the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 on April 13,1957 and it topped the Billboard R&B chart for four weeks, becoming Presleys second single to do so, and peaked at No.3 on the country chart. It is certified 2X Platinum by the RIAA and it was ranked #352 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. According to Peter Guralnick the song has a different origin, in his book Last Train To Memphis he wrote that Elvis thought All Shook Up was a good phrase for a refrain. For this he received a credit, his last. Elvis himself, during an interview on October 28,1957, said, I went to bed one night, had quite a dream, and woke up all shook up. I phoned a pal and told him about it, by morning, he had a new song, All Shook Up. Future Last House on the Left actor David Hess, using the stage name David Hill, was the first to record the song and release it a few weeks before Elvis on Aladdin Records, titled Im All Shook Up.
Vicki Young recorded a different song with the title, All Shook Up, on Capitol Records with Big Dave and His Orchestra, written by Bill Bellman. On January 12,1957, Presley recorded the song at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, the duet vocal on the record is by the Jordanaires first tenor Gordon Stoker. Take 10 was selected for release, and in March the song entered Billboards Top 100 chart at #25, within three weeks it had knocked Perry Comos Round and Round off the top spot, and stayed there for eight consecutive weeks. The song became Presleys first No. hit on the UK Singles Chart, sales of the single exceeded two million, and the song was named Billboards Year End number one song for 1957. According to biographer Mark Lewisohn in The Complete Beatles Chronicle, The Beatles regularly performed the song, there is no known recorded version from that time. However Quarryman Len Garry states that it was one of the songs the group played on July 6,1957, the day John Lennon met Paul McCartney, author Doug Sulpy adds that on Jan.
That version of the song remains officially unreleased, in 1999 Paul McCartney cut a hard-rocking version on the album Run Devil Run, while his surviving former bandmates of The Quarrymen recorded it in 2004 on Songs We Remember. In 1991, Billy Joel recorded the song for the movie Honeymoon in Vegas and it was released as a single and peaked at No.92 in the US and No.27 in the UK. Suzi Quatro recorded the song for her solo album Suzi Quatro in 1973. Her recording of the song was released as a single in 1974, Presley invited Quatro to Graceland, commenting that her version was the best since the original
Elvis: That's the Way It Is
Elvis, Thats the Way It Is is a 1970 American documentary film directed by Denis Sanders. The film documents American singer Elvis Presleys Summer Festival in Las Vegas during August 1970 and it was his first non-dramatic film since the beginning of his film career in 1956, and the film gives a clear view of Presleys return to live performances after years of making films. The original concept as devised by technical advisor Colonel Tom Parker was in view of Elviss triumphant return to live performances was a closed circuit television presentation of one show and this was the first show of Elvis first tour in 13 years. Elvis and his band are seen rehearsing for the Las Vegas engagement at MGM Studios in Culver City, California. There are scenes of Elvis running through such tunes as I Just Cant Help Believing, Whatd I Say, Little Sister, Thats All Right Mama, the rehearsal sequences were filmed during late July 1970. There is a session of rehearsals that takes place in the Showroom Internationale of the International Hotel in Las Vegas, together and the entire group run through songs from Mary In the Morning to Polk Salad Annie.
These rehearsals took place on August 7,1970, footage of an Elvis Appreciation Society convention in Luxembourg was shot on September 5,1970. Radio Luxembourg DJs Tony Prince and Peter Aldersley are on hand to lead the festivities, a tandem bicycle owned by Elvis is raffled off to a lucky fan in the audience. Additionally, various musicians are seen performing their own versions of Elvis songs and he sings many well-known songs, including several of those that he had been seen rehearsing earlier in the film. The movie is intercut with footage of fans offering commentary about what Elvis means to them, officials at the International Hotel. A soundtrack album was released in conjunction with the film and it was Presleys first full-length film soundtrack album since 1968s Speedway, and the last as his final film, 1972s Elvis on Tour, did not have a soundtrack release. It was only a soundtrack release, as it did not include all of the live performances. A Special Edition was released in 2001 in conjunction with the Special Edition of the movie, the new version eliminated much of the documentary and non-Elvis content of the original in favor of adding additional performances of Elvis rehearsing and in concert.
The final film runs 12 minutes shorter than the original, but contains more music, the special edition was released on January 19,2001, when this new version made its worldwide debut on the cable network, Turner Classic Movies and produced by award-winning producer Rick Schmidlin. In August 2007 a two-disc DVD special edition was released by Warner/Turner that has both the reworked version plus the original cut, the original, has only a mono soundtrack. The DVD includes approximately 35 minutes of performances and other footage that was not included in either edition. A Two Disc Special Edition Premium Digibook was announced for release in August 12,2014, academy Award® nominated Lucien Ballard was the cinematographer
Sammy Davis Jr.
Samuel George Sammy Davis Jr. was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was an actor of stage and screen, musician, at the age of 3, Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father and Will Mastin as the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally. After military service, Davis returned to the trio, Davis became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciros after the 1951 Academy Awards. With the trio, he became a recording artist, in 1954, he lost his left eye in a car accident, and several years later, he converted to Judaism. Daviss film career began as a child in 1933, in 1960, he appeared in the Rat Pack film Oceans 11. After a starring role on Broadway in 1956s Mr Wonderful, he returned to the stage in 1964s Golden Boy, in 1966 he had his own TV variety show, titled The Sammy Davis Jr. Show. Daviss career slowed in the late 1960s, but he had a hit record with The Candy Man in 1972 and became a star in Las Vegas, earning him the nickname Mister Show Business.
Davis was a victim of racism throughout his life, particularly during the pre-Civil Rights era, Davis had a complex relationship with the black community, and drew criticism after publicly supporting President Richard Nixon in 1972. One day on a course with Jack Benny, he was asked what his handicap was. This was to become a comment, recounted in his autobiography. After reuniting with Sinatra and Dean Martin in 1987, Davis toured with them and Liza Minnelli internationally and he died in debt to the Internal Revenue Service, and his estate was the subject of legal battles. Davis was awarded the Spingarn Medal by the NAACP and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and he was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 1987, and in 2001, he was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. During his lifetime, Davis stated that his mother was Puerto Rican, as an infant, he was reared by his paternal grandmother. When he was 3 years old, his parents separated and his father, not wanting to lose custody of his son, took him on tour.
Davis learned to dance from his father and his uncle Will Mastin, Davis joined the act as a child and they became the Will Mastin Trio. Throughout his career, Davis included the Will Mastin Trio in his billing and his father shielded him from racism. Snubs were explained as jealousy, for instance, when Davis served in the United States Army during World War II, however, he was confronted by strong racial prejudice. He said, Overnight the world looked different and it wasnt one color any more
Words (Bee Gees song)
Words is a song by the Bee Gees, written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb. The song reached No.1 in Germany, Netherlands, Words was the Bee Gees third UK top 10 hit, reaching number 8, and in a UK television special on ITV in December 2011 it was voted fourth in The Nations Favourite Bee Gees Song. The song has been recorded by other artists. Including hit versions by Rita Coolidge in 1978 and Boyzone in 1996 and this was Boyzones fifth single and their first number one hit in the UK. Barry Gibb explains, Words was written by me at Adams Row when I was staying at Robert s place, A lot of people began to cover that song, I didnt know it wasn’t on an album — that’s strange how it used to work in those days. We used to bang singles out one after another, Robin Gibb, Words reflects a mood, It was written after an argument. Barry had been arguing with someone, I had been arguing with someone and that is what the song is all about, words can make you happy or words can make you sad. Barry said in 1996 on the VH1 Storytellers television show that it was written for their manager, Words was recorded on 3 October 1967 along with World and the unreleased track Macclebys Secret at the IBC Studios in London.
The song featured vocals from only Barry and became his solo spot in concert for the remainder of the Bee Gees career, the recording sessions for Words were especially memorable for two members of the group, Barry explained, I remember the session so clearly. Robin and I were in the studios at 9oclock in the morning, I wanted him to write the piano part of the song and play it because Im not much of a pianist, but he just couldnt keep his eyes open, so I ended up doing it myself. Words was the showcase for a new sound, as Maurice explained. When we were recording, after everyone had gone to lunch, I was sitting at the piano mucking about, I went upstairs and switched on the mike for the piano, and I started playing about with the knobs in front of me. When I played the back, I had all these incredible compressed piano noises. Mike Claydon at IBC Studios, who engineered all our records, when he heard the piano sound. Come up here and listen to that sound and it was just compression, but he didnt know what to call it then. I think he called it limited and it made the piano sound like it was about 40 pianos playing at the same time and very, very thick.
In Words it was beautiful but that sound on it made it sound like the LA Symphony on it. If you listen to all our records, the sound is on it
That's All Right
Thats All Right is a song written and originally performed by blues singer Arthur Crudup. It is best known as the first single recorded and released by Elvis Presley, Presleys version was recorded on July 5,1954, and released on July 19,1954 with Blue Moon of Kentucky as the B-side. It is #113 on the 2010 Rolling Stone magazine list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, in July 2004, exactly 50 years after its first issuing, the song was released as a single in the United Kingdom, where it debuted and peaked at Number 3. The song was written by Arthur Big Boy Crudup, and originally recorded by him in Chicago on September 6,1946, some of the lyrics are traditional blues verses first recorded by Blind Lemon Jefferson in 1926. Crudups recording was released as a single on RCA Victor 20-2205, at the same session, he recorded a virtually identical tune with different lyrics, I Dont Know It, which was released as a single. In early March 1949, the song was rereleased under the title, Thats All Right, Elvis Presleys version was recorded in July 1954.
Its catalogue number was Sun 209, the label reads Thats All Right, and names the performers as Elvis Presley and Bill. Arthur Crudup was credited as the composer on the label of Presleys single, an out-of-court settlement was supposed to pay Crudup an estimated $60,000 in back royalties, but never materialized. Crudup had used lines in his song that had been present in earlier blues recordings, a country music version by Marty Robbins peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1955. Black began joining in on his bass, and soon they were joined by Moore on guitar. Producer Sam Phillips, taken aback by this sudden upbeat atmosphere, blacks bass and guitars from Presley and Moore provided the instrumentation. The recording contains no drums or additional instruments, the song was produced in the style of a live recording. The following evening the trio recorded Blue Moon of Kentucky in a similar style, the recording session was Presleys fifth visit to the Sun Studio. His first two visits, the summer of 1953 and January 1954, had been private recordings, followed by two more visits in the summer of 1954, upon finishing the recording session, according to Scotty Moore, Bill Black remarked, Damn.
Get that on the radio and theyll run us out of town, Sam Phillips gave copies of the record to local disc jockeys Dewey Phillips of WHBQ, Uncle Richard of WMPS, and Sleepy Eyed John Lepley of WHHM. On July 7,1954, Dewey Phillips played Thats All Right on his radio show Red. On hearing the news that Dewey was going to play his record, interest in the record was so intense that Dewey reportedly played the record 14 times and received over 40 telephone calls. Presley was persuaded to go to the station for an interview that night
Sweet Caroline is a song written and performed by American recording artist Neil Diamond and officially released on September 16,1969, as a single with the title Sweet Caroline. It was arranged by Charles Calello, and recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis, the song reached #4 on the Billboard chart and eventually went platinum for sales of one million singles. In the autumn of 1969, Diamond performed Sweet Caroline on several television shows and it reached #8 on the UK singles chart in 1971. In a 2007 interview, Diamond stated the inspiration for his song was John F. Kennedys daughter, Diamond sang the song to her at her 50th birthday celebration in 2007. However, in 2014 Diamond said the song was about his then-wife Marsha, the song has proven to be enduringly popular, and as of November 2014 has sold over two million digital downloads in the United States. There are three distinct mixes of this song, the original mono 45 mix had a louder orchestra and glockenspiel compared to the stereo version on the Brother Loves Travelling Salvation Show LP.
The third version was a remix found only on the initial CD release of Diamonds His 12 Greatest Hits and this version has the orchestra mixed down and has the background vocals mixed up. It has a fade as well. A live version of the song is on his Hot August Night LP, the playing of Sweet Caroline has become a fixture at many sporting events in the United States. This pattern is repeated whenever the chorus is played, the song has been played at Fenway Park, home of Major League Baseballs Boston Red Sox, since at least 1997, and in the middle of the eighth inning at every game since 2002. On opening night of the 2010 season at Fenway Park, the song was performed by Diamond himself, Sweet Caroline was played at Penn State Nittany Lions football games at Beaver Stadium until August 2012, halting after the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. Performances at Beaver Stadium resumed in September 2013, the song is played at the start of the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh Panthers Football games at Heinz Field.
The main chorus is changed to LETS GO PITT and GO PITT, GO PITT, on Saturday, April 20,2013, during the 8th inning of the Red Sox-Kansas City game in Fenway Park, Neil Diamond led the crowd in a rendition of the song. The song was sung at sporting events across the country after the Boston Marathon bombings and it was played right before the start of the Hamburg Marathon in Hamburg, Germany, on Sunday, April 21,2013, subsequent to a minute of silence. The song was played before the start of the Stockholm Marathon in Stockholm, Sweden, on Saturday, June 1,2013. On April 25,2013, Sweet Caroline was played following a tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing during the NFL Draft. Diamond has announced that he will donate all royalties from sales of the song since the bombings to the One Fund Boston charity to help the people most affected by the bombings. Diamond said that sales of the song surged nearly 600 percent in the week after the bombings, to 19,000 copies, up from 2,800 the week before
Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies is an American movie-oriented basic cable and satellite television network owned by the Turner Broadcasting System subsidiary of Time Warner. TCM is headquartered at the Techwood Campus in Atlanta, Georgias Midtown business district, the channels programming consisted mainly of featured classic theatrically released feature films from the Turner Entertainment film library – which comprises films from Warner Bros. However, TCM now has licensing deals with other Hollywood film studios as well as its Time Warner sister company, Warner Bros. and occasionally shows more recent films. The channel is available in United States, United Kingdom, Latin America, Spain, Nordic countries, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. In 1986, eight years before the launch of Turner Classic Movies, concerns over Turner Entertainments corporate debt load resulted in Turner selling the studio that October back to Kirk Kerkorian, from whom Turner had purchased the studio less than a year before. As part of the deal, Turner Entertainment retained ownership of MGMs library of films released up to May 9,1986, Turner Broadcasting System was split into two companies, Turner Broadcasting System and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and reincorporated as MGM/UA Communications Co.
The film library of Turner Entertainment would serve as the form of programming for TCM upon the networks launch. After the library was acquired, MGM/UA signed a deal with Turner to continue distributing the pre-May 1986 MGM and to begin distributing the pre-1950 Warner Bros. film libraries for video release. Turner Classic Movies debuted on April 14,1994, at 6,00 p. m. Eastern Time, the date and time were chosen for their historical significance as the exact centennial anniversary of the first public movie showing in New York City. The first movie broadcast on TCM was the 1939 film Gone with the Wind, at the time of its launch, TCM was available to approximately one million cable television subscribers. AMC had broadened its content to feature colorized and more recent films by 2002. In the early 90s AMC abandoned its format, leaving TCM as the only movie-oriented cable channel to devote its programming entirely to classic films without commercial interruption. In 1996, Turner Broadcasting System merged with Time Warner, which besides placing Turner Classic Movies, in March 1999, MGM paid Warner Bros.
and gave up the home video rights to the MGM/UA films owned by Turner to Warner Home Video. In 2008, TCM won a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, in April 2010, Turner Classic Movies held the first TCM Classic Film Festival, an event – now held annually – at the Graumans Chinese Theater and the Graumans Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. In 2007, some of the films featured on TCM were made available for streaming on TCMs website. The networks programming season runs from February until the following March of each year when a retrospective of Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated movies is shown, called 31 Days of Oscar. Turner Classic Movies presents many of its features in their original aspect ratio whenever possible – widescreen films broadcast on TCM are letterboxed on the standard definition feed. TCM regularly presents widescreen presentations of films not available in the format on any video release
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is referred to as the King of Rock and Roll. Presley was born in Tupelo and relocated to Memphis and his music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a popularizer of rockabilly. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, Presleys first RCA single, Heartbreak Hotel, was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. He was regarded as the figure of rock and roll after a series of successful network television appearances. In November 1956, Presley made his debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service, in 1973, Presley featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Several years of drug abuse severely damaged his health.
Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century and he won three Grammys, receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. Presley was born on January 8,1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Love and Vernon Elvis Presley, Jesse Garon Presley, his identical twin brother, was delivered stillborn 35 minutes before his own birth. Thus, as a child, Presley became close to both parents and formed an especially close bond with his mother. The family attended an Assembly of God, where he found his musical inspiration. Although he was in conflict with the Pentecostal church in his years, rev. Rex Humbard officiated at his funeral, as Presley had been an admirer of Humbards ministry. Presleys ancestry was primarily a Western European mix, including Scots-Irish, German, gladyss great-great-grandmother, Morning Dove White, was possibly a Cherokee Native American. Gladys was regarded by relatives and friends as the dominant member of the small family, Vernon moved from one odd job to the next, evincing little ambition.
The family often relied on help from neighbors and government food assistance, the Presleys survived the F5 tornado in the 1936 Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak. In 1938, they lost their home after Vernon was found guilty of kiting a check written by the landowner, Orville S. Bean and he was jailed for eight months, and Gladys and Elvis moved in with relatives
That's the Way It Is (Elvis Presley album)
Elvis, Thats the Way It Is is an album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on RCA Records, LSP4445, in November 1970. It consists of eight tracks recorded at RCA Studio B in Nashville. It accompanied the release of the documentary film of the same name. It was certified Gold on June 28,1973 by the Recording Industry Association of America, the track You Dont Have to Say You Love Me had been released as the advance single on October 6, its b-side, Patch It Up, appears in a live version here. The Next Step Is Love had previously released as a b-side in July 1970. Its b-side How the Web Was Woven was taken from this album, a rehearsal version of the latter song was featured in the 1970 documentary Elvis, Thats the Way It Is. On June 11,2000, a three-disc Special Edition was released and it contained the full album remastered, along with added bonus studio tracks recorded around the same time. The set includes the full August 12,1970 midnight show from The International Hotel, in 2008, the collectors label Follow That Dream released a two-disc special edition of the album, with a 20-page booklet.
This edition contains the original album plus bonus tracks and outtakes. In 2009, the Follow That Dream label released The Wonder of You which contains the concert from August 13,1970. Some concert footage from that date was used in the documentary, on July 6,2012, Follow That Dream released a two-disc LP special edition of the album. This edition offers highlights from the 2-CD Follow That Dream release and it contains 21 tracks and features different takes of the songs
Culver City, California
Culver City is a city in Los Angeles County, California. The city was named after its founder, Harry Culver, as of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 38,883. It is mostly surrounded by the city of Los Angeles, over the years, it has annexed more than 40 pieces of adjoining land and now comprises about five square miles. Since the 1920s, Culver City has been a center for motion picture and television production, from 1932 to 1985, it was the headquarters for the Hughes Aircraft Company. National Public Radio West and Sony Pictures Entertainment have headquarters in the city, the NFL Network studio is based in Culver City. Archaeological evidence suggests a human presence in the area of present-day Culver City since at least 8,000 BC, the region was the homeland of the Tongva-Gabrieliño Native Americans, who held a presence in the region for over 8,000 years. The city was founded primarily on the lands of the former Rancho La Ballona, Rancho Rincon de los Bueyes, and Rancho La Cienega o Paso de la Tijera.
In 1861, during the American Civil War, Camp Latham was established by the 1st California Infantry under Col. James H. Carleton and the 1st California Cavalry under Lt. Col. Benjamin F. Davis. Named for California Senator Milton S. Latham, the camp was the first staging area for the training of Union troops and their operations in Southern California. It was located on land of the Rancho La Ballona, on the South side of Ballona Creek, near what is now the intersection of Jefferson, the post was moved to Camp Drum, which became the Drum Barracks. Harry Culver first attempted to establish Culver City in 1913, the city was incorporated on September 20,1917, the city was one of many all-white planned communities started in the Los Angeles area around this time. The first film studio in Culver City was built by Thomas Ince in 1918, in 1919, silent film comedy producer Hal Roach built his studios there, and Metro Goldwyn Mayer in the 20s. During Prohibition and nightclubs such as the Cotton Club lined Washington Boulevard, Culver Center, one of Southern Californias first shopping malls, was completed in 1950 on Venice Boulevard near the Overland Avenue intersection.
Today, it has retail stores, a supermarket, a Rite Aid department store, Best Buy. Hughes Aircraft opened its Culver City plant in July 1941, there the company built the H-4 Hercules transport. Hughes was a subcontractor in World War II. It developed and patented a flexible feed chute for faster loading of machine guns on B-17 bombers, Hughes produced more ammunition belts than any other American manufacturer, and built 5,576 wings and 6,370 rear fuselage sections for Vultee BT-13 trainers. Hughes grew after the war, and in 1953 Howard Hughes donated all of his stock in the company to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, after he died in 1976, the institute sold the company, which made it the second-best-endowed medical research foundation in the world
I've Lost You
Ive Lost You is a hit song covered by Elvis Presley. It was released in July 1970, debuted at #85 on the Hot 100 on 1 August 1970, on the Cash Box chart, however, it reached as high as number 18. It charted at number five on the Adult Contemporary chart, the song became a gold record. As a newly released single, Presley included it in his setlist during his third Las Vegas season, in Canada, Ive Lost You was a Top 10 hit. It peaked at number 10, and spent two weeks in that position, Ive Lost You was written by Alan Blaikley and Ken Howard. Matthews Southern Comfort had originally recorded it in 1969, the year before the Elvis release, the song is a rather poignant descriptor of Elvis marriage with his wife, Priscilla. Due to Elvis being away so often, constantly touring and playing in Las Vegas, as well as his ever-growing drug dependence and they separated less than a year and a half after this song became a hit. Ive Lost You closely paralleled Living in a House Divided, a Top 40 hit describing the break-up of another supercouple, the couples were contemporary, both together approximately 10 years, with Sonny and Elvis each being 10 years older than their wives.
The songs were released less than two years apart, charted similarly, and foretold the struggles that the couples were facing. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Cary Grant was a British-American actor, known as one of classic Hollywoods definitive leading men. He began a career in Hollywood in the early 1930s, and became known for his accent, debonair demeanor. He became an American citizen in 1942, Born in Horfield, Grant became attracted to theatre at a young age, and began performing with a troupe known as The Penders from the age of six. After attending Bishop Road Primary School and Fairfield Grammar School in Bristol, he toured the country as a stage performer and he established a name for himself in vaudeville in the 1920s and toured the United States before moving to Hollywood in the early 1930s. Along with the Arsenic and Old Lace and I Was a Male War Bride, having established himself as a major Hollywood star, he was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor, for Penny Serenade and None but the Lonely Heart. In the 1940s and 1950s, Grant forged a relationship with the director Alfred Hitchcock, appearing in films such as Suspicion, Notorious, To Catch a Thief.
Hitchcock admired Grant and considered him to have been the actor that he had ever loved working with. His comic timing and delivery made Grant what Premiere magazine considers to have quite simply. Grant was married five times, three of his marriages were elopements with actresses—Virginia Cherrill, Betsy Drake and Dyan Cannon and he has one daughter with Cannon, Jennifer Grant. After his retirement from acting in 1966, Grant pursued numerous business interests, representing cosmetics firm Fabergé. He was presented with an Honorary Oscar by his friend Frank Sinatra at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970, in 1999, the American Film Institute named Grant the second greatest male star of Golden Age Hollywood cinema, after Humphrey Bogart. Grant was born Archibald Alec Leach on January 18,1904 at 15 Hughenden Road in the northern Bristol suburb of Horfield and he was the second child of Elias James Leach and Elsie Maria Leach. Elias, the son of a potter, worked as a tailors presser at a factory, while Elsie.
Grants elder brother, John William Elias Leach, died of tuberculous meningitis, Grant considered himself to have been partly Jewish. He had an upbringing, his father was an alcoholic. Wanting the best for her son, Elsie taught Grant song and dance when he was four and she would occasionally take him to the cinema where he enjoyed the performances of Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Fatty Arbuckle, Ford Sterling, Mack Swain and Broncho Billy Anderson. Grant entered education when he was four-and-a-half and was sent to the Bishop Road Primary School, another biographer, Geoffrey Wansell, notes that Elsie blamed herself bitterly for the death of Grants older brother John, and never recovered from it. Grant acknowledged that his experiences with his fiercely independent mother affected his relationships with women in life