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  Mario "Cantinflas" Moreno was a well-known and beloved Mexican comedic actor. He made a ton of movies that while comedic were picaresque also in that they sought to challenge ingrained Mexican attitudes.  He also poked fun at Mexicans themselves, there is an old film called "El Profe" where Cantinflas...

Happy Birthday, Archie Leach!

Photograph of Cary Grant

January 18 was the day of Archibald Leach's birth, in 1904, in Bristol, England. Leach, a one-time stilt walker and vaudevillian, would become world famous in the 1930s under a different name... Cary Grant.

Grant originally came to the United States as part of a stage troupe and stayed when everyone else went home. After spending almost a decade in vaudeville and on stage, he went to Hollywood and his new bosses at Paramount pictures renamed him Cary Grant (the initials, C.G., were already popular with moviegoers--Clark Gable and Gary Cooper were two of the biggest movie stars in the world).

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