Cary Grant Honored With Statue in Britain

The English city of Bristol is weighing plans to honor one of its favorite sons, the debonair actor Cary Grant, with a statue and commemorative festival.

"A statue has been proposed and we are considering the plans now," a spokesman for Bristol city council said Monday. "I fully expect the project will be approved."

Grant, born Archibald Leach in Bristol in 1904, left Britain in the 1920s to find fame in Hollywood. He starred in nearly 100 films, including Arsenic and Old Lace and North by Northwest, but never lost traces of his distinctive accent.

A celebration of the actor's life is planned for September with special screenings of his films and various exhibitions on his life and storied acting career.

Grant, a regular visitor to Bristol during his life, died in 1986.