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Cary Grant's Height is 6ft 1in (185 cm)

English Actor best remembered for films such as North by Northwest, Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, Arsenic and Old Lace, Notorious, The Bishop's Wife, To Catch a Thief, The Awful Truth, His Girl Friday and An Affair to Remember. He once stated his height as '6ft one and a half.'

Cary in I Was a Male War Bride (1949/ 20th Century Fox)
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Comment on the Height of Cary Grant

Arch Stanton said on 28/Aug/15
Rob two films I think you should see for Grant comparisons are The Grass in Greener and Operation Petticoat. Difficult to see him taller than Mitchum and if Tony Curtis was really just 5'8.75 Grant looked barely over 6ft. I thought Grant looked the exact same height as Mitchum in the Grass is Greener, there's a scene in which they're stood very close for quite a long time. Sam also thought they looked the same when Grant stood his best, but Steve reckons Mitchum had an inch on Grant. He'd have been 55 by that period, did he lose height quite early? He doesn't look to have with Connery but in films of the 60s Grant could really look no more than 6 ft at times. If you watch Arsenic and Lace, Grant was eye to eye with Raymond Massey who could at times pull off look 186-7 range with others. Grant did look a decent 6'1" in the 30 and 40s. Should we assume then that he'd lost a bit by early 60s which accounts for Mitchum being the same height or as Steve says looking taller? See them if you can and tell us what you think.
[Editor Rob: it's possibly by mid 50's for Grant to have lost a fraction. Certainly you can argue Grant in 6ft 0.5 range is a possibility.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Aug/15
Connery is slouching though.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Jul/15
@Sam Charade was a great film, but so were most of his films. Personally if Rob had to add another one I'd probably ask for Monkey Business or I Was a Male War Bride, both among the greatest comedy films ever made.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Jul/15
@Sam/Rob, difficult to argue under 6 ft 1 with Connery in 1957 here! Click Here Plus Grant had begun to look a little shorter in the late 50s that he did in 30s and 40s!
Sam said on 21/Jul/15
I personally preferred Charade over To Catch a Thief, although Grace Kelly is perhaps at her most stunning in Thief.
mande2013 said on 17/Jul/15
How about adding Charade to the list of films, Rob?
[Editor Rob: I'm trying to limit the descriptions to 10 films.]
Sam said on 10/Jul/15
Grant's biographies which all state he was 6'1":
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Here's that quote from Grant of 6'1.5" but he mentions "I'm shrinking."
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...and Cole Porter's bio which notes that "six-foot-two" Grant was picked to play 5'6" Cole Porter.
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Gonzalo said on 3/Jul/15
Cary Grant and Adrien Brody
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Arch Stanton said on 15/Jun/15
Grant was eye to eye with Mitchum in Grass is Greener though so around 184 by early 1960s.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Jun/15
He did look it, easily in his 30s and 40s films. But by the late 50s he really looked no more than 6', see him with Tony Curtis in Operation Petticoat for instance.
James B said on 11/Jun/15
Well 6'1 seemed hard to believe in some of his films
Arch Stanton said on 10/Jun/15
@ Rob I have that on DVD as I couldn't find it on the web! It's towards the end of the film. Perhaps as you said somewhere it's not good to judge people when moving, but they were both running similar. Not sure on road level, I think it was near cnetre of the road. A few things could explain it but if you really watch it you'll see what I mean, it really does look a big height loss compared to earlier in the movie which looks sus. If you see it I think you'll believe the full 6 ft 5 for Jim. I've found some of his early 30s films which I'll be watching sometime, seen most from 1940 to 1966 at the end now.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jun/15
Grant is in slip on leather type shoes actually, Hutton is in sneakers. But really, Grat suddenly looked to lose near 2 inches next to him in comparison and looked nearer 5 ft 11!!
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jun/15
Rob I've made a big discovery on Grant. In the film Walk Don't Run he looked just about 6 ft 1 with 6'5" ish Hutton, although 6'0.5 at times. However, later on they're in a Race walk and Grant is in sneakers like Hutton and suddenly he's lost a good 1-2 inches and looks more 6 inches shorter and dwarfs him!!! The difference from earlier is very noticeable. It seems to point to lifts. He looks near 2 inches shorter than he did next to him earlier in the film. Now was he wearing lifts in his earlier films too?
[Editor Rob: I have a big cary grant box set to watch one spare week, so I might pay some attention to anything like that...]
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jun/15
Could look 184 with 6'5" Jim Hutton in Walk Don't Run but might have lost a bit by mid 1960s..
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Apr/15
He could look up to 6ft1½(187cm) at times.
Sam said on 1/Apr/15
Never seen The Pride and the's a photo with Grant next to Sophia Loren and Frank Sinatra.
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A picture from that film with Sinatra and Grant, the latter could look 6 inches taller there.
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Good find on the photo with Connery, never thought there'd be a picture with those two.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/15
Maybe it was just one scene, he looks about 5 inches taller than Sinatra generally.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/15
He looked a weak 6'2" in The Pride and the Passion with Frank Sinatra! Totally shrimped him!
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 14/Feb/15
He looked at least 6ft 1in in the classic film 'Notorious'.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Feb/15
At times he could look 6'1.5, at other times he could a weak 6'1".
Gonzalo said on 11/Feb/15
Cary Grant not looking much shorter than Sean Connery. Grant isn´t standing straight.

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Arch Stanton said on 31/Jan/15
Amazing, really? I thought An Affair to Remember was one of his weaker films, largely because of the lack of chemistry with Kerr. Grant had wonderful chemistry with most of his stars, Kerr wasn't really one of them. The music to the film though is amazing, and I worked it out on piano and guitar and play it with my other jazz tunes!
Gonzalo said on 30/Jan/15
Well, Sam. I hope you are not talking about "An affair to remember", a dramatic film in which Grant was simply amazing. The last scene, in which he does almost all the talking and acting, is unforgettable: the way he moves, the way he changes mood....Just incredible
Sam said on 5/Jan/15
Grant hated his own performance in Arsenic and Old Lace but I agree it's great, Capra's funniest film. Bringing Up Baby I hold up as the definitive screwball comedy, I would say Philadelphia Story qualifies as the definitive romantic comedy. I feel like Grant was always excellent in comic or semi-comic roles but some what hit-or-miss in his dramatic roles, excepting those directed by Hitchcock.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jan/15
Those are his more definitive films yeah, but That Touch of Mink and Charade I personally find among his most enjoyable although virtually all of those listed above are superb films, especially Arsenic and Bringing Up Baby.
Sam said on 19/Dec/14
Just noticed that Grant has just 8 films credited, hard call on filling it out to 10 but I'd say add The Awful Truth and His Girl Friday...just ahead of Only Angels Have Wings and Charade.
Sam said on 1/Dec/14
Rob, Grant worthy of a photo?
[Editor Rob: everybody is worthy of a photo.]
Sam said on 24/Nov/14
I imagine there was some height loss for Grant in Charade but I wonder if Kennedy was wearing big shoes, he looked enormous...more like 5 inches taller than Grant, maybe 4 over James Coburn. In other roles, Kennedy seemed only a flat 6'4" but he looked like a 6'5"+ giant there.
Lebensdorf said on 23/Nov/14
Looked 6'1 next to 6'3 James Stewart. Certainly 6'1 at peak. He looked this height in North by Northwest, as the tallest cast member in that movie, edging out Martin Landau, but by the time he made Charade, he looked no more than 6 feet next to George Kennedy.
Sam said on 18/Nov/14
I would say Grant looked relative to other actors how a 187 cm guy would look with a modern cast since the average was shorter back in his time, IMO a solid 6'1" guy and would have edged out at peak more recent 6'1" claiming leading men such as Tom Hanks, Denzel or Harrison Ford. 6'1" is a better listing though than his claim of 6'1.5".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Nov/14
He could appear 6ft1½ at times. Near 6ft flat by the time of his death though.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Nov/14
He could look 187 at times. In Only Angels Have Wings he looked nearer 6'2" actually in some scenes, but generally I think 185 is spot on. In some films from the late 50s and early 60s he could look barely over the 6' mark. It's difficult to see 187 with Tony Curtis for example.
mike said on 11/Nov/14
Sam reply: Well like Arch said in his earlier movies he can look between 6ft 1 and 2 and i agree. 6ft 1 is fine listing maybe 186?
Sam said on 28/Oct/14
mike, Arch said "185 has to be spot on." not 6'1.5". He was a 6'1" man IMO, the 6'1.5" claim trying to squeeze a bit extra or perhaps a morning height or measured in sandals or slippers.
mike said on 16/Oct/14
He could've been 6ft 1.5 peak i agree with Arch.
Sam said on 15/Sep/14
Grant kind of had a bullish neck and could seemed broad across the shoulders, at least until he put on Ralph Bellamy jacket & looked like a teenager putting on dads big jacket. Yeah, he could have been closer to 170 lb, but I could still see up to 30 lbs. more on Grant compared to the skinny Stewart in the 30s/40s but not 50 lbs.
Arch Stanton said on 23/May/14
Ha I thought it was him. Harry Guardino of Dirty Harry fame was the guy in Houseboat! A little less craggy faced back then but still recognizable!!
Arch Stanton said on 23/May/14
Compared to Brando Sam, yes Bogart had a low number of flops. I personally thought ones like High Sierra were really overrated films though, even if I enjoyed most of his movies.
Arch Stanton said on 23/May/14
I find it hard to believe he was 180 pounds and Jimmy Stewart 130 pounds!! Grant looked very thin in the late 50s, underweight if anything. He didn't as heavy as 180 at that time anyway.
Gonzalo said on 7/May/14
Grant, Stewart and Cooper are the leading actors with a higher number of masterpieces in their careers and the ones who have worked with the best directors ever: Ford, Hawks, Wilder, Hitchcock, Capra, Cukor, Stevens, McCarey, Vidor, Lang, Mann, Lubitsch, Wyler, DeMille, Mankiewicz, Donen, Stenberg, Preminger, Borzage
Sam said on 6/May/14
Agreed on Grant & Stewart, I might disagree on Bogart, I think his flop quota is fairly low. I feel that Clark Gable and Gary Cooper had a pretty solid number of weaker movies in their career.
Arch Stanton said on 5/May/14
Bogart IMO had a high number of duds than both Grant and Stewart.
Arch Stanton said on 5/May/14
Agreed Sam. Cary Grant was one of those rare actors who could make a mediocre film watchable. Like Jimmy Stewart the vast majority of his films are very good and I've enjoyed every performance of each I've seen to date. He could look 187 in some of his 30s and early 40s movies like Fonda could, but yeah by late 50s he was looking nearer 6 ft.
Gonzalo said on 5/May/14
Cary Grant is simply one the best actor in cinema history. French director Jean Renoir said that God invented cinema in order Jean Gabin to act. I think the same sentence can be used for Grant. Just watch the final scene of "An affair to remember" to see what acting is about. Nobody can compare to him by the way he moves on the screen. He was one of a kind.
In his old films he looked around 1,85-86. He looked tall next to James Stewart in The Philadelphia Story. In the fifties he looked more 1´82-83
Sam said on 25/Apr/14
I read an opinion on a film board that Grant's filmography had a high crap-to-good ratio, I think the opposite, even Grant's weaker movies usually have something to recommend them and he clearly had a good eye for material that suited his strengths. Anyway, rewatching The Philadelphia Story, there seems to be no way that Grant dipped much (if at all) under 6'1" since the difference between him and 6'3"+ Jimmy Stewart seems 2 inches max.
Arch Stanton said on 25/Apr/14
George Kennedy actually looked 6'4.5" in Charade.
Arch Stanton said on 25/Apr/14
185 has to be spot on. He also had about 2 cm on 6 ft Nigel Bruce in Suspicion. 185 checks out in nearly every comparison, although later on he could look a bit shorter.
Michael said on 10/Apr/14
I'd say he was over 6' 2" in agreement with the chap who met him in Cleveland. No way was he under 6'.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Mar/14
Mmm I dunno, in other scenes Grant only looks between 1 and 2 inches shorter than McLagen. But there's quite a few actors in the film who were taller than him.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Mar/14
Victor McLagen listed at 6'3" actually makes Grant look 6' range in Gunga Din.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Mar/14
Oddly looks average in Gunga Din, a lot of actors in it were taller.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Mar/14
In The Awful Truth I agree that Bellamy looked as if he slightly edged out Cary but they're practically the same height.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Mar/14
A little nutmeg? LOL yeah The Awful Truth is a great film, close to His Girl Friday in comedic quality and timing. Agreed.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Mar/14
Looks barely taller than Noah Beery, Sr. in She Done Him Wrong.
Sam said on 30/Jan/14
I actually thought Bellamy just edged Cary Grant out but there's only a weak cm if that between them. Bellamy had surprisingly broad shoulders which made him look bigger overall IMO than Grant did, despite Grant's kind of thick neck. This is most apparent when Grant wears Bellamy's jacket in The Awful Truth, which is almost as great as His Girl Friday.
Arch Stanton said on 29/Jan/14
But he was exact same height as Raymond Massey and Bob Mitchum, both 185cm. Ralph Bellamy in my opinion looked a bit shorter though in His Girl Friday.
Arch Stanton said on 29/Jan/14
In fairness he could look 6'1.5" in the 30s and 40s, but in the 1950s and 1960s he really didn't look over 6'1", in fact he could look barely over 6' at times.
mark thomas said on 13/Jan/14
saw cary grant in Cleveland on his lecture tour....he was in his eighties and still looked great......I'm 6'4', and walked right up to him after show, and definitely was well OVER 6'2', and that's at eighty two...sadly he passed away shortly after that appearance.....
Arch Stanton said on 29/Dec/13
That's a good selection that'll do!
Arch Stanton said on 28/Dec/13
Rob this isn't going to be easy given that virtually every film of his is great but can you mention some of his notable films. The ones I think worthy of mentioning are Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday, Arsenic and Old Lace, Notorious, The Bishop's Wife, To Catch a Thief, An Affair to Remember, North by Northwest and Charade.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Dec/13
Spot on I think. He was the exact same height as Raymond Massey in Arsenic and Old Lace who was listed at 1.85m. He could look near 6'2" in some of his 30s and 40s movies granted though.
avi said on 12/Dec/13
Plain vanilla 6'1 guy he may seem but probably 6'0.5 . He's the Brad Pitt of the 1940s and 50s
Mr. Kaplan said on 14/Nov/13
I think Grant was halfway between 6' and 6'1 at his peak.
Sam said on 30/Oct/13
Here he looks like he could easily be 6'1.5" if not more with 6'3.75" listed Howard Hughes...however, I think the truth is that Grant seems 6'1" in almost every other context, so Hughes is probably a little less than his listing/claim.
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Arch Stanton said on 26/Oct/13
Him and Bob Mitchum do indeed look the exact same height in Grass is Greener. However, Grant tends to slouch a lot and Mitchum can often seem a bit taller but they're really about as you've listed them.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Oct/13
Rob pause at 52:20 Click Here Do you think 185 looks right next to George Kennedy? Kennedy could have course have been 6'4.5" peak but I'm not sure he was.
Arch Stanton said on 2/Oct/13
Looks around the same height as 185cm listed Gig Young in That Touch of Mink. At times though Grant can look 2cm taller and at times Young can look 2cm taller, they're about the same height I think!
Arch Stanton said on 16/Sep/13
Yup, he was looking this in both North by North West and To Catch a Thief too. His suit in North by North West was awesome and read that it is apparently the most iconic male suit!
Arch Stanton said on 4/Sep/13
Yeah I think this is OK. Barefoot next to Katherine Hepburn in Bringing up Baby he looks about 5 inches taller barefoot than her. Not sure what shoe size he wore but his feet look massive, at least a size 13 I'd say. Proportionally his feet look way too big for his body!
Arch Stanton said on 14/Aug/13
Rob see 80-82 minutes of Click Here He looks 184-5 next to 5'10.5" John Howard and seems about 2-2.5 inches shorter than Jimmy Stewart. 185 looks accurate compared to both don't you think?
[Editor Rob: I think 185 is ok for him, wouldn't mind the job Jimmy had there, carrying katherine around! ]
Arch Stanton said on 14/Aug/13
Na, Jimmy Stewart looks easily 2 inches taller.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Aug/13
Mmm watching The Philadelphia story and he actually seems nearer 6'2" than 6'1" actually at times next to Jimmy Stewart and Katherine Hepburn. He seems a bit taller in the 40s than he did later on, did he lose height by the late 50s? He might have lost an inch by then and was 6'1.5" peak? I think he looked 6'1.5" next to Niven in the Bishop's Wife too.
Sam said on 24/Jul/13
Robert Mitchum and Cary Grant appear to have been the same height:
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James said on 14/Jul/13
Army records as others have pointed out would be accurate, Clearly 6'1"
Arch Stanton said on 27/May/13
@Marcus, clearly you've not seen many of his films! Watch Operation Petticoat, he looks 1.5 inches shorter than two genuine 6'1.5" guys in that film!! He looks near 6' than 6'1 next to Curtis. He did look a solid 6'1"next to Niven in Bishop's wife though but the more I look into it the more I think Niven was nearer 5'11" flat.
marcus said on 22/May/13
6'1.5" seems right to me
Arch Stanton said on 22/May/13
He looks 4 inches taller than Tony Curtis in Operation Petticoat which I see you have at 5'8.75". Looks about right. 185 is definitely nearer than 187 i think.
Arch Stanton said on 22/May/13
185 looks the most he could be in Operation Petticoat, looks similar on screen to Reagan in height and build, I could buy 184, but he did look an easy 6'1" next to David Niven didn't he.
Arch Stanton said on 22/May/13
Rob Bryant says on 3/Mar/13
If the army records say he was 6'-1.5" that was his height period. Who cares what some of these people think that have never met him. You can't judge by comparing them to other stars in movies the camera angles can make who ever they choose appear to look taller. And don't forget the elevator shoes. Cary Grant 6'-1.5" Remember Randolf Scott liked em tall.

In some scenes where you can see ground level, footwear and whole body, films are actually an excellent way to judge height. I do it all the time and mostly I find the comparisons check out with what Rob has listed them at on here or look very close. Occasionally you'll get some freak ones like James Caan in The Godfather seeming a lot taller but generally if you can see footwear and full body proportions I find you can make a good judgement if on a flat floor interior, its the outdoor scenes, when you can't see below the torso, and when camera angle isn't straight that you have to be wary.
Arch Stanton said on 22/May/13
Watching Operation Petticoat right now and he had 1.5 MAX on 5'11 listed Robert F. Simon.
Rob Bryant said on 3/Mar/13
If the army records say he was 6'-1.5" that was his height period. Who cares what some of these people think that have never met him. You can't judge by comparing them to other stars in movies the camera angles can make who ever they choose appear to look taller. And don't forget the elevator shoes. Cary Grant 6'-1.5" Remember Randolf Scott liked em tall.
James said on 22/Feb/13
6ft0.5 (184cm)
Dubles said on 8/Feb/13
He always looked a good 6'.2" or more to me, maybe just carried himself well. Wouldn't imagine he bothered with 'lifts', he was well tall enough for his leading ladies..
Anon said on 18/Jan/13
I knew Cary. He was a tad shorter toward the end of his life. In youth a hair under 6 ft. tall. Near the end 5'11 and a hair.
James said on 13/Jan/13
He can look 5'11 in pics with Jim stewart
Sam said on 3/Dec/12
That photo with Monroe is a strange one, in that he looks closer to 5'11". He never looked that short next to her in the film Monkey Business, more around 5 inches taller.
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Also around the same height as Joe DiMaggio next to Monroe:
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Copnovelist195 said on 9/Nov/12
I would put him at about 5ft10 or 11. In Walk Don't Run, 6ft5 Jim Hutton towered over him.
Willy said on 25/Oct/12
6'4'' George Kennedy had a full four inches on him in Charade (1963). However, at the age of then 59, Grant had finally started to age (and rapidly at that) and would go on to make only two more films before his retirement. Therefore, I believe that the posters who estimate him as a weak 6'1'' are correct and would assume a peak height of 6'0.75'' for Cary and 6' flat in 1963.
thetruth said on 13/Oct/12
I'd say he was a good 6ft but not sure if he was taller. He did a film with Robert Mitchum and he was slightly shorter than his 6'1'' co-star I seem to recall.
Nick Nock said on 15/Sep/12
Standing beside him I would've bet Mr Grant was at least 6'2" (You Brits can fill in the cms.) Perhaps I had begun shrinking, but, hey, I was only 37.5 at the time!
Nick Nack said on 15/Sep/12
5'10?? Cary Grant? Baloney! I was 5'11.5" and Grant standing beside me towered over me, to my surprise and revelation. So yeah, he was quite a bit over 6 ft. (USA measure, because that is where the meeting occurred)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Sep/12
"Cary Grant height: 6 ft 0.75 in (185cm)"
Hard time believing he was 187cm. Out of bed maybe?
Ginger Davis said on 4/Aug/12
You can tell he was tall. Watch Suspicion!!
Gregg said on 27/Jul/12
@dora glasberg I have the same photo in the book "Cary Grant: A Celebration by Richard Schickel". Since Marilyn Monroe is listed here as 5'5.5" and I'd say you're about right about the height difference between the two, that would make Grant 5'10.5", or perhaps Shaun's estimate of 5'11". Seems plausible.
Harrison Roberts said on 31/Jan/12
Page 184 "That's Amore" by Ricci Martin Carry Grant standing behine Prince Charles who is shaking hands with Dean Martin Grant appears to be the same height as Prince Charles who is in the 5'10" range Martin is leaning forward Grant could not have lost that much height was he ever 6'1 go fiqure!!!!! let me know
anonymous said on 20/Aug/07
In the movie 'His Girl Friday', he looks at least 5 inches taller than his costar Rosalind Russell & she was at least 5'7" plus.
Ivan 6\'2.25 said on 6/Jul/07
The great actor was close to 6'1 in Philadelphia story 2 inches shorter than
James Stewart and 5 inches taller than Hepburn
TJ said on 6/Jun/07
In that clip with Elvis, he wasn't a couple of inches shorter. They were about the same height - Cary possibly a tiny bit smaller. Elvis wore boots with heels in that period though.
lrua said on 5/Jun/07
I don't think he was ever 6'1", that was pure hollywood fantasy, probably 5'11" and looking even shorter later in life, there is a clip of him bak stage at one of Elvis Presley's Vegas shows, looking a couple of inches shorter that Elvis.
Josh said on 29/Apr/07
Brah said on 23/Feb/07
Rob, in this article, "Cary Grant responded to the "How tall are you?" question with, “Six feet and a half inch tall.”
Time for a downgrade perhaps?

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[Editor Rob: link to other interpretation]
daver said on 25/Jan/07
i think cary grant LOOKED 6'1-1/2" in his films definitely-whether he actually WAS is another question
he always looks very tall by himself but when he was with women in his films (i.e. grace kelly in 'to catch a thief') he always makes the woman look very tall (i thought grace kelly was about 5'10 when i saw her next to him)
what im saying is that he gives the appearance of being 6'1.5", maybe even 6'2" but in reality, he was probably a very well proportioned 6 footer (maybe 6'0.5"ish)
Gonzalo said on 27/Sep/06
That pic with Moore proves nothing. Grant is behind him. Grant was 6`0 or 6`1, that`s clear. In his early films he looked very tall but when he was in his fifties he looked 6 feet even
Anonymous said on 27/Jun/06
I'd say from my viewings of his movies he was 6' or a little over. I've also read biographies where he was described as 6'2'' and this surprised me a little as he never came across on film as that big. He just doesn't look like a 6'2'' guy. I've seen the film with Mitchum that frank2 mentions and my recollection is in agreement with his, Mitchum was a little taller than Grant.
Frank2 said on 21/Jun/06
That photo looks like he's with Roger Moore and is at least three inches shorter. Grant is standing behind Moore making him look like he's four inches shorter. The funny thing is I ran into Moore one day in Beverly Hills and he was just aout my height or 5'11", maybe a half an inch taller at most. By then he was getting up there, possibly already in his mid-seventies. He was also quite smashed!
Frank2 said on 20/Jun/06
As far as I know, Cary never did lie about his height. In the film The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer they listed his height as being six feet. Paramount publicity listed him at six feet. Then in the 1980's we started reading stuff like when Richard Schickel wrote in his book Cary, a Celebration that Grant was 6'2". Then I started reading he was even 6'3"! Utter nonsense!

I met Cary when he was in his early sixties. He was about an inch taller than me. I'm getting up there myself and haven't lost any height. I know several people who are way up there such as producer AC Lyles who haven't lost height as they've aged. Cary was never more than possibly just over 6'.

Look, I have The Grass is Greener, just double checked it and in the back-to-back shot, Mitchum is an inch taller. That's the best check of their height variance.

Have you ever watched Operation Petticoat? In it Cary is visibly shorter than Dick Sargent. Dick was about 6'2" or slightly under. I know since I met him as well. Watch the film and then tell me that Cary isn't at least two inches shorter than Sargent. Then watch the film Destination Tokyo and notice that Cary is shorter by at least two inches than 6'2" John Ridgley. Cary is also as short when standing next to Ridgley in Arsenic and Old Lace. In that same film, Cary is two inches shorter than 6'2" Jack Carson. Both Ridgley and Carson play policemen in the classic Capra comedy.
Mario said on 19/Jun/06
Most of the time they look the same height, sometimes Cary looks taller other times Mitchum. We also don't should forget that Cary was 56 years old when this film came out, so it's pretty normal that he has lost an half inch by this time.

Cary Grant peak height: 6 ft 1.5 (based on his movie's of the 30s and 40s)
Cary Grant height in the late 50s, early 60s is 6 ft 1
Cary Grant height in the 80s, hmmm difficult, I don't know?

Really this man dind't have any reason to lie about his height, he was a legitimate 6 ft 1.5.
Frank2 said on 18/Jun/06
I have the film and just checked it. Grant is an inch shorter than 6'1" Mitchum when they stand back to back. Grant is also an inch shorter than 6'1" Martin Landau. I also met Cary and being 5'11" I noticed he was only an inch taller than me.
piwo81 said on 18/Jun/06
He was the same height or max 1 cm shorter then Robert Mitchum in "The Grass Is Greener" from 1959. There is a scene in which they are dueling and stand back to back. There is almost no difference between them in other scenes.
David said on 5/Jun/06
Having met Cary Grant, and myself being 6ft. 1 1/2", I can safely say that Cary Grant was at least 6ft. 2".
Ramiro said on 5/Jun/06
The same useless controversy here. You can discuss for lightyears about somebody's height that you appreciate in pictures, cinema' shots or even if you saw the man, but you'll never be able to give the exact and accurate height. Regarding Elvis, his height was measured in barefoot in the army with all guarantee and with many eyewitnesses including the press at 6'1/2'' and of course I trust more in that than in an rough appreciation made by the so fallible human eye with all the many factors that distort this appreciation including that everybody wear shoes and boots with different heels and probably lifts. In the case of Elvis we don't have to discuss nothing about his height because WE HAVE IT without any doubt. And today we know another thing for sure: Elvis never wore lifts as Graceland Archives said to me some time ago (they have Elvis' original boots and shoes to see).
Picture said on 8/May/06
Frank2 do you realise that you are the first guy that claims to have met Cary Grant and that says he is 6 foot?

I have never seen him listed under 6 ft 1.
Frank2 said on 7/May/06
Well, that must have been another Cary. The one I saw was never that tall. In his prime he was 6' and later when he got a lot older became slightly more than 5'11". Now a taller actor who didn't lose a centimeter in height was Ray Milland. I met him only six months before he died and he was still 6'1".

And Tiger, I'm not the first to claim Cary was six feet. In The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer he's described as being six feet. In early Paramount publicity with Mae West he's described as being six feet.
Anonymous said on 5/May/06
I've read 6'2'' for Grant but he never looked that big to me. I'd say 6' to 6'1'' at most.
talker said on 26/Apr/06
Cary Grant was tall,he looked tall in his movies and i believe the original listing of 6'1.5".I believe J.Stewart was 6'3.5"he really looks very tall in all his movies,taller than other 6'3" guys but he seemed uncomfortable with his height and rarely stood straight.Check Cary next to 6'4"Randolph Scott,an actot who stood straight,he really looks more than 6'1".
Gonzalo said on 6/Apr/06
Grant was probably 6`0 as Frank2 has mentioned but he is´`t going to convince us with pics taken from The Philadelphia story. I have seen the movie and the pictures and I only see a two inch difference. Maybe it was a trick to avoid JS towering over CG but from what we see Grant is not 6`0.
Stewart was 6`3 and a half, that is 1`92. He did look that tall
Picture said on 30/Mar/06
Bad Picture frank2 unless James Stewart has a head of 35 cm.

The guy was 6 ft 1.5, please Rob put him back at his original height?
Those pictures that Frank2 has posted are to bad for words.
Frank2 said on 28/Mar/06
So what? That makes it correct? Grant NEVER claimed to be 6'1-1/2"! Studio publicity listed him back in the thirties and forties as 6'. In Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer his character is described as being exactly six feet. Those shots of Stewart next to Grant show a much greater difference than an inch and a half. But believe what you want. After all, Hollywood is the land of make beleive and if they didn't have so many suckers buying their stuff they'd have folded years ago.
Picture said on 28/Mar/06
I agree with Sam. Grant is only 1.5 inch shorter than stewart.
Bad argument Frank2, I don't like Grant movies but it's obvious that he was the 6 ft 1.5 he claimed.
Frank2 said on 27/Mar/06
Height is in the eye of the beholder. We see what we want to see. Look at the photos and tell me Grant only looks to be an inch and a half shorter. Then go grab a tape measure and look at how small an inch and a half really is. An inch is pretty small, so small that in a film I doubt anyone would notice the difference except rarely. In fact an inch is almost exactly the width of a bottle cap! I have a few friends who are 6' yet when we have our pictures taken together it's hard to see the difference. It takes at least two inches in a film for it to register. Cary was three inches shorter than Stewart. I've seen numerous photos taken of them together at parties on on the set. Grant was also about as short when compared to his 6'3" buddy Randolph Scott.
sam said on 27/Mar/06
Frank, Grant doesn't look 3 inches shorter than Stewart in Philadelphia Story. In most of the film, Grant looks 1.5-2 inches shorter. In a scene where Grant follows Stewart into an office, the difference doesn't look all that great.
Gonzalo said on 24/Mar/06
What a difference between Nicholson and Grant. Today`s stars (Nicholson is still a star despite his age) cannot be compared with the stars of the forties.
The difference in height between Stewart and Grant in Philadelphia Story was less than I had expected. Just a couple of inches. Or maybe it was the posture. Stewart used to slouch and Grant was always very straight (is that the right word? Straight? Stretched? stiff? Help me with my english!)
Frank2 said on 11/Mar/06
Also, next time you watch Arsenic and Old Lace notice that Cary is an inch shorter than 6'1" Ramond Massey and two inches shorter than 6'2" Jack Carson.
Frank2 said on 11/Mar/06
Cary with Jimmy Stewart and Katharine Hepburn: Click Here
He looked to be at least three inches shorter than 6'3" Stewart.
Frank2 said on 11/Mar/06

The woman between Cary and Pat Boone is Grant's wife. The tall woman to Grant's left is actress Jo Ann Pflug. Jo Ann is about 5'9" barefoot. I'll bet she was wearing flats that evening.
Gonzalo said on 10/Mar/06
Grant looked a little bit over 6-1 when he was young. But it´s true he didn´t look that tall in the fifties (North by northwest, Indiscreet, Operation Petticoat). He looked shorter than Landau in North by northwest. I have a picture of Grant with a friend of my father and he looked clearly taller than him. My friend was a bit over 5-7 at that time and Grant looks around 6-1. I will try to scan the picture and send it.
Anyway, Cary Granthe was a superb actor, one of the greatest
Gotxo said on 5/Mar/06
Dude, i don't know if you met the guys you say, but your comment on what politics ar worth for and about not making fun of scumb as Hilter was awesome.
BTW Cary grant could be the 6' you give him as he looks 4" smaller than George Kennedy in the fight scenes of charade.
Frank2 said on 3/Mar/06
By the way, take a look at the movie The Hunters. You'll clearly see that Richard Egan is an inch shorter than six-one Bob Mitchum.
Frank2 said on 3/Mar/06
Tell you what people, here's a little true story that just came back to me. When I worked at MGM, some of the women I knew there who were big Elvis fans and would attend all his concerts once he started them up in Las Vegas were arguing with me about how tall Elvis was. They said he was six two. I said he was just under six feet. I ended up walking them up to the soundstage where they were filming The Trouble With Girls. Elvis was in between takes and was standing next to actor Edward Andrews. Now Andrews was a big man, possibly six three. Elvis looked considerably shorter which forced one of the girls to say something like "You were right! He doesn't look over six feet." And in that film Elvis wore boots that built him up by at least two inches. True story. Take it or leave it.
Frank2 said on 3/Mar/06
Look fella, I DID work in the entertainment industry for nearly forty years. I DID meet as well as know many of the people listed here. I really don't give a damn if you believe me or not. What I do find offensive is your pathetic attempt at humor by inserting Hitler in the argument. Isn't it interesting that when people don't really have that much to contribute be it in politics or just about anything they bring up Nazis and Hitler. Grow up.
Frank2 said on 2/Mar/06
Where is it? In the grave. Egan's long dead. You'll just have to take my word on both of them. I was there and talked to both. I was there when Elvis said jokingly that he never made six feet. And he did wear boots with obvious higher than normal heels. Can't you see them? It's clear in his films that he wore them. I'm not saying he was short. Five eleven is a respectable height. Bill Holden was five eleven in his prime. Bob Wagner is five eleven....well maybe today at 75 he's five ten. I met Holden when I was about to go work on "When Time Ran Out, a horrible Irwin Allen disaster film that also starred Paul Newman. Holden had shrunk by then to about five ten.
Frank2 said on 2/Mar/06
I met Dick Egan when he was still relatively young and he was most definitely six feet even! Arguing this is fruitless since you simply won't accept anyone else's opinion that changes what you have fixed in your mind. I met Elvis and saw him many times while I worked at MGM in Culver City back in the 1960's. He was not anymore than five eleven. Oh well, maybe five eleven and a half if he stood up as straight as possible.

[Editor Rob: Frank2, I'm sure some people might raise an eyebrow, but what kind of work did you do at these studios?
Frank2 said on 2/Mar/06
Well, Richard Egan was an even six feet. And I can't show you anything since what I know is mostly from my memories of being in the biz and being around these people. You can accept it or dismiss it. I fully realize that anybody can get on these forums and post nonsense so I can readily understand your reluctance to accept what I'm saying to be true. Nevertheless it is. And Elvis doesn't look as tall as Egan. I have a copy of the film and just looked at it to make sure. And I do have some publicity stills in a book on Elvis and Egan looks to be at least an inch taller in every single side-by-side shot taken. In one he looks two inches taller. Plus I worked with a fellow who worked in the Fox publicity department in the 1950's. He even picked up Elvis at the airport when he came out to film Love Me Tender. My friend who recently passed away was an even six feet and told me he was surprised to find Elvis being shorter than him.
TJ said on 1/Mar/06
So Frank2, you met Elvis a few times (in passing presumably), but just happened to both overhear him saying he was half an inch under 6ft AND see him in his stocking feet?? Forgive me if I'm sceptical.
Frank2 said on 1/Mar/06
Watch Elvis in Love Me Tender. He's obviously shorter than Richard Egan. I met Egan and he was six feet tall. And Elvis was about the same height as Bill Campbell who I've met and he's no more than 5'11". Elvis was not six feet tall. He even said so! I once overheard him tell someone that he "just missed it by half an inch." During his Las Vegas concerts he wore lifts that elevated him by over three inches.
Frank2 said on 27/Feb/06
I knew Landou and he always claimed to be 6'1". He never looked any taller to me in person. just looked at the film once again and when the two actors are standing back to back, Mitchum looks to be about an inch taller.
As for Elvis looking taller than Grant, I also met the King several times when I worked at MGM and he was about 5'11" in his stocking feet and always wore lifts to boost his height to well over six feet. I only met Grant once at a party and he looked to be about my height which is 5'11" but that was only a couple of years before he died.
sam said on 27/Feb/06
He looked the same height as Mitchum to me and Landau was actually 6'2"-6'3" at his peak. He's always been listed 6'1" or 6'1.5", I believe it.
TJ said on 26/Feb/06
Are you sure about this Rob. There's video footage of Elvis meeting him in 1970 and, if anything, Elvis looks slightly taller.
Frank2 said on 26/Feb/06
Grant was an even six feet. He looked taller because he only weighed about 165 lbs. In the film The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer he's described as being exactly six feet. take a look at him in both North By Northwest and The Grass is Greener. He's clearly an inch shorter than both Martin Landau and Robert Mitchum, both six foot one.
CelebHeights Editor said on 12/Dec/05
In a Conversation with Cary Grant, one of those audience things, he did state: "I'm 6ft 1 and a half inches and shrinking..."
bill said on 6/Dec/05
In McCann's outstanding biography, 'Cary Grant. A Class Apart', his height is given as 6' 2".
sam said on 20/May/05
I thought heights were ALWAYS measured with shoes off (that's the way I've had my height measured in physicals), so I'm always assuming that heights are barefooted heights (you don't get weighed with platform shoes on, why have your height measured with them on). Obviously, there's been a lot of stars who fibbed their heights, although I do think Grant was a little over 6'1". Next to Jimmy Stewart (6'3"-6'3 1/2"), an inch and a half or two inches difference looks about right.
rut said on 19/May/05
To Rob: Maybe six one and a half was with shoes on..?

[Editor Rob: I think harder to compare the old stars...]
sam said on 17/May/05
Yeah, I've usually heard 6'1 1/2".

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