One of the most famous Hollywood actors was Archibald Alec Leach. He came from a poor family where his dad worked in a factory and his mom was a seamstress trying to get work wherever she could. She suffered from depression while Archibald's father struggled with alcoholism so he ended up with a horrific childhood. Even with a terrible upbringing he became a superstar in Hollywood making the cover of every entertainment magazine there was especially since he had numerous affairs and five wives . Archibald's talent agent thought he had a winner on his hand as Archibald was 6'2" tall and extremely handsome, but he was worried about his name so he told him he had to change it: they decided to go with Cary Grant. Good move!
Author: John Mann