Archibald Alec Leach (18 January 1904 – 29 November 1986), better known by his stage name, Cary Grant, was a British-born American actor. With his distinctive yet not quite placeable accent, he was noted as perhaps the foremost exemplar of the debonair leading man, handsome, virile, charismatic and charming. He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time, after Humphrey Bogart, by the American Film Institute. He was well known for starring in classic films such as The Philadelphia Story, North by Northwest, Notorious, His Girl Friday, To Catch A Thief, Bringing Up Baby and The Bishop's Wife. In 1969 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored him with a Honorary Award "for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues".