Monday, March 28, 2011

RIP Farley Granger

Actor Farley Granger dies at 85

Thesp appeared in Hitchcock's 'Strangers on a Train'

By Carmel Dagan

Actor Farley Granger, best known for his starring roles in two Alfred Hitchcock films, "Strangers on a Train" and "Rope," died Sunday of natural causes in New York City. He was 85.

Granger appeared in two films noir of note, both co-starrring Cathy O'Donnell: Nicholas Ray's "They Live by Night" and Anthony Mann's "Side Street."

He later made a great many appearances on television, including stints on several soap operas. He also had a significant legit career, appearing on Broadway in "The Seagull," "The Crucible," "The Glass Menagerie" and "Deathtrap."

In 2007, Granger published a memoir, "Include Me Out," in which he freely discussed life with his partner, Robert Calhoun, and as a bisexual in Hollywood.

Calhoun, a producer on CBS' "As the World Turns," predeceased him about three years ago. Granger leaves no immediate survivors.

GRANGER, Farley (Farley Earle Granger II)
Born: 7/1/195, San Jose, California, U.S.A.
Died: 3/27/2011, New York City, New York, U.S.A.

Farley Granger's westerns - actor:
Wagon Train (TV) - 1957 (Lt. Charles Avery)
Hondo (TV) - 1967 (Jack Graham)
They Call Me Trinity - 1970 (Major Harriman)
A Man Called Noon - 1973 (Judge Niland)

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