Monday, March 28, 2011

RIP Farley Granger

Actor Farley Granger dies at 85

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 also appeared in two other noir films 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. Farley appeared in two Euro-westerns “They Call Me Trinity” (1970) as Major Harriman opposite Terence Hill and Bud Spencer and “The Man Called Noon” (173) as Jusge Niland opposite Richard Crenna.

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