National Obituary Review

Dead Person of the Day March 27 – Farley Granger

0 Comments 27 March 2012


We’ve got a heaping helping of some old-time Hollywood royalty in our midst with Farley Granger. Mr. Granger’s career was interwoven with the likes of:

  • Ava Gardner
  • Nat King Cole
  • Bob Hope
  • Peggy Guggenheim
  • Betty Grable
  • Howard Hughes
  • Anne Bancroft
  • Jerry Stiller

(PHEW!)….and many more. Back and forth to Europe during the golden age of cinema. In bed with some of the leading women AND men of their time, mixing ketchup and mayo with his curly fries not to mention his work with Alfred Hitchcock. Farley Granger is an artist folks. Let’s appreciate it and help each other through the week eh?

OK, onward.

Farley Granger obituary

Actor who rose to fame in Hitchcock’s Rope and Strangers On a Train, but refused to conform to Hollywood pressures.

Brian Baxter

Tuesday 29 March 2011 13.26 EDT

Early on in his career, the actor Farley Granger, who has died aged 85, worked with several of the world’s greatest directors, including Alfred Hitchcock on Rope (1948) and Strangers On a Train (1951), Nicholas Ray on They Live By Night (1949) and Luchino Visconti on Senso (1953). Yet Granger failed to sustain the momentum of those years, meandering into television, some stage work and often indifferent European and American movies. Continue

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