Farley Granger

AKA Farley Earle Granger II

Born: 1-Jul-1925
Birthplace: San Jose, CA
Died: 27-Mar-2011
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [1]
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Strangers on a Train

Military service: US Navy

Boyishly handsome screen actor, star of Alfred Hitchcock’s classics Rope and Strangers On A Train, andNicholas Ray’s excellent They Live By Night.


[1] Farley Granger with Robert Calhoun, Include Me Out: My Life from Goldwyn to Broadway, page 41: “I have never felt the need to belong to any exclusive, self-defining or special group. I find it difficult to answer questions about ‘gay life’ in Hollywood when I was living and working there. There were, of course, gay cliques, but I had no close friends who belonged to any of them, and I had no desire to become involved with any of them… I was never ashamed, and I never felt the need to explain or apologize for my relationships to anyone.”

Father: Farley Earle Granger
Mother: Eva Hopkins
Boyfriend: Leonard Bernstein (conductor/composer)
Boyfriend: Robert Calhoun (theatrical production manager)
Girlfriend: Ava Gardner (actress)
Boyfriend: Arthur Laurents (playwright, cohabited four years)
Girlfriend: Shelley Winters (actress)

Hollywood Walk of Fame 1551 Vine St.

As the World Turns Earl Mitchell (1986-87)
The Edge of Night Trent Archer (1980)
One Life to Live Dr. Will Vernon (1976-77)

Broadway: The Golden Age (Apr-2003) · Himself
The Celluloid Closet (13-Sep-1995) · Himself
The Imagemaker (24-Jan-1986)
Death Mask (1984)
The Prowler (6-Nov-1981)
Arnold (16-Nov-1973)
The Man Called Noon (6-Aug-1973)
Night Flight from Moscow (7-Apr-1973)
Amuck! (21-Mar-1972)
My Name Is Trinity (30-Jun-1971)
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1-Oct-1955)
The Naked Street (Aug-1955) · Nicky Bradna
Senso (1954)
Small Town Girl (10-Apr-1953) · Rick Belrow Livingston
The Story of Three Loves (5-Mar-1953)
Hans Christian Andersen (25-Nov-1952) · Niels
O. Henry’s Full House (19-Sep-1952)
I Want You (23-Dec-1951)
Behave Yourself! (Sep-1951) · Bill Denny
Strangers on a Train (30-Jun-1951) · Guy Haines
Edge of Doom (3-Aug-1950)
Our Very Own (27-Jul-1950) · Chuck
Side Street (23-Mar-1950)
They Live By Night (26-Oct-1949) · Bowie
Roseanna McCoy (12-Oct-1949)
Enchantment (25-Dec-1948)
Rope (28-Aug-1948) · Phillip
The Purple Heart (23-Feb-1944)
The North Star (4-Nov-1943) · Damian

Author of books:
Include Me Out: My Life from Goldwyn to Broadway (2007, memoir)

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