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Farley Granger (1925–2011)

Farley Earle Granger was born in 1925 in San Jose, California, to Eva (Hopkins) and Farley Earle Granger, who owned an automobile dealership. Right out of high school, he was brought to the attention of movie producer Samuel Goldwyn, who cast him in a small role in The North Star (1943). He followed it up with a much bigger part in The Purple Heart... See full bio »

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Strangers on a Train
Rope Phillip
One Life to Live
One Life to Live Dr. Will Vernon #1 (1976-1977)
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 2001 The Next Big Thing
Arthur Pomposello
 1990 Monsters (TV Series)
- Malcolm (1990) ... Doctor
 1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jerome Ashcroft
- How to Make a Killing Without Really Trying (1990) ... Jerome Ashcroft
 1986 Very Close Quarters
 1986 The Whoopee Boys
Extra (uncredited)
 1986 The Imagemaker
Ambassador Hoyle
 1984 Death Mask
Douglas Andrews
 1980-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Simon Ashford / Charles Cummings
 1984 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Doctor Roebuck
- Pain Killer (1984) ... Doctor Roebuck
 1979 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Trent Archer
- Episode #1.6113 (1979) ... Trent Archer (uncredited)
- Episode #1.6111 (1979) ... Trent Archer (uncredited)
- Episode #1.6110 (1979) ... Trent Archer (uncredited)
- Episode #1.6109 (1979) ... Trent Archer (uncredited)
 1978 Black Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
Enos Sutton
 1976 Widow (TV Movie)
Martin Caine - Lynn's husband
 1975 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Julian Klae
- The Klae Dynasty (1975) ... Julian Klae
 1975 Mobile One (TV Series)
Robert Tate
- The Middle Man (1975) ... Robert Tate
 1975 The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Movie)
David Ames - a journalist, Jenny's friend
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Raymond Stettler
- Million Dollar Baby (1975) ... Raymond Stettler
 1975 Matt Helm (TV Series)
James McKittrick
- Scavenger's Paradise (1975) ... James McKittrick
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Paul Quincy
- The Adventure of Auld Lang Syne (1975) ... Paul Quincy
 1974 Death Will Have Your Eyes
 1974 Nakia (TV Series)
- A Matter of Choice (1974) ... O'Hare
 1974 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Bert Carrington
- The Midas Touch (1974) ... Bert Carrington
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
- The Haunting of Penthouse D (1974) ... Ben
 1974 La polizia chiede aiuto
Mr. Polvesi
 1973 Arnold
Evan Lyons
 1973 Kill Me, My Love!
Manny Baxter - il marito geloso di Laureen
 1973 The Man Called Noon
Judge Niland
 1973 The Serpent
Computer Programming Director
 1972 The Red Headed Corpse
John Ward
 1972 Amuck
Richard Stuart
 1970 Maharlika
 1970 They Call Me Trinity
Maj. Harriman
 1970 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Day Before Sunday (1970) ... Richard
 1969 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
- One for the Money (1969) ... Arnold
 1968 Rogue's Gallery
Edmund Van Dermot
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Curtis Anderson
- What Flowers Daisies Are (1968) ... Curtis Anderson
 1968 Insight (TV Series)
- The 34th Hour (1968)
 1968/I Laura (TV Movie)
Shelby Carpenter
 1967 Get Smart (TV Series)
- Supersonic Boom (1967) ... Billet
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Jack Graham
 1967 Ironside (TV Series)
Mitch Kirby
- Eat, Drink and Be Buried (1967) ... Mitch Kirby
 1966-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Wain / Morgan Cain
- Blind Man's Bluff (1967) ... Wain
- Nightmare (1966) ... Morgan Cain
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Charley Herrod
- The Shock of Recognition (1966) ... Charley Herrod
 1961 The Heiress (TV Movie)
Morris Townsend
 1957-1961 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Rupert of Hentzau / Dr. Martin Arrowsmith / Paul Burgess
- Arrowsmith (1960) ... Dr. Martin Arrowsmith
 1960 Our American Heritage (TV Series)
Charles Dickinson
- Born a Giant (1960) ... Charles Dickinson
 1955-1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Sigmund Freud / Francis / Philip / ...
- The Hidden River (1958) ... Francis
- The Bottle Imp (1957) ... Philip
- Incident in an Alley (1955) ... Joddy
 1956-1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Come to Me (1957)
- Man in a Trance (1957)
- Circle of Fear (1957)
- Starfish (1956)
 1957 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Lt. Charles Avery
- The Charles Avery Story (1957) ... Lt. Charles Avery
 1956-1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Peter Ashby / Brat Farrar / Harold Sizeman
- The Clouded Image (1957) ... Peter Ashby / Brat Farrar
- Sizeman and Son (1956) ... Harold Sizeman
 1956-1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Clay Pigeon (1957)
- Pistolero (1956) ... Fred
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Steve Adams
- Men Against Speed (1956) ... Steve Adams
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Robert Haines
- Stand by to Dive (1956) ... Robert Haines
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
John Haywood
- Faceless Adversary (1956) ... John Haywood
 1955 The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
Harry Kendall Thaw
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 Small Town Girl
Richard Belrow Livingston III
 1953 The Story of Three Loves
Thomas Clayton Campbell Jr. (segment "Mademoiselle")
 1952 O. Henry's Full House
Jim (segment "The Gift of the Magi")
 1951 I Want You
Jack Greer
 1950 Our Very Own
 1948 Enchantment
Pilot Officer Pax Masterson
 1948 Rope
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[on leaving the Samuel Goldwyn after Hans Christian Andersen (1952)] I finally bought my contract from him. Couldn't stand working for him anymore, and I just wanted to work in the theater for a bit. I didn't want to be a movie star. I didn't think it was my place in life. It took all the money I had in the world, and I had a wonderful agent then, Charles Feldman [Charles K. Feldman]. He got me ... See more »


In his book "Original Story By: A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood," playwright and screenwriter Arthur Laurents detailed his live-in relationship with Granger during the 1940s and '50s. Laurents and Granger were already romantically involved when Laurents wrote the screenplay for Rope (1948), in which Granger co-starred. See more »

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