Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Farley Granger (July 1, 1925 – March 27, 2011)

85 year old actor Farley Granger has passed away. Probably most known for his role in the Hitchcock thriller Strangers on a Train (1951), Granger's career spanned many years across film, television, and he even Broadway. One interesting tidbit I just learned was that Granger had been given a role in the Academy Award winning film The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) playing a character with cerebral palsy, but then the powers that be decided that a wounded war veteran would be a better fit for the movie, so they cast real life vet Harold Russell instead.

Granger has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to television, at 1551 Vine Street.

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