Farley Granger

Actor
A handsome, polished leading man of the 1940s and 1950s, Farley Granger's most enduring roles were polar opposite characters in films for director Alfred Hitchcock. In 1950's "Rope," he was one-half of a scheming ... Read more »
Born: 06/30/1925 in San Jose, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

One Life to Live 1967 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Goldwyn 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Next Big Thing 2002 (Movie)

Arthur Pomposello (Actor)

Shelley Winters: Full Disclosure 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Celluloid Closet 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Imagemaker 1986 (Movie)

Ambassador (Actor)

The Whoopee Boys 1986 (Movie)

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The Thrill of Genius 1984 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Deathmask 1982 (Movie)

Doug Andrews (Actor)

Very Close Quarters 1982 (Movie)

Pavel (Actor)

The Prowler 1980 (Movie)

Sheriff George Fraser (Actor)

Black Beauty 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Arnold 1974 (Movie)

Evan Lyons (Actor)

La Polizia Chiede Aiuto 1974 (Movie)

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Le Serpent 1972 (Movie)

Expert (Actor)

The Man Called Noon 1972 (Movie)

Judge Niland (Actor)

Lo Chiamarano Trinita 1970 (Movie)

Major Harriman (Actor)

The Challengers 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Senso 1967 (Movie)

Franz Mahler (Actor)

Caesar and Cleopatra 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing 1955 (Movie)

Harry K Thaw (Actor)

The Naked Street 1955 (Movie)

Nicky Bradna (Actor)

Small Town Girl 1953 (Movie)

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O. Henry's Full House 1952 (Movie)

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The Story of Three Loves 1952 (Movie)

Thomas Clayton Campbell Jr. (Actor)

I Want You 1951 (Movie)

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Strangers On a Train 1951 (Movie)

Guy Haines (Actor)

Edge of Doom 1950 (Movie)

Martin Lynn (Actor)

They Live By Night 1949 (Movie)

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Rope 1948 (Movie)

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Behave Yourself! (Movie)

Bill Denny (Actor)

Enchantment (Movie)

Pilot Pax Masterson (Actor)

Hans Christian Andersen (Movie)

Niels (Actor)

Kraft Television Theater (TV Show)

Actor

Roseanna McCoy (Movie)

Johnse Hatfield (Actor)

The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Show)

Actor

The North Star (Movie)

Damian (Actor)

The Purple Heart (Movie)

Sgt. Howard Clinton (Actor)

Widow (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A handsome, polished leading man of the 1940s and 1950s, Farley Granger's most enduring roles were polar opposite characters in films for director Alfred Hitchcock. In 1950's "Rope," he was one-half of a scheming, self-satisfied duo who attempted to get away with the perfect crime, while in "Strangers on a Train" (1951), he was drawn into a murder plot by a deranged Robert Walker. The pictures were unfortunately the apex of his career, and he spent most of the following decades in television and on stage, as well as numerous international productions. The appeal of the Hitchcock pictures, as well as his steady presence in lesser efforts, preserved his star appeal for several decades until his death in 2011.

Relationships

Arthur Laurents Actor

Companion
had relationship during filming of "Rope"

Janice Rule Actor

Companion
lived together briefly

EDUCATION

North Hollywood High School

North Hollywood , California

Milestones

2001

Appeared in the first London production of Noel Coward's play "Semi-Monde", about a group of sophisticates who mingle at the cocktail bar of the Ritz Hotel

1995

Was one of the interviewees for the documentary "The Celluloid Closet"

1985

Starred Off-Broadway in "Tally & Son"

1969

Made TV-movie debut in "The Challengers"

1955

Began appearing on TV in "Schlitz Playhouse of the Stars"

1953

Made musical debut in "Small Town Girl"

1951

Starred in the Hitchcock classic "Strangers on a Train"

1948

Returned to the screen for Alfred Hitchcock's "Rope"

1943

Served in the armed forces

1942

Made screen debut in "The North Star"

Appeared as regular on ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live"

Appeared as regular on CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns" as Eileen Fulton's husband

Returned to screen acting with role in "The Next Big Thing" (lensed 2000; not to be confused with the Madonna-Rupert Everett movie of the same name)

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