Actor. Born Farley Earle Granger, II, the son of a successful automobile dealer, his father suffered financial ruin during the Depression and his family would be forced to move into a small apartment in North Hollywood. While performing in a theater production, he was spotted by a talent scout who brought him to the attention of Samuel Goldwyn, which led to a contract and his debut with a small part in the picture "North Star" (1943). Following service in the US Navy (where he was stationed in Hawaii) during World War II, Granger resumed his film career with what would be his breakthrough role as the thrill-kill student opposite James Stewart in Hitchcock's "Rope" (1948). He reunited with Hitchcock for what is perhaps his most memorable role as the tennis pro who is lured into a murder plot by Robert Walker in the suspenseful "Strangers on a Train" (1951). He would appear in sporadic features throughout the remainder of his career, as he turned to television and the stage. Among his numerous guest TV roles include the programs "Run for Your Life", "The Love Boat", "As the World Turns", and many others. He earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for "One Life to Live" in 1977. His Broadway credits include "The Warm Peninsula" (1959 to 1960), "The Crucible" (1964) and "The Glass Menagerie" (1965). He died from natural causes.
Bio by: C.S.