Actor Farley Granger, who came out as bisexual long after the height of his movie career, dies at 85
I’m sure you’ve heard the news by now but I wanted to be sure and post about the death of Farley Granger who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock classics Rope and Strangers on a Train.
He was 85.
Granger, whose first movie was The North Star in 1943, died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Manhattan, according to a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner’s office.
“It was one of those miracle careers,” he once said. “I had no talent and no training whatsoever and suddenly I was thrown … (in) with Walter Huston, Erich von Stroheim, Anne Baxter, Ann Harding and Walter Brennan.”
At the height of his Hollywood stardom, he walked away from it — to really learn his craft. He spent the rest of his career in a mix of movies, television and stage work. He made his Broadway debut in First Impressions (1960), and went on to appear in several more films and television programs, including the soap, One Life to Live. His final screen role was 2002′s The Next Big Thing.
In 2007, Granger published a memoir entitled Include Me Out in which he publicly announced his bi-sexuality and described affairs with famous men and women. Since the 1960’s, Granger lived with his partner, soap opera producer Robert Calhoun who died in 2008.