Film Legend Farley Granger Dead at 85
No, this isn't the devastating end to a Hitchcock movie: Farley Granger, the actor whose 60 years of credits included starring roles in the Master of Suspense's Rope (1948) and Strangers on a Train (1951), died of natural causes at age 85 in New York City. You'll notice he was also gorgeous. Let's revisit a trailer from his finest hour on film and discuss his fantastic legacy.
Hitch sure loved beautiful, naive men who seem to conceal a deep darkness. That's what I love about Hitchcock, in fact: He found attractive murderers life-affirming.
Granger started his career in 1943's The North Star, costarring with Golden Age totems like Walter Huston, Anne Baxter, and Erich von Stroheim. One of his last film appearances came as an interviewee in the 1995 documentary The Celluloid Closet, where the out actor discussed the depiction of homosexuality on the big screen. See that essential film, if you haven't.
What are your favorite Granger memories? Leave 'em in the comments.