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Farley Granger dies at 85; handsome leading man best known for roles in Hitchcock films
Farley Granger dies at 85; handsome leading man best known for roles in Hitchcock films

Farley Granger, a handsome young leading man during Hollywood's post-World War II era who was best known for his starring roles in the Alfred Hitchcock suspense thrillers "Strangers on a Train" and "Rope," has died. He was 85.Granger died of natural causes Sunday at his home in Manhattan, said a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner's office.In a career that began as a teenager when he was discovered in a local play by a casting director for producer Samuel Goldwyn, Granger made his film debut as a Russian youth in the 1943 film "The North Star."He went on to star in movies such as Nicholas Ray's 1949 noir masterpiece "They Live by Night," Anthony Mann's 1950 crime drama...

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