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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...

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