Farley Granger was an American actor and singer best known for his two collaborations with the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock in Rope and Strangers on a Train.
Farley Granger's Early Life
Farley Granger was born on 1st July 1925, in San Jose, California, U.S. He was the only child of Farley Earle Granger I and Eva Hopkins. He lived at 1185 Hanchett Avenue in the Hanchett Residence Park neighborhood.
As Farley's father went bankrupt, their family had to move to Los Angeles and settled in a small apartment. His parent had to work at various temporary jobs. Later, his father took him for the audition of The Wookie, a British play and fortunately, he was selected.
On the night of the play, the talent agent Samuel Goldwyn was hugely impressed by his work and signed a contract worth $100 per week for seven years.
Farley Granger's Career
Farley made his movie debut from The North Star in 1943 and then appeared in the 20th Century Fox's The Purple Heart. Following the release of The Purple Heart, he was enlisted in the United States Navy. Following his return from the Navy, he was hired by Goldwyn with an increased salary and presented him with a 1940 Ford Coupe.
In 1948, he teamed up with the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock and appeared in the movie Rope. Later, he got the lead role in the 1951 film Strangers on a Train, which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and later becomes a cult classic film.
After the success of Strangers on a Train, he got various movie offers and most of them happened to be a success. His last feature film was The Next Big Things and a documentary named Broadway: The Golden Age in 2003. Likewise, in 2004, he was seen in a short video documentary Stranger on a Train: A Hitchcock Classic.
He died on 27 March 2011, in Manhattan, New York City. His body was cremated and ashes were given to his family.
Considering Farley's contribution, he has a star located at 1551 Vine street on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Farley Granger's Relationship History
Farley Granger was never married in his life. He was a homosexual and had a relationship with Robert Calhoun. He had a relationship with him from 1959 until the death of his partner in 2008.
Before that, he had a four-year affair with screenwriter Arthur Laurents. He also had multiple affairs including with a woman named Shelly Winters, whom he called the love of his life.
Farley Granger's Net Worth
As the time of his death, Farley Granger had a net worth estimated at around $600,000. A major portion of his net worth credited to his acting career in Hollywood.
Talking about his salary in the past, he was hired by Goldwyn and signed the contract for seven years for $100 per week.
Later, the amount was raised to $200 per week. He also owned a 1940 Ford Coupe that was gifted to him.
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