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Hitchcock film actor Granger dies

Published 29/03/2011 | 14:47

Farley Granger has died of natural causes aged 85
Farley Granger has died of natural causes aged 85

Farley Granger, the 1950s teenagers' screen idol who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock classics Rope and Strangers On a Train, has died in New York at the age of 85.

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Granger, who died of natural causes, was an overnight Hollywood success story.

He was a 16-year-old at North Hollywood High School when he got the idea that he wanted to act and joined a small theatre group.

Talent scouts for movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn saw the handsome youngster and signed him to a contract. His first movie was The North Star in 1943.

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