Actor Farley Granger dies in NY

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 2:15 PM
Actor Farley Granger dies in NY

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American actor Farley Granger, best known for his starring roles in Alfred Hitchcock's thrillers "Rope" and "Strangers on a Train," has died. He was 85.

Granger died on Sunday of natural causes at his home in Manhattan, said a spokeswoman at the New York City medical examiner's office.

The San Jose-born actor began his career as a teenager, with his first film "The North Star" in 1943 before beginning an acting career that spanned several decades, including movies, stage and television.

(Reporting by Christine Kearney, editing by Patricia Reaney)