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Farley Granger Dead at 85

1950s screen idol Farley Granger, who made a second career in daytime, died at his home in Manhattan on Sunday, March 27. The 85 year old actor died of natural causes. In addition to starring in several classic Alfred Hitchcock films including Rope in 1948 and Strangers on a Train in 1951, Granger was Dr. Will Vernon on ONE LIFE TO LIVE from 1976-77 for which he nominated for a Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series in 1977. He went on to play Trent Archer on THE EDGE OF NIGHT from 1979-80. He was Earl Mitchell, one of Lisa's many husbands, on AS THE WORLD TURNS in 1986. In 2007, he published his autobiography, "Include Me Out: My Life from Goldwyn to Broadway" with his longtime partner Robert Calhoun, a producer at ATWT and GUIDING LIGHT, who died in 2008.

"I think I'm too old for soaps," the actor chuckled to Weekly in March of 2007. "It's just hard work! Soaps, they're terrific, but I never felt that I was good on soaps. I lacked...I don't know whether it's a gene or talent or whatever. There's a certain [thing] that you have to develop to be able to work under those rushed and hectic and crazy circumstances."

Weekly editor Mala Bhattacharjee revisited a 2007 interview with Granger here.


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