- Stewart Granger
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name = Stewart Granger
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Young Bess" (1953)
birthname = James Lablache Stewart
May 6, 1913
August 16, 1993, aged 80
Santa Monica, California
Stewart Granger (
May 6, 1913– August 16, 1993), born James Lablache Stewart, was an English film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles. Tall, dark, dignified and handsome, Granger was a popular leading man in the 40s, 50s and 60s.
He was born in
London, and educated at Epsom College, and the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. The grandson of the opera singer Luigi Lablache, he was obliged to change his name in order to avoid being confused with the famous American actor James Stewart. As Granger reported in an interview once, his off-screen friends called him "Jimmy".
In 1933, he made his film debut as an extra. His first starring role was in the
Gainsborough Picturesperiod melodrama" The Man in Grey" (1943), a film that helped to make him a huge star in Britain. In the early 1950s, he moved to Hollywoodand starred in a number of swashbucklers and other adventure films for which his theatrical voice, stature (6'3" 191 cm) and dignified profile made him a natural, such as "King Solomon's Mines" (1950), "Scaramouche" (1952) and the 1952 remake of "The Prisoner of Zenda", but he was just as dashing in comedies, as demonstrated by his performance in " North To Alaska" with John Wayne.
Germany, Granger acted in the role of Old Surehandin three western movies adapted from novels by German author Karl May, with French actor Pierre Brice(playing the fictional Indian chief Winnetou), in "Unter Geiern" ("Frontier Hellcat") (1964), "Der Ölprinz" ("Rampage at Apache Wells") (1965) and "Old Surehand" ("Flaming Frontier") (1965).
He was united with
Pierre Briceand Lex Barker, also a Karl May movie hero, in "Gern hab' ich die Frauen gekillt" ("Killer's Carnival") (1966). In the German Edgar Wallacemovie series of the 1960s, he was seen in "The Trygon Factor" (1966). Towards the end of his career, Granger even starred in a German soap-opera called "Das Erbe der Guldenburgs" ("The Guldenburg Heritage") (1987).
He was married three times:
Elspeth March(1938–1948); two children, Jamie and Lindsay
Jean Simmons(1950–1960), (with whom he had starred in " Adam and Evelyne", " Young Bess" and " Footsteps in the Fog"); one daughter, Tracy
# Caroline LeCerf (1964–1969); one daughter, Samantha
Stewart Granger revealed in his autobiography [ Sparks fly upward, Granger, Stewart, Putnam; 1st American edition (1981), ISBN 0-399-12674-0 ] that
Deborah Kerrhad tried to seduce him in the back of a London cab in 1950. Although they were married to others, they went on to have an affair. [cite web |url=http://www.leninimports.com/stewart_granger.html#partone|title=Stewart Granger|accessdate=2007-11-19 ] They remained lifelong friends.
In 1956, Granger became a
naturalized citizenof the United States.
He died in
Santa Monica, Californiafrom prostate cancerat the age of 80.
The Man in Grey" (1943)
*"Thursday's Child" (1943)
Madonna of the Seven Moons" (1944)
*"Love Story" (1944)
*"Waterloo Road" (1944), with
*"Fanny by Gaslight" (1944)
*"Caesar and Cleopatra" (1945), with
Captain Boycott" (1947)
Blanche Fury" (1948)
Saraband for Dead Lovers" (1948), with Joan Greenwood
Adam and Evelyne" (1949)
*"King Solomon's Mines" (1950) as
*"The Light Touch" (1951), with
*"Scaramouche" (1952), with
*"The Prisoner of Zenda" (1952), with
Salome" (1953), with Rita Hayworth
Young Bess" (1953), with Jean Simmons
All the Brothers Were Valiant" (1953), with Robert Taylor
Beau Brummell" (1954), with Elizabeth Taylorand Peter Ustinov
Green Fire" (1954), with Grace Kelly
*"Moonfleet" (1955) by
Footsteps in the Fog" (1956)
The Last Hunt" (1956), with Robert Taylor
Bhowani Junction" (1956), with Ava Gardner
* " Harry Black" (1958)
North to Alaska" (1960), with John Wayne
*"Sodom and Gomorrah" (1962) by
Target for Killing" (1966)
The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1972) ( TV) as Sherlock Holmes
The Wild Geese" (1978), with Richard Burton, Roger Mooreand Hardy Krüger
*imdb name|id=0001289|name=Stewart Granger
* [http://www.britmovie.co.uk/actors/g/001.html Britmovie.com]
NAME= Granger, Stewart
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Stewart, James Lablache
SHORT DESCRIPTION= Actor
DATE OF BIRTH=
6 May, 1913
PLACE OF BIRTH=
London, United Kingdom
DATE OF DEATH=
16 August, 1993
PLACE OF DEATH=
Santa Monica, California
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