Stewart Granger Biography (1913-1993)

Born James Lablache Stewart, May 6, 1913, in London, England; died of prostate and bone cancer, August 16, 1993, in Santa Monica, CA. Film audiences may remember Granger from films during the 1950s and 1960s such as King Solomon'sMines and The Last Safari, as well as over sixty other pictures, predominantly adventure stories, in which he played a suave leading man. Granger began his acting career in England at repertory theaters and then with the Old Vic Company, and went on to become the romantic star of many British films of the 1940s such as The Man in Grey and Caesar and Cleopatra. He continued to act inEuropean films, including Sodom and Gomorrah and Requiem for a Secret Agenteven after his arrival in the United States in 1950 to work for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. At the onset of his American career, he had to change his name from James Stewart to prevent being mistaken for the famous actor of the same name.From the 1970s through the 1990s, he made television appearances on shows such as The Virginian and Gabriel's Fire, and returned to the stage in 1989 toperform in The Circle and Don Juan in Hell. His autobiography, When Sparks Fly Upward, was published in 1981.

English, American
Birth Details
May 6, 1913
London, England
Death Details
August 16, 1993
Santa Monica, California, United States

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