|Birthname||Stewart, James LaBlanche|
|born on||6 May 1913 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )|
|Place||London, England, 51n30, 0w10|
|Timezone||GMT h0w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||14°56' 11°47 Asc. 22°30'|
British actor, tall, dark and debonair, a leading adventure star of the '50s. He attended London's Webber Douglas School of Dramatic arts, played in local theater and changed his name to Granger. He made a film debut in "So This is London," 1939. After the interruption of military service, he returned to the movies to become a regular on British screens through the '40s.
Granger shot to stardom in a series of dashing adventure roles. Moving to Hollywood in 1950, he played in "King Solomon's Mines" and was top box office in "Scaramouche," "Beau Brummel," and "Prisoner of Zenda."
He had three marriage and divorces; three daughters and one son. In late November 1989, he played on Broadway in Maugham's "The Circle," with Rex Harrison and Glynis Johns, all three vigorous old-timers and top professionals. He survived a cancer surgery that left him with half a lung and still found great pleasure in the company of a beautiful woman. During the '70s, he was at one time worth $15 million with investments, until, overnight, the real estate market crashed.
Granger died of bone and prostate cancer 8/16/1993, Santa Monica, CA.
Dana Holliday quotes his autobiography "Sparks Fly Upward," p.8.
- Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal bone and prostate)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Lung cancer)
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Jean Simmons)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (England and U.S.)
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Lawsuit instigated (Won)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 80)
- Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater, Broadway)
- Vocation : Military : Military service (WW II)
- Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection