Stewart Granger

Born May 6, 1913

Stewart Granger was an English-American film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles. He was a popular leading man from the 1940s to the early 1960s rising to fame through his appearances in the Gainsborough melodramas.

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1913 Birth Born on May 6, 1913.


1933 20 Years Old He made his film debut as an extra in 1933. … Read More
1942 29 Years Old At the outbreak of World War II Granger enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders, then transferred to the Black Watch with the rank of second lieutenant. However he suffered from stomach ulcers and he was invalided out of the army in 1942. … Read More


1945 32 Years Old 1 More Event
All these films were successful at the box office (although Caesar and Cleopatra never recouped its large cost) and in 1945 The Times reported that "this six-foot black-visaged ex-soldier from the Black Watch is England's Number One pin up boy. … Read More
In 1949 Granger was reported as earning around £30,000 a year. … Read More
1950 37 Years Old On the basis of the huge success of this film, released in 1950 and co-starring Deborah Kerr and Richard Carlson, he was offered a seven-year contract by MGM.
1952 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Following two less successful assignments, Soldiers Three and The Light Touch, in 1952, he starred in Scaramouche in the role of Andre Moreau, the bastard son of a French nobleman, a part Ramón Novarro had played in the 1923 version of Rafael Sabatini's novel. … Read More


1959 46 Years Old …  Granger had turned down the role of Messala in the 1959 film Ben-Hur, reportedly because he did not want to take second billing to Charlton Heston. … Read More


1970 57 Years Old In 1970 he described his recent movies as "movies not even I will talk about". … Read More
1972 59 Years Old He played Sherlock Holmes in a poorly received 1972 TV movie version of The Hound of the Baskervilles. … Read More


1980 67 Years Old In 1980 he was diagnosed with lung cancer and told he had three months to live. … Read More
1981 68 Years Old He returned to acting in 1981 with the publication of his autobiography, claiming he was bored. … Read More
1989 76 Years Old One of his last roles was in the 1989–90 Broadway production of The Circle by W. … Read More
1993 80 Years Old Died on August 16, 1993.
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