1913 - 1993
Actor Stewart Granger, an English actor best known for his costume roles in several memorable films, died August 16, 1993. He was 80.
Granger was born James Leblanche Stewart in London on May 6, 1913.
He began his show business career in 1938, appearing in two productions before the start of World War II. After the war, he began appearing in films, most of them in small roles.
But in 1943, he got his break when starring opposite James Mason in the costume movie, The Man in Grey.
Granger then began a long career. Among his 60 films are Caesar and Cleopatra (1946), Adam and Evelyn (1949), King Solomon's Mines (1950), Prisoner of Zenda and Scaramouche (1952), Young Bess (1952), and Beau Brummel (1954).
During the 1960's he made several foreign films, and in the 1970's began appearing on television in such series as The Men From Shiloh, and The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Granger was married three times, once to actress Jean Simmons. He published his autobiography, Sparks Fly Upward, in 1981.
He died August 16, 1993.