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WHAT HAPPENED TO STEWART GRANGER?

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 28 1990 12:00 a.m. MDT

Whatever happened to movie actor Stewart Granger? - R.P., Meadville, Pa.

Stats: Born May 6, 1913 in London, England, as James Stewart. Attended Epsom College, England, Webber-Douglas School of Dramatic Art, London, England. Married three times (his second wife was actress Jean Simmons), four children.Early years: Granger was a movie extra in the 1930s, changed his name to avoid confusion with the USA's Jimmy Stewart. After several stage plays, he became a major star of British films in the 1938 with "So This Is London." In the 1940s, after sevice in World War II, he and James Maon were Britain's two top leading men. In 1950, he signed with MGM and moved to the U.S.

Famous for: A series of successful swashbuckling movies including "King Solomon's Mines," "Scaramouche" and "The Prisoner of Zenda."

In recent years: Granger did movies in Europe in the 1960s. He starred in the TV series "The Men from Shiloh" in 1970 and has done many TV movies including "The Hound of the Baskervilles" as Sherlock Holmes. In late 1989, he starred on Broadway with the late Rex Harrison and Glynis Johns. He lives in California.

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