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Lee Grant

Lee Grant (born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal; October 31, during the mid-1920s) is an American actress and director. She made her film debut in 1951 as a young shoplifter in William Wyler's Detective Story, co-starring Kirk Douglas and Eleanor Parker. This role earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress as well as the Best Actress Award at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival. In 1952 she was blacklisted from most acting jobs for the next 12 years. She was able to find only occasional work onstage or as a teacher during this period. It also contributed to her divorce. She was removed from the blacklist in 1962 and rebuilt her acting career. She starred in 71 TV episodes of Peyton Place (1965–1966), followed by lead roles in films such as Valley of the Dolls, In the Heat of the Night (both 1967), and Shampoo (1975), for the last of which she won an Oscar. In 1964, she won the Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actress for her performance in The Maids. During her career she was nominated for the Emmy Award seven times between 1966 and 1993, winning twice. In 1986 she directed Down and Out in America which tied for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and in the same year she also won a Directors Guild of America Award for Nobody's Child. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lee Grant, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 31, 1925 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Philco Television Playhouse 1948-10-03
Latest Project:
Series White Fang 2022
Known For
Poster of Damien: Omen II
Poster of The Dick Cavett Show
Poster of In the Heat of the Night
Poster of Three Plays by Tennessee Williams
Series White Fang Unknown 2022
Movie Killian & the Comeback Kids Ms. Hunter (voice) 2020-09-18
Movie Hal Herself 2019-03-28
Movie Scandal: The Trial of Mary Astor Narrator (voice) 2018-04-27
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Tribute To Burgess Meredith Herself (voice) 2006-01-01
Movie Going Shopping Winnie 2005-09-30
Movie The John Garfield Story Self 2003-02-03
Movie The Amati Girls Aunt Spendora 2001-01-09
Movie Hidden Values: The Movies of the Fifties Herself 2001-09-04
Movie Mulholland Drive Louise Bonner 2001-06-06
Movie Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light Narrator 2000-02-02
Movie Dr. T & the Women Dr. Harper 2000-09-13
Movie Mulholland Dr. Louise Bonner 1999-01-01
Movie It's My Party Amalia Stark 1996-03-22
Movie The Substance of Fire Cora Cahn 1996-09-11
Series Inside the Actors Studio Herself 1994-06-01
Movie In My Daughter's Name Maureen Leeds 1992-05-10
Movie The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer Narrator 1992-06-16
Movie Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story Carol Gertz 1992-03-26
Movie Earth and the American Dream 1992-10-01
Movie Women on Trial Narrator 1992-10-27
Movie Citizen Cohn Dora Cohn 1992-08-22
Movie Defending Your Life Lena Foster 1991-03-22
Movie She Said No D.A. Doris Cantore 1990-09-23
Movie The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro Marilyn Klinghoffer 1989-02-13
Movie Zilch Cara 1989-12-18
Series Empty Nest Unknown 1988-10-08
Movie The Big Town Ferguson Edwards 1987-09-25
Movie What Sex Am I? Herself 1985-10-01
Series The Ray Bradbury Theater Unknown 1985-05-21
Series Mussolini: The Untold Story Rachele Mussolini 1985-11-24
Movie A Billion for Boris Sascha Harris 1984-01-01
Movie Teachers Dr. Donna Burke 1984-10-05
Movie Will There Really Be a Morning? Lillian Farmer 1983-02-22
Movie When Women Kill Herself 1983-09-06
Movie Visiting Hours Deborah Ballin 1982-05-21
Movie Thou Shalt Not Kill Maxine Lochman 1982-04-12
Movie Bare Essence Ava Marshall 1982-10-04
Movie Plaza Suite Norma Hubley / Muriel Tate / Karen Nash 1982-12-31
Movie Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Mrs. Sylvia Lupowitz 1981-02-13
Movie The Million Dollar Face Evalyna 1981-03-11
Movie For Ladies Only Anne Holt 1981-11-09
Movie The Willmar 8 Narrator 1981-04-21
Movie Little Miss Marker The Judge 1980-03-21
Movie You Can't Go Home Again Esther Jack 1979-04-25
Series Backstairs at the White House Grace Coolidge 1979-01-29
Movie When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? Clarisse Ethridge 1979-02-09
Movie The Mafu Cage Ellen 1978-01-01
Movie The Swarm Anne MacGregor 1978-07-14
Movie Damien: Omen II Ann Thorn 1978-06-09
Movie The Spell Marilyn Matchett 1977-02-20
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis Herself 1977-03-01
Movie Airport '77 Karen Wallace 1977-03-11
Movie Perilous Voyage Virginia Monroe 1976-06-29
Movie Voyage of the Damned Lili Rosen 1976-12-22
Movie The Seagull Irina Arkadina 1975-01-05
Movie Shampoo Felicia 1975-02-11
Series Fay Fay Stewart 1975-09-04
Movie The Internecine Project Jean Robertson 1974-07-24
Movie Partners in Crime Judge Meredith Leland 1973-03-24
Movie What Are Best Friends For? Adele Ross 1973-12-19
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Movie Portnoy's Complaint Sophie Portnoy 1972-06-19
Movie Lieutenant Schuster's Wife Ellie Schuster 1972-10-11
Movie The Neon Ceiling Carrie Miller 1971-02-08
Movie Ransom for a Dead Man Leslie Williams 1971-03-01
Series Great Performances Unknown 1971-01-28
Movie Plaza Suite Norma Hubley 1971-05-12
Series Columbo Leslie Williams 1971-09-15
Movie The Landlord Joyce Enders 1970-05-20
Movie There Was a Crooked Man... Mrs. Bullard 1970-09-18
Movie Night Slaves Marjorie Howard 1970-09-29
Movie The Big Bounce Joanne 1969-03-05
Movie Marooned Celia Pruett 1969-12-11
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Fritzie Braddock 1968-12-16
Movie Divorce American Style Dede Murphy 1967-06-21
Movie In the Heat of the Night Leslie Colbert 1967-08-02
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Movie Valley of the Dolls Miriam Polar 1967-12-27
Series ABC Stage 67 Unknown 1966-09-14
Series Mission: Impossible Susan Buchanan 1966-09-17
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Series Peyton Place Stella Chernak 1964-09-15
Movie Terror in the City Unknown 1964-01-01
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Movie The Balcony Carmen 1963-03-21
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Movie An Affair of the Skin Katherine 1963-11-20
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie Middle of the Night Marilyn 1959-05-20
Movie The World of Sholom Aleichem Avenging Angel 1959-12-14
Movie Three Plays by Tennessee Williams Unknown 1958-04-15
Series Tony Awards Presenter 1956-04-01
Series Playwrights '56 Unknown 1955-10-04
Movie Storm Fear Edna 1955-12-16
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Search for Tomorrow 1951-09-03
Movie Detective Story Shoplifter 1951-11-01
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07