Lee Grant

Lee Grant

  • Born on
    • October 31st, 1925
  • Died on
    • July 23rd, 2016
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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Acting (39 Credits)

2021Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster
2014And the Oscar Goes to...
2005Going Shopping as Winnie
2001Mulholland Drive as Louise Bonner
2000Dr. T & the Women as Dr. Harper
1999Mulholland Dr. as Louise Bonner
1996It's My Party as Amalia Stark
1996The Substance of Fire as Cora Cahn
1992The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer as Narrator
1992Citizen Cohn as Dora Cohn
1991Defending Your Life as Lena Foster
1987The Big Town as Ferguson Edwards
1985Mussolini: The Untold Story as Rachele Mussolini
1984Teachers as Dr. Donna Burke
1982Visiting Hours as Deborah Ballin
1981Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen as Mrs. Sylvia Lupowitz
1980Little Miss Marker as The Judge
1978Damien: Omen II as Ann Thorn
1978The Mafu Cage as Ellen
1978The Swarm as Anne MacGregor
1977The Spell as Marilyn Matchett
1977Airport '77 as Karen Wallace
1976Voyage of the Damned as Lili Rosen
1975Shampoo as Felicia
1974The Internecine Project as Jean Robertson
1971Ransom for a Dead Man as Leslie Williams
1971Plaza Suite as Norma Hubley
1970The Landlord as Joyce Enders
1970There Was a Crooked Man... as Mrs. Bullard
1969Marooned as Celia Pruett
1968Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell as Fritzie Braddock
1967In the Heat of the Night as Leslie Colbert
1967Valley of the Dolls as Miriam Polar
1967Divorce American Style as Dede Murphy
1964Peyton Place as Stella Chernak
1963The Balcony as Carmen
1959Middle of the Night as Marilyn
1955Storm Fear as Edna
1951Detective Story as Shoplifter

Director (1 Credits)


Herself (2 Credits)


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