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Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal; October 31, during the mid-1920s)[1] is an American actress and film director. In her debut film in 1951, she played the role of a young shoplifter in William Wyler's Detective Story, co-starring Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
and Eleanor Parker. It earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, along with the Best Actress Award at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival. In 1952, because she refused to testify against her husband at the HUAC
hearings, she was blacklisted from most acting jobs for the next ten years. She was then only able to find occasional work on the stage or as a teacher during that period. It also contributed to her divorce. After she was removed from the blacklist in 1962, she rebuilt her acting career in films, after which she starred in 71 TV episodes of Peyton Place (1965–1966), followed by lead roles in films such as Valley of the Dolls (1967), In the Heat of the Night (1967), and Shampoo (1975), for which she won her first 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
Emmy Award
seven times between 1966 and 1993, winning twice.


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 1940s–1950s 2.2 1960s 2.3 1970s 2.4 1980s–1990s 2.5 2000s–present

3 Filmography

3.1 Actress 3.2 Director

4 Notes 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links

Early life[edit] Lee Grant
Lee Grant
was born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal[2][3] in Manhattan, the only child of Witia (née Haskell), an actress and teacher, and Abraham W. Rosenthal, a realtor and educator. Her father was born in New York City, to Polish Jewish immigrants, and her mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant.[4] The family resided at 706 Riverside Drive, in the Hamilton Heights
Hamilton Heights
neighborhood of Manhattan.[5] Her date of birth is October 31, but the year is disputed, with all years ranging from 1925 to 1931 having been given as her year of birth at some point; however, census data, travel manifests, and testimony suggest that she was born in 1925 or 1926, while Grant's stated ages at the time of her professional debut and Oscar nomination indicate she was born in 1927.[1][a] She debuted in L'Oracolo at the Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
in 1931[16] at age four,[17] and later joined the American Ballet as an adolescent.[18] She attended Art Students League of New York, Juilliard School of Music, The High School of Music & Art, and George Washington High School, all in New York City. Grant graduated from high school, and won a scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, and studied under Sanford Meisner. She subsequently enrolled in Actors Studio in New York. Career[edit] 1940s–1950s[edit] Grant had her first stage ballet performance in 1933 at the Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
House.[19] In 1938, in her early teens, she was made a member of the American Ballet, under George Balanchine.[19] As an actress, Grant had her professional stage debut as understudy in Oklahoma in 1944. In 1948, she had her Broadway acting debut in Joy to the World. Grant established herself as a dramatic method actress on and off Broadway, earning praise for her role as a shoplifter in Detective Story in 1949.[20] She made her film debut two years later in the film version (Detective Story), starring Kirk Douglas, receiving her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination, and winning the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival.[21] She said she enjoyed working under director William Wyler, who helped guide her.[22]

But as quickly as that dream unfolded, her life soon turned into a nightmare... So right when her career should have been blooming, she was banned from working in Hollywood. And that ban lasted for twelve years, a lifetime for an actor.

Robert Osborne, Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies

In 1951, she gave an impassioned eulogy at the memorial service for actor J. Edward Bromberg, whose early death, she implied, was caused by the stress of being called before House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). After her eulogy was published, she was summoned by the same committee to testify against her husband, playwright Arnold Manoff, but refused. As a result, for the next ten years, her "prime years", as she put it,[24] she was blacklisted and her work in television and movies was limited.[25] Kirk Douglas, who acted with her in Detective Story, recalled that director Edward Dmytryk, a blacklistee, had first named her husband at the HUAC:

Lee was only a kid, a beautiful young girl with extraordinary talent and a big future. You could see it. She was so good that she earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her very first film role. But because Eddie Dmytryk named her husband, Lee Grant
Lee Grant
was blacklisted before her film career even had a chance to begin. Of course, she refused to testify about the man to whom she was married, and it took years before anyone would hire her for another picture.[26]

Grant appeared in a limited number of stage and television shows during these years. In 1953, she played Rose Peabody on the CBS soap opera, Search for Tomorrow. In the Broadway production of Two for the Seesaw in 1959, she succeeded Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
in the lead female role.[27] 1960s[edit]

Grant in 1961

By the time her name was finally removed from the blacklist in the early 1960s, she had since been divorced, remarried, and had a young daughter, Dinah. She began re-establishing her television and movie career. In her autobiography, she writes:

Dinah was my grail, my constant; nothing and no one could get between us. Dinah and my need to support her financially, morally, viscerally, and my rage at those who had taken twelve working, acting years from my life, were what motivated me.[28]:250

Her experience with the blacklist scarred her to such an extent that as late as 2002, she would freeze and go into a "near trance" when anyone asked her about her experiences during the McCarthy period.[29] Grant's first major achievement, after HUAC
officially cleared her, was in the 1960s television series Peyton Place, as Stella Chernak, for which she won an Emmy in 1966. In 1967, Grant appeared in an episode of Mission Impossible, portraying the wife of a U.S. diplomat who goes undercover to discredit a rogue diplomat. That same year, she played the distraught widow of a murder victim in the Oscar-winning In the Heat of the Night. In 1963, she won acclaim for her stage performance in the off-Broadway production of Jean Genet's The Maids.[19][30] 1970s[edit] She received subsequent Academy Award nominations for the dramas The Landlord (1970) and Voyage of the Damned
Voyage of the Damned
(1976). Her acting range extended into comedy equally well, notably in several roles as an overbearing mother. In Plaza Suite
Plaza Suite
(1971), a comedy directed by Arthur Hiller and written by Neil Simon, she played the harassed mother of a bride, with Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
as the father. The film was followed by another comedy role as the mother in Portnoy's Complaint (1972). Also in 1971, she played cold-blooded killer Leslie Williams on the second episode ("Ransom for a Dead Man") of the Peter Falk
Peter Falk
series Columbo. She would appear with Falk again on Broadway Prisoner of Second Avenue, whose playwright Neil Simon
Neil Simon
said that his "first and only choice" for the part was Grant, who he said was equally at home with dramatists such as Chekhov
or Sidney Kingsley, yet could also be "hilariously funny" when the script called for it, as she was able to portray essential honesty in her acting.[31] Among her most notable roles was as Warren Beatty's older lover in Shampoo (1975), for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. The film received mixed reviews, but was Columbia's biggest hit in the studio's 50-year history.[32] Shampoo was the second film in which Grant acted under director Hal Ashby. Critic Pauline Kael, comparing her in both films, noted Grant "is such a cool-style comedienne that she's in danger of having people say that she's good, as usual."[33] During the filming, however, she did have some serious disagreements with Beatty, who was also the producer, and nearly quit. During one scene, she wanted to play it in a way she felt was more realistic from a woman's perspective, but Beatty disagreed. After thinking about the scene for a few days, she told director Ashby that she could not do it Beatty's way and was quitting. As she was walking out, Beatty stopped her, and asked what was wrong. "I sat down and told him", she said. "He threw up his hands and said, 'Play it your way. What do I know? I'm a man.'"[34]

Grant in 1975

Despite the success of the film, Grant was feeling less secure in Hollywood, as she was then around fifty years old. She writes:

I was becoming my own worst enemy as an actor, traumatized onstage and fixated on staying young so I could keep working in film. A woman of a certain age does not play in movies or TV; we're kicked to the side or out. And I was a woman of a certain age, terrified I'd be found out and unemployed again.[28]:213

In March 1971, Grant appeared in the Columbo episode "Ransom for a Dead Man"', and was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie. Having been nominated for two performances in the same acting category, she received the award for her other Emmy-nominated performance in the television film, The Neon Ceiling. The only other nominee was Colleen Dewhurst; in Grant's acceptance speech, she wryly noted, "I must thank Colleen Dewhurst since it takes two of me to equal one of her."[citation needed] During the 1975-76 television season, she starred in the NBC sitcom Fay, which, to her chagrin, was canceled after eight episodes. She made a guest appearance on Empty Nest, in which her daughter Dinah Manoff co-starred. Grant is the only Hollywood actress of her generation to successfully move into directing. She directed the stage play, The Stronger in 1976, written by August Strindberg. 1980s–1990s[edit] In 1980, Grant directed her first film, Tell Me a Riddle, a story about an aging Jewish couple. She starred a HBO
remake of Plaza Suite in 1982, costarring Jerry Orbach, both playing three different characters in three acts. It was filmed before a live audience.[35][36]

Grant at the premiere of F.I.S.T. (April 1978)

Actor Bruce Dern, who played alongside her in The Big Town (1987), recalls working with her: " Lee Grant
Lee Grant
is a fabulous actress. Anytime she works it's a blessing you have her in your movie."[37] She directed several documentary films, including Down and Out in America (1986) which won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature. That same year, she directed Nobody's Child, a television movie starring Marlo Thomas about a woman confined to a mental institution for twenty years.[38] For her direction, Grant became the first female director to win the Directors Guild of America Award.[25] In 1988, she was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award for outstanding women who through their endurance and the excellence of their work have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry.[39] Admiring her directing and acting skill, actress Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
agreed to act in Hard Promises (1991) "only to work with Grant", although Grant was later replaced as its director.[40] In 1992, Grant played Dora Cohn, the mother of Roy Cohn
Roy Cohn
in the biographical made-for-TV film Citizen Cohn, which garnered her yet another Primetime Emmy Award nomination. 2000s–present[edit] In 2001, Lee Grant
Lee Grant
portrayed Louise Bonner in David Lynch's critically acclaimed Mullholland Drive. From 2004 to 2007, Carlin Glynn, Stephen Lang, and Grant served as co-artistic directors for the Actors Studio.[41] In the early 2000s, Grant directed a series of Intimate Portrait episodes for Lifetime Television, that celebrated a diverse range of accomplished women. In 2013 she returned to the stage, after a nearly forty-year absence, to star in The Gin Game, part of a benefit for improvement programs at the Island Music Guild. Grant played Fonsia Dorsey opposite Frank Buxton as Weller Martin; her daughter Dinah Manoff directed the production.[42] Filmography[edit] Actress[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1951 Detective Story Shoplifter

1953–1954 Search for Tomorrow Rose Peabody #1

1955 Storm Fear Edna Rogers

1959 Middle of the Night Marilyn

1963 The Balcony Carmen

An Affair of the Skin Katherine McCleod

1964 Pie in the Sky Suzy Filmed in 1962, but distribution problems postponed theatrical release until 1964. Retitled "Terror in the City."

The Fugitive Millie Hallop episode-"Taps for a Dead War"

1965–1966 Peyton Place Stella Chernak appeared in 71 episodes (8/19/1965–3/28/1966)

1967 Divorce American Style Dede Murphy

In the Heat of the Night Mrs. Leslie Colbert

Valley of the Dolls Miriam

The Big Valley Rosie Williams

1968 Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Fritzie Braddock

Judd, for the Defense Kay Gould

1969 The Big Bounce Joanne

Marooned Celia Pruett

1970 The Landlord Joyce Enders

There Was a Crooked Man... Mrs. Bullard

1971 Columbo: Ransom for a Dead Man Leslie Williams

The Neon Ceiling Carrie Miller

The Last Generation

archive footage

Plaza Suite Norma Hubley

1972 Portnoy's Complaint Sophie Portnoy

1974 The Internecine Project Jean Robertson

1975 Shampoo Felicia Karpf

Fay (TV series) Fay Stewart

1976 Voyage of the Damned Lillian Rosen

1977 Airport '77 Karen Wallace

The Spell Marilyn Matchett

1978 Damien: Omen II Ann Thorn

The Swarm Anne MacGregor

The Mafu Cage Ellen

1979 When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? Clarisse Ethridge

1980 Little Miss Marker The Judge

1981 Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan
and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Mrs. Lupowitz

1982 Visiting Hours Deborah Ballin

1984 Billions for Boris Sascha Harris

Constance Mrs. Barr

Teachers Dr. Donna Burke

1985 Sanford Meisner: The American Theatre's Best Kept Secret Herself Documentary

1987 The Big Town Ferguson Edwards

1991 Defending Your Life Lena Foster

1992 Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story Carol Gertz TV film

Earth and the American Dream Narrator

Citizen Cohn Dora Marcus Cohn

1996 It's My Party Amalia Stark

The Substance of Fire Cora Cahn

Under Heat Jane

2000 Dr. T & the Women Dr. Harper

The Amati Girls Aunt Spendora

2001 Mulholland Drive Louise Bonner

2005 The Needs of Kim Stanley Herself

Going Shopping Winnie


Year Production Notes

1975 For the Use of the Hall TV film

1976 The Stronger short subject

1980 Tell Me a Riddle

1981 The Willmar 8 Documentary

1984 A Matter of Sex TV film

1985 What Sex Am I? Documentary

ABC Afterschool Special Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale (TV episode)

1986 Nobody's Child TV film - DGA Award

Down and Out in America Documentary (also narrator)

1989 Staying Together

No Place Like Home TV film

1994 When Women Kill Documentary

Seasons of the Heart TV film

Following Her Heart TV film

Reunion TV film

1997 Say It, Fight It, Cure It TV film

1999 Confronting the Crisis: Childcare in America TV film

2000 American Masters Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light

The Loretta Claiborne Story TV film

2001 The Gun Deadlock TV film

2004 Biography Melanie Griffith

2000–2004 Intimate Portrait 43 episodes

2005 ... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood TV film


^ While secondary sources put Grant's year of birth between 1925 and 1931, various primary sources place it between 1925 and 1928:

New York City birth indexes indicate that a Lyova Rosenthal was born in the Bronx
on October 31, 1925.[6] United States Public Records (under the name Lee Grant
Lee Grant
Manoff) give Grant's date of birth as October 31, 1925.[7] Census records indicate that Grant—under her birth name of Lyova Haskell Rosenthal—was aged 4 at the 1930 census,[8] and 14 at the 1940 census.[9] A July 1933 shipping manifesto puts Grant's age at 7 years of age, and the year of birth 1926.[10] Grant gave her date of birth as October 31, 1926, in testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee.[11][12] In her autobiography, I Said Yes to Everything (2014), Grant states she was twenty-four years old when she received her first Oscar nomination at the 24th Academy Awards, held in March 1952, and when she won at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival
1952 Cannes Film Festival
(held in April/May 1952).[13] Grant reiterated this claim in an interview with Robert Osborne
Robert Osborne
of Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies
in 2014.[14] In another interview in 2016, Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottfried
also put her age at twenty-four at the time of the Cannes win.[15] Grant has admitted to being very uncomfortable about publications concerning her age.[need quotation to verify][15]


^ a b c Grant's date of birth is October 31, but discord exists between sources over year, giving every year between 1925 and 1931.

Mid-1920s: Rickey, Carrie (July 17, 2014), "'I Said Yes to Everything', by Lee Grant", SFGate.com, retrieved January 22, 2017, Lyova Rosenthal was born in the mid-1920s. The granddaughter of Polish and Russian immigrants is famously inexact about her age. From her mid-20s to her mid-30s, the blacklist left her unemployable in TV and film, so she lied about her years, whatever they were, to remain viable as an actress.  1925: Fraley, Jason (2015-07-06). "Screen legend dishes on Oscar, Emmys, Blacklist". WTOP. Retrieved January 18, 2017.  1926–1930: Lyman, Darryl (1999). Great Jews in the Performing Arts. Jonathan David Publishers. p. 124.  1927: "Movie Memory Lee Grant
Lee Grant
1976". New York Daily News. December 1, 2002. Retrieved January 22, 2017.  1927: " Lee Grant
Lee Grant
American actress and director". Britannica.com. Retrieved January 18, 2017.  1928, 1929, 1931: Block, Maxine; Rothe, Anna Herthe; Candee, Marjorie Dent; Moritz, Charles (1975). Current Biography Yearbook. H.W. Wilson Company. p. 150.  Aged 24 in April/May 1952: Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(October 2016). "Lee Grant". Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast! (Interview). Interview with Gilbert Gottfried. 11 minutes 41 seconds. Retrieved January 27, 2017. Grant: I was nominated and I was given the Best Actress Award in Cannes in 1952; Gottfried: So here you are and I think you were 24 at the time so this is like your career is exploding and then what happens then? 

^ Roberts, Jerry. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors, Scarecrow Press, 1st edition (June 5, 2009), Amazon Digital Services, Inc; ASIN: B009W3C7E8 ^ Katz, Ephraim. The Film Encyclopedia, Harper Perennial (1998) p. 552; ISBN 0-06-273492-X ^ Profile, forward.com; accessed September 9, 2014. ^ Lee Grant
Lee Grant
profile, FilmReference.com; accessed September 9, 2014. ^ "New York, New York, Birth Index, 1910-1965". Ancestry.com. New York City Department of Health. Retrieved 2 February 2018.  Note: online record mistranscribed as "21 Oct"; original document states October 31. ^ "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJZ3-MSLD : 23 May 2014), Lee Grant
Lee Grant
Manoff, Residence, Wilmington, Delaware, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information. ^ The 1930 census (Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll: 1577; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 1027; Image: 588.0; FHL microfilm: 2341312. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls) gives her age as 4 and 6/12 months (i.e. 4 ½ years old). (NOTE: a) the census always requests the age of the individual being enumerated as of his or her last birthday; b) the first name is misspelled, as "Lyniva"). View original document at FamilySearch ^ The 1940 census (Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: New York, New York, New York; Roll: T627_2671; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 31-1922. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 2012. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls) gives her age as 14 in April 1940 (NOTE: a) the census always requests the age of the individual being enumerated as of his or her last birthday; b) the first name is misspelled as "Lyoua"). View original document at FamilySearch and FamilyTreeNow. ^ "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24V3-24H : 2 October 2015), Lyova Rosenthal, July 12, 1933; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). ^ United States. Congress. House. Un-American Activities (1958). Hearings. 2. United States Government Publishing Office. p. 2596.  ^ Vaughn, Robert (1972). Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 227. Retrieved August 13, 2016.  ^ Grant, Lee (July 8, 2014). "Read an Excerpt From Lee Grant's Memoir About Her Steamy Shampoo Days With Warren Beatty". Vulture.com. Retrieved January 23, 2017.  ^ Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(2014). "Conversation With Lee Grant, A". Interview with Robert Osborne. Turner Classic Movies. 7 minutes 50 seconds. Retrieved January 27, 2017. By that time I was twenty-four when I was nominated for an Academy Award and I won the Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
Award for Best Actress... for this little teeny part in 1952  ^ a b Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(October 2016). "Lee Grant". Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast! (Interview). Interview with Gilbert Gottfried. 11 minutes 41 seconds. Retrieved January 27, 2017. Grant: I was nominated and I was given the Best Actress Award in Cannes in 1952; Gottfried: So here you are and I think you were 24 at the time so this is like your career is exploding and then what happens then?  ^ Olin Downes. The Opera: Scotti Cheered as Chim-Fen in "L'Oracolo"-Tribute to Mme. Jeritza in "Cavalleria." November 24, 1931. The New York Times. "Hoo-Chee...Lyova Rosenthal" ^ "Movie Memory Lee Grant
Lee Grant
1976". New York Daily News. December 1, 2002. Retrieved January 22, 2017.  ^ Gray, Spalding. Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue, Random House (2005) p. 154 ^ a b c Turner Classic Movies ^ Lee Grant
Lee Grant
at the Internet Broadway Database ^ Best Actress Award (Cannes Film Festival) ^ Interview: Lee Grant, "Inside the Actors Studio" 1998 ^ "Conversation With Lee Grant", 2014, tcm.com; accessed May 5, 2017. ^ " Lee Grant
Lee Grant
on life beyond the Hollywood blacklist", CBSnews.com, August 3, 2014. ^ a b Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies
"Evening With Lee Grant" (1of4), Detective Story, interview with Robert Osborne, 2014 ^ Douglas, Kirk. I Am Spartacus: Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist, Open Road Media (2012) p. 26; ISBN 978-1453254806 ^ "Two for the Seesaw", CBS News, 2017 ^ a b Grant, Lee. I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir, Penguin (2014) ISBN 978-0-399-16930-4 ^ Ross, Steven J. Hollywood Left and Right, Oxford Univ. Press (2011) p. 128; ISBN 978-0195181722 ^ Lee Grant
Lee Grant
at the Internet Off-Broadway Database ^ Simon, Neil. Rewrites, Simon & Schuster (1996) p. 336) ^ Ford, Elizabeth. The Makeover in Movies: Before and After in Hollywood Films, 1941-2002, McFarland (2004) p. 198 ^ Kael, Pauline. The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael, Penguin e-books (2011) ^ Biskind, Peter. Star: The Life and Wild Times of Warren Beatty, Simon & Schuster (2010) e-book ^ Shelley, Peter. Neil Simon
Neil Simon
on Screen: Adaptations and Original Scripts for Film and Television, McFarland (2015) p. 55 ^ Scene from Plaza Suite
Plaza Suite
(1982), Act II, Lee Grant
Lee Grant
& Jerry Orbach ^ Dern, Bruce. Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have: An Unrepentant Memoir, Wiley (2007) p. 231 ^ Lee Grant
Lee Grant
on IMDb ^ Profile Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine. Women in Film website; accessed September 9, 2014. ^ Jarboe, Jan. "Sissy Spacek's Long Walk Home", Texas Monthly, February 1991, p. 126. ^ Lipton, James. Inside Inside, Penguin Group (USA), October 18, 2007; ISBN 9781101211991, pg. 112 ^ Michael C. Moore (August 12, 2013). "Theater: High-powered cast deals this 'Gin Game'". Kitsap A&E. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 

Further reading[edit] Grant, Lee (2014). I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir. Blue Rider Press. ISBN 978-0147516282.  External links[edit]

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Awards for Lee Grant

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Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress


Gale Sondergaard
Gale Sondergaard
(1936) Alice Brady
Alice Brady
(1937) Fay Bainter
Fay Bainter
(1938) Hattie McDaniel
Hattie McDaniel
(1939) Jane Darwell
Jane Darwell
(1940) Mary Astor
Mary Astor
(1941) Teresa Wright
Teresa Wright
(1942) Katina Paxinou
Katina Paxinou
(1943) Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore
(1944) Anne Revere
Anne Revere
(1945) Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
(1946) Celeste Holm
Celeste Holm
(1947) Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
(1948) Mercedes McCambridge
Mercedes McCambridge
(1949) Josephine Hull (1950)


Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
(1951) Gloria Grahame
Gloria Grahame
(1952) Donna Reed
Donna Reed
(1953) Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Saint
(1954) Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet
(1955) Dorothy Malone
Dorothy Malone
(1956) Miyoshi Umeki
Miyoshi Umeki
(1957) Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller
(1958) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1959) Shirley Jones
Shirley Jones
(1960) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1961) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1962) Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
(1963) Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
(1964) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1965) Sandy Dennis (1966) Estelle Parsons
Estelle Parsons
(1967) Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
(1968) Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
(1969) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1970) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1971) Eileen Heckart (1972) Tatum O'Neal
Tatum O'Neal
(1973) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1974) Lee Grant
Lee Grant


Beatrice Straight (1976) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1977) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
(1980) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1981) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1982) Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1985) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1986) Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
(1987) Geena Davis
Geena Davis
(1988) Brenda Fricker
Brenda Fricker
(1989) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei
(1992) Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1996) Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
(1997) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1998) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1999) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden


Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2004) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
(2009) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney

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Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
Award for Best Actress


Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1946) Isa Miranda
Isa Miranda
(1949) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1951) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) cast of Bolshaya Semya (1955) Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
(1956) Giulietta Masina
Giulietta Masina
(1957) Bibi Andersson
Bibi Andersson
/ Eva Dahlbeck
Eva Dahlbeck
/ Barbro Hiort af Ornäs / Ingrid Thulin (1958) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1959) Melina Mercouri
Melina Mercouri
/ Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1960) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1961) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
/ Rita Tushingham
Rita Tushingham
(1962) Marina Vlady
Marina Vlady
(1963) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
/ Barbara Barrie
Barbara Barrie
(1964) Samantha Eggar
Samantha Eggar
(1965) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1966) Pia Degermark
Pia Degermark
(1967) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1969) Ottavia Piccolo
Ottavia Piccolo
(1970) Kitty Winn (1971) Susannah York
Susannah York
(1972) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1973) Marie-José Nat
Marie-José Nat
(1974) Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perrine


Dominique Sanda
Dominique Sanda
/ Mari Törőcsik
Mari Törőcsik
(1976) Shelley Duvall
Shelley Duvall
/ Monique Mercure (1977) Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh
/ Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1978) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1979) Anouk Aimée
Anouk Aimée
(1980) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1981) Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak
Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak
(1982) Hanna Schygulla
Hanna Schygulla
(1983) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1984) Norma Aleandro
Norma Aleandro
/ Cher
(1985) Barbara Sukowa
Barbara Sukowa
/ Fernanda Torres
Fernanda Torres
(1986) Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
(1987) Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
/ Jodhi May / Linda Mvusi
Linda Mvusi
(1988) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1989) Krystyna Janda
Krystyna Janda
(1990) Irène Jacob
Irène Jacob
(1991) Pernilla August
Pernilla August
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Virna Lisi
Virna Lisi
(1994) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1995) Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethyn
(1996) Kathy Burke (1997) Élodie Bouchez
Élodie Bouchez
/ Natacha Régnier
Natacha Régnier
(1998) Séverine Caneele
Séverine Caneele
/ Émilie Dequenne
Émilie Dequenne
(1999) Björk


Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2001) Kati Outinen (2002) Marie-Josée Croze
Marie-Josée Croze
(2003) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(2004) Hana Laszlo
Hana Laszlo
(2005) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
/ Carmen Maura
Carmen Maura
/ Lola Dueñas
Lola Dueñas
/ Chus Lampreave
Chus Lampreave
/ Blanca Portillo / Yohana Cobo
Yohana Cobo
(2006) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
(2007) Sandra Corveloni (2008) Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg
(2009) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(2010) Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
(2011) Cristina Flutur / Cosmina Stratan (2012) Bérénice Bejo
Bérénice Bejo
(2013) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2014) Emmanuelle Bercot
Emmanuelle Bercot
/ Rooney Mara
Rooney Mara
(2015) Jaclyn Jose (2016) Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger

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Directors Guild of America Award
Directors Guild of America Award
for Outstanding Directing – Miniseries or TV Film


Buzz Kulik for Brian's Song
Brian's Song
(1971) Lamont Johnson for That Certain Summer
That Certain Summer
(1972) Joseph Sargent
Joseph Sargent
for The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973) John Korty for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) Sam O'Steen
Sam O'Steen
for Queen of the Stardust Ballroom
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom
(1975) Marvin J. Chomsky for Inside the Third Reich (1982) Edward Zwick
Edward Zwick
for Special
Bulletin (1983) Daniel Petrie
Daniel Petrie
for The Dollmaker (1984) John Erman for An Early Frost (1985) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
for Nobody's Child (1986) Jud Taylor for Foxfire (1987) Lamont Johnson for Lincoln (1988) Dan Curtis for War and Remembrance: "Parts VIII-XII: The Final Chapter" (1989) Roger Young for Murder in Mississippi
Murder in Mississippi
(1990) Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stephen Gyllenhaal
for Paris Trout (1991) Ron Lagomarsino for Picket Fences: "Pilot" (1992) Michael Ritchie for The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993) Rod Holcomb for ER: "Pilot" (1994) Mick Jackson for Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995) Betty Thomas
Betty Thomas
for The Late Shift (1996) John Herzfeld for Don King: Only in America (1997) Michael Cristofer
Michael Cristofer
for Gia
(1998) Mick Jackson for Tuesdays with Morrie (1999) Jeff Bleckner for The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000)


Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
for Conspiracy (2001) Mick Jackson for Live from Baghdad (2002) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
for Angels in America (2003) Joseph Sargent
Joseph Sargent
for Something the Lord Made (2004) George C. Wolfe
George C. Wolfe
for Lackawanna Blues (2005) Walter Hill for Broken Trail
Broken Trail
(2006) Yves Simoneau for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) Jay Roach
Jay Roach
for Recount (2008) Ross Katz
Ross Katz
for Taking Chance
Taking Chance
(2009) Mick Jackson for Temple Grandin (2010) Jon Cassar
Jon Cassar
for The Kennedys (2011) Jay Roach
Jay Roach
for Game Change (2012) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
for Behind the Candelabra
Behind the Candelabra
(2013) Lisa Cholodenko for Olive Kitteridge (2014) Dee Rees
Dee Rees
for Bessie (2015) Steven Zaillian for The Night Of: "The Beach" (2016) Jean-Marc Vallée
Jean-Marc Vallée
for Big Little Lies (2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Barbara Hale
Barbara Hale
(1959) Pamela Brown (1962) Glenda Farrell
Glenda Farrell
(1963) Ruth White (1964) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(1966) Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
(1967) Barbara Anderson (1968) Susan Saint James
Susan Saint James
(1969) Gail Fisher
Gail Fisher
(1970) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1971) Jenny Agutter (1972) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1973) Joanna Miles
Joanna Miles
(1974) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1975) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1976) Kristy McNichol
Kristy McNichol
(1977) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1978) Kristy McNichol
Kristy McNichol
(1979) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1980) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1981) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1982) Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts
(1983) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1984) Betty Thomas
Betty Thomas
(1985) Bonnie Bartlett
Bonnie Bartlett
(1986) Bonnie Bartlett
Bonnie Bartlett
(1987) Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
(1988) Melanie Mayron (1989) Marg Helgenberger
Marg Helgenberger
(1990) Madge Sinclair
Madge Sinclair
(1991) Valerie Mahaffey
Valerie Mahaffey
(1992) Mary Alice
Mary Alice
(1993) Leigh Taylor-Young
Leigh Taylor-Young
(1994) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(1995) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1996) Kim Delaney
Kim Delaney
(1997) Camryn Manheim
Camryn Manheim
(1998) Holland Taylor
Holland Taylor
(1999) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2000) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2001) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(2002) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(2003) Drea de Matteo
Drea de Matteo
(2004) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(2005) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(2006) Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl
(2007) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(2008) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2009) Archie Panjabi
Archie Panjabi
(2010) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2011) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2012) Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
(2013) Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
(2014) Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba
(2015) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2016) Ann Dowd
Ann Dowd

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