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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Mulholland Drive (2001)

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Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Laura Harring  •  Ann Miller  •  Dan Hedaya

Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Laura Harring  •  Ann Miller  •  Dan Hedaya

Airport '77 (1977)

Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle after a hijacking gone wrong. Now the surviving passengers must brave panic, slow leaks, oxygen depletion, and more while attempting a daring plan, all while 200 feet underwater.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Jameson
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Lee Grant  •  Brenda Vaccaro  •  Joseph Cotten

Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle after a hijacking gone wrong. Now the surviving passengers must brave panic, slow leaks, oxygen depletion, and more while attempting a daring plan, all while 200 feet underwater.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Jameson
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Lee Grant  •  Brenda Vaccaro  •  Joseph Cotten

Defending Your Life (1991)

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In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Meryl Streep  •  Rip Torn  •  Lee Grant

In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Meryl Streep  •  Rip Torn  •  Lee Grant

Detective Story (1951)

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod, leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city's lowlife. The characters who pass through the precinct ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Eleanor Parker  •  William Bendix  •  Cathy O'Donnell

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod, leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city's lowlife. The characters who pass through the precinct ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Eleanor Parker  •  William Bendix  •  Cathy O'Donnell

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

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An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Rod Steiger  •  Warren Oates  •  Lee Grant

An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Rod Steiger  •  Warren Oates  •  Lee Grant

Marooned (1969)

After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to Earth only to find their de-orbit thrusters won't activate. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Richard Crenna  •  David Janssen  •  James Franciscus

After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to Earth only to find their de-orbit thrusters won't activate. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Richard Crenna  •  David Janssen  •  James Franciscus

Shampoo (1975)

George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairstylist whose uncontrolled libido stands between him and his ambitions. He wants the security of a relationship. He wants to be a hairdressing "star" and open his own salon. But the fact that he beds down with the wife, daughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Julie Christie  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Lee Grant

George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairstylist whose uncontrolled libido stands between him and his ambitions. He wants the security of a relationship. He wants to be a hairdressing "star" and open his own salon. But the fact that he beds down with the wife, daughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Julie Christie  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Lee Grant

The Landlord (1970)

At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert it into a posh flat. But Elgar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Lee Grant  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Diana Sands

At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert it into a posh flat. But Elgar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Lee Grant  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Diana Sands

The Swarm (1978)

Scientist Dr. Bradford Crane and army general Thalius Slater join forces to fight an almost invisible enemy threatening America; killer bees that have deadly venom and attack without reason. Disaster movie-master Irwin Allen's film contains spectacular special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Allen
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Katharine Ross  •  Richard Widmark  •  Richard Chamberlain

Scientist Dr. Bradford Crane and army general Thalius Slater join forces to fight an almost invisible enemy threatening America; killer bees that have deadly venom and attack without reason. Disaster movie-master Irwin Allen's film contains spectacular special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Allen
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Katharine Ross  •  Richard Widmark  •  Richard Chamberlain

Dr. T & the Women (2000)

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A successful Texas gynecologist finds himself amid a bevy of women and their problems – his wife’s breakdown, his daughter's fake marriage, his other daughter’s conspiracy theories, and his secretary’s crush. Craving time for himself, he finds solace in a kind outsider.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Helen Hunt  •  Farrah Fawcett  •  Laura Dern

A successful Texas gynecologist finds himself amid a bevy of women and their problems – his wife’s breakdown, his daughter's fake marriage, his other daughter’s conspiracy theories, and his secretary’s crush. Craving time for himself, he finds solace in a kind outsider.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Helen Hunt  •  Farrah Fawcett  •  Laura Dern

Teachers (1984)

A teacher tries to overcome his frustration teaching a high-school that seems to be full of flunkies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Judd Hirsch  •  Ralph Macchio

A teacher tries to overcome his frustration teaching a high-school that seems to be full of flunkies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Judd Hirsch  •  Ralph Macchio

Damien - Omen II (1978)

Since the sudden and highly suspicious death of his parents, 12-year-old Damien has been in the charge of his wealthy aunt and uncle. Widely feared to be the Antichrist, Damien relentlessly plots to seize control of his uncle's business empire—and the world. Anyone ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Taylor
CAST:  William Holden  •  Lee Grant  •  Jonathan Scott-Taylor  •  Robert Foxworth

Since the sudden and highly suspicious death of his parents, 12-year-old Damien has been in the charge of his wealthy aunt and uncle. Widely feared to be the Antichrist, Damien relentlessly plots to seize control of his uncle's business empire—and the world. Anyone ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Taylor
CAST:  William Holden  •  Lee Grant  •  Jonathan Scott-Taylor  •  Robert Foxworth

Citizen Cohn (1992)

As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Pierson
CAST:  James Woods  •  Joe Don Baker  •  Joseph Bologna  •  Ed Flanders

As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Pierson
CAST:  James Woods  •  Joe Don Baker  •  Joseph Bologna  •  Ed Flanders

There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)

Arizona Territorial Prison inmate Paris Pitman, Jr. is a schemer, a charmer, and quite popular among his fellow convicts — especially with $500,000 in stolen loot hidden away and a plan to escape and recover it. New warden Woodward Lopeman has other ideas about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Henry Fonda  •  Hume Cronyn  •  Warren Oates

Arizona Territorial Prison inmate Paris Pitman, Jr. is a schemer, a charmer, and quite popular among his fellow convicts — especially with $500,000 in stolen loot hidden away and a plan to escape and recover it. New warden Woodward Lopeman has other ideas about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Henry Fonda  •  Hume Cronyn  •  Warren Oates

When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)

Marjoe Gortner plays a drug dealer whose car breaks down in a small U.S. town. In turn, the town's people become victim to his unique brand of physical and mental torture.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Milton Katselas
CAST:  Candy Clark  •  Marjoe Gortner  •  Stephanie Faracy  •  Dixie Harris

Marjoe Gortner plays a drug dealer whose car breaks down in a small U.S. town. In turn, the town's people become victim to his unique brand of physical and mental torture.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Milton Katselas
CAST:  Candy Clark  •  Marjoe Gortner  •  Stephanie Faracy  •  Dixie Harris

A Matter of Sex (1984)

Dramatization of the true story of the so-called Willmar Eight, a group of Minnesota bank workers who braved freezing conditions whilst picketing their branch in a struggle for union rights.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Grant
CAST:  Jean Stapleton  •  Dinah Manoff  •  Nancy Beatty  •  Judge Reinhold

Dramatization of the true story of the so-called Willmar Eight, a group of Minnesota bank workers who braved freezing conditions whilst picketing their branch in a struggle for union rights.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Grant
CAST:  Jean Stapleton  •  Dinah Manoff  •  Nancy Beatty  •  Judge Reinhold

Voyage of the Damned (1976)

A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  Max von Sydow  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Oskar Werner  •  Lee Grant

A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  Max von Sydow  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Oskar Werner  •  Lee Grant

Lieutenant Schuster's Wife (1972)

After a policeman is murdered in an ambush, rumors surface that he was on the take. His widow sets out to catch the killers and clear her husband's name.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lowell Rich
CAST:  Lee Grant  •  Jack Warden  •  Eartha Kitt  •  Don Galloway

After a policeman is murdered in an ambush, rumors surface that he was on the take. His widow sets out to catch the killers and clear her husband's name.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lowell Rich
CAST:  Lee Grant  •  Jack Warden  •  Eartha Kitt  •  Don Galloway

The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro (1989)

The story of the hijacking of the Itallian liner Achille Lauro by four militants of the Palestine Liberation Front, in 1985, who demanded the release of several Palestinians incarcerated in Israeli prisoners. On their hands, lies the fate of several passengers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert L. Collins
CAST:  Karl Malden  •  Lee Grant  •  E.G. Marshall  •  Vera Miles

The story of the hijacking of the Itallian liner Achille Lauro by four militants of the Palestine Liberation Front, in 1985, who demanded the release of several Palestinians incarcerated in Israeli prisoners. On their hands, lies the fate of several passengers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert L. Collins
CAST:  Karl Malden  •  Lee Grant  •  E.G. Marshall  •  Vera Miles

The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer (1992)

Richard Kuklinski was a devoted husband, loving father--and ruthless killer of over 100 people. You'll meet him in this powerful documentary that features one of the most vivid and disturbing interviews ever recorded--taped behind the walls of the prison where ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Ginsberg
CAST:  Richard Kuklinski  •  Michael Baden  •  Robert J. Carroll  •  Lee Grant

Richard Kuklinski was a devoted husband, loving father--and ruthless killer of over 100 people. You'll meet him in this powerful documentary that features one of the most vivid and disturbing interviews ever recorded--taped behind the walls of the prison where ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Ginsberg
CAST:  Richard Kuklinski  •  Michael Baden  •  Robert J. Carroll  •  Lee Grant
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