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Lee Grant is a Actor and Director American born on 31 october 1925 at New York City (USA)

Lee Grant

Lee Grant
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Birth name Lyova Haskell Rosenthal
Nationality USA
Birth 31 october 1925 (94 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Lee Grant is an American stage, film and television actress, and film director. From 1952 through 1964 she was blacklisted from radio, film, and most television work, but continued working sporadically in the theatre during this time.

She won the Best Actress Award at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival for her role as the shoplifter in the 1951 film version of Detective Story. She won the 1964 Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actress for her performance as Solange in Jean Genet's The Maids. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Felicia Karpf in Shampoo (1975). She has been nominated for the Emmy Award seven times between 1966 through 1993, winning twice.

Biography

Lee Grant, née Lyova Haskepp Rosenthal à New York, est la fille d'immigrés juifs d'Europe orientale. Sa mère, Witia Haskell, est enseignante, et son père Abraham W. Rosenthal est courtier en immeubles et éducateur. Son nom de scène, Lee Grant, est une compilation des deux principaux généraux américains de la guerre civile. À quatre ans, elle débute comme ballerine au Metropolitan Opera de New York et durant son enfance, elle étudie la danse et la comédie.

Lee Grant s'est établie en tant qu'actrice dramatique dans les théâtres de Broadway. Elle fait ses débuts au cinéma dans la version cinématographique dans Detective Story de William Wyler qui lui vaut sa première nomination pour l'Oscar du meilleure actrice dans un second rôle et le Prix d'interprétation féminine du Festival de Cannes. Dans les années 1950, elle est l'une des victimes du maccarthysme et inscrite sur la liste noire du cinéma. Appelée devant le House Un-American Activities Committee à témoigner contre son mari, le dramaturge Arnold Manoff , père de sa fille, l'actrice Dinah Manoff, elle refuse de témoigner et est finalement mise à l'index du cinéma américain. Elle continue à travailler au théâtre et reprend sa carrière cinématographique dans les années 1960, apparaissant en 1965 dans la série télévisée Peyton Place. Pour son interprétation remarquable de Stella Chernak, elle remporte le Primetime Emmy Award de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle dans une série télévisée dramatique en 1966.

Lee Grant reçoit d'autres nominations pour l'Oscar de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle : pour le rôle de Mrs. Colbert dans Dans la chaleur de la nuit (In the Heat of the Night, 1967) de Norman Jewison ; celui de Mrs. Enders dans Le Propriétaire (The Landlord, 1970) de Hal Ashby ; celui de Lili Rosen dans Le Voyage des damnés (Voyage of the Damned) (1976) et remporte l'Oscar pour son rôle de Felicia dans Shampoo (1975) de Hal Ashby].

Comme réalisatrice, on lui doit plusieurs films documentaires, dont Down and Out in America (1986) qui remporte l'Oscar du meilleur film documentaire en 1987. Entre 1999 et 2004, elle réalise pour la télévision des documentaires sur des femmes célèbres, qu'elles soient actrices (Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy, Laura Dern, Margot Kidder, Jane Alexander, Mia Farrow, Bo Derek, Mo'nique, Stockard Channing), chanteuses (Cyndi Lauper, Dionne Warwick), femmes politiques (Bella Abzug, Tipper Gore), journalistes (Liz Tilberis, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem), athlètes (Florence Griffith-Joyner, Kristi Yamaguchi) ou femmes d'affaires (Diane von Fürstenberg) pour les épisodes de la série télévisée Intimate Portrait produite par Lifetime Television.

En mai 1971, elle remporte le Primetime Emmy Award de la meilleure actrice dans une mini-série ou un téléfilm pour son interprétation du rôle de Carrie Miller dans The Neon Ceiling. À la même cérémonie et dans la même catégorie, elle est aussi nommée pour le rôle de Leslie Williams, l'avocate meurtrière, dans l'épisode pilote de Columbo, Rançon pour un homme mort (Ransom for a Dead Man).

En 1975, elle crée sa propre sitcom, intitulée Fay , qui malgré sa popularité, est annulée après seulement huit épisodes par NBC (deux ultimes épisodes ne seront diffusés par NBC qu'en mai et juin 1976).

Elle est aussi l'invitée vedette de Empty Nest , une série télévisée dans laquelle sa fille Dinah Manoff tient un des rôles principaux.

Best films

Shampoo (1975)
(Actress)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
(Actress)
Marooned (1969)
(Actress)

Usually with

Ben Maddow
Ben Maddow
(2 films)
Hal Ashby
Hal Ashby
(3 films)
David Lynch
David Lynch
(1 films)
Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lee Grant (43 films)

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Actress

Going Shopping, 1h46
Directed by Henry Jaglom
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Rob Morrow, Lee Grant, Juliet Landau, Mae Whitman, Bruce Davison, Jennifer Grant
Roles Winnie
Rating51% 2.5568852.5568852.5568852.5568852.556885
Holly tient une boutique de vêtements chics à Santa Monica. Adam, son amant et comptable, est parti avec la caisse et Holly doit absolument réaliser d'importantes ventes pendant le week-end de la fête des mères pour sauver sa boutique. Durant ce week-end frénétique, Holly doit aussi gérer des relations délicates avec Winnie, sa mère, et Coco, sa fille, et entame un flirt avec Miles. Tout au long du film, des clientes évoquent le rôle que le shopping joue dans leurs vies.
Mulholland Drive, 2h26
Directed by David Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Romance
Themes Assassinat, Films about films, Les fantasmes, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Ann Miller, Robert Forster, Brent Briscoe
Roles Louise Bonner
Rating78% 3.949413.949413.949413.949413.94941
The story may not be linear and exhibits several instances of temporal disruption. A dark-haired woman (Harring) escapes her own murder, surviving a car accident on Mulholland Drive. Injured and in shock, she descends into Los Angeles and sneaks into an apartment which an older, red-headed woman has just vacated. An aspiring actress named Betty Elms (Watts) arrives at the same apartment and finds the dark-haired woman confused, not knowing her own name. The dark-haired woman assumes the name "Rita" after seeing a poster for the film Gilda (1946), starring Rita Hayworth. To help Rita remember her identity, Betty looks in Rita's purse, where she finds a large amount of money and an unusual blue key.
The Amati Girls, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Cloris Leachman, Mercedes Ruehl, Dinah Manoff, Sean Young, Lee Grant, Robert Picardo
Roles Aunt Spendora
Rating51% 2.5681752.5681752.5681752.5681752.568175
The film centers around an Italian American family of four sisters (Mercedes Ruehl, Dinah Manoff, Sean Young, and Lily Knight) who reside in Philadelphia. After their father's death, in trying to convince their mother (Cloris Leachman) that her life is still worth living, each sister grapples with her own ideas on love, faith, and ultimately, the meaning of life.
Dr. T & the Women, 2h3
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern, Shelley Long, Kate Hudson
Roles Dr. Harper
Rating46% 2.302192.302192.302192.302192.30219
Dr. Sullivan Travis (aka "Dr. T.") (Richard Gere) is a wealthy Dallas gynecologist for some of the wealthiest women in Texas who finds his life beginning to fall apart starting when his wife, Kate (Farrah Fawcett), suffers a nervous breakdown and is committed to the state mental hospital. Dr. T's eldest daughter, Dee Dee (Kate Hudson), is planning to go through with her approaching wedding despite the secret that she is romantically involved with Marilyn (Liv Tyler), the maid of honor. Dr. T's youngest daughter, Connie (Tara Reid), is a spunky conspiracy theorist who has her own agenda, while Dr. T's loyal secretary, Carolyn (Shelley Long), has romantic feelings for him, which are not mutual. Dr. T's sister-in-law, Peggy (Laura Dern), meddles in every situation she stumbles into, while one woman, Bree (Helen Hunt), a golf instructor, offers him comfort.
It's My Party, 1h50
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Eric Roberts, Margaret Cho, Bruce Davison, Lee Grant, Devon Gummersall, George Segal
Roles Amalia Stark
Rating71% 3.595843.595843.595843.595843.59584
It's My Party chronicles a two-day party hosted by Nick Stark (Eric Roberts) who, having been diagnosed with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, will fall into a state of mental lapse lasting for months until his death. He decides instead to host a party for his family and friends, at the end of which he will commit suicide by taking Seconal.
Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story, 1h40
Directed by Tom McLoughlin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Medical-themed films, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Molly Ringwald, Lee Grant, Perry King, Martin Landau, Roxana Zal, George Coe
Roles Carol Gertz
Rating65% 3.2923853.2923853.2923853.2923853.292385
Alison Gertz (played by Molly Ringwald) is an upscale and self-assured Manhattanite. At the age of sixteen, Gertz meets a bartender named Darren and has a one-night stand with him. This results in her contracting HIV. The film shows how Gertz overcomes her fears and becomes an advocate educating high schoolers and collegians.
Citizen Cohn, 1h51
Directed by Frank Pierson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors James Woods, Joe Don Baker, Joseph Bologna, Lee Grant, Ed Flanders, Jeffrery Nordling
Roles Dora Cohn
Rating71% 3.594413.594413.594413.594413.59441
The film spans Cohn's life from childhood through his initial rise to power as McCarthy's right-hand man in the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearings and his eventual public discrediting a month before his death in 1986 from AIDS. It is told mostly in flashback as Cohn lies dying in a Virginia hospital, hallucinating that his many enemies (from Robert Kennedy to Ethel Rosenberg, a convicted Communist spy he sent to the electric chair) are haunting him. It concerns aspects of Cohn's life such as his closeted homosexuality and the measure of his culpability in the "Red Scare" of the 1950s. While the movie portrays Cohn in a decidedly unsympathetic light, it also depicts episodes in his life, such as the death of his beloved mother, in which he showed a more tender, compassionate side.
Defending Your Life, 1h52
Directed by Albert Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant, Michael Durrell, Buck Henry, Albert Brooks
Roles Lena Foster
Rating71% 3.5987053.5987053.5987053.5987053.598705
Daniel Miller (Albert Brooks), a 40-year-old Los Angeles advertising executive, dies in a car accident on his birthday and is sent to the afterlife. He arrives in Judgment City, a Heaven-like waiting area populated by the recently deceased of the western half of the United States, where he is to undergo the process of having his life on earth judged. Daniel and the rest of the recently deceased are offered many Earth-like amenities and activities in the city while they undergo their judgment processes—from all-you-can-eat restaurants (which cause no weight gain and serve the best food), to bowling alleys and comedy clubs.
The Big Town, 1h49
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Dern, Lee Grant, Tom Skerritt
Roles Ferguson Edwards
Rating59% 2.950922.950922.950922.950922.95092
In 1957, J. C. Cullen is a small-town crapshooter who heads to Chicago, Illinois to seek his fortune. There he becomes the pawn of two high-rolling professional gamblers, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards. He later gets mixed-up in a revenge scheme cooked up by Lorry Dane, the embittered stripper wife of strip-joint owner George Cole. Before he knows what's happened, Cullen is embroiled in two torrid romances: one with Dane and the other with nice girl Aggie Donaldson. He also nearly loses his life by ending up in the middle of a deadly feud between Edwards, Cole, and Phil Carpenter, the man Mr. Edwards accuses of causing him to lose his eyesight.
Teachers
Teachers (1984)
, 1h47
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about education
Actors Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Ralph Macchio, Judd Hirsch, Richard Mulligan, Morgan Freeman
Roles Dr. Donna Burke
Rating60% 3.000573.000573.000573.000573.00057
The film opens with a typical Monday morning at John F. Kennedy High School; "typical" events including a fight between teachers, a student with a stab wound and talk of an upcoming lawsuit. We meet haggard Vice Principal Roger Rubell (Judd Hirsch) and clueless Principal Eugene Horn (William Schallert), as well as stuffy lawyer and JFK alumna Lisa Hammond (JoBeth Williams), who is in charge of taking depositions for the Calvin case, in which a recent graduate is suing the school for granting him a diploma despite his illiteracy.
Visiting Hours, 1h43
Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Lee Grant, Linda Purl, Michael Ironside, William Shatner, Lenore Zann, Harvey Atkin
Roles Deborah Ballin
Rating57% 2.851412.851412.851412.851412.85141
Deborah Ballin (Grant), a feminist activist, inspires the wrath of misogynistic psychopath and serial killer Colt Hawker (Ironside) on a TV talk show. He attacks her, but she survives and is sent to County General Hospital.
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen, 1h37
Directed by Clive Donner, Paul Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller
Actors Peter Ustinov, Brian Keith, Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Hatch, Lee Grant, Angie Dickinson
Roles Mrs. Sylvia Lupowitz
Rating41% 2.068982.068982.068982.068982.06898
Retired detective Charlie Chan is asked for his help by the San Francisco police to solve a new series of murders. But this time his usual sidekick, Number One Son, has been replaced by Lee's own son, Lee Chan, Jr.
Little Miss Marker, 2h12
Directed by Walter Bernstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Films about horses, Horse sports in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Julie Andrews, Walter Matthau, Tony Curtis, Bob Newhart, Brian Dennehy, Kenneth McMillan
Roles The Judge
Rating62% 3.1485153.1485153.1485153.1485153.148515
Sorrowful Jones (Matthau) is a gloomy, cantankerous bookie circa 1934, who is confronted by Carter, a gambler who cannot pay a $10 debt. He ultimately gives his 6-year-old daughter (Stimson) to Sorrowful's gangster-run gambling operation as a "marker" (collateral) for a bet. When he loses his bet and commits suicide, the gangsters are left with the "Kid" on their hands. Sorrowful's nervous assistant, Regret (Newhart), is concerned about the legalities of this, particularly the kidnapping statutes.