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Lee Grant (October 31, 1927 in New York, New York) is an American theater, film and television actress, and film director who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses in the 1950s. October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... The Hollywood Ten was a group of American screenwriters, actors, and directors, alleged members of the Communist Party, who were convicted of contempt of Congress during the height of the Red Scare. ... ... A movie studio is a company which develops, equips and maintains a controlled environment for the making of a film. ...


Born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal to Eastern European Jewish immigrants, Grant performed as a ballerina with the New York Metropolitan Opera at the age of four, and during her childhood studied dance and acting. She established herself as a dramatic actress on Broadway while a teenager and was praised for her role as a shoplifter in the play Detective Story. She made her film debut in the movie version and received her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination, and won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... The Waltz of the Snowflakes from Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker Ballet is the name given to a specific dance form and technique. ... The Metropolitan Opera is located at Lincoln Center in New York, New York. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Detective Story is a 1951 film which tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detectives squad. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Palais des Festivals (2000) The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival international du film de Cannes or simply le Festival de Cannes) is the worlds most prestigious film festival, first held from September 20 to October 5, 1946 in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of...


Called before the House Un-American Activities Committee to testify against her husband, the playwright Arnold Manoff, the father of her only child, her daughter, actress Dinah Manoff, Grant refused to testify and was ultimately blacklisted. She continued to work in theater and resumed her film career in the early 1960s, and also appeared in the television series Peyton Place, for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama. HUAC hearings The House Committee on Un-American Activities or HUAC (or, rarely, HCUA) (1945-1975) was an investigating committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... Arnold Manoff (April 25, 1914 – February 10, 1965) was an American screenwriter who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses in the 1950s. ... Dinah Manoff (born January 25, 1958 in New York City, New York is an American stage and film actress. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The opening title of Peyton Place during the color years. ... An Emmy Award. ...


She received Academy Award nominations for The Landlord (1970), and Voyage of the Damned (1977). She won an Oscar for Shampoo (1975). She has also directed several documentary films, including Down and Out in America (1986) which won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature. In recent years she has directed a series of Intimate Portrait episodes, that celebrate a diverse range of accomplished women. Voyage of the Damned is the title of a 1976 film drama inspired by true events concerning the fate of an ocean liner carrying Jewish refugees from Germany to Cuba in 1939. ... Shampoo is a 1975 motion picture starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, and Lee Grant. ... Documentary film is a broad category of cinematic expression united by the intent to remain factual or non-fictional. ... The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is one of the most prestigious awards for documentary films. ... Intimate Portrait was a limited edition relase to co-incide with a major tour in 1997 for Caedmons Call. ...


She appeared as a cunning lawyer/murderess on an episode of Columbo and guest starred in an episode of Empty Nest, a series in which her daughter Dinah Manoff was a regular. She also had her own sitcom, a series entitled Fay (1975), but it was not successful. Grant was vocal in assigning blame for the failure of the series, which was about the travails of a mature, sexually active woman, which may have turned off some viewers. DVD cover of Columbo - The Complete First Season Columbo was an American crime fiction TV series created by Richard Levinson and William Link. ... Empty Nest is a television sitcom that ran on NBC for seven seasons from 1988 to 1995. ... Dinah Manoff (born January 25, 1958 in New York City, New York is an American stage and film actress. ...


Her other film roles include:

In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 film, based on the John Ball novel published in 1965 of the same name, which tells the story of a Northern U.S. African-American police detective who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in the... Valley of the Dolls is the title of a best selling novel by Jacqueline Susann, published in 1966, and the Hollywood film which followed it in 1967. ... Plaza Suite is 1971 sketch-based movie starring Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton (1st sketch), Barbara Harris (2nd sketch) and Lee Grant (3rd sketch). ... Portnoys Complaint book cover Portnoys Complaint (1969) is American writer Philip Roths fourth and, to date, still most popular novel, with many of its characteristics (ribald, comedic prose; themes of sexual desire and sexual frustration; a self-conscious literariness) having gone on to become Roth trademarks. ... Teachers is a 1984 comedy/drama film,written by W.R. McKinney and directed by Arthur Hiller. ... DVD cover of Defending Your Life (1991) Defending Your Life is a 1991 comedy fantasy movie about the afterlife. ... Mulholland Drive is a motion picture released in 2001 and directed by David Lynch. ...

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