Lee Grant

Lee Grant

Highest Rated: 100% Divorce American Style (1967)

Lowest Rated: 10% The Swarm (1978)

Birthday: Oct 31, 1925

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

An attractive brunette with angular features, Lee Grant began her career as a child performer with NYC's Metropolitan Opera. By age 11, she had become a member of the American Ballet Theatre. After music studies at Juilliard, she won a scholarship to attend the Neighborhood Playhouse and switched her focus to acting. Grant understudied the role of Ado Annie in a touring production of "Oklahoma!" before landing her breakthrough stage role as a young shoplifter in Sidney Kingsley's "Detective Story" in 1949. Hollywood soon beckoned and she recreated the role in William Wyler's 1951 superb film version. Grant won the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress prize and earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for the role. Seemingly on the verge of a brilliant career, the actress found herself the victim of the blacklist when her husband, playwright Arnold Manoff was named before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Grant herself refused to testify and the film offers over the next decade were sporadic.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandal: The Trial of Mary Astor Narrator - 2018
90% 65% Hal Herself (Character) $32.7K 2018
40% 40% Going Shopping Winnie (Character) $20.2K 2005
83% 87% Mulholland Dr. Louise Bonner (Character) $0 2001
No Score Yet 85% The Loretta Claiborne Story Director - 2000
57% 20% Dr. T & the Women Dr. Harper (Character) $13.1M 2000
47% 79% It's My Party Amalia Stark (Character) $562K 1996
60% 33% The Substance of Fire Cora Cahn (Character) $81.6K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Heat Jane (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reunion Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Following Her Heart Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seasons of the Heart Director - 1994
No Score Yet 62% Citizen Cohn Dora Cohn (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet In My Daughter's Name Maureen Leeds (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 91% Something to Live For: The Alison Gertz Story Carol Gertz (Character) - 1992
97% 83% Defending Your Life Lena Foster (Character) $16.2M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Said No D.A. Doris Cantore (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Place Like Home Director - 1989
80% 53% Staying Together Director $4.1M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro Marilyn Klinghoffer (Character) - 1989
57% 36% The Big Town Ferguson Edwards (Character) $776.7K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down & Out in America Narrator - 1986
No Score Yet 29% Nobody's Child Director - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial Run Unknown (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Sex Am I? Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Billions for Boris Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 50% A Matter of Sex Director - 1984
67% 45% Teachers Dr. Donna Burke (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Will There Really Be a Morning? Lillian Farmer (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thou Shalt Not Kill Maxine Lochman (Character) - 1982
14% 24% Visiting Hours Deborah Ballin (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bare Essence Ava Marshall (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Ladies Only Anne Holt (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Willmar 8 Narrator,
Director
- 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Million Dollar Face Evalyna (Character) - 1981
33% 32% Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Mrs. Lupowitz (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 60% Tell Me A Riddle Director - 1980
No Score Yet 52% Little Miss Marker The Judge (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Go Home Again Esther Jack (Character) - 1979
10% 19% The Swarm Anne MacGregor (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 38% My Sister, My Love Ellen (Character) - 1978
44% 49% Damien: Omen II Ann Thorn (Character) - 1978
33% 33% Airport '77 Karen Wallace (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 21% The Spell Marilyn Matchett (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perilous Voyage Virginia Monroe (Character) - 1976
83% 53% Voyage of the Damned Lili Rosen (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 50% Anton Chekhov's The Seagull Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Trouble Fay Stewart (Character) - 1975
60% 52% Shampoo Felicia (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 44% The Internecine Project Jean Robertson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Judge Meredith Leland (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Are Best Friends For? Adele Ross (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lieutenant Schuster's Wife Ellie Schuster (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portnoy's Complaint Sophie Portnoy (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 78% Ransom for a Dead Man Leslie Williams (Character) - 1971
63% 56% Plaza Suite Norma Hubley (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Ransom for a Dead Man Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Love to Remember Edwina Booker (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neon Ceiling Carrie Miller (Character) - 1970
92% 79% The Landlord Joyce Enders (Character) - 1970
80% 73% There Was a Crooked Man Mrs. Bullard (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Slaves Marjorie Howard (Character) - 1970
86% 45% Marooned Celia Pruett (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 64% Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Fritzie Braddock (Character) - 1968
100% 56% Divorce American Style Dede Murphy (Character) - 1967
95% 92% In the Heat of the Night Mrs. Leslie Colbert (Character) - 1967
35% 58% Valley of the Dolls Miriam Polar (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pie in the Sky Suzy (Character) - 1964
60% 33% The Balcony Carmen (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Affair of the Skin Katherine McCleod (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 57% Middle of the Night Marilyn (Character) - 1959
75% 72% Detective Story Shoplifter (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Mrs. Rogers (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Writer 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Anna Lisa Bell (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peyton Place Stella Chernak (Character) 1964-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Diedre Bassett (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Millie Hallop (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Lennie Converse (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Plymouth Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1953

QUOTES FROM Lee Grant CHARACTERS

Lionel Blandsforth says: This man's in trouble, he's got big problems in his marriage.

Dede Murphy says: Who hasn't?

Lionel Blandsforth says: He was married when he was 19. Seventeen years later, look at him, still 19!

Dede Murphy says: So? Since when do men grow up? They just grow old. Know what I call this apartment sometimes? Boys Town.