Lee Grant Biography
Lee Grant (Lyova Haskell Rosenthal) an American actress and film director well known for playing the role of a young shoplifter in William Wyler’s detective story. She as well featured in movies such as The Heat of the Night (1967), and Shampoo (1975), Storm Fear, and Middle of the Night.
Lee Grant Age
Grant was born on 31st, Oct 1927, in New York City, the U.S.
Lee Grant Acting
Grant began her professional stage debut as an undergraduate in Oklahoma in 1944. In 1948, she made her Broadway debut in Joy to the World. Lee established herself as a dramatic method actress on and off-Broadway, receiving recognition for her role as a shoplifter in Detective Story in 1949.
Lee Grant Detective Story
Her first significant Broadway appearance, at 22, was in “Detective Story,” a small part of a shoplifter described in the script as being 40 years old. He picked up her accent and style from the people he met on the train.
Two years later, she made her film debut in the film version (Detective Story), starring Kirk Douglas, thereby earning her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Nomination, and winning the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
She said that she enjoyed working with director William Wyler, who helped guide her. Lee has been banned from working in Hollywood. And that ban lasted 12 years.
Lee Grant Rose Peabody
In 1953, she performed Rose Peabody on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow. In the Broadway production of Two for Seesaw in 1959, Anne Bancroft played a leading female role.
“It was a wonderful part to explore,” Grant told Miller. “And so I became like talk of the town — Vogue pictures, all kinds of things suddenly happened.”
Lee Grant Net Worth
Lee has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Lee Grant’s Movies
♦ 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
♦ 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
♦ 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
♦ 1969 The Big Bounce Joanne
♦ Marooned Celia Pruett
♦ 1970 The Landlord
♦ There Was a Crooked Man… Mrs. Bullard
♦ 1971 Columbo: Ransom for a Dead Man
♦ The Neon Ceiling
♦ The Last Generation archive footage
♦ 1972 Portnoy’s Complaint Sophie Portnoy
♦ 1973 The Shape of Things
♦ 1974 The Internecine Project Jean Robertson
♦ 1975 Shampoo Felicia Karpf
♦ 1976 Voyage of the Damned Lillian Rosen
1977 Airport ’77 Karen Wallace
Lee Grant Awards And Achievements
♦ Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role-[shampoo]
♦ Cannes Best Actress Award-[detective story]
♦ Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in Drama Series[peyton place]
♦ Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role[nbc Monday movie]
♦ Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama[peyton place]
♦ Obie Award for Performance[the maids]
♦ DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Film/Miniseries[no body’s child]
Lee Grant Height and Weight
She stands tall at an average height and has moderate weight.
Lee Grant Education
Grant enrolled at the Art Students League of New York. He later joined Juilliard School of Music. The High School of Music & Art, and George Washington High School. She graduated from high school and won a scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and as well studied under Sanford Meisner. She as well studied under Uta Hagen at HB Studio. She later on enrolled in Actors Studio in New York.
Lee Grant Family, Parents and Siblings
Grant was born to Witia, an actress and writer, and of 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. The family resided at 706 Riverside Drive in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.
Lee Grant Husband and Children
Grant is married to Joseph Feury, the duo wedded in 1962. Before she got married to her first husband actor Arnold Manoff whom she had married for ten years until they later divorced in 1960. The pair union has a child, Dinnah Manoff an actress. Lee as well adopted her second daughter Belinda Feury a Thai- American now married to Joseph Lee with three children Dashiell Mortell, Desi Montell, Oliver Mortell.