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Lee Grant, Award Winner – MovieActors.com


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Grant in Shampoo.

Lee Grant: Best Supporting Actress 1975: MovieActors.com

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SHAMPOO (Comedy)

Lee Grant won her Supporting Actress Oscar for playing Felicia Karpf, wife of Lester Karpf (Jack Warden) and lover of hairdresser George Roundy (Warren Beatty).













About Lee Grant (1929 – )
Lee Grant was born in New York City as Lyova Rosenthal. She has directed 25 television projects and produced another four.

Lee Grant was nominated four times for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. The first time was in 1951, for her role as a shoplifter, in William Wyler's Detective Story. The Detective story details the lives of characters in a police department. Kirk Douglas plays the lead. Grant was again nominated 19 years later, in 1970 for her work in The Landlord. In the Landlord, she played the comically drawn mother of a guy who buys a tenement in Brooklyn. His idea in mind to evict the tenants and renovate, but instead gets drawn into the lives of his renters.

Then in 1975, Lee Grant won an Oscar for her portrayal of a rich wife, who has an affair with her hairdresser, played by Warren Beatty, a hungry libertine, surrounded by the intoxicating female lovers he makes beautiful.

The following year, in 1976, Lee Grant played a Jewish refugee on a ship bound for Cuba and freedom in VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED.  When red tape rears its ugly head in Havana and only a handful of the passengers are allowed to disembark, the ship with its desperate voyageurs searches for safe haven, ultimately arriving in Antwerp, free but not for long as the Low Countries soon fell to Hitler. Lee Grant was again nominated for an Oscar for her performance.

In 1978, in Damien: Omen II, Lee Grant played the aunt of the preteen Antichrist, with William Holden. In 2001, Grant was an ensemble player in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive.

In 1951, Lee Grant was blacklisted for 11 years after refusing to testify to the House Un-American Activities Committee against her then-husband, Arnold Manoff.

Lee Grant was awarded the Congressional Arts Caucus Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting and Independent Filmmaking in 1983. Then, in 1989, Women in Film gave her its Lifetime Achievement Award. The New York City Council, as well as the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, recognized Lee Grant for the contribution her films made to the fight against domestic violence.

Her other Best Supporting nominations include:

Detective Story (1951)
The Landlord (1970)
The Voyage Of The Damned (1976)


Lee Grant's notable movie credits include...

terror in the city (1964)
divorce american style (1967)
in the heat of the night (1967)
valley of the dolls (1967)
marooned (1969)
plaza suite (1971)
Portnoy's Complaint (1972)
Airport 77 (1977)
The Swarm (1978)
Damien: Omen 2 (1978)
Little Miss Marker (1980)
Teachers (1984)
The Big Town (1987)
Defending Your Life (1991)
It's My Party (1996)
The Substance Of Fire (1996)
Under Heat (1994)
Poor Liza (2000)
Dr. T & The Women (2000)
The Amati Girls (2000)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Going Shopping (2005)

Lee Grant's television credits include...

Perilous Voyage (TV Movie) (1976)
Night Slaves (TV Movie) (1970)
Partners In Crime (1973)
The Spell (TV Movie) (1977)
You Can't Go Home Again (1979)
Mussolini - The Untold Story (Mini-Series 1985)

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Lee Grant in In The Heat Of The Night.

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Lee Grant in Shampoo (1975).

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Lee Grant in Valley Of The Dolls (1967).