Lee Grant

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Lee Grant
Grant in 1975
Lyova Haskell Rosenthal

(1925-10-31) October 31, 1925 (age 98)[a]
Occupation(s)Actress and director
Years active1933–present
Arnold Manoff
(m. 1951; div. 1960)

Joseph Feury (m. 1970)
Children2, including Dinah Manoff

Lee Grant (born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal; October 31, 1925)[1] is an American actress and director. Her role in the 1951 movie Detective Story as a young shoplifter got her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her role in the 1975 movie Shampoo, won her an Oscar.[6] She also won two Emmy Awards during her career.[7]

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  1. There is debate about when Grant was born. Government records say she was born in 1925 and in an interview she also mentioned she was born in 1925,[1][2] however Grant herself has mentioned her age many times and often different every time. In some cases, when she would mention her age, her birth year would differ from 1927–1931[3][4][5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "New York, New York, Birth Index, 1910-1965". Ancestry.com. New York City Department of Health. Retrieved February 2, 2018. Note: online record mistranscribed as "21 Oct"; original document states October 31.
  2. Lee Grant (April 11, 2017). "Actress Lee Grant Confesses Her Age And Chats About Blacklisting" (Interview). X17 Online. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  3. Rickey, Carrie (July 17, 2014), "'I Said Yes to Everything', by Lee Grant", SFGate.com, retrieved January 22, 2017, Lyova Rosenthal was born in the mid-1920s. The granddaughter of Polish and Russian immigrants is famously inexact about her age. From her mid-20s to her mid-30s, the blacklist left her unemployable in TV and film, so she lied about her years, whatever they were, to remain viable as an actress.
  4. United States. Congress. House. Un-American Activities (1958). Hearings. Vol. 2. United States Government Publishing Office. p. 2596.
  5. Vaughn, Robert (1972). Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 227. ISBN 9780879100810. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  6. "Photos: Academy Award Winner Lee Grant Shines at Hope Runs High's Opening Night Bash for Film Forum's LEE GRANT: ACTOR. FILMMAKER Series".
  7. Profile, forward.com; accessed September 9, 2014.