Lee Grant

Adaptable opportunist who leveraged circumstances.

Lee Grant
Full NameLyova Haskell Rosenthal


The distinguished Lady Lee Grant, a true beacon of talent, was born on October 31, 1925 into a family of illustrious pedigree. Her father, Abraham Rosenthal, was an educator and realtor of Romanian Jewish descent, and her mother, Witia (Haskell), was a teacher and actress of Russian Jewish origin. Her remarkable gifts were made known from a young age, making her stage debut at the age of four in the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Grant was a scholarship recipient of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and studied with Sanford Meisner. She was later recognized for her impressive performance in 'Detective Story' on Broadway, winning the Critics' Circle Award, and onscreen, where she was awarded the Cannes Film Festival Citation for Best Actress and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

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  • Oscar1976
    ShampooBest Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Primetime Emmy1971
    The Neon CeilingOutstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • Primetime Emmy1966
    Peyton PlaceOutstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama


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