Lee Grant

Lee Grant

About Lee Grant

Lee Grant (born October 31, 1925) is an American stage, film and television actress, and film director. She was blacklisted for 12 years from film work beginning in the mid-1950s, but worked in the theatre, and would eventually win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Felicia Karpf in Shampoo (1975). Grant was born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal in New York City in 1925, the daughter of Eastern European Jewish immigrants Witia (nee Haskell), a teacher, and Abraham W. Rosenthal, a realtor and educator. The family resided at 706 Riverside Drive.

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