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  • Lee Grant

    Born on October 31, 1927 in New York, New York

awards & nominations

Voyage of the Damned (1976)

Lee Grant as "Lili Rosen"

Based on the true story of a ship carrying German-Jewish refugees which was sent to Havana in 1939 by the Nazis but was denied permission to land anywhere. The ship was eventually obliged to return to Germany, where certain death awaited its passengers. This terrible outcome had been cynically anticipated by the Nazis when granting permission for the voyage in the first place.

Academy Award (1976) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1976) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Shampoo (1975)

Lee Grant as "Felicia"

Against the backdrop of Nixon's election to office, Beverly Hills hairdresser and notorious rake George Roundy (Warren Beatty) runs into trouble when his lascivious habits begin to clash with his more responsible business ambitions. Things get even more complex when Roundy asks his wealthy mistress, Felicia Karpf (Lee Grant), for a business loan, unaware that his best friend and ex-girlfriend, Jackie (Julie Christie), is sleeping with Karpf's husband, Lester (Jack Warden).

Academy Award (1975) Won Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1975) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Lee Grant as "Mrs. Leslie Colbert"

African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth.

Golden Globe (1967) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Detective Story (1951)

Lee Grant as "Shoplifter"

James McLeod (Kirk Douglas) is a stern police detective who has no tolerance for crime. At home, however, he is a loving husband to his wife, Mary (Eleanor Parker). The police are ready to conclude the case of abortionist Karl Schneider (George Macready), who is responsible for the death of at least one patient, but McLeod's hatred for the doctor prolongs the investigation. The detective soon uncovers a dark secret that threatens to destroy his sanity and ruin his life.

Academy Award (1951) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1951) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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