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Lee Grant has written a memoir, ‘I Said Yes To Everything’. In it, she talks about everything from show business to landing on the Hollywood blacklist.

Fun facts about Lee Grant: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She 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).

2) At the age of four, she debuted in a show at the Metropolitan Opera, and when she was eleven she joined the American Ballet.

3) Grant established herself as a dramatic method actress on and off Broadway, earning praise for her role as a shoplifter in Detective Story, in 1949. She made her film debut two years later in the film version (Detective Story), receiving her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination, and winning the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival.[4] She was a regular on the CBS soap opera, Search for Tomorrow in the early 1950s.

Lee will have a couple of book signings...

There's one tonight at the Barnes and Noble at the grove tonight at 7:00pm.

Another at the Aero Theatre Thursday, July 17th. She'll sign copies in between a double feature of ‘Shampoo’ and ‘The Landlord…’ that starts at 7:30pm.

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