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Lee Grant (born October 31, 1925) is a celebrated American stage, film and television actress, and film director. From 1952 through 1964 she was blacklisted from radio, film, and most television work, but continued working sporadically in the theatre during this time. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Felicia Karpf in Shampoo (1975). At the age of 25 she won the Best Actress Award at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival for her role as the shoplifter in the 1951 film version of Detective Story. She won the 1964 Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actress for her performance as Solange in Jean Genet's The Maids. She has been nominated for the Emmy Award seven times between 1966 through 1993, winning twice. As a documentary film maker, she received the 1986 Directors Guild of America Award, as well as the 1986 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
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