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I Said Yes to Everything

A Memoir

By Lee Grant, 1927-

Born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal in New York City, actress Lee Grant spent her youth accumulating more experiences than most people have in a lifetime: from student at the famed Neighborhood Playhouse to member of the leg­endary Actors Studio; from celebrated Broadway star to Vogue “It Girl.” At age twenty-four, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Detective Story, and a year later found herself married and a mother for the first time, her career on the rise.

And then she lost it all.

Her name landed on the Hollywood black­list, her offers for film and television roles ground to a halt, and her marriage fell apart.

Finding reserves of strength she didn’t know she had, Grant took action against anti-Communist witch hunts in the arts. She threw herself into work, accepting every theater or teaching job that came her way. She met a man ten years her junior and began a wild, liberat­ing fling that she never expected would last a lifetime. And after twelve years of fighting the blacklist, she was finally exonerated. With cour­age and style, Grant rebuilt her life on her own terms: first stop, a starring role on Peyton Place, and then leads in Valley of the Dolls, In the Heat of the Night, and Shampoo, for which she won her first Oscar.

Set amid the New York theater scene of the fifties and the star-studded parties of Malibu in the seventies, I Said Yes to Everything evokes a world of political passion and movie-star glamour. Grant tells endlessly delightful tales of costars and friends such as Warren Beatty, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Sidney Poitier, and writes with the verve and candor befitting such a seductive and beloved star.

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Book

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780399169304


Format: Book
Author: Grant, Lee, 1927-
Title: I said yes to everything : a memoir / Lee Grant.
Publisher Date: New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
Subject: Grant, Lee, 1927- Actors -- United States -- Biography. Motion picture producers and directors -- Biography.
Isbn: 9780399169304 (alk. paper) 039916930X (alk. paper)
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System Items Available: 3
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Call Number: B Grant
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Format: Book
Author: Grant, Lee, 1927-
Title: I said yes to everything : a memoir / Lee Grant.
Publisher, Date: New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
Description: 463 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Subjects: Grant, Lee, 1927-
Subjects: Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Motion picture producers and directors -- Biography.
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 2014011916
ISBN: 9780399169304 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 039916930X (alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: B Grant