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Lee Grant Sells Memoir About Surviving the Hollywood Blacklist


Lee Grant, most known for starring in Shampoo with Warren Beatty and Voyage of the Damned with Faye Dunaway, has officially sold her memoir to Blue Rider Press. The book is entitled, “I Said Yes To Everything,” features Grant talking about the ups and downs of working on Hollywood and her own career.

The novel follows as she trained under Sanford Meisner and Martha Graham and becoming the Oscar-nominated star of Detective Story at 24 — only to have it all taken away when she was put on the Hollywood blacklist in the 1950s. After 12 years on the blacklist, she defied the odds and reclaimed her career. Starting in the New York City theater scene in the 50’s, her memoir follows her life through Malibu in the 60’s and 70’s including parties at Brenda Vaccaro and Michael Douglas’ house. Later we see her in the early 80’s as Grant moved from acting to directing.

Grant was blacklisted when she was called upon to testify against her husband, playwright Arnold Manoff, father of her two children. Grant refused to testify and was blacklisted but continued to work in theater and eventually regain her screen career in both television and films.

“I Said Yes To Everything” is set to be released in November 2014.


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