I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir

I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir

Lee Grant

Born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal in big apple urban, actress Lee furnish spent her early life collecting extra stories than most folk have in a life-time: from pupil on the famed local Playhouse to member of the leg­endary Actors Studio; from celebrated Broadway megastar to Vogue “It Girl.” At age twenty-four, she was once nominated for an Academy Award for Detective Story, and a 12 months later came upon herself married and a mom for the 1st time, her occupation at the rise.

And then she misplaced it all.

Her identify landed at the Hollywood black­list, her deals for movie and tv roles flooring to a halt, and her marriage fell apart.

Finding reserves of energy she didn’t be aware of she had, supply took motion opposed to anti-Communist witch hunts within the arts. She threw herself into paintings, accepting each theater or educating task that got here her manner. She met a guy ten years her junior and started a wild, liberat­ing fling that she by no means anticipated might final an entire life. And after twelve years of struggling with the blacklist, she was once eventually exonerated. With cour­age and elegance, supply rebuilt her lifestyles on her personal phrases: first cease, a starring function on Peyton Place, after which leads in Valley of the Dolls, In the warmth of the Night, and Shampoo, for which she gained her first Oscar.

Set amid the hot York theater scene of the fifties and the star-studded events of Malibu within the seventies, I acknowledged certain to every little thing evokes a global of political ardour and movie-star glamour. supply tells ceaselessly pleasant stories of costars and buddies corresponding to Warren Beatty, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Sidney Poitier, and writes with the verve and candor befitting this type of seductive and loved famous person.

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