I Said Yes to Everything

I Said Yes to Everything

A Memoir

Book - 2014
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An Academy Award-winning actress and former Vogue "It Girl" describes her rise to fame and the subsequent destruction of her career caused by being added to the Hollywood blacklist and how she eventually rebuilt her life and career after being exonerated.
Publisher: New York, New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
ISBN: 9780399169304
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 GRANT
Characteristics: 463 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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Sep 08, 2014

I always liked Lee Grant as an actress. She was... I dunno...different. Not conventionally beautiful, yet strikingly attractive. Not a comedienne, yet hilariously funny in certain roles ("The Landlord," "Plaza Suite"). A wonderful dramatic actress, especially when she's a baddie (episodes of "Ironside" and "Columbo" come immediately to mind).
After reading her memoir, "I Said Yes to Everything" (great title, that) I like her even more as a woman.
Grant had barely begun to come into her own as an established performer before the venal House Un-American Activities Committee took it all (or nearly all) away from her, largely because she declined to name names. She persevered, fighting back where she could, while struggling with a difficult marriage and the demands of parenthood.
Grant talks about all sorts of things here, in a thoughtful, direct way, revealing things about her life's journey that other actresses of her generation (and younger) might prefer to have kept hidden.
Provocative. Poignant. Funny. Brave. I didn't want "I Said Yes to Everything" to end. Which I guess means I don't want Lee Grant to end.


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