Shared laughter creates a bond of friendship.

— Lee Grant

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From the time she was born, until she was fifteen, I didn't know where I left off and she began. We were joined at the hip or the heart or the brain.

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If you are a star in Hollywood then you are always a star in your eyes, but not always in the eyes of new directors for whom your great performances are always fading into the past.

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Kirk is a man, and he loves it. He loves women.

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Every actor in the room honored Sidney for being there so many years before.

And everybody was so moved to be at a place where history was being made again. It was tangible.

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People break down after a couple of hours.

All the defenses go down, and there's a kind of communication that if I spent 20 years in a living room with one of these people, I would never, never know as much about them as I do in that one day.

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It's a very good feeling to be around a man who thinks women are juicy.

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When I became a director, I wanted to convince a very reluctant Sidney into allowing me to go on the journey of his life. Sidney had gone ahead of every other African American actor.

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A lot of very, very big stars were going down and not being seen or heard from again. Kirk took a huge chance in putting a blacklisted writer's name on the screen and somehow or other, he survived it, like he survives everything.

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You don't need a love scene to show love.

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I know what you go through when you learn someone close to you has died.

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I am proud of Kirk. I think he drums to his own drummer in every way.

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I did my very first film with Kirk in Detective Story when he was the greatest, greatest star in the world. I fell in love with him, had a crush on him then.

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About Lee Grant

Quotes 18 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

This is our lives. The way to give it dignity is to tell the truth.

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I don't think I fit the Marilyn Maxwell mode.

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I've been married to one Marxist and one Fascist, and neither one would take the garbage out.

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What goes on between a father and a son, which is usually such a private matter, is that they are able to be honest with each other, and be honest with me, as a director. It's just remarkable.

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My instinct was that it was Sidney's childhood in the Bahamas that gave him the fearlessness to fight racism. So this documentary was a kind of rounding out of what had begun in that scene in In the Heat of the Night.

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