Barra Grant (born Barbara Carol Wayne; December 24, 1948) is an American actress, screenwriter, film director and playwright.
Barbara Carol Wayne
December 24, 1948
New York, New York, U.S.
|Education||Bryn Mawr College|
|Alma mater||Birch Wathen Lenox School|
|Occupation||Actress, director, screenwriter|
(m. 1982; died 2011)
Grant was born Barbara Carol Wayne in New York City, the daughter of Allan Wayne, a doll company executive, and Bess Myerson, Miss America 1945. Her parents divorced in 1958 due to her father's abuse. She became Barra Grant when her mother married Arnold Grant and he adopted her in 1962.She was educated at the Birch Wathen Lenox School, Bryn Mawr College, and Barnard College. She also went to London for three years to study acting.Grant was married to writer and producer Brian Reilly until his death in 2011.
Grant began her career as an actress in the early 1970s, appearing on television and in film 'one of her first roles was as Lulie in the BBC series Take Three Girls). While acting at The Mark Taper she was inspired to start writing. In 1978, she wrote and appeared in the film Slow Dancing in the Big City. She began her career in directing with an episode of NBC Special Treat called "The Tap Dance Kid" based on a novel by Louise Fitzhugh.
|1972||Daughters of Satan||Chris Robertson|
|1972||It Ain't Easy||Ann|
|1976||Mother, Jugs & Speed||Miss Crocker|
|1978||Slow Dancing in the Big City||Mildred|
|1971||Take Three Girls||Lulie||Main role|
|1971||Sarge||Christina||"A Terminal Case of Vengeance"|
|1972||The Mary Tyler Moore Show||Judy Conrad||"The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter"|
|1973||The Bold Ones: The New Doctors||Eve Tanner||"Tightrope to Tomorrow"|
|1973||Love, American Style||Boni||"Love and the Baby Derby"|
|1973||Barnaby Jones||Marie Hubble||"Stand-In for Death"|
|1974||Trapped Beneath the Sea||Grace Wallants||TV film|
|1974||Roll, Freddy, Roll!||Sidni Kane||TV film|
|1975||Let's Switch!||Morgan Ames||TV film|
|1976||Good Heavens||Kiki||"Coffee, Tea, or Gloria"|
|1977||The Sunshine Boys||Sylvia Grant||TV film|
|1978||Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force||Susan Hewman||TV film|
|1978||Special Treat||Writer & director, "The Tap Dance Kid"|
|1978||Slow Dancing in the Big City||Writer|
|1987||CBS Summer Playhouse||Writer, "Mabel and Max"|
|1989||Dirty Dancing||Director, "Hit the Road"|
|1990||The Earth Day Special||Writer|
|1991||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Writer & director, "Lies of the Heart"|
|1992||Freshman Dorm||Writer, "The Last Sonnet"|
|1994||Living Single||Writer, "U.N.I.T.Y. (a.k.a. Five Card Stud)"|
|1994||Living Single||Executive consultant (7 episodes)|
|2005||Life of the Party||Writer & director|
|2009||Love Hurts||Writer & director|
- Patricia Morrisroe (March 30, 1987). "Bess and the Mess". New York Magazine.
- Jewish Women's Archive: Bess Myerson http://jwa.org Retrieved on 2010-12-30.
- Taylor, Angela (1977-11-12). "Famous Mother's Daughter Creates Her Own Image". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
- Mike Barnes (September 5, 2011), "'Santa Clause' Producer Brian Reilly Dies at 65", The Hollywood Reporter
- "Film Interview: Barbara Grant". Archived from the original on July 8, 2011.
- "The Tap Dance Kid" IMDB.com Retrieved on 2010-12-30.
- "Barra Grant" The New Yorker Magazine Retrieved on 2010-12-30.
- MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Returns to Greenway Court Theatre, (8 January 2019)