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Barra Grant

Biography

Screenwriter known on her behalf 2005 film, Lifestyle from the Party as well as the sitcom, Living One. While working on the Tag Taper as an celebrity, she was bitten with the composing bug, and started churning out screenplays. Her initial credit was in the film Jenny IV in 1971. Her dad, Allan Wayne, was a high Executive within the doll sector. She composed for the present Living One, which starred celebrity Kim Coles.

Quick Facts


Full Name Barra Grant
Date Of Birth December 24, 1948
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Screenwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Brian Reilly
Parents Bess Myerson, Allan Wayne
Awards WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials - Television
Nominations Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Children's Script, DGA Drama Show Day Award
Movies Love Hurts, Life of the Party, Misunderstood, Slow Dancing in the Big City, Mother, Jugs & Speed, Let's Switch!, Trapped Beneath the Sea, Roll, Freddy, Roll!, Daughters of Satan
TV Shows Take Three Girls
Star Sign Capricorn

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1Playwright.
2Daughter of Miss America 1945, Bess Myerson.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slow Dancing in the Big City1978Mildred
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force1978TV MovieSusan Hewman
The Sunshine Boys1977TV MovieSylvia Grant
Good Heavens1976TV SeriesKiki
Mother, Jugs & Speed1976Miss Crocker
Jigsaw John1976TV Series
Joe Forrester1976TV Series
Let's Switch!1975TV MovieMorgan Ames
Roll, Freddy, Roll!1974TV MovieSidni Kane
Trapped Beneath the Sea1974TV MovieGrace Wallants
Barnaby Jones1973TV SeriesMarie Hubble
Gunsmoke1973TV SeriesTeresa
The Ted Bessell Show1973TV Movie
Love, American Style1973TV SeriesBoni (segment "Love and the Baby Derby")
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1973TV SeriesEve Tanner
Mary Tyler Moore1972TV SeriesJudy Conrad
It Ain't Easy1972Ann
Daughters of Satan1972Chris Robertson
Sarge1971TV SeriesChristina
Take Three Girls1971TV SeriesLulie

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Hurts2009/Iwritten by
Life of the Party2005written by
Living Single1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Freshman Dorm1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
CBS Schoolbreak Special1991TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Earth Day Special1990TV Special
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Misunderstood1984
Slow Dancing in the Big City1978writer
NBC Special Treat1978TV Series teleplay - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Living Single1994TV Series executive consultant - 7 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Hurts2009/I
Life of the Party2005
CBS Schoolbreak Special1991TV Series 1 episode
Dirty Dancing1989TV Series 1 episode
NBC Special Treat1978TV Series 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Story: The Santa Clause2011TV Movie special thanks

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Festival PrizeBoston Film FestivalBest ComedyLove Hurts (2009)
2009Festival PrizeBoston Film FestivalBest DirectorLove Hurts (2009)
2009LA Femme Filmmaker AwardLA Femme International Film FestivalBest FeatureLove Hurts (2009)
2006LA Femme Filmmaker AwardLA Femme International Film FestivalBest WriterLife of the Party (2005)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Shows - DaytimeCBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)
1991Humanitas PrizeHumanitas PrizeChildren's Live-Action CategoryCBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)


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