On this day: October 31

Published On: Oct 31 2012 12:59:09 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

The first All Hallows' Evening is celebrated, Nevada becomes a state, Harry Houdini dies, Mount Rushmore is completed, and the Vatican apologizes to Galileo, all on this day.

OTD October 31 - Lee Grant
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1927: Actress and director Lee Grant, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for 1975's "Shampoo," is born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal in New York City. Grant, seen here in a 1961 publicity photo, has also had roles in movies such as "Detective Story," "In the Heat of the Night," "The Landlord," "Plaza Suite," "Voyage of the Damned" and "Mulholland Drive" in a career that was stalled starting in the mid-1950s when she was blacklisted in Hollywood. Her roles in "Detective Story," "The Landlord" and "Voyage of the Damned" also earned her Oscar nominations. She has also directed movies and several documentary films, including 1986's "Down and Out in America," which won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature.


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