|Born||Barbara Carol Wayne
December 24, 1948
New York, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, director, screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Brian Reilly (1982-2011) (his death)|
Barra Grant (born Barbara Carol Wayne; December 24, 1948) is an American actress, screenwriter, film director and playwright.
Grant was born Barbara Carol Wayne in New York, New York, the daughter of Allan Wayne, a doll company executive, and Bess Myerson, Miss America 1945. Her parents divorced in 1958. She became Barra Grant when her mother married Arnold Grant and he formally adopted her in 1962. Barra 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. 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.
|2009||Love Hurts||Writer/ Director|
|2005||Life of the Party||Writer/ Director|
|1978||Slow Dancing in the Big City||Mildred||Writer|
|Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force||Susan Hewman||TV movie|
|1977||The Sunshine Boys||Sylvia Grant||TV movie|
|1976||Mother, Jugs & Speed||Miss Crocker|
|1975||Let's Switch!||Morgan Ames||TV movie|
|1974||Roll, Freddy, Roll!||Sidni Kane||TV movie|
|Trapped Beneath the Sea||Grace Wallants||TV movie|
|1973||The Ted Bessell Show||TV movie|
|1972||It Ain't Easy||Ann|
|Daughters of Satan||Chris Robertson|
|1994||Living Single||"U.N.I.T.Y." (Writer)|
|1992||Freshman Dorm||"The Last Sonnet" (Writer)|
|1991||CBS Schoolbreak Special||"Lies of the Heart" (Writer/ Director)|
|1990||The Earth Day Special||TV special (Writer)|
|1987||CBS Summer Playhouse||"Mabel and Max" (Writer)|
|1978||NBC Special Treat||"The Tap Dance Kid" (Writer (teleplay)/ Director)|
|1976||Jigsaw John||"Mourning Line" (Writer (teleplay)/ Director)|
|1976||Joe Forrester||"Fire Power"|
|1973||Barnaby Jones||Mrs. Morris||"Stand-In for Death"|
|Love, American Style||"Love and the Baby Derby"|
|The Bold Ones: The New Doctors||Eve Tanner||"Tightrope to Tomorrow"|
|1972||The Mary Tyler Moore Show||Judy Conrad||"The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter"|
|1971||Sarge||Christina||"A Terminal Case of Vengeance"|
|Take Three Girls||Lulie||
- A Mother, a Daughter and a Gun (2006).
- "Bess and the Mess", The New Yorker Magazine; retrieved 2010-12-30.
- Jewish Women's Archive: Bess Myerson http://jwa.org Retrieved on 2010-12-30.
- Mike Barnes (September 5, 2011), "'Santa Clause' Producer Brian Reilly Dies at 65", Hollywood Reporter
- "Barra Grant Interview"[permanent dead link] "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2010-12-30. Retrieved on 2010-12-30.
- "The Tap Dance Kid" IMDB.com Retrieved on 2010-12-30.
- "Barra Grant" The New Yorker Magazine Retrieved on 2010-12-30.