Manoff is daughter to Lee Grant and Arnold Manoff. Her career has spanned over three decades. They divorced in but Grant married Joseph Feury in Manoff spent most of her childhood and teenage years in New York. In , in an attempt to have her mother's job at the age of 17, Manoff was accepted into the Actors Studio in her hometown of New York City. Manoff's very first project in what would be a long career was in the independent film Everybody Rides the Carousel, she provided one of the voices in the 7th stage. This was followed by a guest appearance on Welcome Back, Kotter. The episode was entitled Sadie Hawkins Day. Dinah made a guest appearance on another show: Visions. In she made a cameo appearance in her first TV movie, Raid on Entebbe.
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This petite daughter of blacklisted Oscar-winning actress-director Lee Grant and writer Arnold Manoff brought impeccable comic timing to her stage and screen roles. She first garnered widespread attention as Marty, the sexy Pink Lady in the hit film musical "Grease" and for her one season stint as Elaine Lefkowitz, the acerbic, whiny daughter of a mobster, on the ABC sitcom "Soap. After a strong supporting turn as a suicidal young woman in the Oscar-winning "Ordinary People" and appearances in several TV-movies, Manoff landed what is perhaps her best-known role, Carol Weston, the divorced, competitive, man-deprived daughter of Richard Mulligan on the NBC sitcom "Empty Nest" During her series run, Manoff branched out into writing and producing with the NBC TV-movie "Maid for Each Other," about a woman who loses her money and is forced to work as a domestic for a singing diva Nell Carter. The duo end up as fugitives together. She also adapted her father's novel, "A Telegram From Heaven" into both a radio drama and stage play, winning critical acclaim in Los Angeles for her efforts.
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