WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport’s Susan Granger, film critic, entertainment industry maven and child of Hollywood, will be the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston’s featured speaker at its Thursday meeting at Saugatuck Congregational Church.
Granger will discuss the movie business and offer her comments and predictions on the 88th Academy Awards set for Sunday, Feb. 28.
Granger was born in Hollywood. Her father headed production at Columbia Pictures, and her stepfather produced films for MGM. As a child, she appeared in movies with Abbott and Costello, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Margaret O’Brien and Jane Powell, with whom she worked on “Son of Lassie.”
After studying journalism at the University of Pennsylvania, where Pierre Salinger was one of her teachers, she has enjoyed a long and active career on radio, television, newspapers and the Internet as a commentator on and critic of the entertainment industry, drama and film. She brings a unique combination of background and experience to her commentaries.
The Y's Men of Westport/Weston is an organization of semi-retired and retired men with a continued interest in activity, fellowship, learning and community service.
Those interested in attending Granger’s talk and learning more about the Y's Men should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You also can access the Y's Men website at ysmenwestportweston.org.
Coffee and donuts begin at 9:45 am. followed by Granger's talk at 10:30 a.m.
Saugatuck Congregational Church is at 245 Post Road E., Westport.
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