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Tony award-winner Dinah Manoff was born January 25, 1958, in New York, New York. She is the daughter of actress Lee Grant and TV writer Arnold Manoff. A graduate of California School of the Arts, she made her feature film debut in the classic musical Grease as Marty, the sex-kitten of the Pink Ladies. She won a Tony for her role in Neil Simon's play I Ought to Be in Pictures, and reprised the role for the movie version with Walter Matthau. Dinah became the first sitcom regular to be "murdered" on-camera during her years on the series Soap, starring fellow Empty Nest cast member Richard Mulligan. After that, she worked in various film, stage and television roles before landing the role of Carol Weston.
After Empty Nest, she continued to act, direct and write screenplays, popping up again on televion in 2001 with the cable series State of Grace. She gave birth to a son in 1997 and twin boys in 2002. Throughout her career, Dinah has guest starred on such series as Mork & Mindy, Touched By An Angel, Cybill, Lou Grant, Murder, She Wrote, Blossom, George & Leo, Night Court and others. Her directing credits include episodes of Sister, Sister, Minor Adjustments, Brother's Keeper, and several episodes of Empty Nest.
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