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Ed Grady Screenplay collection

Identifier: SCU-RB-2002-1

American actor Edward “Ed” Grady was born on August 31, 1923 in Kinston, North Carolina to Eddie and Maude Grady. After graduating high school, Grady entered the Air Force Cadet Program and was trained as a cryptographer in World War II. He served on Ie shima and received the Soldier’s Medal for heroism after pulling a pilot from a burning plane. Following the end of the war, Grady attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Theater and English and was also a member of the Carolina Playmakers. He then became an English teacher and operated a photo workshop at Columbia University in New York City. Later he taught at English, Drama & TV Production at Freedom High School in Morganton, North Carolina and at Keenan High School in Columbia, SC where he served as a volunteer in art classes, in drama productions and with the yearbook staff. Grady died in Columbia, SC on December 10, 2012. Grady was also a professional television, film, and stage actor who worked on many projects including: “Matlock”, “Dawson’s Creek”, “In the Heat of the Night”, “I’ll Fly Away”, “To Dance With the White Dog” and “The Notebook”. The Ed Grady Screenplay Collection includes his scripts from various projects he has worked including “Matlock”, “Dawson’s Creek”, and “I’ll Fly Away”. It also includes a few pieces of correspondence from Grady and a photo of Grady in costume.


  • 1983 - 2001


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All rights reside with the creator. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.


11 boxes


The collection is arranged chronologically.


Repository Details

Part of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Repository

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
1322 Greene Street
Columbia SC 29208 USA
(803) 777-3847

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