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Joan Micklin Silver

filmmaker , screenwriter

Joan Micklin Silver, American film director, screenwriter.


Silver, Joan Micklin was born on May 24, 1935 in Omaha. Daughter of Maurice David and Doris (Shoshone) Micklin.


Bachelor, Sarah Lawrence College, 1956.


  • Other Work

    • Writer, director (movies) Hester Street, 1975 (Writers Guild best screenplay nomination), Chilly Scenes of Winter, 1981, (television film Public Broadcasting Service) Bernice Bobs Her Hair starring Shelly Du Vall, 1975. Director (television films Home Box Office) Finnegan, Begin Again with Robert Preston and Mary Tyler Moore, Parole Board, A Private Matter with Sissy Spacek and Aidan Quinn, (television film Showtime) In The Presence of Mine Enemies, 1997, (films) Between the Lines, 1976, Crossing Delancey with Amy Irving, 1988, Loverboy, 1989. Director stage plays and musicals including Album, Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong, Off-Broaday production A.My Name is Alice. Producer On The Yard, (radio) Great Jewish Stories from Eastern Europe and Beyond, 1995. Director (feature film) A Fish in the Bathtub, 1998, (television film Lifetime) Invisible Child, 1999, (television film Showtime) Charms for the Easy Life, 2001, television film LifeTime) Hunger Point, 2003.


Married Raphael D. Silver, June 28, 1956. Children: Dina, Marisa, Claudia.