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Joan Didion

Joan Didion was born on December 5, 1934 in Sacramento, California, USA. She is a writer, known for Up Close & Personal (1996), The Panic in Needle Park (1971) and A Star Is Born (1976). She was previously married to John Gregory Dunne. See full bio »
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 1996 Up Close & Personal (written by)
 1995 Broken Trust (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1981 True Confessions (screenplay)
 1972 Play It As It Lays (novel "Play It As It Lays") / (screenplay)
 1971 Such Good Friends (uncredited)
 1971 The Panic in Needle Park (screenplay)
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Kill Me on July 20th (1965) ... (story)
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Novel: "Political Fiction" See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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[on the death of her adopted daughter] I didn't take seriously how troubled she was. She was troubled from very early, certainly from the time she was five or six. If you come home and your child tells you that she's called a mental institution - that should have triggered something other than amusement on my part. See more »


Aunt of actor/director Griffin Dunne, actress Dominique Dunne and Alexander Dunne. See more »

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