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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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Known For

Up Close & Personal
(1996)
A Star Is Born
(1976)
True Confessions
(1981)

Filmography

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 1996 Up Close & Personal (written by)
 1995 Broken Trust (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1981 True Confessions (screenplay)
 1976 A Star Is Born (screenplay by)
 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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Other Works:

Book: "Where I Was From". New York: Alfred A. Knopf, ISBN 0679433325 See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on writing] The impulse to write things down is a peculiarly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it, useful only accidentally, only secondarily, in the way that any compulsion tries to justify itself. See more »

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Didion's best-selling memoir "The Year of Magical Thinking" (2006) was later adapted for stage with Vanessa Redgrave portraying the author. See more »

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Sagittarius

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