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Joanna Lee (I) (1931–2003)

Joanna Lee was born on April 7, 1931 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. She was a producer and writer, known for Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957), ABC Afterschool Specials (1972) and CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984). She was married to Meyer Gerard Kaplan. She died on October 24, 2003 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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  CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes, 1987 - 1990) (producer - 1 episode, 1984)
- The Fourth Man (1990) ... (executive producer)
- 15 and Getting Straight (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Juvi (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Hear Me Cry (1984) ... (producer)
 1987-1989 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- My Dad Can't Be Crazy... Can He? (1989) ... (producer)
 1983 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series) (executive producer - 152 episodes)
- Episode #1.8315 (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8314 (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8313 (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8312 (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8311 (1983) ... (executive producer)
 1980 Children of Divorce (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1980 The Love Tapes (TV Movie) (producer)
 1979 Mirror, Mirror (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 Like Normal People (TV Movie) (producer)
 1977 Mulligan's Stew (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Biggest Mansion (1977) ... (producer)
- Pilot (1977) ... (producer)
 1977 Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (TV Movie) (producer)
 1976 I Want to Keep My Baby! (TV Movie) (producer)
 1975 Babe (TV Movie) (associate producer)
 1974 A Pocket Filled with Dreams (producer)
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Show Show Actress (13 credits)
Show Show Director (5 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Joanna Emerson | Joanne Lee

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The women I write about are winners. I want women to win in life.


She was a teenager when her son, Craig Lee, was born and, by age 20, was a divorced single mother. She later wrote and produced the TV-mini-movie I Want to Keep My Baby! (1976) in 1976, the story of a teenage girl who decides to give up her child for adoption. Son Craig died of AIDS in 1992. See more »

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