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Joan Micklin Silver

Director

Born - 24 May 1935, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Died - 31 December 2020

Bespectacled, frizzy-haired, award-winning American director, often of films with a Jewish slant. Also a formidable theatre director, her films included the shorts The Fur Coat Club (1973) and The Case of the Elevator Duck (1974) and the features Hester Street (1975), Between the Lines (1977), Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979), Finnegan Begin Again (1985), Crossing Delancey (1988), Loverboy (1989) and A Fish in a Bathtub (1998). Movies for television included Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976), A Private Matter (1992), Invisible Child (1999) and Hunger Point (2003), her last. Her husband Raphael, also a film-maker, died in 2013. She died from vascular dementia.