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Full Name  Joan Micklin
Books  Limbo
Role  Director
Name  Joan Silver
Years active  1972–present

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Born  May 24, 1935 (age 80) (1935-05-24) Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Occupation  Film director Screenwriter
Spouse  Raphael D. Silver (m. 1956–2013)
Children  Marisa Silver, Dina, Claudia
Parents  Doris Micklin, Maurice David Micklin
Movies  Hester Street, Loverboy, Crossing Delancey, Chilly Scenes of Winter, Big Girls Don't Cry They Get
Similar People  Reizl Bozyk, Julianne Boyd, Peter Riegert, Steven Keats, Susan Sandler

Big Girls Don't Cry They Get Even Trailer 1992

Joan Micklin Silver (born May 24, 1935) is an American director.


She was born Joan Micklin in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Doris (Shoshone) and Maurice David Micklin. She received her B.A. From Sarah Lawrence College. In 1956, she married Raphael D. Silver, with whom she has 3 daughters; Raphael's father was Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver.

Her early low-budget film Hester Street received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for actress Carol Kane. Her 1977 film Between the Lines was entered into the 27th Berlin International Film Festival. She is also known for the film Crossing Delancey which was released in 1988 and stars Amy Irving. She also conceived and directed the musical revue A... My Name Is Alice with Julianne Boyd.

Filmography (Director)

  • Hunger Point (2003 TV movie)
  • Charms for the Easy Life (2002 TV movie)
  • A Fish in the Bathtub (1999)
  • Invisible Child (1999 TV movie)
  • In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997 TV movie)
  • Miss Sherri (1992 TV movie)
  • Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (1992)
  • Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991 TV movie) - segment 2
  • Loverboy (1989)
  • Crossing Delancey (1988)
  • Finnegan Begin Again (1985 TV movie)
  • How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days (1983 TV movie)
  • Head Over Heels (1979)
  • Between the Lines (1977)
  • Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976 TV movie)
  • Hester Street (1975)
  • The Case of the Elevator Duck (1974 short)
  • The Immigrant Experience: The Long Long Journey (1972 short)
  • Awards

  • 1985: Locarno International Film Festival - Silver Leopard's Eye for Finnegan Begin Again
  • 1977: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - New Generation Award
  • 1977: Berlin International Film Festival - Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Film Award for Between the Lines
  • 1975: International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg - Interfilm Award for Hester Street
  • References

    Joan Micklin Silver Wikipedia