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Marjoe DVD ... The Oscar-winning documentary "Marjoe" (1972) explores the life of real-life... more info $19.95was $19.95 Buy Now

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Born: December 30, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Raised in Connecticut
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While in high school, made Super 8mm films
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Left college to write for <i>Village Voice</i> in NYC
1972:
Co-produced and directed documentary film, "Marjoe", while working as a journalist; won Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary
1973:
Made two records of her own songs for RCA
1977:
Published the novel "Dry Hustle"
1983:
Composed score for "Sleeparound Town", staged at Playwrights Horizon in NYC
1986:
Co-wrote (with Patricia Louisiana Knop and Zalman King) screenplay for "9 1/2 Weeks"; also appeared briefly in one scene
1987:
First solo screenplay, "Dancers"
1991:
Scripted "Impromptu" about the salon of author George Sand; film directed by husband James Lapine
1993:
Contributed to the screenplay of "Sommersby", an American retelling of "The Return of Martin Guerre" which moved the story to the post-Civil War era
1998:
Feature directorial debut. "The Hairy Bird/Strike"; also scripted and penned songs; loosely based on her years in an all-girls school; received limited theatrical release by Miramax before its video release; rights repurchased by Redeemable Features, retitled and re-released in 2000 under title "All I Wanna Do"
2000:
With Clark Gregg (and working from an idea by Steven Spielberg), contributed the story for the supernatural thriller "What Lies Beneath"
2001:
Directed the Oscar-winning documentary short "Thoth"

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