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||December 30, 1947
||Cause of Death:
||New York City, New York, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
While in high school, made Super 8mm films
Left college to write for <i>Village Voice</i> in NYC
Co-produced and directed documentary film, "Marjoe", while working as a journalist; won Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary
Made two records of her own songs for RCA
Published the novel "Dry Hustle"
Composed score for "Sleeparound Town", staged at Playwrights Horizon in NYC
Co-wrote (with Patricia Louisiana Knop and Zalman King) screenplay for "9 1/2 Weeks"; also appeared briefly in one scene
First solo screenplay, "Dancers"
Scripted "Impromptu" about the salon of author George Sand; film directed by husband James Lapine
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
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"
With Clark Gregg (and working from an idea by Steven Spielberg), contributed the story for the supernatural thriller "What Lies Beneath"
Directed the Oscar-winning documentary short "Thoth"