Joan Micklin Silver

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Joan Micklin Silver
Born Joan Micklin
(1935-05-24) May 24, 1935 (age 83)
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Occupation Film director
Years active 1972–present
Spouse(s) Raphael D. Silver (1956–present)
Children 3

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.[1] 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)



  1. ^ "Between the Lines". Retrieved 13 August 2018.

External links

  • Joan Micklin Silver on IMDb
  • Biography at Jewish Women's Archive
  • Biography 1
  • Biography 2 at (archived 2013-01-25)

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