Tewkesbury, Joan (1936–)

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Tewkesbury, Joan (1936–)

American screenwriter and director. Name variations: Joan Maguire. Born April 8, 1936, in Redlands, CA.

Appeared as a dancer in the film The Unfinished Dance (1947); understudied for Mary Martin in Peter Pan (1954–55); directed and choreographed in small theaters around Los Angeles; taught dance, drama, and film; was a script supervisor for Robert Altman on McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971); wrote screenplays for Thieves Like Us, Nashville, and A Night in Heaven; wrote and directed teleplays "The Acorn People," "Cold Sassy Tree," "Elysian Fields," and "Scattering Dad" and the off-Broadway play Cowboy Jack (1978); directed Old Boyfriends, and Strangers, as well as numerous tv episodes for such shows as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Felicity," and "The Guardian."

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