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Joan Tewkesbury

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Birth dateApril 8, 1936(age 80)
Place of birthRedlands, California

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Joan Tewkesbury (born April 8, 1936) is an American film and television director, screenwriter, producer and actress. She had a long association with Robert Altman, writing two of his most acclaimed films, Nashville (1975) and Thieves Like Us (1974). As a director, she has directed features, television movies, and TV series.

Tewkesbury was born in Redlands, California, the daughter of Frances M. (née Stevenson), a registered nurse, and Walter S. Tewkesbury, an office machine repairman. She has lived in Tesuque, New Mexico since 2003.


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