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Joan Didion (Writer) Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 24, 2021

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Short Biography

Joan Didion was born on 05-12-1934 in Sacramento in the state of California, United States. She was an American Writer, Novelist, Memoirist, Essayist, Journalist & Author who was famously known for her books named Play It as It Lays, Slouching Towards Bethlehem & The Year of Magical Thinking.

Other Name: Joan Dunne, Joan Didion Dunne
Other Professions: Novelist Memoirist Essayist Journalist Author

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Joan Didion was suffering from a disease called Parkinson's. She died at the age of 87 on 23-12-2021 at her residence in Manhattan, New York in the United States.

DEATHDAY 23 December,2021 (Saturday)
DEATH PLACE Manhattan, New York City, New York

Joan Didion Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Frank Reese Didion & Eduene Didion. She married screenwriter/novelist John Gregory Dunne on 30-01-1964. Her husband died on 30-12-2003 at the age of 71. Together they had an adoptive daughter named Quintana Roo Dunne who died on 26-08-2005 at the age of 39. The American writer/producer Dominick Dunne was her brother-in-law who was married to actress Ellen Griffin Dunne. Ellen died on 09-01-1997 & Dominick died on 26-08-2009. She was the aunt of actor Griffin Dunne and actress Dominique Dunne. Dominique died on 04-11-1982 at the age of 22 years, 11 months.

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Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Light Golden Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Sacramento, California, United States
Nationality American
Religion Episcopal
Address Los Angeles, California, United States
School N/A
College University of California, Berkeley
Qualification B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) in English
Hobbies Reading, Writing
Marital Status Widow (her husband died on 30-12-2003)
Debut First Novel - Run River (1963)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Place New York
Favorite Dress Pant with Top or Shirt
Favorite Food Parsley Salad, Chicken Hash

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Joan Didion

  • She was published her first novel "Run River" with the help of John Gregory Dunne in 1963, and she married John on 30-01-1964.
  • She was honored with the "National Medal of Arts" by US President Barack Obama on 03-07-2013.
  • Her nephew Griffin Dunne make a documentary film "The Center Will Not Hold" based on Joan Didion's life, which was released by Netflix on 11-10-2017.

Joan Didion Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Joan Didion was 87 years 0 month & 18 days old age.