Penelope Spheeris

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Penelope Spheeris

American film director, producer and screenwriter add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1945.

Countries: United States (70%), United Kingdom (10%), Canada (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Janis Joplin, Dana Carvey, Caroline Thompson

Linked to: University of California, Los Angeles, Aerosmith, Westminster High School, British Film Institute

 

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Penelope Spheeris was born in 1945 add something


1969

Spheeris has a daughter, director Anna Fox born in 1969 add something


1971

Gene Siskel - He only walked out on three films during his professional career: the 1971 comedy "The Million Dollar Duck" starring Dean Jones; the 1980 horror film "Maniac"; and the 1996 Penelope Spheeris film "Black Sheep"


1983

Caroline Thompson - In 1983, she published a novel "First Born" which director Penelope Spheeris chose to make into a film, and from whom she started learning scriptwriting while writing the drafts of the film's screenplay


1984

B movie - In 1984, New Horizons released a critically applauded movie set amid the punk scene written and directed by Penelope Spheeris

 

Jack Grisham - In the 1984 Penelope Spheeris film "Suburbia", he appeared with T.S.O.L. performing "Wash Away" and "Darker My Love


1990

In the 1990s, she directed "Wayne's World", a comedy based on Mike Myers's skits from "Saturday Night Live" add something


1992

Wayne's World (film) - "'Wayne's World"' is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of the Aurora, Illinois-based public-access television cable TV show "Wayne's World"


1996

In 1996, she directed "We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll", a documentary about the Ozzfest, produced by Sharon Osbourne, which explored life on the road add something


1998

She later returned to the streets of Los Angeles and the punk rock scene in 1998 for the documentary "The Decline of Western Civilization Part III" add something


2006

In 2006, she was set to direct the still-unfilmed "Gospel According to Janis", about Janis Joplin add something


2013

The Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival named Spheeris its guest of honor for 2013 add something


2015

In a 2015 interview, Spheeris stated that her father had come to the aid of an African American man who had been struck on the back of the head with a cane by a white man over a dispute about cutting in front of him line add something


2016

Spheeris appeared on Ken Reid's "TV Guidance Counselor" podcast on October 18, 2016 add something