Joan Baez

Lowest Rated: 28% Slacker Uprising (2008)
Birthday: Jan 9, 1941
Birthplace: Not Available
While her contributions to motion pictures have been minimal, American singer/composer Joan Baez is perhaps the best known and most influential contributor to the field of 1960s protest songs. The daughter of a Mexican-born physicist father and a Quaker mother, Joan scored her first public success at age 18, when she was featured at the Newport Festival. Her fame was furthered by the first of several tours with Bob Dylan in 1963. Joan was popular enough in the late 1960s to be cruelly parodied by cartoonist Al Capp, who created a folksinger named Joanie Phoanie who sang for the oppressed while tooling around in a Rolls Royce. This caricature couldn't have been farther from the truth: while many other prominent protest singers succumbed to the trappings of money and fame, Joan remained steadfastly true to her causes. In 1965, she helped create the Institute for Non-Violence in California; a few years later, she willingly made herself persona non grata on network TV by dedicating a performance on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour to her husband David Harris, then in prison for evading the draft. Baez' movie contributions have included her producing chores on the 1982 There but for Fortune (the title was taken from her 1965 song hit), a semi-documentary about the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua. Joan Baez has appeared as herself in a handful of concert films (1966's Big TNT Show, 1967's Don't Look Back), and was seen as an interviewee in the 1984 Woody Guthrie documentary, Hard Travellin'.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Renegade Dreamers Actor 2019
81% Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation Actor 2019
92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese Actor 2019
No Score Yet Hugh Hefner's After Dark: Speaking Out in America Actor 2018
No Score Yet Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis Actor 2013
95% Sing Your Song Joan Baez $48.2K 2012
No Score Yet For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Big T.N.T. Show Actor 2012
97% Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune Actor $0.3M 2011
61% Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Actor $22.4K 2010
No Score Yet Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound Actor 2009
28% Slacker Uprising Actor 2008
79% The Garden Actor 2008
95% Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Actor 2007
100% The Other Side of the Mirror - Bob Dylan Newport 1963-1965 Actor 2007
No Score Yet American Experience Actor 2005
No Score Yet Smothered: The Great Smothers Brothers Censorship Wars Actor 2002
No Score Yet Message to Love Actor 1997
No Score Yet In the Spotlight: Mary Chapin Carpenter Actor 1995
77% The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg Actor 1994
100% Berkeley in the Sixties Actor 1990
No Score Yet Woodstock: Lost Performances Herself 1990
No Score Yet Three Worlds, Three Voices, One Vision Actor 1988
No Score Yet Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin' Actor 1984
No Score Yet In Our Hands Actor 1984
40% Renaldo and Clara Woman in White 1978
No Score Yet The Memory Of Justice Actor 1976
No Score Yet Sing Sing Thanksgiving Joan Baez 1974
No Score Yet The Making of 'Silent Running' Actor 1972
No Score Yet B.B. King: At Sing Sing Prison Actor 1972
No Score Yet Celebration at Big Sur Actor 1971
No Score Yet Dynamite Chicken Joan Baez 1971
100% Isle of Wight Festival: Message to Love: 1970 Actor 1970
No Score Yet Carry it On Actor 1970
100% Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music Actor 1970
No Score Yet Scruggs Actor 1970
100% Dont Look Back Actor 1967
No Score Yet Festival Actor 1966
No Score Yet Woodstock Diary Actor


No Score Yet The Big Interview With Dan Rather
  • 2018
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
  • 2017
  • 2013
No Score Yet Great Performances
  • 2016
  • 2009
No Score Yet Craft in America
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Experience
  • 2005
100% The Muppet Show
  • 1980


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