Joy Davidman

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Birthday
18, 1915
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 13, 1960 (45)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1915
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 13, 1960 (45)

About

The wife of writer C.S. Lewis, she was an accomplished author in her own right. Her works include Smoke on the Mountain: An Interpretation of the Ten Commandments in Terms of Today (1954) and Weeping Bay (1950).

Before Fame

A child prodigy, she graduated from high school at age fourteen. She subsequently attended Hunter College and Columbia University.

Trivia

After her death, C.S. Lewis wrote about her in his memoir, A Grief Observed, which he published under a pseudonym.

Family Life

She and her second husband, C.S. Lewis, contributed to each other's literary work. She had previously been married to William Lindsay Gresham, another notable author.

Associated With

Debra Winger portrayed Davidman in Shadowlands, a film based on Davidman's life with C.S. Lewis.

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