Joseph Hardy
Born (1929-03-08) March 8, 1929 (age 94)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1972–2012

Joseph Hardy (born March 8, 1929) is an American Tony Award-winning stage director, film director, television producer, and occasional performer.

As a television producer, he produced two daytime soap operas in the 1960s: Ben Jarrod on NBC and A Time for Us on ABC. He was executive producer of Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, Ryan's Hope and General Hospital. In addition, he was the executive producer of James at 15/16, a primetime drama that aired on NBC.

In 1967, he won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director[1] for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play in 1969 for Child's Play. His 1974 film Great Expectations was entered into the 9th Moscow International Film Festival in 1975.[2]


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  2. ^ "9th Moscow International Film Festival (1975)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-05.