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Woody Allen

Film Director, Actor (born 1-Dec-1935)


Woody Allen; Stig Bjorkman. Woody Allen on Woody Allen: In Conversation With Stig Björkman. New York: Grove Press. 1994. 292pp.

Mark A. Altman. Woody Allen Encyclopedia: Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About the Woodster but Were Afraid to Ask. Movie Publisher Services. 1991.

Janssen Angelika. Deconstructing Woody Allen. Peter Lang. 2002.

Peter J. Bailey. The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen. University Press of Kentucky. 2000. 344pp.

John Baxter. Woody Allen: A Biography. London: Harper Collins. 1988. 488pp.

Robert Benayoun. Translated by Alexander Walker. The Films of Woody Allen. New York: Harmony Books. 1986.

Robert Benayoun. Woody Allen: Beyond Words. Michael Joseph. 1987. 176pp.

Richard Aloysius Blake. Woody Allen: Profane and Sacred. Littlefield. 1995. 250pp.

Douglas Brode. Woody Allen: His Films and Career. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press. 1985. 256pp.

Dee Burton. I Deam of Woody: Woody Allen as Adored, Repelled, Lusted After, Adulated, Exposed and Shared in the Dreams of His Fans. New York: William Morrow & Co.. 1984.

Tim Carroll. Woody and His Women. London: Little, Brown and Company. 1993. 344pp.

Mark T. Conard (editor). Woody Allen And Philosophy: You Mean My Whole Fallacy Is Wrong?. Open Court Publishing. 2004. 270pp. Fifteen essays.

Renee Curry. Perspectives on Woody Allen. G. K. Hall & Company. 1996. 256pp.

Julian Fox. Woody: Movies from Manhattan. Rowman & Littlefield. 1996. 288pp.

Sam B. Girgus. The Films of Woody Allen. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 212pp.

Kristi Groteke; Marjorie Rosen. Mia & Woody: Love and Betrayal. New York: Carroll & Graf. 1994. 286pp.

Kristi Groteke; Marjorie Rosen. Mia & Woody: Love and Betrayal. New York: Carroll & Graf. 1994. 286pp.

Lee Guthrie. Woody Allen: A Biography. New York: Drake Publishers. 1978.

Foster Hirsch. Love, Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life: The Films of Woody Allen. HarperCollins/Da Capo. 2001. 304pp.

Dianne Jacobs. But We Need the Eggs: The Magic of Woody Allen. St. Martin's Press. 1982. 176pp.

Robert E. Kapsis; Kathie Coblentz (editors). Woody Allen: Interviews. University Press of Mississippi. 2006. 256pp.

Kimball King (editor). Woody Allen: A Casebook. New York: Garland Publishing. 2001. 300pp.

Eric Lax. Woody Allen: A Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1991.

Eric Lax. On Being Funny: Woody Allen and Comedy. New York: Charterhouse Publishing. 1975. 243pp.

Sander H. Lee. Woody Allen's Angst: Philosophical Commentaries on His Serious Films. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. 1996.

Sander H. Lee. Eighteen Woody Allen Films Analyzed: Anguish, God, and Existentialism. McFarland. 2002. 245pp.

Frank Manchel. The Box-Office Clowns: Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen. New York: Franklin Watts. 1979. 120pp.

Graham McCann. Woody Allen: New Yorker. Blackwell Publishers. 1990. 267pp.

Gerald McKnight. Woody Allen: Joking Aside. W. H. Allen. 1982. 205pp.

Marion Meade. The Unruly Life of Woody Allen: A Biography. Scribner's. 2000. 384pp.

Thierry de Navacelle. Woody Allen on Location. New York: William Morrow. 1987. 462pp.

Mary P. Nichols. Reconstructing Woody: Art, Love, and Life in the Films of Woody Allen. Rowman & Littlefield. 1998. 240pp.

Myles Palmer. Woody Allen. Melbourne, Australia: Sun Books Pty., Ltd.. 1980. 142pp.

Nancy Pogel. Woody Allen. Twayne. 1987. 245pp.

Richard Schickel. Woody Allen: A Life in Film. Ivan R. Dee. 2003. 224pp.

Richard A. Schwartz. Woody, From Antz to Zelig: A Reference Guide to Woody Allen's Creative Work, 1964-1998. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2000. 336pp.

Neil Sinyard. The Films of Woody Allen. New York: Exeter Books. 1987. 95pp.

Stephen J. Spignesi. The Woody Allen Companion. Andrews McMeel. 1992.

Annette Wernblad. Brooklyn Is Not Expanding: Woody Allen's Comic Universe. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1992. 164pp.

Maurice Yacowar. Loser Take All: the Comic Art of Woody Allen. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing. 1979. 243pp.


  1. A Master of Illusion Endures
    For Woody Allen's Next Trick, Shrugging Off Bad Publicity
    by Dave Itzkoff. The New York Times, 16-Jul-2014.


Below are references indicating presence of this name in another database or other reference material. Most of the sources listed are encyclopedic in nature but might be limited to a specific field, such as musicians or film directors. A lack of listings here does not indicate unimportance -- we are nowhere near finished with this portion of the project -- though if many are shown it does indicate a wide recognition of this individual.

  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.31)

  9. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.27)

  10. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.12)

  11. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.15)

  12. Who's Who in America 2000 (p.74)

  13. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.35)

  14. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.213)

  15. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.12)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.11)

  17. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.17)

  18. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.21)

  19. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.4)

  20. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.10)

  21. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.8)

  22. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.7)

  23. Celebrity Register 5th Issue (p.6)

  24. Contemporary North American Directors (pp.3-6)

  25. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (pp.5-7)

  26. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.26)

  27. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (pp.9-11)

  28. The Guide to Film Directors (pp.5-13)

  29. Current Biography, 1966 Yearbook (pp.3-5)

  30. The St. James Encyclopedia of Film Directors (pp.5-11)

  31. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.13)

  32. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.32)

  33. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.52)

  34. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.53)

  35. Legends in Their Own Time (p.6)

  36. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.9)

  37. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.333)

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