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Arthur Penn (I) (1922–2010)

Arthur Penn was born on September 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Little Big Man (1970) and The Miracle Worker (1962). He was married to Peggy Maurer. He died on September 28, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde Director
Little Big Man
Little Big Man Director
The Miracle Worker
Alice's Restaurant


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 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Fix (2001)
 1996 Inside (TV Movie)
 1995 Lumière et compagnie (Documentary)
 1993 The Portrait (TV Movie)
 1985 Target
 1981 Four Friends
 1975 Night Moves
 1973 Visions of Eight (Documentary) (segment "Hightest, The")
 1968 Flesh and Blood (TV Movie)
 1966 The Chase
 1965 Mickey One
 1964 The Train (: (uncredited; fired, replaced by John Frankenheimer - uncredited)
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Where's Charley? (1957)
 1955-1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Adam and Evening (1956)
- Lost (1956)
- Daisy, Daisy (1955)
 1954-1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1953-1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- My Lost Saints (1955)
- The Lawn Party (1954)
- John Turner (1953)
 1954 Justice (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Man on the Hunt (1954)
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Crip (1953)
- One Night Stand (1953)
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Stage Play: The Miracle Worker. Drama. Written by William Gibson. Directed by Arthur Penn. Playhouse Theatre: 19 Oct 1959- 1 Jul 1961 (719 performances). Cast: Anne Bancroft (as "Annie Sullivan"), Patty Duke (as "Helen Keller") [Broadway debut], Dale Ellen Bethea (as "Child"), Juanita Bethea (as "Mary"), Miriam Butler (as "Martha"), ... See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

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A society would be wise to pay attention to the people who do not belong if it wants to find out ... where it's failing. See more »


First worked in television studios as a floor manager. Began to write and direct plays for the theatre in 1953. Directed his first Broadway play in 1956 and his first motion picture in 1958. Made only ten films during the first 25 years of his career. His most productive period was 1965-70, when he averaged one movie per year. See more »

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