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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 11 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Fix (2001)
 1996 Inside (TV Movie)
 1995 Lumière and Company (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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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "Fortune's Fool", a play by Ivan Turgenev, adapted by Mike Poulton (Stamford Center for the Arts, Truglia Theater, Stamford, CT, March 2002). See more »

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

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Personal Quote:

[on Jean-Luc Godard, 1970] That kind of passion I can't deny, and, as I say, it is brilliantly and artfully done, but I want far more, somehow, in a film, although I can view a film like "Weekend" with awe at the skills, the downright boldness of the man, the outrageous boldness which is a quality I would give a good deal to have more of. But, oh, I do long for a moment when that man comes out ... 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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