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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
Night Moves
Night Moves Director


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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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Broadway stage: "Wait Until Dark" (1966). Drama. Directed by Arthur Penn. Ethel Barrymore Theatre (moved to The Shubert Theatre on 11 Jul 1966; to The George Abbott Theatre on 3 Oct 1966; and to The Music Box Theatre, 28 Nov 1966 to close): 2 Feb 1966 to 31 Dec 1966 (374 performances). See more »

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

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Personal Quote:

Lee Strasberg ruined an entire generation of actors with that sense memory crap. See more »


He directed 8 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Patty Duke, Anne Bancroft, Estelle Parsons, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Michael J. Pollard and Chief Dan George. Duke, Bancroft and Parsons won Oscars for their performances in one of Penn's movies. See more »

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