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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 26 November 1920Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date of Death 22 August 2004Los Angeles, California, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameDaniel Mannix Petrie
Nickname Dan

Mini Bio (1)

Daniel Petrie was born on November 26, 1920 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada as Daniel Mannix Petrie. He was a director and producer, known for Cocoon: The Return (1988), A Raisin in the Sun (1961) and Lassie (1994). He was married to Dorothea G. Petrie. He died on August 22, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Dorothea G. Petrie (1957 - 22 August 2004) (his death) (4 children)

Trivia (9)

Was profiled in Dec 1995/Jan 1996 issue of Saturday Night magazine.
Explored difficult filmmaking subjects ahead of his time, including A Raisin in the Sun (1961), which dealt with racism, and The Dollmaker (1984), which dealt with women as breadwinners. Petrie also served in a number of leadership positions with the Directors Guild of America.
Saved a local doctor from two attacking Rottweilers, beating them with a rake and a broom.
Brother of Peggy Petrie.
Father-in-law of Bradley Battersby.
Directed two Oscar nominated performances: Ellen Burstyn and Eva Le Gallienne both for Resurrection (1980).
Petrie named Akira Kurosawa's "Rashomon" as his all-time favorite film in an AFI poll.
He was awarded the 1981 Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Direction for the play, "A Lesson from Aloes" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

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