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Daniel Petrie

Daniel Petrie

Daniel M. Petrie (1920-2004) was a television and movie director.

One of his most famous credits was 1961's Raisin in the Sun, which was nominated for the Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival.

He also directed Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981) and Cocoon: The Return (1988). He produced television movies such as Sybil, Eleanor and Franklin (which he also directed), and a 1999 remake of Inherit the Wind. His sons, Daniel and Donald, are well-known writers/directors.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Daniel Petrie Facts

BirthdayNovember 26, 1920
BirthplaceGlace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date of deathAugust 22, 2004 (Los Angeles, California, USA, age 83)

Selected Filmography

Six Pack
Execution of Raymond Graham
Moon Of The Wolf
Cocoon: The Return
My Name Is Bill W
A Raisin In The Sun
My Name Is Bill W.
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