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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Daniel Mannix Petrie  (November 26, 1920 - August 22, 2004) was a Canadian television and movie director.

Petrie was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Mary Anne (née Campbell) and William Mark Petrie, a soft-drink manufacturer.  He moved to the United States in 1945.  One of his most famous credits was 1961's A Raisin in the Sun, which was nominated for the Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival. He also directed Buster and Billie (1974), the Academy Award-nominated Resurrection (1980), Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981) and Cocoon: The Return (1988). He directed well-known television movies such as Sybil and Eleanor and Franklin, and produced a 1999 remake of Inherit the Wind. His films were rarely box office successes, but they often feature large well-known casts (such as 1978's The Betsy, starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Duvall), and his films are among the earliest screen appearances by such stars as Winona Ryder (Square Dance) and Kiefer Sutherland (The Bay Boy).

Petrie died of cancer at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, California. He is survived by his sons, Daniel and Donald, who are both well-known writers/directors.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Daniel Petrie, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Daniel Mannix Petrie  (November 26, 1920 - August 22, 2004) was a Canadian television and movie director.

Petrie was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Mary Anne (née Campbell) and William Mark Petrie, a soft-drink manufacturer.  He moved to the United States in 1945.  One of his most famous credits was 1961's A Raisin in the Sun, which was nominated for the Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival. He also directed Buster and Billie (1974), the Academy Award-nominated Resurrection (1980), Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981) and Cocoon: The Return (1988). He directed well-known television movies such as Sybil and Eleanor and Franklin, and produced a 1999 remake of Inherit the Wind. His films were rarely box office successes, but they often feature large well-known casts (such as 1978's The Betsy, starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Duvall), and his films are among the earliest screen appearances by such stars as Winona Ryder (Square Dance) and Kiefer Sutherland (The Bay Boy).

Petrie died of cancer at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, California. He is survived by his sons, Daniel and Donald, who are both well-known writers/directors.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Daniel Petrie, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 69

Birthday 1920-11-26

Day of Death 2004-08-22

Place of Birth Glace Bay, Canada

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2001 Walter and Henry Director
2001 Wild Iris Director
1999 Inherit the Wind Director
1997 The Assistant Director
1996 Calm at Sunset Director
1995 Kissinger and Nixon Director
1994 Lassie Director
1992 A Town Torn Apart Director
1991 Mark Twain and Me Director
1989 My Name Is Bill W. Director
1988 Cocoon: The Return Director
1988 Rocket Gibraltar Director
1987 Square Dance Director
1985 The Execution of Raymond Graham Director
1984 The Bay Boy Director
1984 The Dollmaker Director
1982 Six Pack Director
1981 Fort Apache, the Bronx Director
1980 Resurrection Director
1978 The Betsy Director
1977 Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Director
1976 Sybil (2 episodes)Director
1976 Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking Director
1976 Lifeguard Director
1976 Eleanor and Franklin (2 episodes)Director
1975 Returning Home Director
1974 Buster and Billie Director
1974 Mousey Director
1974 The Gun And The Pulpit Director
1973 The Neptune Factor Director
1972 Moon of the Wolf Director
1972 Banyon (2 episodes)Director
1972 Hec Ramsey (1 episode)Director
1971 A Howling in the Woods Director
1971 McMillan & Wife (2 episodes)Director
1971 The Man and the City (1 episode)Director
1970 San Francisco International Airport (1 episode)Director
1970 The Interns (1 episode)Director
1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night Director
1969 Medical Center (1 episode)Director
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (3 episodes)Director
1968 The Name of the Game (1 episode)Director
1967 N.Y.P.D. (3 episodes)Director
1967 Ironside (2 episodes)Director
1966 The Spy with a Cold Nose Director
1966 The Idol Director
1965 For the People (1 episode)Director
1964 Profiles in Courage (1 episode)Director
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)Director
1963 Stolen Hours Director
1963 East Side/West Side (1 episode)Director
1962 The Main Attraction Director
1961 The Defenders (5 episodes)Director
1961 Great Ghost Tales (1 episode)Director
1961 A Raisin in the Sun Director
1961 Way Out (1 episode)Director
1960 The Bramble Bush Director
1959 Play of the Week (1 episode)Director
1958 Pursuit (1 episode)Director
1957 DuPont Show of the Month (6 episodes)Director
1956 Bang the Drum Slowly Director
1955 The Alcoa Hour (1 episode)Director
1955 A Wind from the South Director
1954 The Elgin TV Hour (2 episodes)Director
1953 The United States Steel Hour (2 episodes)Director
1952 Omnibus (1 episode)Director
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (2 episodes)Director
1948 Studio One (1 episode)Director

Acting

1972 The Waltons (1 episode)

Writing

1984 The Bay Boy Writer

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