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Daniel Petrie

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter | * 11/26/1920 († 83, 08/22/2004) | Glace Bay (Canada)
Daniel Mannix Petrie (November 26, 1920 – August 22, 2004) was a Canadian film, television, and stage director who worked in Canada, Hollywood, and the United Kingdom; known for directing grounded human dramas often dealing with taboo subject matter. He was one of several Canadian-born expatriate filmmakers, including Norman Jewison and Sidney J. Furie, to find critical and commercial success overseas in the 1960s due to the limited opportunities in the Canadian film industry at the time. He was the patriarch of the Petrie filmmaking family, with four of his children all working in the film industry. Beginning his career in television, he made his critical and popular breakthrough directing the 1961 film version of the Lorraine Hansberry play A Raisin in the Sun, which won the Gary Cooper Award at the Cannes Film Festival. He directed over 90 films and television programs until his retirement in 2001, winning several accolades (including three Primetime Emmy Awards) in the process. His semi-autobiographical 1984 film The Bay Boy won the Genie Award for Best Motion Picture. Throughout his life, Petrie maintained st... ()
Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | TV Movies | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Daniel Petrie

Primetime Emmy Award Directors Guild of America Award 2x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

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TV Shows/Series with Daniel Petrie as Actor(1)

Movies with Daniel Petrie as Crew(47)

Directing/Director2015 Heidi
Directing/Director2001 Walter and Henry
Directing/Director2001 Wild Iris
Directing/Director1999 Inherit the Wind
Directing/Director1998 Monday After the Miracle
Directing/Director1997 The Assistant
Directing/Director1996 Calm at Sunset
Directing/Director1995 Kissinger and Nixon
Directing/Director1994 Lassie
Directing/Director1992 A Town Torn Apart
Directing/Director1991 Mark Twain and Me
Production/Producer1991 Mark Twain and Me
Directing/Director1989 My Name Is Bill W.
Production/Producer1989 My Name Is Bill W.
Directing/Director1988 Cocoon: The Return
Directing/Director1988 Rocket Gibraltar
Directing/Director1987 Square Dance
Production/Producer1987 Square Dance
Directing/Director1985 The Execution of Raymond Graham
Directing/Director1984 The Bay Boy
Writing/Writer1984 The Bay Boy
Directing/Director1984 The Dollmaker
Directing/Director1982 Six Pack
Directing/Director1981 Fort Apache, the Bronx
Directing/Director1980 Resurrection
Directing/Director1978 The Betsy
Directing/Director1976 Lifeguard
Directing/Director1976 Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking
Directing/Director1975 Returning Home
Directing/Director1974 Buster and Billie
Directing/Director1974 The Gun and the Pulpit
Directing/Director1974 Mousey
Directing/Director1973 The Neptune Factor
Directing/Director1972 Moon of the Wolf
Directing/Director1971 A Howling in the Woods
Directing/Director1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night
Directing/Director1966 The Idol
Directing/Director1966 The Spy with a Cold Nose
Directing/Director1963 Stolen Hours
Directing/Director1962 The Main Attraction
Directing/Director1961 A Raisin in the Sun
Directing/Director1960 The Bramble Bush
Directing/Director1958 Wuthering Heights
Directing/Director1956 Bang the Drum Slowly
Directing/Director1956 The Stingiest Man in Town
Directing/Director1955 A Wind from the South

TV Shows/Series with Daniel Petrie as Crew(28)

Directing/Director1976 Eleanor and Franklin
Directing/Director1976 Sybil
Directing/Director1972 Hec Ramsey
Directing/Director1972 Banyon
Directing/Director1971 McMillan & Wife
Directing/Director1971 The Man and the City
Directing/Director1970 The Interns
Directing/Director1969 Medical Center
Directing/Director1969 Marcus Welby, M.D.
Directing/Director1968 The Name of the Game
Directing/Director1967 N.Y.P.D.
Directing/Director1967 Ironside
Directing/Director1965 For the People
Directing/Director1964 Profiles in Courage
Directing/Director1963 East Side/West Side
Directing/Director1961 Great Ghost Tales
Directing/Director1961 The Defenders
Directing/Director1961 Way Out
Directing/Director1959 Play of the Week
Directing/Director1958 Pursuit
Directing/Director1957 DuPont Show of the Month
Directing/Director1955 The Alcoa Hour
Directing/Director1953 The United States Steel Hour
Directing/Director1952 Omnibus
Directing/Director1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame
Directing/Director1948 Studio One

Full Name: Daniel Petrie
Citizenship: Canada
Born: Friday, 11/26 1920 (November) in Glace Bay (Canada)
Died: Sunday, 08/22 2004 (August) in Los Angeles (aged: 83)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: St. Francis Xavier University
Spouses (current/former): Dorothea G. Petrie
Daniel Petrie frequently works together with these people:
William Shatner (10x, Actor)
Martin Sheen (9x, Actor)
Lloyd Bochner (9x, Actor)
Marc Daniels (9x, Crew)
Jack Klugman (8x, Actor)
Leo Penn (8x, Crew)
Patrick O'Neal (8x, Actor)
Ricardo Montalban (7x, Actor)
Lawrence Dobkin (7x, Actor)
Leslie Nielsen (6x, Actor)
Ralph Senensky (6x, Crew)
Rita Roland (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1054106, Added: 12/03/2018, Last updated: 06/05/2021