Daniel Petrie

26 Nov 1920 - 22 Aug 2004

Director

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.

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Filmography (29 titles)

(movie, 2001)
···Wild Iris
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1999)
···Seasons of Love
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1998)
···Monday After the Miracle
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Director
(movie, 1997)
···The Assistant
Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime
Role: Director
(movie, 1996)
···Calm at Sunset
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1995)
···Kissinger and Nixon
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1994)
···Lassie
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 1992)
···A Town Torn Apart
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1991)
···Mark Twain and Me
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Director
(series, 1991)
···The Hidden Room
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1989)
···My Name Is Bill W.
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1988)
···Cocoon: The Return
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 1987)
···Square Dance
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1984)
···The Bay Boy
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1984)
···The Dollmaker
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1982)
···Six Pack
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Role: Director
(movie, 1981)
···Fort Apache the Bronx
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1978)
···The Betsy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
Genre: Biography, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1976)
···Lifeguard
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1976)
···Sybil
Genre: Biography, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1974)
···Mousey
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1974)
···The Gun and the Pulpit
Genre: Western
Role: Director
(movie, 1973)
···The Neptune Factor
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 1972)
···Moon of the Wolf
Genre: Horror
Role: Director
(movie, 1966)
···The Spy with a Cold Nose
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1961)
···A Raisin in the Sun
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1960)
···The Bramble Bush
Genre: Drama
Role: Director