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Daniel Petrie
Born Daniel Mannix Petrie
November 26, 1920(1920-11-26)
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died August 22, 2004 (aged 83)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation Film director
Television director
Years active 1949 – 2001
Spouse(s) Dorothea G. Petrie (m. 1957–2004) «start: (1957)–end+1: (2005)»"Marriage: Dorothea G. Petrie to Daniel Petrie" Location: (linkback:

Daniel Mannix Petrie[1] (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.[1] He moved to the United States in 1945.[1] 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), 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.

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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