Arthur Penn Biography (1922-)

Full name, Arthur Hiller Penn; born September 27, 1922, in Philadelphia, PA;son of Harry (a watchmaker) and Sonia (a nurse; maiden name, Greenberg) Penn;married Peggy Maurer (an actress), January 27, 1955; children: Matthew (a director), Molly. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.; Contact: Bell & Co. PC, 535 Fifth Ave., Floor 21, New York, NY 10017-3610.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, actor, writer
Birth Details
September 27, 1922
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • The Left-Handed Gun, Warner Bros., 1958
  • The Miracle Worker, United Artists, 1962
  • (Uncredited; fired and replaced by John Frankenheimer) The Train (also known as Le train and Il treno), 1964
  • (And producer) Mickey One, Columbia, 1965
  • The Chase, Columbia, 1966
  • Bonnie and Clyde, Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1967
  • Alice's Restaurant, United Artists, 1969
  • Little Big Man, National General, 1970
  • "The Highest," Visions of Eight (documentary), 1973
  • Night Moves, Warner Bros., 1975
  • The Missouri Breaks, United Artists, 1976
  • (And coproducer) Four Friends (also known as Georgia's Friends), Filmways, 1981
  • Target, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Dead of Winter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987
  • (And producer) Penn and Teller Get Killed (also known as Dead Funny), Warner Bros., 1989
  • Lumiere et compagnie (documentary; also known as Lumiere y compania and Lumiere and Company), 1995
  • Inside, Evergreen Entertainment, 1996
  • Film Appearances
  • Hello Actors Studio (documentary), 1987
  • Himself, Naked in New York, Fine Line, 1994
  • Arthur Penn (documentary), 1995
  • Himself, In the Shadow of Hollywood (also known as A l'ombre d'Hollywood), National Film Board of Canada, 2000
  • Stage Director
  • Blue Denim, Westport, CT, 1956
  • The Lovers, Broadway production, 1957
  • Two for the Seesaw, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1957 then Haymarket Theatre, London, 1958
  • The Miracle Worker, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1958-1959
  • Toys in the Attic, Hudson Theatre, New York City, 1959-1960
  • An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May, John Golden Theatre,New York City, 1960-1961
  • All the Way Home, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1960-1961
  • In the Counting House, Broadway production, 1962-1963
  • My Mother, My Father, and Me, Broadway production, 1962-1963
  • Lorenzo, Broadway production, 1962-1963
  • Golden Boy (musical), Broadway production, 1964-1965
  • Wait Until Dark, Broadway production, 1965-1966
  • Felix, Broadway production, 1972
  • Sly Fox, Broadway production, 1976
  • Golda, Broadway production, 1977
  • Hunting Cockroaches, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1987
  • Also directed Monday after the Miracle, Broadway production.
  • Stage Work
  • Other
  • Executive producer, The Silent Partner, Actors Studio, New York City, 1972
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Director and producer, Flesh and Blood, NBC, 1968
  • Director, The Portrait (also known as Painting Churches), TNT, 1993
  • Series
  • Assistant director, The Colgate Comedy Hour, NBC, 1951-1952
  • Executive producer, Law & Order, NBC, 2000-?
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Goodyear Television Playhouse (also known as Goodyear Playhouse), 1951-?
  • Gulf Playhouse: First Person, NBC, 1953-1955
  • Philco Television Playhouse (also known as Arena Theatre, The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse, and Repertory Theatre), NBC, 1955-?
  • Playhouse 90, CBS, 1956-1958
  • "The Miracle Worker," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1958
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Himself, A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, 1995
  • Himself, Marlon Brando: The Wild One, AMC, 1996
  • Episodic
  • Ketzwayo, "The Umpatra," BeastMaster, 1999
  • Ketzwayo, "Circle of Life," BeastMaster, 1999
  • Also appeared on Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With William Gibson) The Miracle Worker (adapted from Gibson's teleplay of the same name), United Artists, 1962
  • (With Venable Herndon) Alice's Restaurant, released by United Artists, 1969 published by Doubleday, 1970
  • Television Series
  • Philco Television Playhouse (also known as Arena Theatre, The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse, and Repertory Theatre), NBC, 1955-?
  • Plays
  • Fiorello! (musical), 1959
  • Other
  • Contributor to periodicals.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Cawelti, John, editor, Focus on Bonnie and Clyde, Prentice-Hall, 1973
    • Haustrate, Gaston, Arthur Penn, 1986
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1996
    • Vernaglione, Paolo, Arthur Penn, 1988
    • Wood, Robin, Arthur Penn, Studio Vista, 1967, Praeger, 1969,
    • Zuker, Joel Stewart, Arthur Penn: A Guide to References and Resources, G. K. Hall, 1980
    Periodicals
    • American Film, December, 1981
    • Los Angeles Times, February 9, 1985
    • New York, December 8, 1980