Daniel Petrie Sr.

The prolific directorial career of Daniel Petrie does not end simply with his oeuvre but continues on with a new generation of actors, producers, directors, and writers in the form of his two sons, Daniel Jr. and ... Read more »
Born: 11/26/1920 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CA

Filmography

Director (56)

Eleanor and Franklin 1971 - 1972, 1975 - 1976, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Hec Ramsey 1956 - 1965, 1970 - 1976, 1991 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Ironside 1955 - 1965, 1967 - 1976, 1991 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Marcus Welby, M.D. 1955 - 1965, 1969 - 1976, 1991 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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McMillan & Wife 1955 - 1965, 1969 - 1976, 1991 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Medical Center 1955 - 1965, 1969 - 1976, 1991 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Playhouse 90 1956 - 1960, 1970 - 1972, 1975 - 1976, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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San Francisco International Airport 1970 - 1972, 1975 - 1976, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Seasons of Love 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Alcoa Hour 1955 - 1965, 1969 - 1976, 1991 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Defenders 1956 - 1965, 1970 - 1972, 1975 - 1976, 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Hidden Room 1956 - 1965, 1970 - 1972, 1975 - 1976, 1991 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Man and the City 1971 - 1972, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Assistant 1996 (Movie)

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Lassie 1994 (Movie)

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Mark Twain & Me 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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My Name Is Bill W. 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Cocoon: the Return 1988 (Movie)

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Rocket Gibraltar 1988 (Movie)

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Square Dance 1987 (Movie)

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Half a Lifetime 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Half a Lifetime 1985 (Movie)

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Bay Boy 1984 (Movie)

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Fort Apache, the Bronx 1981 (Movie)

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Six Pack 1981 (Movie)

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Resurrection 1980 (Movie)

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The Betsy 1977 (Movie)

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Lifeguard 1976 (Movie)

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Buster and Billie 1973 (Movie)

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Hec Ramsey 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Neptune Factor 1972 (Movie)

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The City 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Idol 1965 (Movie)

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The Spy With a Cold Nose 1965 (Movie)

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Stolen Hours 1963 (Movie)

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A Raisin in the Sun 1961 (Movie)

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The Bramble Bush 1960 (Movie)

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The Prince and the Pauper 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

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A Howling in the Woods (TV Show)

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A Town Torn Apart (TV Show)

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Calm at Sunset (TV Show)

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Inherit the Wind (TV Show)

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Kissinger and Nixon (TV Show)

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Monday After the Miracle (TV Show)

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Moon of the Wolf (TV Show)

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Mousey (TV Show)

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Returning Home (TV Show)

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Silent Night, Lonely Night (TV Show)

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The Dollmaker (TV Show)

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The Execution of Raymond Graham (TV Show)

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The Gun and the Pulpit (TV Show)

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The Quinns (TV Show)

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Trouble Comes to Town (TV Show)

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Walter and Henry (TV Show)

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Wild Iris (TV Show)

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Writer (2)

The Assistant 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bay Boy 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

The Assistant 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Square Dance 1987 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Actor (2)

The Story of Lassie 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Into the Night 1985 (Movie)

"Kalijak" Director (Actor)

Biography

The prolific directorial career of Daniel Petrie does not end simply with his oeuvre but continues on with a new generation of actors, producers, directors, and writers in the form of his two sons, Daniel Jr. and Donald, and his twin daughters, Mary and June. Petrie began his career, like many up-and-coming directors of the 1950s, cutting his teeth on the corporate sponsor-produced dramas of early television: "The Motorola Television Hour", "Goodyear Playhouse", "Kraft Theatre", and "The DuPont Show of the Month", to name a few. He branched into features in a big way with the 1961 adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun", a film that not only solidified Sidney Poitier's standing in Hollywood as a major star but also brought Petrie a Golden Palm nomination at the Cannes Film Festival. He would continue this practice--working extensively on episodic television while peppering his resume with the occasional feature film--until the 1970s, when he turned to made-for-TV films and big-screen productions for the remainder of his career. His most productive and artistically successful flourish came in the 1980s, beginning with the remarkable sleeper "Resurrection", the heady crime drama "Fort Apache the Bronx", the Jane Fonda TV vehicle "The Dollmaker", and the movie with one of Burt Lancaster's last starring roles, "Rocket Gibraltar", in 1988. Petrie turned to TV movies exclusively in the 1990s and succumbed to cancer in 2004.

Relationships

Daniel Petrie Jr. Executive Producer

Child

Donald Petrie Director

Child

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