Daniel Petrie Biography (1920-)

Full name, Daniel Mannix Petrie; born November 26, 1920, in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada; immigrated to the United States, 1945; son of William Mark (asoft-drink manufacturer) and Mary Anne (maiden name, Campbell) Petrie; married Dorothea Grundy (a producer, actress, and novelist), October 27, 1946; children: Daniel Mannix, Jr. (a writer, producer, director, and actor), Donald Mark (a director and actor), Mary Susan and June Anne (twins). Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, actor, screenwriter
Birth Details
November 26, 1920
Glacier Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Charlie, Kiss Them for Me, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1945
  • Major Tours
  • Understudy, then Nels, I Remember Mama, U.S. cities, 1946-1947
  • Stage Director
  • A Shadow of My Enemy, American National Theatre Academy, New YorkCity, 1957
  • The Cherry Orchard,Sombrero Playhouse, Phoenix, AZ, then Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Palm Beach, FL, 1959
  • Who'll Save the Ploughboy?, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1962
  • Mornin' Sun, Phoenix Theatre, 1963
  • Conversations in the Dark, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1963-1964, 1972
  • Monopoly (four short plays, "Make Like a Dog," "Suburban Tragedy,""Princess Rebecca Birnbaum," and "Young Married Play Monopoly"), Stage 73, New York City, 1966
  • Volpone, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA, 1971
  • A Lesson from Aloes, 1981
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Man at trash dumpster, Six Pack, 1982
  • "Kalijak" director, Into the Night, Universal, 1985
  • Film Director
  • The Bramble Bush, Warner Bros., 1960
  • A Raisin in the Sun, Columbia, 1961
  • The Main Attraction, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1962
  • Stolen Hours, United Artists, 1963
  • The Idol, Embassy, 1965
  • The Spy with a Cold Nose, Embassy, 1966
  • The Neptune Factor (also known as An Underwater Odyssey andThe Neptune Disaster), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972
  • Buster and Billie, Columbia, 1973
  • Lifeguard, Paramount, 1974
  • The Betsy (also known as Harold Robbins' The Betsy), AlliedArtists, 1978
  • Resurrection, Universal, 1980
  • Fort Apache, The Bronx, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Six Pack, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • The Bay Boy, Orion, 1984
  • (And coproducer) Square Dance (also known as Home Is Where theHeart Is), Island, 1986
  • Rocket Gibraltar, Columbia, 1988
  • Cocoon: The Return, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Lassie, Paramount, 1994
  • (And producer) The Assistant, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • The Golden Age of Television, PBS, 1981
  • Specials
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier, Lifetime, 1999
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • The Prince and the Pauper, 1957
  • Wuthering Heights, 1958
  • Oliver Twist, 1959
  • Treasure Island, 1960
  • Victory, NBC, 1960
  • Silent Night, Lonely Night, NBC, 1969
  • Big Fish, Little Fish, PBS, 1970
  • A Howling in the Woods, NBC, 1971
  • A Stranger in Town, ABC, 1972
  • Moon of the Wolf, ABC, 1972
  • Trouble Comes to Town, ABC, 1973
  • Mousey (also known as Cat and Mouse), ABC, 1974
  • Returning Home, ABC, 1975
  • Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking, PBS, 1976
  • Sybil, NBC, 1976
  • Eleanor and Franklin, ABC, 1976
  • Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years, ABC, 1977
  • The Quinns, ABC, 1977
  • The Dollmaker, ABC, 1984
  • The Execution of Raymond Graham, 1985
  • Half a Lifetime, HBO, 1986
  • (And producer) "My Name Is Bill W.," Hallmark Hall of Fame, ABC, 1989
  • (And producer) Mark Twain and Me, The Disney Channel, 1991
  • (And producer) A Town Torn Apart (also known as Doc: The DennisLittky Story), NBC, 1992
  • Kissinger and Nixon, TNT, 1995
  • (And producer) Calm at Sunset (also known as Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn), CBS, 1996
  • Monday After the Miracle, CBS, 1998
  • (As Daniel Petrie, Sr.) Inherit the Wind, Showtime, 1999
  • Walter and Henry, Showtime, 2001
  • Wild Iris, Showtime, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Seasons of Love, CBS, 1998
  • Pilots
  • The City, ABC, 1971
  • Hec Ramsey (also known as The Century Turns), NBC, 1972
  • The Gun and the Pulpit, ABC, 1974
  • Specials
  • Hawkins Falls, NBC, 1950
  • Episodic
  • Panhandle Pete and Jennifer, NBC, 1950-1951
  • The Billy Rose Show, ABC, 1950-1951
  • Somerset Maugham Theatre, ABC, 1951
  • Assignment: Manhunt, NBC, 1951-1952
  • Treasury Men in Action, NBC, 1952
  • Short, Short Drama, NBC, 1952-1953
  • Excursion, CBS, 1953
  • Omnibus, CBS, 1953
  • Revlon Mirror Theatre, CBS, 1953
  • Justice, NBC, 1954
  • Armstrong Circle Theatre, NBC, 1954
  • "Hearts and Hollywood," Elgin TV Hour, ABC, 1954
  • "The Stingiest Man in Town," The Alcoa Hour, NBC, 1956
  • The U.S. Steel Hour, ABC, CBS, 1955-1958
  • DuPont Show of the Month, CBS, 1958-1961
  • The Defenders, CBS, 1962
  • East Side/West Side, CBS, 1963
  • "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich," Bob Hope Chrysler Show,NBC, 1963
  • San Francisco International Airport, NBC, 1970
  • The Man and the City, 1971
  • McMillan and Wife, NBC, 1971
  • Also directed episodes of N.Y.P.D., ABC; Marcus Welby, M.D.(also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), ABC; Medical Center, CBS; The Lawyers, NBC; Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), NBC; Studio One (also known as Studio One SummerTheatre; Studio One in Hollywood; Summer Theatre; Westinghouse Studio One; Westinghouse Summer Theatre); Revlon MirrorTheater; "Epitaph for a Golden Girl," Pursuit; Way Out; Great Ghost Tales; The Nurses (also known as The Doctors and the Nurses); Seaway; Banyon; Hec Ramsey; The Hidden Room, Lifetime.
  • Television Producer
  • Episodic
  • Studs' Place, NBC, 1950
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • The Bay Boy, 1984
  • The Assistant, 1997

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Saturday Night, December, 1995, p. 58

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