Arthur Penn Obituary

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Arthur Penn dies at 88; director of landmark film ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

 

  

The stage, film and TV director was a three-time Oscar nominee who won a Tony for ‘The Miracle Worker.’ His role in shaping the graphic violence in 1967’s ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ helped usher in a new era in American filmmaking.

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
September 29, 2010

 

Arthur Penn, the three-time Oscar-nominated director best known for “Bonnie and Clyde,” the landmark 1967 film that stirred critical passions over its graphic violence and became a harbinger of a new era of American filmmaking, died Tuesday, a day after he turned 88.

 

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