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Arthur Penn
WAP2001091806 - 18 SEPTEMBER 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: President George W. Bush thanks the Red Cross, Police Fire Fighters and all others who have helped victims from last weeks terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center on September 18, 2001 at the White House in Washington, DC. (L to R).Dr. Bernadine Healy, President and CEO of the American Red Cross, fire fighter Michael O'Neill, Commissioner John Busby of the Salvation Army, Arthur Penn, of the Department of Defense and Christopher Amundsen of the United Way all look on. mk/Michael Kleinfeld UPI

Arthur Hiller Penn (born September 27, 1922) is an American film director and producer with a hefty background as a theatre director as well. Although probably best-known as the director of Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Penn amassed a critically acclaimed body of work though the 1960s and 1970s.

Penn was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Sonia (née Greenberg), a nurse, and Harry Penn, a watchmaker. In 1955 he married Peggy Maurer; they had two children, a son and a daughter.

After making a name for himself as a director of quality television dramas, Penn made his feature debut with a Western, The Left Handed Gun (1958). A re-telling of the Billy the Kid legend, it was notable for its sharp portrayal of the outlaw (played by Paul Newman) as a psychologically troubled youth (the role was originally intended for the archetypal troubled teen James Dean).

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