Arthur Penn

Arthur Penn

Arthur Penn was a film producer and director.In 1969 Penn directed the film Alice's Restaurant and in 1970 Little Big Man.

About Arthur Penn

Arthur Hiller Penn (September 27, 1922-September 28, 2010) was an American film director and producer with a career as a theater director as well. Penn amassed a critically acclaimed body of work throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Penn was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Sonia Greenberg, a nurse, and Harry Penn, a watchmaker. He was the younger brother of Irving Penn, the successful fashion photographer. During the 1920s, he moved in with his mother after she divorced Penn's father. Some time after, he came back to his sickly father, leading him to run his father's watch repair shop. At 19 he was drafted into the army. Stationed in Britain, he became interested in theater.

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