'Bonnie and Clyde' Director Arthur Penn Dies at 88

September 29, 2010

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Director Arthur Penn reportedly died yesterday of congestive heart failure, just one day after his 88th birthday. While best known for 1967's groundbreaking Bonnie and Clyde, Penn also earned Academy Award nominations for The Miracle Worker and Alice's Restaurant, and had Emmy and Tony nominations for his work on television and Broadway. Had it not been for him, graphic depictions of people getting shot up in and around cars would be decades behind where it is now. In more recent years, he executive produced episodes of Law & Order, because everyone has to do a little Law & Order at some point in their career. That's just how it goes.

Full obituary in the New York Times.

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