Arthur Penn (obit)

Arthur Penn, who directed several notable western films, including Bonnie and Clyde, Little Big Man, and The Missouri Breaks, has died. Click on the link below for the full obituary (published in the Los Angeles Times).

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. He was 88.

Penn died of congestive heart failure at his New York City home, said his daughter, Molly.
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A veteran of directing live television dramas in the 1950s, Penn made his film directorial debut with “The Left Handed Gun,” a 1958 revisionist western starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid.

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