|Director Arthur Penn was born on September 27, 1922, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Penn became an actor at a young. During World War II, Penn was a member of a military stage troupe. After the war, he taught acting for while.
In the 1950s, Penn directed episodes of "Philco Playhouse" and "Playhouse 90" on televesion as well as Broadway plays. He won a Tony award for "The Miracle Worker" and was nominated for an Oscar for his direction of the 1962 film version.
Penn was also nominated for "Best Director" Oscars for his 1967 film, Bonnie and Clyde and 1969's Alice's Restaurant.