(1920 - )
- director, actor
- born: November 26, 1920, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
- educated St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia (communications); Columbia (adult education); Northwestern
TV and stage director who won acclaim for A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
- won a Genie (the Canadian Oscar) for his semi-autobiographical feature, The Bay Boy (1984), starring Liv Ullmann and Kiefer Sutherland.
- Petrie's wife Dorothea is a producer and both of their sons, Daniel Jr. and Donald, are directors.
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