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Arthur Penn dies at 88; director of landmark film 'Bonnie and Clyde'
Arthur Penn dies at 88; director of landmark film 'Bonnie and Clyde'

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. 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. Penn, who was often attracted to characters who were outsiders, directed only a dozen other feature films over the next three decades,...

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