Dorothea G. Petrie

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Dorothea G. Petrie

Dorothea G. Petrie

Dorothea G. Petrie

Date of Passing: November 24, 2020
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Dorothea G. Petrie was an American television producer.

Petrie began her career in New York as an actress and talent agent before taking a break to raise her four children. Her hiatus ended in 1979 when she wrote the story for and produced the made-for-TV film Orphan Train (with Jill Eikenberry). She went on to produce the telefilms Angel Dusted (with Jean Stapleton), License to Kill (with Denzel Washington), and Picking Up the Pieces (with Margot Kidder).

Dorothea G. Petrie was an American television producer.

Petrie began her career in New York as an actress and talent agent before taking a break to raise her four children. Her hiatus ended in 1979 when she wrote the story for and produced the made-for-TV film Orphan Train (with Jill Eikenberry). She went on to produce the telefilms Angel Dusted (with Jean Stapleton), License to Kill (with Denzel Washington), and Picking Up the Pieces (with Margot Kidder).

In 1986, she won an Emmy for producing Love is Never Silent, which also won an Emmy for director Joseph Sargent and nominations for stars Mare Winningham and Phyllis Frelich. Petrie next produced Foxfire, the eight-time Emmy nominated film for Hallmark and CBS. Jessica Tandy won and Hume Cronyn was nominated for their roles, and Petrie was nominated for best picture.

Petrie won her second Emmy for 1990’s Caroline?, which starred Stephanie Zimbalist and George Grizzard, and won two Emmys out of six nominations.

Her other credits include Getting Out (with Rebecca De Mornay), The Face on the Milk Carton (with Kellie Martin), Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (with Louis Gossett, Jr. and Kate Nelligan), and The Echo of Thunder (with Judy Davis).

Petrie died November 24, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. She was 95.

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Awards & Nominations

3 Nominations | 2 Emmys
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