Davis, Peter

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Davis, Peter Gender: M
Peter Frank Davis
born on 2 January 1937 at 00:13 (= 12:13 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wilsons
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Peter Davis
photo: Alicia Anstead, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American documentary maker, noted for powerful productions. He first gained public attention with a award-winning exposes "Hunger in America," 1968, which he co-wrote, and "The Selling of the Pentagon," 1971, which he wrote and produced. His equally controversial feature film on Vietnam, "Hearts and Minds" won an Oscar in 1975. This was followed by several documentary series on TV in 1982.

Earning a B.A. magna cum laude at Harvard, Davis settled in New York with jobs on the New York times newspaper. After serving in the U.S. Army for two years, he worked as a freelance writer. He moved into TV writing and, in 1964, into production with documentaries.

With a boyish look, Davis is disarmingly mild in manner over an inner toughness and determination. His first marriage was to Johanna Mankiewicz who was killed by a taxi on July 25, 1974; his second marriage was in 1979; two kids.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death of Mate 25 July 1974 in Greenwich Village (First wife killed by accident)
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  • Work : Prize 8 April 1975 in Los Angeles (Won "Best Documentary Feature" Academy Award for "Hearts and Minds")
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from the Wilsons


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Accident)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Army two years)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (TV writing)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Documentary)