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Peter Yates

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Peter Yates
Peter James Yates

(1929-07-24)24 July 1929
Died9 January 2011(2011-01-09) (aged 81)
London, England
Occupation(s)Film director, producer
Years active1958–2010
TelevisionThe Saint
Danger Man
Virginia Pope
(m. 1960; died 2011)
ChildrenSon and daughter
Parent(s)Robert and Constance Yates

Peter Yates (24 July 1929[1] – 9 January 2011) was an English movie director and producer. He was born in Aldershot, Hampshire.[2] He was nominated for the Academy Award for the movies Breaking Away and The Dresser. He was also nominated several time for BAFTA Awards. One of his best-known movies is Bullitt (1968), starring Steve McQueen.[3] Yates died in London on 9 January 2011. He was 81 years old.[1][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Baxter, Brian (10 January 2011). "Peter Yates obituary". The Guardian.
  2. Hall, Sheldon. "Yates, Peter (1928[sic]–2011)". BFI screenonline. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  3. "Peter Yates dies at 81; director of 'Bullitt'". articles.latimes.com. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  4. "Peter Yates Tribute: The Obituary and Death Notice of Peter Yates". Associated Press. Retrieved 10 January 2011.

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