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Who Was Peter Bogdanovich’s Ex-Wife Polly Platt?

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Polly Platt – Peter Bogdanovich was a renowned American director, writer, actor, producer, critic, and film historian.

 

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MAY 02: Director Peter Bogdanovich attends the LA Jewish Film Festival Opening Night Gala at Ahrya Fine Arts Theater on May 02, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)

Peter Bogdanovich ComSE was born on July 30, 1939, in Kingston, New York, United States as the son of Herma, an Austrian painter and Borislav Bogdanovich, a Serbian pianist. His mother was Jewish while his father was an Orthodox Christian.

Peter Bogdanovich graduated from New York City’s Collegiate School in 1957 and studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory. He began as a film journalist until he got hired to work on Roger Corman’s The Wild Angels (1966).

Peter Bogdanovich later directed his own film Targets (1968) which was labelled a critical success. He skyrocketed to wider popularity for his critically acclaimed drama The Last Picture Show (1971).

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CULVER CITY, CA – SEPTEMBER 23: Peter Bogdanovich attends the screening of “The Great Buster” during the 2018 LA Film Festival at ArcLight Culver City on September 23, 2018 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for Film Independent)

Peter Bogdanovich has been described as one of the “New Hollywood” directors and had earned eight Oscar nominations including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for the drama The Last Picture Show (1971).

Who Was Peter Bogdanovich’s Ex-Wife Polly Platt?

Polly Platt was an American film producer, production designer and screenwriter.

Polly Platt was born Mary Marr “Polly” Platt was born on January 29, 1939, in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, United States. Her father, John was a colonel in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Army, while her mother, Vivian worked in advertising.

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Polly Platt attends Women in Film Crystal Awards on June 10, 1994 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Polly Platt had attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology, now known as Carnegie Mellon University. She was the first female art director accepted into Hollywood’s Art Director’s Guild.

Polly Platt was also a mentor as well as an uncredited collaborator and networker. She was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award in 1994.

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