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Peter Griffith

Peter Griffith

American advertising executive and former child stage actor
Peter Griffith
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Intro American advertising executive and former child stage actor
Was Actor Child actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 23 October 1933, Baltimore, USA
Death 14 May 2001, Santa Fe, USA (aged 67 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Spouse: Tippi Hedren
Children: Tracy GriffithMelanie Griffith
The details


Peter Atwill Griffith (October 23, 1933 – May 14, 2001) was an American advertising executive and child stage actor, appearing on Broadway a few times. His daughters Melanie Griffith and Tracy Griffith and his granddaughter Dakota Johnson became actresses.

Life and career

Griffith was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Hilda (née Atwill) and Ben E. Griffith. He had one sister, Sally Ann Griffith. His mother managed his stage acting career as he worked as a child actor, appearing on Broadway a few times.

Griffith married five times. In 1952, at age 18, he married 22-year-old Tippi Hedren, who later worked as an actress. They had a daughter, Melanie Griffith, before divorcing in 1959. In 1960, he married actress Nanita Greene, and together they had two children, Tracy Griffith who also became an actress, and Clay Griffith, a set decorator and production designer. In the early 1970s he moved his family to Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands, and in 1976 separated from Greene. After a fourth divorce, Griffith married Debra Meyer Boyd and remained with her until his death. In 1992, he sold his real-estate business, Holiday Homes, and moved to New Mexico.


Griffith died aged 67 on May 14, 2001, in Santa Fe, New Mexico from complications from emphysema.

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