Perry Miller Adato

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Perry Miller Adato at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

Perry Miller Adato is an award-winning American documentary film producer and director and writer. She won an Emmy in 1968 for her first film, Dylan Thomas: The World I Breathe and won two Emmy nominations for Gertrude Stein: When This You See, Remember Me in 1970. In 1980 she won an Emmy nomination for Picasso-A Painter's Diary.

She was the first woman ever to win the coveted Directors Guild of America Award for Georgia O'Keeffe.

Adato was born Lillian Perry Miller in Yonkers, New York. At age 18 she moved to Greenwich Village.[1] She married Neil M. Adato on September 11, 1955. They had two children, Lauren and Michelle.[2]


  • Paris The Luminous Years – Toward the Making of the Modern (2010)
  • Georgia O'Keeffe – A Life in Art (2003)
  • Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye (2001)
  • Great Tales in Asian Art (1996)
  • Art of the Western World (series 1989–90)
  • A White Garment of Churches (1989)
  • Eugene O'Neill: A Glory of Ghosts (1986)
  • Carl Sandburg: Echoes and Silences (1982)
  • Picasso-A Painter's Diary (1980)
  • Frankenthaler – Toward A New Climate (1978)
  • Georgia O'Keeffe (1977)
  • Mary Cassatt – Impressionist From Philadelphia (1975)
  • The Originals – Women in Art (series 1975–78)
  • An Eames Celebration – Several Worlds Of Charles Eames and Ray Eames (1973)
  • The Great Radio Comedians (1972)
  • Gertrude Stein: When This You See, Remember Me (1970)
  • The Film Generation And Dance (1969)
  • The Film Generation (series 1968–69)
  • Dylan Thomas – The World I Breathe (1968)


  1. ^ bio from the Paley Center
  2. ^ Who's Who in America 1986–1987. p. 18

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