Perry Miller Adato

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. She married Neil M. Adato on September 11, 1955. They had two children, Lauren and Michelle.