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Frank Pierson (I) (1925–2012)


Frank Pierson was born on May 12, 1925 in Chappaqua, New York, USA as Frank Romer Pierson. He was a producer and writer, known for Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Cool Hand Luke (1967) and Presumed Innocent (1990). He was married to Helene Szamet, Dori Pierson and Polly Stokes. He died on July 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dog Day Afternoon
(1975)
Cool Hand Luke
(1967)
Presumed Innocent
(1990)
Have Gun - Will Travel
(1959-1962)

Filmography

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 2009-2012 Mad Men (TV Series) (consulting producer - 25 episodes)
- The Phantom (2012) ... (consulting producer)
- Commissions and Fees (2012) ... (consulting producer)
- The Other Woman (2012) ... (consulting producer)
- Christmas Waltz (2012) ... (consulting producer)
- Dark Shadows (2012) ... (consulting producer)
 2010 The Good Wife (TV Series) (consulting producer - 7 episodes)
- Running (2010) ... (consulting producer)
- Hybristophilia (2010) ... (consulting producer)
- Unplugged (2010) ... (consulting producer)
- Mock (2010) ... (consulting producer)
- Boom (2010) ... (consulting producer)
 2001 Conspiracy (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1996 Never Again, Forever (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1971-1972 Nichols (TV Series) (producer - 24 episodes)
- Bertha (1972) ... (producer - as Frank R. Pierson)
- All in the Family (1972) ... (producer - as Frank R. Pierson)
- Wonder Fizz Flies Again (1972) ... (producer - as Frank R. Pierson)
- Man's Best Enemy (1972) ... (producer - as Frank R. Pierson)
- Fight of the Century (1972) ... (producer - as Frank R. Pierson)
 1963 Empire (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Arrow in the Sky (1963) ... (producer)
- The Four Thumbs Story (1963) ... (producer)
  Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (producer - 54 episodes, 1960 - 1962) (associate producer - 35 episodes, 1959 - 1962)
- Invasion (1962) ... (producer - as Frank R. Pierson)
- Alice (1962) ... (associate producer - as Frank R. Pierson)
- Don't Shoot the Piano Player (1962) ... (producer - as Frank R. Pierson)
- The Trap (1962) ... (producer - as Frank R. Pierson)
- The Waiting Room (1962) ... (producer - as Frank R. Pierson)
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Alternate Names:

Frank R. Pierson | Frank R. Robinson

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

One of the few things I've discovered about writing is to form a habit that becomes an addiction, so that if you don't put something down on paper every day you get really mean and awful with withdrawal symptoms, and your wife and your dog and your kids are going to kick your ass until you get back to it, because they can't bear you in that state of mind. See more »

Trivia:

His most famous line of scripted dialog, "What we've got here is a failure to communicate", delivered by prison warden Strother Martin to inmate Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke (1967), has been ranked by The American Film Institute as the 11th-best movie quote of all time. See more »

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