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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 - 52 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:

[on writing Cat Ballou (1965)] That was the beginning of all of our careers . . . I was the 11th writer on that, but they'd all been trying to do it straight, like a Gene Autry singing movie. Walter Newman, who was the writer on it before me, had the inspiration to do it as a comedy, but he was fed up with the whole damn thing, so he sketched it as a comedy. Then he quit, and that was my ... See more »

Trivia:

A Harvard graduate with a degree in cultural anthropology, he was also a revered but demanding mentor, especially in his role as one of the founding writers at Robert Redford 's Sundance Screenwriters Lab in the 1980s. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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