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Frank D. Gilroy (1925–2015)

Frank D. Gilroy, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright who established himself as a screenwriter for television before breaking through as a dramatist with his 1964 Broadway hit The Subject Was Roses (1968), was born in New York City on October 13, 1925. A native of The Bronx, his father was an Irish-American coffee broker, and his mother was of ... See full bio »

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Known For

Desperate Characters
(1971)
Once in Paris...
(1978)
From Noon Till Three
(1976)
The Gig
The Gig Writer
(1985)

Filmography

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 1998 Money Play$ (TV Movie) (written by)
 1994-1995 Burke's Law (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 6 episodes)
- Who Killed the Sweet Smell of Success? (1995) ... (based on characters created by)
- Who Killed the Movie Mogul? (1995) ... (based on characters created by)
- Who Killed the Lifeguard? (1995) ... (based on characters created by)
- Who Killed the Anchorman? (1994) ... (based on characters created by)
- Who Killed the Fashion King? (1994) ... (based on characters created by)
 1989 The Luckiest Man in the World (written by)
 1985 The Gig
 1982 Jinxed! (screenplay - as Bert Blessing) / (story - as Bert Blessing)
 1979 Nero Wolfe (TV Movie)
 1978 Once in Paris... (writer)
 1977 Quitte of Dubbel (TV Movie)
 1976 From Noon Till Three (novel) / (screenplay)
 1973 Vabanque (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 Desperate Characters (written by)
 1970 The Only Game in Town (play) / (screenplay)
 1969 Ko ce da spase oraca (TV Movie)
 1968 The Subject Was Roses (play - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1966 Wer rettet unseren Ackerknecht? (TV Movie) (story)
  Burke's Law (TV Series) (creator - 40 episodes, 1964 - 1966) (characters creator - 30 episodes, 1963 - 1965) (series based on characters created by - 11 episodes, 1963 - 1965)
- Terror in a Tiny Town: Part 2 (1966) ... (creator)
- Terror in a Tiny Town: Part 1 (1966) ... (creator)
- A Very Important Russian Is Missing (1965) ... (creator)
- A Little Gift for Cairo (1965) ... (creator)
- Or No Tomorrow (1965) ... (creator)
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Drama '62: A Question of Pride (1962) ... (writer)
  The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1961) (written by - 1 episode, 1961)
- Up Jumped the Devil (1961) ... (writer)
- Who Killed Julie Greer? (1961) ... (written by - as Frank Gilroy)
 1960 Encounter (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Ten Grapefruits to Lisbon (1960) ... (teleplay)
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Legacy (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 The Gallant Hours (written by)
  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (1 episode, 1959) (writer - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1959)
- Texas John Slaughter (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Fourth Headstone (1958) ... (writer)
- The Giveaway Gun (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Protégé (1958) ... (written by)
 1958 The Rifleman (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- End of a Young Gun (1958) ... (written by - as Frank Gilroy)
  Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Last Summer (1958) ... (writer)
- Uncle Ed and Circumstances (1955) ... (teleplay)
 1958 Windhund und Seehund (TV Movie) (story)
  Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (television adaptation - 1 episode, 1958) (adapted by - 1 episode, 1956)
- Point of No Return (1958) ... (television adaptation)
- Sincerely, Willis Wade (1956) ... (adapted by - as Frank Gilroy)
  Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode, 1955) (written by - 1 episode, 1957)
- Run for the Money (1957) ... (written by)
- Beginning Now (1955) ... (as Frank Gilroy)
  The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (1 episode, 1955) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1954)
- A Matter of Pride (1957) ... (teleplay)
- Hung for a Sheep (1955) ... (as Frank Gilroy)
- The Last Notch (1954) ... (writer)
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- One Can't Help Feeling Sorry (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Ten Grapefruit to Lisbon (1956) ... (written by)
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive (screenplay) / (story "The Last Notch")
 1955 On Camera (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1953-1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Run for the Money (1954) ... (written by)
- Johnny Came Home (1953) ... (written by)
 1954 Omnibus (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife (1954) ... (written by - segment "The Man with the Diamond")
 1954 Justice (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Desperate One (1954) ... (teleplay)
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- The Uncrossed River (1954) ... (original story)
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Cruel Time (1953) ... (writer)
- The Wednesday Wish (1953) ... (writer)
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Matter of Opinion (1953) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(2009-10) Stage: Wrote "The Subject was Roses," performed in a Bonnie Franklin's Classic Contemporary American Plays production at the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles, CA, with Bonnie Franklin, Pat Harrington Jr. and Graham Miller in the cast. Ernest Figueroa was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bert Blessing | Frank Gilroy
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Trivia:

Has three sons. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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