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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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(1975)
(1967)
(1990)
Mad Men Producer
(2009-2012)

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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 - 55 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)

Spouse:

Helene Szamet  (his death) | See more »
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[on the famous "What we have is a failure to communicate" line from Cool Hand Luke (1967)] The phrase just sort of appeared on the page. I looked at it and thought, "Now that's interesting". Then I thought, "These words are going to be spoken by an actor who is playing a real redneck character who probably never went beyond high school", and it has a faintly academic feel to it, that line. I ... See more »

Trivia:

He sold his first script to the half-hour anthology series Goodyear Playhouse (1951), which wasn't aired until 1959 (Goodyear Theatre: Point of Impact (1959)). Soon after he was writing and directing full-time for film and TV, beginning with Have Gun - Will Travel (1957), on which he also produced 61 episodes. See more »

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