Frank Pierson

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Frank Pierson
Frank-Pierson-in-Persepolis.jpg
Frank Pierson in 2009
BornFrank Romer Pierson
(1925-05-12)May 12, 1925
Chappaqua, New York, U.S.
DiedJuly 22, 2012(2012-07-22) (aged 87)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathNatural Causes
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
EducationB.A. from Harvard College
Alma materHarvard College
OccupationDirector, screenwriter
Years active1944 – 2012
Home townLos Angeles, California
Spouse(s)Helene Pierson
(? – 2012; his death)
Children2
AwardsAcademy Award (1975)

Frank Romer Pierson (May 12, 1925 – July 22, 2012) was an American movie director, movie producer, and screenwriter. He was known for his works in Dog Day Afternoon, Cool Hand Luke, A Star is Born, Soldier's Girl, and King of Gypsies. He won an Academy Award in 1975.

He was born on May 12, 1925 in Chappaqua, New York.[1] He studied at Harvard College. He was married to Helene Pierson until his death. He died on July 22, 2012 in his Los Angeles, California home from natural causes, aged 87.[2]

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  1. "Frank Pierson Biography (1925-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
  2. Yardley, William (July 24, 2012).Frank Pierson, Oscar-Winning Writer, Dies at 87. New York Times

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