Frank Pierson in 2009
Frank Romer Pierson
May 12, 1925
Chappaqua, New York, U.S.
|Died||July 22, 2012 (aged 87)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Natural Causes|
|Education||B.A. from Harvard College|
|Alma mater||Harvard College|
|Years active||1944 – 2012|
|Home town||Los Angeles, California|
(? – 2012; his death)
|Awards||Academy 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. 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.