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Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson in 2009
Frank Romer Pierson

May 12, 1925(1925-05-12)
DiedJuly 22, 2012(2012-07-22) (aged 87)
Cause of deathNatural Causes
EducationB.A. from Harvard College
Alma materHarvard College
OccupationDirector, screenwriter
Years active1944 – 2012
Home townLos Angeles, California
Spouse(s)Helene Pierson
(? – 2012; his death)
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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