Frank D. Gilroy Biography (1925-)

Full name, Frank Daniel Gilroy; born October 13, 1925, in New York, NY; son of Frank B. (a coffee broker) and Bettina (Vasti) Gilroy; married Ruth DorothyGaydos (a sculptor and writer), February 13, 1954; children: Anthony (a screenwriter), John (a film editor), Daniel (a screenwriter and novelist). Addresses: Contact--c/o H.N. Swanson, 8523 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA90069; Dramatists Guild, 1501 Broadway, Suite 701, New York, NY 10036.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
October 13, 1925
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; Film Work; Producer
  • Desperate Characters, Paramount, 1971.
  • From Noon Till Three, United Artists, 1976.
  • Once in Paris, Independent/Atlantic, 1978.
  • The Gig, McLaughlin, Piven, Vogel, 1985.
  • Credits; Film Work; Director
  • Doc, United Artists, 1971.
  • Desperate Characters, Paramount, 1971.
  • From Noon Till Three, United Artists, 1976.
  • Once in Paris, Independent/Atlantic, 1978.
  • The Gig, McLaughlin, Piven, Vogel, 1985.
  • The Luckiest Man in the World, Second Effort, 1989.
  • Credits; Television Work; Movies; Director
  • The Turning Point of Jim Malloy, (also known as Gibbsville: The Turning Point of Jim Malloy and John O'Hara's Gibbsville), NBC, 1975.
  • Nero Wolfe, ABC, 1979.
  • Money Plays, The Movie Channel, 1998.
  • Writings;Screenplays
  • (With Russell Rouse) Fastest Gun Alive, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956.
  • (With Bernie Lay, Jr.) The Gallant Hours, United Artists, 1960.
  • The Subject Was Roses, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968.
  • The Only Game in Town, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969.
  • Desperate Characters, Paramount, 1971.
  • From Noon Till Three, United Artists, 1976.
  • Once in Paris, Independent/Atlantic, 1978.
  • The Gig, McLaughlin, Piven, Vogel, 1985.
  • The Luckiest Man in the World, Second Effort, 1989.
  • Writings;Teleplays; Series
  • Creator, Burke's Law, 1963-66, ABC, 1995--, CBS.
  • Teleplays; Episodic Gibbsville, NBC, 1976.
  • Contributor of scripts to other television programs, including The Rifleman, Have Gun, Will Travel, Gibbsville, Playhouse 90, Omnibus, Studio One, TheU.S. Steel Hour, Kraft Theatre, and Lux Video Theatre.
  • Writings;Teleplays; Movies
  • Nero Wolfe, ABC, 1979.
  • Money Plays, The Movie Channel, 1998.
  • Writings;Stage
  • The Middle World, produced at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 1949.
  • Who'll Save the Plowboy?, produced at Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1962, published by Random House (New York City), 1962.
  • The Subject Was Roses, produced at Royale Theatre, New York City, 1964, published by Samuel French (New York City), 1962.
  • That Summer--That Fall, produced at Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1967, published by Random House, 1967.
  • The Only Game in Town, produced at Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1968, published by Samuel French, 1967.
  • A Matter of Pride (adaptation of The Blue Serge Suit by John Langdon), published by Samuel French, 1970.
  • Present Tense (four short plays: Come Next Tuesday, 'Twas Brillig, So Please Be Kind and Present Tense), produced at Sheridan Square Playhouse, New York City, 1972, published by Samuel French, 1973.
  • The Next Contestant: A Drama in One Act, produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1978, published by Samuel French, 1979.
  • Last Licks, produced at Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1979.
  • Dreams of Glory: A Play in One Act, produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre,published by Samuel French, 1980.
  • Real to Reel (one-act), produced off-Broadway, 1987.
  • Match Point (one-act), produced off-Broadway, 1990.
  • A Way with Words, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 1991, published by Samuel French, 1993.
  • Give the Bishop My Faint Regards, produced off-Broadway, 1992.
  • Any Given Day, produced at Longacre Theatre, 1993, published by Samuel French, 1994.
  • Writings;Novels
  • Private, Harcourt (New York City), 1970.
  • (With Ruth G. Gilroy) Little Ego (juvenile), illustrated by Lilian Obligado, Simon &; Schuster (New York City), 1970.
  • From Noon Till Three: The Possibly True and Certainly Tragic Story of anOutlaw and a Lady Whose Love Knew No Bounds, Doubleday, 1973.
  • Writings;Other Writings
  • About Those Roses; Or, How Not to Do a Play and Succeed (journal), RandomHouse, 1965.
  • I Wake up Screening-Everything You Need to Know about Making IndependentFilms Including a Thousand Reasons Not To (nonfiction), Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, IL), 1993.

Further Reference

Books:

  • Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, Volume 32, Gale (Detroit, MI),1991.
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism, Volume 2, Gale, 1974.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 7: Twentieth-Century American Dramatists, Gale, 1981.
Periodicals:
  • Back Stage, November 12, 1993, p. 13.
  • Los Angeles Times, April 27, 1983; June 14, 1985; April 17, 1986.
  • New York Magazine, August 7, 1972.
  • New York Times, February 13, 1977; November 9, 1978; November 18, 1979;November 21, 1979; January 18, 1980; November 26, 1985; June 14, 1987; February 19, 1989; February 22, 1989.
  • New York Times Book Review, June 3, 1987.
  • Saturday Review, November 7, 1970.
  • Time, December 13, 1993, p. 82.
  • Variety, August 9, 1972.
  • Washington Post, October 3, 1986; October 9, 1986.

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