Frank Pierson Biography (1925-)

Full name, Frank Romer Pierson; born May 12, 1925, in Chappaqua, NY, son of Harold C. (an entrepreneur) and Louise (a writer; maiden name, Randall) Pierson; married Polly Stokes, September, 1948 (divorced); married Dori Derfner (awriter), December 7, 1978 (divorced); married Helene Szamet, June 24, 1990; children: Michael, Eve. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Office: Academy Foundation, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, writer, director
Birth Details
May 12, 1925
Chappaqua, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • (As Frank R. Pierson) Producer and story editor, Have Gun Will Travel, CBS, 1960-1962
  • (As Frank R. Pierson) Producer and creator, Nichols (also known asJames Garner as Nicholas and James Garner), NBC, 1971
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • The Neon Ceiling, 1971
  • Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture, HBO, 1990
  • Citizen Cohn, HBO, 1992
  • Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee, TNT, 1994
  • Truman, HBO, 1995
  • Dirty Pictures, Showtime, 2000
  • Conspiracy, HBO, 2001
  • A Soldier's Girl, Showtime, 2003
  • Complicity, HBO, 2003
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Movies
  • Conspiracy, HBO, 2001
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Have Gun Will Travel, CBS, 1960-1962
  • The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (also known as The New Doctors), 1969
  • Nichols (also known as James Garner as Nicholas and James Garner), NBC, 1971
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1985
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Himself, The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003
  • Film Director
  • The Looking Glass War, Columbia, 1970
  • A Star Is Born, Warner Bros., 1976
  • King of the Gypsies, Paramount, 1978
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (As Frank R. Pierson; with Walter Newman) Cat Ballou (adapted fromthe novel The Ballad of Cat Ballou by Roy Chanslor), Columbia, 1965
  • (With James D. Buchanan and Ronald Austin) The Happening (adaptedfrom a story by Buchanan and Austin), Columbia, 1967
  • (As Frank R. Pierson; with Donn Pearce) Cool Hand Luke (adapted from the novel of the same title by Pearce) Warner Bros., 1967
  • (As Frank R. Pierson) The Anderson Tapes (adapted from the novel by Lawrence Sanders), Columbia, 1970
  • The Looking Glass War (adapted from the novel of the same title byJohn Le Carre), Columbia, 1970
  • Dog Day Afternoon (based on a magazine article by P. F. Kluge andThomas Moore), Warner Bros., 1975
  • (With Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne) A Star Is Born (adaptedfrom a story by William Wellman and Robert Carson), Warner Bros., 1976
  • King of the Gypsies (adapted from the novel of the same title by Peter Maas), Paramount, 1978
  • (With Cynthia Cidre) In Country (adapted from the novel of the same title by Bobbie Ann Mason), Warner Bros., 1989
  • (With Alan J. Pakula) Presumed Innocent (based on the novel of thesame title by Scott Turow), Warner Bros., 1990
  • (Uncredited) City by the Sea, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Television Episodes
  • Naked City, ABC, 1962
  • Route 66, CBS, 1963
  • Nichols (also known as James Garner as Nicholas and James Garner), NBC, 1971
  • Television Movies
  • (With James Costigan and Peter Davis) Haywire, CBS, 1979
  • Television Specials
  • The 42nd Annual Academy Awards, 1970
  • Television Pilots
  • Amanda Fallon, NBC, 1973

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 123, Gale, 1988

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