Frank D. Gilroy

Frank D. Gilroy

Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 12 Sep 2015 (aged 89)
Monroe, Orange County, New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Cremated remains given to his wife Ruth
Memorial ID 152274380 · View Source
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Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright, Motion Picture and Television Screenwriter, Director. He will be best remembered for penning the story "The Subject Was Roses" (1964). He was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. Born Frank Daniel Gilroy, his father was a coffee broker, Frank found his interest in writing during his high school years. He enlisted with the United States Army and was stationed as an infantryman in the European Theater during World War II. Upon his return home, he enrolled at Dartmouth College, where he studied Playwriting. After graduation, he was able to begin his writing career in television, as he took advantage of the abundant need for scriptwriters. After totaling many credits for such programs as "Have Gun- Will Travel", "Wanted: Dead or Alive" and "The Rifleman", he penned his first feature film screenplay "The Gallant Hours" (1960). He was the creator of the TV series "Burke's Law" (1963 to 1966) which starred Gene Barry. He directed the motion pictures "Desperate Characters" (1971) and "From Noon till Three" (1976). The later, he wrote both the novel and screenplay. In addition, "The Subject Was Roses" was made into a motion picture adaptation in 1968.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frank D. Gilroy (13 Oct 1925–12 Sep 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 152274380, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Cremated remains given to his wife Ruth.