Frank D. Gilroy

Dramatist + Film Producer
Born Oct 13, 1925

Frank Daniel Gilroy is an American playwright, screenwriter, and film producer and director. He received the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play The Subject Was Roses in 1965.

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1925 Birth Gilroy was born on October 13, 1925, in New York City, the son of Bettina (née Vasti) and Frank B. Gilroy, a coffee broker. … Read More


1950 24 Years Old After the war, he attended Dartmouth College and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950. … Read More


1962 36 Years Old His entrance to theatre was marked with his 1962 play Who'll Save the Plowboy? at the Phoenix Theatre in New York, which won the Obie Award. … Read More


1977 51 Years Old …  His later credits include Nero Wolfe, a 1977 adaptation of Rex Stout's novel The Doorbell Rang as a television movie featuring Thayer David. … Read More
1985 59 Years Old …  His 1985 screenplay for The Gig (starring Cleavon Little and Wayne Rogers) has been adapted as a musical, with book, music, and lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen.
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