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Also Known As: Frank Daniel Gilroy Died:
Born: October 13, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: playwright, screenwriter, director, producer

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Award-winning playwright who began his career during the "Golden Age" of live TV and entered film as a screenwriter in 1956 with "Fastest Gun Alive". Gilroy won acclaim on the New York stage with his Obie Award-winning "Who'll Save the Plowboy?" (1962); he won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for his Broadway debut, "The Subject Was Roses", a powerful autobiographical drama about a post-war, dysfunctional family that he adapted to film in 1968.Gilroy subsesquently branched out into directing, and sometimes producing, quirky films based on his own highly personal screenplays such as "Desperate Characters" (1971), "From Noon Till Three" (1976), "Once in Paris..." (1978) and "The Gig" (1985). Son John Gilroy served as associate producer and editor on his father's 1989 film "The Luckiest Man in the World" and sons Dan ("Freejack" 1992) and Tony are both screenwriters.

Award-winning playwright who began his career during the "Golden Age" of live TV and entered film as a screenwriter in 1956 with "Fastest Gun Alive". Gilroy won acclaim on the New York stage with his Obie Award-winning "Who'll Save the Plowboy?" (1962); he won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for his Broadway debut, "The Subject Was Roses", a powerful autobiographical drama about a post-war, dysfunctional family that he adapted to film in 1968.

Gilroy subsesquently branched out into directing, and sometimes producing, quirky films based on his own highly personal screenplays such as "Desperate Characters" (1971), "From Noon Till Three" (1976), "Once in Paris..." (1978) and "The Gig" (1985). Son John Gilroy served as associate producer and editor on his father's 1989 film "The Luckiest Man in the World" and sons Dan ("Freejack" 1992) and Tony are both screenwriters.

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  Gig, The (1985) Director
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  Nero Wolfe (1979) Director
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  Once in Paris (1978) Director
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  From Noon Till Three (1976) Director
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  Desperate Characters (1971) Director
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  Money Plays (1996) Director

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1943:
Served in US Army
1949:
First play produced, "The Middle World" at Dartmouth College
1952:
Became a TV writer
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Wrote teleplays for "Playhouse 90", "Omnibus", "Studio One", "U.S. Steel Hour", "Kraft Theatre" and "Lux Video"
1956:
Debut as screenwriter, "Fastest Gun Alive" (with Russell Rouse; adapted from Gilroy's short story "The Last Notch" and play)
1962:
First professional production of play, "Who'll Save the Plowboy?", Off-Broadway at the Phoenix Theatre
1964:
First play produced on Broadway, "The Subject Was Roses"
1971:
Debut as feature film producer and director, "Desperate Characters"
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Education

School of Drama, Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut -
Dartmouth College: Hanover , New Hampshire - 1950

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wife:
Ruth Dorothy Gaydos. Married on February 13, 1954.

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father:
Frank B Gilroy. Coffee broker.
mother:
Bettina Gilroy.
son:
Tony Gilroy. Screenwriter.
son:
John Gilroy. Film editor.
son:
Daniel Gilroy. Screenwriter.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"The Private"
"Little Ego"
"From Noon till Three"

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