Gilroy, Frank Daniel, 1925-

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Dates:
Birth 1925-10-13
Americans
English

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Frank Daniel Gilroy was an American author and filmmaker, best known for the prize-winning play, The Subject Was Roses. Born in The Bronx, New York, Gilroy joined the Army out of high school and served two and one-half years as a World War II infantryman before graduating from Harvard and studying at Yale. He began his career writing teleplays for various television shows before moving on to drama and finding success with Who'll Save the Plowboy? and The Subject Was Roses, which won a Tony Award, a New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and a Pulitzer Prize. He adapted several of his efforts for Hollywood, eventually directing a few feature films based on his work. He also wrote non-fiction, novels, and collaborated with his wife on a children's book.

From the description of Frank D. Gilroy and Oliver Hailey correspondence with Stanley Weintraub, 1970. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 232680278

Frank D. Gilroy, playwright.

From the description of Any given day : a play: typescript, 1993. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164342

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Subjects:

  • Visiting teachers
  • Male authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • College theater--History--20th century--Sources

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  • New Hampshire--Hanover (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--University Park (as recorded)