Gilroy, Frank Daniel, 1925-

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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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referencedIn Miscellaneous screen, stage, and radio scripts, ca. 1859-2007. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Gilroy, Frank Daniel, 1925-. Frank D. Gilroy and Oliver Hailey correspondence with Stanley Weintraub, 1970. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Gilroy, Frank Daniel, 1925-. Studio one-- "A likely story" / written especially for Studio one by Frank D. Gilroy. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Gleason, Jackie, 1916-1987. Studio one-- "Uncle Ed and circumstance" : a short story / by Jackie Gleason ; adapted for Studio one by Frank Gilroy. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Gilroy, Frank Daniel, 1925-. Any given day : a play: typescript, 1993. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Grosbard, Ulu. Papers, 1962-1967. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Hoffman, Richard Lee. Richard Hoffman collection of American and British theater and film scripts, 1958-2006. University of Delaware Library, Hugh M Morris Library
creatorOf Dartmouth College. Dept. Drama. Dartmouth College student-written plays collection, 1929- New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Richard Hoffman collection of American and British theater and film scripts, 1958–2006 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Gilroy, Frank Daniel, 1925-. The great art : typescript, 1950. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Gilroy, Frank Daniel, 1925-. Studio one in Hollywood-- The last summer / by Frank D. Gilroy. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Gilroy, Frank Daniel, 1925-. Studio one-- "Uncle Ed and circumstance" / written especially for Studio one by Frank Gilroy. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith Chapman, Robert Harris, person
associatedWith Dartmouth College. Class of 1950. corporateBody
associatedWith Dartmouth College. Dept. of Drama. corporateBody
associatedWith Dartmouth College. Experimental Theater. corporateBody
associatedWith Grosbard, Ulu. person
associatedWith Hailey, Oliver, 1932-1993. person
associatedWith Hoffman, Richard Lee. person
associatedWith Pennsylvania State University. Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith The New York Public Library, Billy Rose Theatre Collection, Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith Weintraub, Stanley, 1929- person
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Birth 1925-10-13

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