You are here

Frank Pierson

Director, Writer, Producer
11 May 1925 to 21 July 2012

A Hollywood screenwriter who turned his hand to directing, Pierson wrote such films as Cat Ballou (1965), Cool Hand Luke (1967), The Anderson Tapes (1971) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). He directed The Looking Glass War (1969) and A Star Is Born (1976) with later screenplays including Presumed Innocent (1990).

- Read Frank Pierson's Guardian Obituary