Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy dies at 89

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FILE – In this Feb. five, 2011 file photo, writer Frank Gilroy attends the 2011 Writers Guild Awards at the AXA Equitable Center in New York. Gilroy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of “The Subject Was Roses,” died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Monroe, New York. He was 89. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank D. Gilroy, whose play about a veteran’s fraught return property, “The Subject Was Roses,” won him a Pulitzer Prize, died Saturday in Monroe, New York. He was 89.

He passed away of all-natural causes, his loved ones announced by means of a statement.

Gilroy, who served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 in the European Theatre, also won a Tony Award for “The Subject Was Roses.” It premiered on Broadway in Could of 1964. He then wrote a screenplay for a 1968 film adaptation starring Jack Albertson and Patricia Neal, which would earn each supporting Oscar nominations and a win for Albertson.

The Bronx native attended Dartmouth and the Yale Drama College following serving in the Army and went on to perform as a screenwriter for reside tv and film for years. Credits incorporate shows “Studio One in Hollywood,” and “Playhouse 90,” and films “The Gallant Hours,” and “The Fastest Gun Alive.” Gilroy also directed films for television and the big screen, which includes the 1971 Shirley MacLaine drama “Desperate Characters.”

His three sons all at the moment perform in the film sector. Each Tony Gilroy and Dan Gilroy followed straight in their father’s footsteps as writer-directors. Tony Gilroy wrote the initial 3 “Bourne” films and co-wrote (with Dan Gilroy) and directed “The Bourne Legacy,” which starred Jeremy Renner.

Dan Gilroy, meanwhile, gained interest in the business for the Los Angeles noir “Nightcrawler,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and his own wife, actress Rene Russo. John Gilroy, a seasoned film editor, also worked on “Nightcrawler.”

In addition to his sons, he is survived by Ruth, his wife of 62 years, and 5 grandchildren.

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