Donn Pearce & Frank Pierson

Donn Pearce was born in Pennsylvania on September 28, 1928. He is best known for his novel and screenplay Cool Hand Luke. He was nominated for an Academy Award for this adaptation, along with Frank Pierson.

Frank Pierson was born on May 12, 1925, in New York. He wrote screenplays for Cool Hand Luke, A Star Is Born, Cat Ballou, and Dog Day Afternoon, for which he won an Oscar. He was President of The Screen Writers Guild of American from 1981-1983 and 1993-1995. He was also President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 2001-2005. He also works as a consulting producer for Mad Men.

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Donn Pearce & Frank Pierson are featured in Edition: A Tribute to Women in Film