"Frank Pierson was an American writer, producer and director for film and television, honoured with an Academy Award in the category \"Best Writing, Original Screenplay\" for the movie \"Dog Day Afternoon\". He was an Harvard graduate with a degree in Cultural Anthropology."
"From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. \n\nFrank Romer Pierson (born May 12, 1925) is an American screenwriter and film director.Pierson has directed several notable films produced for television, including Dirty Pictures, Citizen Cohn, Conspiracy, and Somebody Has To Shoot the Picture. His direction on Truman and Soldier's Girl both garnered Peabody Awards.\n\nDescription above from the Wikipedia article Frank Pierson licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia."