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    'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner 'Lucky' to Have Worked With the Late Frank Pierson in WGAW Statement About His Passing

    Award-winning writer-director and former Writers Guild of America, West President Frank Pierson, who received both an Academy Award and Writers Guild Award for his Dog Day Afternoon screenplay, died on Sunday, July 22, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 87.

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    'Dog Day Afternoon' Screenwriter and Former AMPAS President Frank Pierson Dies at 87

    Writer-director Frank Pierson died Monday at the age of 87, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to winning an Oscar for his “Dog Day Afternoon” screenplay, Pierson was very active in the industry, with stints as president of the Writers Guild of America, West, president of t...

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