Frank D. Gilroy’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

October 13, 1925

Death Date

September 12, 2015

Age of Death

89 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes

Place of Death

Monroe, New York, United States



The playwright Frank D. Gilroy died at the age of 89. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American playwright, screenwriter, film producer and director who won a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

He enlisted in the army and later attended Dartmouth and the Yale School of Drama.

He won a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize for his play The Subject Was Roses in 1965.

He married Ruth Dorothy Gaydos in 1954 and had three children with her.

Elizabeth Taylor appeared in the film The Only Game in Town, adapted from his play.

How did Frank D. Gilroy die?

Gilroy died on Saturday at age 89. In a statement, his family cited natural causes. The Subject Was Roses, about a World War II veteran returning home to the Bronx, starred Martin Sheen in the role of Timmy and Irene Dailey and Jack Albertson as his parents.



You’re looking at a guy who has no reason to complain about anything.

Frank D. Gilroy

I don’t believe in updating. If a play works, it draws something from being true to its time.

Frank D. Gilroy

I remember how I would wait for a play idea. I wasted a tremendous amount of time. I didn’t realize that ideas could be made into movies or novels.

Frank D. Gilroy

I’d like to walk into a room sometime and be introduced as the author of something other than that play. There’s always one thing in a career that has more impact than anything else. In my case, ‘The Subject Was Roses’ was that thing.

Frank D. Gilroy

The way plays happen, at least with me, it’s spontaneous combustion of things you’ve had in your head.

Frank D. Gilroy