(from the Associated Press 9/14.)

Frank D Gilroy, whose play about a veteran’s fraught return home, The Subject Was Roses, won him a Pulitzer prize, died on Saturday in Monroe, New York. He was 89.

He died of natural causes, his family announced through a statement.

Gilroy, who served in the army from 1943 to 1946, won a Tony award for The Subject Was Roses. It premiered on Broadway in May 1964 with a cast comprisingJack AlbertsonIrene Dailey and Martin Sheen. He then wrote a screenplay for a 1968 film adaptation starring Albertson and Patricia Neal, which would earn both actors Oscar nominations, resulting in a win for Albertson.


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