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Oscar-winning 'Dog Day Afternoon' writer Frank Pierson dies


Frank Pierson, who won an Oscar for his screenplay for the 1975 film "Dog Day Afternoon," died yesterday aged 87, representatives for the writer said.

 Pierson passed away of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said the Writers Guild of America, West, a group for which Pierson once served as president.