Roger O. Hirson

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Roger O. Hirson
BornRoger Overholt Hirson
(1926-05-05)May 5, 1926
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
DiedMay 27, 2019(2019-05-27) (aged 93)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
OccupationPlaywright, screenwriter
NationalityUnited States
SpouseAlice Hirson (div.)
ChildrenDavid Hirson (son)

Roger Overholt Hirson (May 5, 1926 – May 27, 2019)[1] was an American dramatist and screenwriter best known for his books of the Broadway musicals, Pippin, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award,[2] and Walking Happy. He contributed extensively for original television anthology series episodes since the 1950s and also wrote the screenplays or stories for several prominent films such as The Bridge at Remagen (1969).

Early life[edit]

Hirson graduated from Friends Seminary in 1943.[3]



  1. ^ Roger Hirson, Who Wrote the Book for ‘Pippin,’ Dies at 93
  2. ^ "Roger O. Hirson Tony Awards Info". 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Playwright Roger Hirson: "Pippin is a Friends kid"". Friends Seminary. Retrieved 14 February 2019.

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