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.

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)

Early lifeEdit

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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