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Darryl Ponicsan

novelist , screenwriter

Darryl Ponicsan, American Author. Named Screenwriter of Year National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1973. M C. Served with United States Navy, 1962-1965.

Background

Ponicsan, Darryl was born on May 26, 1938 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frank and Ann Ponicsan.

Education

He attended Muhlenberg College, (AB, 1959) and Cornell University, (MA, 1965).

Career

He is best known as the author of the 1971 novel The Last Detail, which was adapted into a 1973 movie starring Jack Nicholson. And for the 1973 novel and screenplay Cinderella Liberty, starring James Caan. Ponicsan writes mystery novels under the pen name Anne Argula.

Ponicsan also wrote the screenplays for the CBS movie A Girl Called Hatter Fox (1977), the movies Nuts (1987), School Ties (1992), the HBO movie The Enemy Within (1992), and the CBS series The Mississippi (1983). He has worked frequently with producer-director Harold Becker, penning scripts for Taps (1981), , and.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Navy, 1962-1965.

Connections

Married Cecilia Ponicsan, September 8, 1979. Children: Lori, Dylan.

father:
Frank Ponicsan

mother:
Ann Ponicsan

spouse:
Cecilia Ponicsan

children:
Lori Ponicsan

Dylan Ponicsan