Lyricist known for writing How Do You Keep the Music Playing?, It Might Be You, Up Where We Belong, and other popular songs.
He studied at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UCLA.
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980.
He married Marilyn Bergman in 1958.
He co-wrote the theme song for the 1970s sitcom Maude, which starred Bea Arthur.