Screenwriter most recognized for his adaptation of The Tempest and for his screenplay, Forbidden Planet.
He was born in New York to his father, Abe Adler who was a stage manager and his grandfather was theater star, Jacob Adler.
In addition to other members of the industry, he was blacklisted during the Second Red Scare.
He had two daughters: Pamela and Allison Jo.
He adapted The Tempest for film, which was originally written by famed legend William Shakespeare.