American screenwriter whose career peaked during the 1930s with films like Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise, Strong Boy, and Pardon my Scotch.
He was born and raised in Oakland, California.
He was extremely prolific, writing forty American films between 1923 and 1942.
He died in Oxnard, CA, when he was just 45.
He directed John Wayne in one of his films.