Lyricist best known for Ain't Misbehavin' and Honeysuckle Rose, which was written with Fats Waller.
He was an elevator operator at an office building on Tin Pan Alley.
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.
He was the son of Henri and Jennie Razafinkarefo.
His song Ain't Misbehavin' was recorded by many artists, including Ray Charles.