Lyricist known for If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake and (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?
He worked as a dialogue director with Columbia Pictures.
He dominated the charts in the 1950s and was the second-most successful songwriter in the U.K. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.
He was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He married Suzanne.
He worked with Jule Styne and was recorded by many artists, including Sarah Vaughan, Frankie Lane, and Guy Mitchell.