Screenwriter who wrote films like The Boston Strangler (1968), The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969), Luther (1973) and The Man in the Glass Booth (1975).
He served with the Army Air Force First Motion Picture Unit during WWII.
He won an Oscar for Panic in the Streets and was nominated for The Sniper, along with his then-wife Edna.
He was married five times.
He wrote Frank Sinatra's Contract on Cherry Street.