Producer, director and screenwriter who worked on a variety of films during his career, including B.F.'s Daughter (1948), Malaya (1949), and The Law and the Lady (1951).
His first job was in the editorial department of his brother's publishing house.
He wrote a book, The Food of Italy and How To Prepare It, which chronicled his upbringing in Italy.
He was married to wife Mildred until his death in 1981.
Like heiress/socialite Paris Hilton, he was born in New York City.