Six-time Academy Award nominated screenwriter who was also the first screenwriter to receive an honorary Academy Award for his contributions to film.
He attended the City College of New York, not being able to afford much else, as his family was greatly affected by the Depression.
He wrote the incredibly significant script for
He married his second wife, Laurie Sherman, in 1997.
He wrote the screenplay for North by Northwest, arguably one of the most important films from director Alfred Hitchcock.