American film writer and producer who won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1994 for the musical Meet Me in St. Louis.
He met his writing partner John Cherry Monks, Jr. at school at the Virginia Military Institute.
He and co-writer Irving Brecher both won the Oscar in 1944 for Meet Me in St. Louis.
He was married to Scottish actress and singer Ella Logan for several years.
He co-wrote Meet Me In St. Louis, which starred Judy Garland.