Agent and film producer who helped establish the careers of Woody Allen, Judy Garland, and Steve McQueen.
He grew up in New York before moving to Los Angeles.
He worked on Star Wars and American Graffiti while he was at CMA (Creative Management Associates).
He was married several times, most notably to actress Polly Bergen with whom he had three children. He was previously married to Edith Fellows.
He worked with Peter Sellers, Jack Carter, and Marilyn Monroe.